N/APosted on - 06/27/2019
I use steam a lot. I am an avid gamer and I have used a Windows machine all these years. Recently, I have started programming. I was planning to shift to Linux. The only thing that is keeping me from doing this is that I know that many games do not work on Linux. Is gaming on Linux possible?
Gaming On Linux Possible Or Not
Gaming on Linux has come a long way. Previously, gaming on Linux used to be a very tedious task. It would require a long list of code on the command line to get even running the games starting right from installing the GPU drivers.
Things have taken a turn for the better now. These days when you install any Linux distro and search for steam, you will get a native steam application to install and run games on. A lot of major games now support Linux and you can run them natively. For games that do not natively support Linux, you have two routes you can take.
One, you can go ahead and make these games run natively on Linux. Unfortunately, this will require, well, some coding and if you know anything about Linux, then you know that by some, I mean, a lot! The other way is to use platforms such as Wine, DXVK and Lutris. Finally, you can also set up a Windows virtual machine to run steam on if you got the hardware to support it.