Lightweight Linux distro for gaming?

| What are your recommendations?

| No gaming can be done on Linux to be honest. It's a chore to set everything up. If you have a bad PC then downgrade your Windows to older version or upgrade your goddamn parts.

| i mean... video games have been around from the 70s (?) until now. what games are you intending to play OP? maybe there's some hope...

| Well I'll have a good laptop and it will come with windows. I've just heard that Linux has come a long way and wanted to try it out on my new hardware. I plan on playing all sorts of games really. Mostly from steam. High end or low end. I heard some games don't work like Apex. But I also heard it's because of the anti cheat not the system itself. But um yeah. I was reading that Linux had a lot of improvements with some distros and was wondering what others thought/would use?

| Or if it's just a waste of time haha.

| >>740304 it has not. Wine is still having major issues. Unless something has an official port, there's no reason to use Linux for gaming. You shouldn't ever treat it as an alternative to Windows. These two are complete different pieces of software.

| >>740312
I disagree. I've been competing in comp shooters on Linux since a few years back and it works more or less flawlessly. The only problems I have are with newer AAA games.

Ever since valve added support for DXVK playing with Proton has never been easier.

| Time to post helpful/interesting Linux-related links.


Stores with Linux-native games:
>Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/search?os=linux
>GOG: https://www.gog.com/games?system=lin_ubuntu,lin_mint,lin_ubuntu_18
>itch.io: https://itch.io/games/platform-linux
>Humble: https://www.humblebundle.com/store/search?platform=linux&drm=download

| Stores with official Linux-native launchers:
>>Should already be available in any non-shit distro's package repository.
>>Launches Windows games with Steam Play compatibility tools (Proton by default).
>>App download: https://itch.io/app
>>Install guide: https://itch.io/docs/itch/installing/linux/
>>Launches Windows games with Wine.

| Stores with unofficial Linux-native launchers:
>>Wyvern (CLI): https://github.com/nicohman/wyvern
>>Minigalaxy (GUI): https://github.com/sharkwouter/minigalaxy/releases
>Epic Games Store
>>Legendary (CLI): https://github.com/derrod/legendary
>>Heroic (GUI): https://github.com/flavioislima/HeroicGamesLauncher

| Other launchers with compatibility tool integration:
>Lutris: https://lutris.net/
>GameHub: https://github.com/tkashkin/GameHub

| Compatibility tools for Windows games:
>Wine: https://www.winehq.org/
>Proton (built in to Steam):
>>official GitHub page: https://github.com/ValveSoftware/Proton
>>unofficial compatibility reports for Steam games: https://www.protondb.com/
>Proton GE Custom: https://github.com/GloriousEggroll/proton-ge-custom

| >Steam Play compatibility tools for retro games:
>>Boxtron (for native DOSBox): https://github.com/dreamer/boxtron
>>Roberta (for native ScummVM): https://github.com/dreamer/roberta
>>Luxtorpeda (for various source ports and native engines): https://github.com/dreamer/luxtorpeda
>PlayOnLinux: https://www.playonlinux.com/ (a bit dated though)

| Miscellaneous tools:
>GameMode (applies various optimizations): https://github.com/FeralInteractive/gamemode
>MangoHud (in-game overlay with FPS/temp/etc.): https://github.com/flightlessmango/MangoHud
>libratbag (gaming mouse configuration tool): https://github.com/libratbag/libratbag
>>Piper (GUI for libratbag): https://github.com/libratbag/piper
>CoreCtrl (for AMD GPU and CPU control): https://gitlab.com/corectrl/corectrl

| >>740322 cont

>Strangle (frame rate limiter): https://gitlab.com/torkel104/libstrangle
>Nyrna (provides a hotkey for suspending games): https://github.com/Merrit/nyrna
>DOSBox Staging (less shitty version of DOSBox): https://github.com/dosbox-staging/dosbox-staging
>Ruffle (multi-platform Flash emulator): https://github.com/ruffle-rs/ruffle

Other links:
>PCGW's Linux page: https://www.pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Linux
>Linux gaming news, etc.: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/

| Wow thank you very much for the info.

| protondb.com
Type in the games you play and you'll most of the time see their status compatability wise

| nvm, didn't check was alreay posted in >>740320

| memes aside, arch can be as lightweight as you want it to be, if you're up to set some things for yourself. But obviously, Steam/Proton/Lutris are pretty bloated- still better than using a full ubuntu installation I guess

| >>740383
Hey what distro do you use

| >>740384 fuck you got me

| >>740312 I hope you are a troll. Sincerely.

| >>740383
i'd only recommend arch if you like looking at 5-20 diffrent software options for every single function that your computer does, like desktop, video player, file browser, ...
personaly i do like doing that and since you have to do that, pacman (the default package manager) is the best choice for it

if you don't manjaro has gotten pretty popular, comes pre installed with steam

| >>740484
I'm sorry excuse me, a Linux distro comes preinstalled with Steam??

| >>740552
I mean honestly i don't see how that's much diffrent then it coming with something bulky like libreoffice

| So far I've tried arch, pop and I'm going on Debian. Its really interesting so far.

| >>740552
Look up GamerOS. It's an enhanced community-developed version of SteamOS

| Manjaro XFCE. Manjaro has access to AUR, so it's way easier to install games (or steam), and XFCE is a lightweight desktop environment.

| >>740859 XFCE is some buggy crap though

| What is everyone's opinion on drauger os?

| i just use arch lol

| also dont use manjaro if you want a preconfigured arch, use endeavouros

| >no forced updates
>no spyware
>games run better than windows with proton and dxvk
Why haven't you made the switch?

| >>741533
I mean OP has so far looked at for more distros then i did when i switched so their plenty informed to make a decision, i'd say

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