Appologies for not posting much. Work is unrelenting because… well because I actually work. As with so many businesses, we can’t get help. Well at least help that’s worth a shit. Hence I fill in and get loads of hours. Anyway, on with the wibble proper 😉
I started using Linux full time 6 months ago. I’ve been nothing short of excited to have finally left Microsoft behind. Their anti-competitive and antitrust behaviors that have resurfaced in the past two operating systems of Windows 10 and 11 were my breaking point. They joined the ranks of Google and Facebook as my least trusted technology companies. I use none of them now.
The fact that I can game the same or better than on Windows is just icing on the “MS-can-kiss-my-ass” cake! Yes, just to keep myself less frustrated, I limited my frames to 60 and life is good! Here are the games I’ve played or am playing so far:
This was my first derby game. I got so hooked on it I had made a fan made music video (that got removed from YouTube for copyright claim). But it just fit so well with Ludacris – Act a Fool. This game ran flawlessly from the start. Chances are I will be playing this again in the future. Wreckfest is OK, but this had much bigger tracks.
I loved GTA III, Vice City and San Andreas and played them from open to close. When GTA IV came along, I lost it plot and just loaded 100% save files. Same goes for GTA V. Then the online came. Just a PVP nightmare really. I always hated playing it with modders and cheaters running rampant. With Rockstar doing fuck-all to prevent it, I played in solo mode collecting vehicles. On Linux it ran perfectly fine. Zero issues for me.
I realize that Minetest has native support for Linux. And while I never took to Minecraft, I had to try it when I found you can do infinetly more with Minetest. And no need to fork over money to Microshaft. Micropenis… no… Microsoft! Yeah those evil twats!
Still, I didn’t play it for long. But it ran great!
Plus mods, loads and loads of mods to make the game bigger better or completely different! I may revisit this again in time.
After my complete boredom of Grand Theft Auto Online, I finally decided to give Red Dead Redemption 2 a shot. For the second time. Visually stunning. Just doesn’t move at a pace that keeps me interested. But…. Played like it was made for Linux. At least for the brief time I played it. A whole 2.1 hours according to my Steam profile.
OK, again I know The Dark Mod is native to Linux. I really really want to play it and have it loaded. I have played it into the intro area. It feels just like Thief – Deadly Shadows! And I know there are the purists who will shun me for that game. Screw you I thought it was the best. The Orphanage level still scares the living shit out of me! But… What little I played of it, I loved it!
This is my go to game! I love ESO. I really can’t get enough of it. I have hundreds of more hours played than what my Steam profile shows. As I played this same account prior to My Linux Life. And I’m still only getting started, 3 years later…
I see me playing this for years go come. I have a total of 5 characters. I’m not sure if when they release the Arcanist that I’ll make a new one. Though I wonder if an Orc will make a good one. I regret not making an Orc. Plus currently I am only 1 house away from having every house in the game as of this post! I’m a nut. I know it. On performance in Linux? This one does give me some lost frames but only when I am in a heavy populated town or in my Grand Psijic Villa. Perhaps a heavily populated instance? Other than that, it’s perfection and I’m so happy I can play it in Linux!
UT is the game I always come back to when I don’t feel like playing anything else. From 1999 and of course it plays like a dream in Linux. Just so many memories of the whole house fragging one another over our in home network. That and Carmageddon 2. But I haven’t tried that yet in Linux.
As I try more games, I’ll give you my thoughts. Problem is I am so picky about the games I play. But everything else is amazing on Linux! I’m so happy I switched and that I Game on Linux!