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Old 12-29-2019, 10:42 AM   #4111
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OT I suppose but what is it you don't trust about Proton, Lysander? It works quite well for me and I expect it to get even better now that D9VK has been absorbed into a single whole of the latest DXVK. There are some very modern, intense games that rival performance on native windows and a few that even exceed windows performance.
 
Old 12-30-2019, 08:33 AM   #4112
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Aha, I did wonder if you had Banished running on Slackware. According to Steam it's only available on Windows. I personally do not trust Proton and only stick to games which Steam tells me have been built for Linux. I have been burned a couple of times buying Windows games which fail to work under the compatibility layer.
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OT I suppose but what is it you don't trust about Proton, Lysander? It works quite well for me and I expect it to get even better now that D9VK has been absorbed into a single whole of the latest DXVK. There are some very modern, intense games that rival performance on native windows and a few that even exceed windows performance.
I'm with enorbet here; As a child, I and my family played Monopoly on a regular basis (my dad always beat us when he got Boardwalk and Park Place, but that's a story for another time). Monopoly Plus plays fine under Steam Proton. And of course, DOOM 2016 runs like butter with no issues. Both these games are Windows-only, but I for one am pleased as punch to have the option to run these games and still run Slackware.
 
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Old 12-30-2019, 11:54 AM   #4113
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Speaking of games, I recently got back into flight sims with FlightGear and using opentrack with my phone strapped to my head for head tracking. It's a lot of fun, and even my HD 4000 laptop can play it with decent graphics and framerate, and, as a bonus, it makes me look like a total loser . Looking at some youtube videos has gotten me imagining how much fun a VR setup would be for such a thing... of course, that would require me to also buy a gaming PC and probably run Windows (ew). But maybe in several years when I feel like I can justify that kind of expense, VR support in Linux will be better.

Anyway, sorry for the distraction. Back to the regularly scheduled broadcast.

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Old 12-31-2019, 07:13 AM   #4114
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OT I suppose but what is it you don't trust about Proton, Lysander? It works quite well for me and I expect it to get even better now that D9VK has been absorbed into a single whole of the latest DXVK. There are some very modern, intense games that rival performance on native windows and a few that even exceed windows performance.
As I say, it's rather hit and miss which games it will work with and, unless others can confirm that game X works under it, the buyer is taking a risk. There are Windows games that work under it, and Windows games that don't. Personally, I don't take the risk unless someone can confirm that game X works under Proton on my distro[s] of choice. So I'm not saying that I don't trust it to work per se, only that I don't trust it to work for all games.

My hardware is not up to date either, so I can't test it with games like Doom 2016 as 1337_powerslackware does [my main box runs a Radeon HD 5870 which is well below minimum reqs], although I'd like to. I am getting my fix of FPS horror with Dusk, which is highly enjoyable. The most graphically-demanding recently released game I am playing at the moment is BallisticNG, which looks amazing and I can jack up the graphics settings nearly all the way.

On topic though, here's today's screenshot from the laptop.
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Old 12-31-2019, 12:51 PM   #4115
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Understood, Lysander, but it has not been my experience that Steam is very distro specific even though it does take a lot from Debian as a profile. Then again I don't generally game on my test distros and only have fired up Steam if and when I've had a problem on running a specific game with Steam on Slack. This helped me when I bought the latest Deus Ex right after Feral released a Native Linux version where, for a time, a pulseaudio requirement was the problem but as you see that isn't a Proton issue.

I don't seek the very latest AAA games so it isn't a major issue for me but whenever I am contemplating buying a newish game from Steam I just look at the winehq database. Since my wine installs include staging and both D9VK and DXVK (soon to be the new, all-inclusive DXVK) if any wine user has had success with a specific game it is almost certain Proton will work with that game just fine, since Proton is specifically wine tweaked for gaming and not for Office and other stuff. I don't buy a lot of new games but so far this has worked well for me.
 
Old 12-31-2019, 01:46 PM   #4116
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For what it's worth Steam has a refund policy these days so even if you do impulse buy something and it's totally broken in proton you can just refund it.
 
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Old 12-31-2019, 09:06 PM   #4117
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Having some fun with an old eee PC 1000H I found in a trashcan. I run everything in tty with yaft and tmux.
  • ncmpcpp
[...]
  • right-bar: custom scripts to show progressbar for battery, wireless, brightness, volume.

Hi,

I believe I had found that right-bar thing but can't for now remember where... Could you share ?

And for that ncmpcpp, I can't find how to eliminate the playlist view. I'd rather olny keep the header but can't manage to do it. And ncmpcpp complains the term is too small. How do you manage to have so minimalistic view ?
 
Old 01-04-2020, 08:57 AM   #4118
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Had to run without hard drive for a while. Used that as an opportunity to try AlienBob/Eric's slackware live system.

desktop_slacklive_2.png

Very nice. Very slick. The persistence feature is very cool. I even like the colors on the very beginning initial boot menu (not shown).

The screengrab is from the larger (3 plus gigs) version that runs KDE.
 
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Old 01-05-2020, 05:07 PM   #4119
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Here is mine :)

I'm using Slackware 14.2 i386, with WindowMaker as default (optionally Xfce, fluxbox). Here's my WindowMaker screenshot:
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Old 01-07-2020, 08:27 PM   #4120
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One last gasp for the OT Steam Proton Gaming thing for Lysander (and btw I was unfamiliar with BallisticNG so I looked it up and watched a gameplay video - looks like great fun). I thought I'd mention that one of the games currently offered way cheap on Steam is Deus Ex: Game of the Year edition that iirc, originally pre-dated DirectX so it does fine even in just OpenGL even with the updated graphics package. It still looks dated and some of the dialogue and AI is a hoot but the gameplay is what earned it Game of the Year. If you like shooters at all with a hint of alternate story lines based on choices, it is still a very compelling and fun game. I'm pretty sure you can max graphics on that game with your current rig, too. One warning: By today's standards it is sometimes hilarious sometimes cringe politically incorrect.

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Old 01-08-2020, 04:32 AM   #4121
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enorbet, I think I may even own Deus Ex and I would be rather shocked if I couldn't max it out. Thanks for reminding me of it, I should revisit it. Nothing wrong with a fix of political incorrectness, the more the merrier.

I am nearly out of my festive period gaming binge. One of my tasks for this evening is to finish Dusk, only two levels to go. That was definitely my best game this Xmas. After that, normal service will resume.

Apologies for the OT.

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Old 01-08-2020, 07:34 AM   #4122
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Mine

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Old 01-09-2020, 09:26 AM   #4123
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Screenshot of Slackware64 current with Robby's XFCE 4.14 desktop packages, Willy's msb MATE desktop theme TraditionalOK. Backgrounds rotate through all the images on the Slackware propaganda page. Whisker menu icon in the upper left is propaganda too.

http://rlworkman.net/pkgs/current/
http://slackware.uk/msb/
http://www.slackware.com/~msimons/slackware/grfx/

thanks all
cheers
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Old 01-10-2020, 09:20 AM   #4124
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  • right-bar: custom scripts to show progressbar for battery, wireless, brightness, volume.
Are the scripts confidential? Please share :-)
 
Old 01-10-2020, 12:19 PM   #4125
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This is my Slackware desktop...

+1 beg for sharing!
I finally found what I thought it was coming from : your post on reddit (read late at night)!

Didn't find neither how you have just ncmpcpp header visible... Please share!
 
  


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