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Steam games on Mint?

Post by CalebO5 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:56 am

I have a Dell Optiplex 755 usff and I just installed steam on it and I can sign in and see some of my games for Linux but when I hop into a game it's just so slow. Is there a setting that I can change to allow my games to run faster on Linux mint?

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Post by AndyMH » Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:03 pm

Somewhere in the loft I have an Optiplex of similar vintage gathering dust. Think your problem is more hardware than software. Its been a while, like well over a year, but was running steam under mint 17.3 on a lenovo thinkpad (i5) and it was fast enough.
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Re: Steam games on Mint?

Post by Booman » Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:52 pm

With older hardware it really comes down to which games you want to play.

These days any hardware can run games, but the older the video card, you can only play older games.
I have a Chromebook with Ubuntu 12.10 and I can play Torchlight and some DOS games and 2D games.

I was actually able to play Spiral Knights too...

I know the Optiplex 755 have a PCI slot, but if its one of those small form factor cases, you can only install a small form factor video card.
You might be able to pick up a newer card on Newegg.com, but make sure its PCI-Express 16. You probably won't be able to use PCI-Express 2.0 or 3.0 cards. Just not compatible.

With a newer card you can install newer Linux Distros and Nvidia drivers.
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Re: Steam games on Mint?

Post by flatiron » Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:36 am

Um, doesn't steam delete all your files? why would you install it?

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Post by Booman » Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:13 pm

Which files are you referring to?
I've never had a problem with Steam
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Re: Steam games on Mint?

Post by MintBean » Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:21 pm

flatiron wrote:Um, doesn't steam delete all your files? why would you install it?
Never heard of that happening.

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Post by mrmajik45 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:15 pm

flatiron wrote:Um, doesn't steam delete all your files? why would you install it?
What are you saying??? You should think really hard about what you just said.
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Re: Steam games on Mint?

Post by flatiron » Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:55 pm

No, look it up. They delete all your files. I cannot trust a company that cannot avoid doing something like this.


http://news.softpedia.com/news/Linux-Is ... 0558.shtml

"Someone at Valve wrote the Bash command wrong, which instructed Steam to delete everything on the computer."

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Post by mrmajik45 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:33 pm

flatiron wrote: No, look it up. They delete all your files. I cannot trust a company that cannot avoid doing something like this.


http://news.softpedia.com/news/Linux-Is ... 0558.shtml

"Someone at Valve wrote the Bash command wrong, which instructed Steam to delete everything on the computer."
Thats fixed now. You should've read the date of that article: Jan 20, 2015 10:01 GMT
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Re: Steam games on Mint?

Post by TechnoJunky » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:23 pm

I have an older computer running Linux, it has a Core Duo 3.00 Ghz with 2 gigs Ram. I have Steam on it, and have for some time. I have 2 copies of Steam in fact, one is Linux native and the other is installed via WINE.
Steam does not delete anything and the games that that my hardware limits meet play just fine. If your computer doesn't meet the hardware requirements, running Windows or Linux, the game won't run/play properly. Check your hardware and compare it to the requirements of the game.
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Re: Steam games on Mint?

Post by Telefoos » Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:58 am

hey guys .
i am currently using :
System: Host: aliyous-Aspire-VX5-591G Kernel: 4.10.0-38-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.8.8 (Qt 5.6.1) dm: sddm,sddm
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powered by an intel corei7 7700hq cpu and geforce gtx1050 ,
i play dota2 on steam , every thing was fine expect a little drop on fps compared to windows 10 .
till yesterday i decided to get the new nvidia driver which improved fps significantly (nvidia-396 . version396.18-0ubuntu0~gpu16.04.2) but after doing this while playing dota2 i get disconnected every 2 minutes with " no steam log on " error inside the game .
does anyone know anything about this problem ?
is it even related to the new driver ?

any help would be appreciated a lot since this is my only fun during weekdays which is ruined currently :|

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Re: Steam games on Mint?

Post by mrmajik45 » Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:32 pm

"Telefoos" Don't hijack a topic please make a new topic.
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Re: Steam games on Mint?

Post by Telefoos » Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:14 pm

mrmajik45 wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:32 pm
"Telefoos" Don't hijack a topic please make a new topic.
xDDD

this topic is dead anyways :D
plus i thought the whole purpose of this forum is to help mint users not to own some topics ?!
anyways steam was the problem , their new update fixed everything :idea:

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