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Help With Important Conundrum

I want to know if I can use Ubuntu, while also accessing the gaming prospects of windows 10, and how to do so.
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Downsampling with Nvidia or in general

is it possible to Downsample Games? (in Windows its possible via Gedosato or the Graphics drivers) I would like to play games in 4k+ on Linux. My System: Ubuntu 16 and Nvidia 970 with latest drivers. ...
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steam wont open in ubuntu 15.10

I have downloaded the file from the steam website witch when I clicked got me to my software center with the steam launcher. After installing the launcher, I tried clicking it wich did nothing, I am ...
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Help with linux based gaming

I am new to Ubuntu and linux in general. I am an avid gamer that used to play off of steam on windows, and am now finding that steam doesn't work and I cannot play any non- linux games. I am wondering ...
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Fullscreen games cause multiple monitors to be mirrored

Whenever I make any games fullscreen, despite "mirror displays" being very explicitly UNchecked in System Settings, both of my 1600x1200 monitors become mirrored. Which is really annoying. Is there a ...
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Ubuntu Install/Configuration/Other Info

I am looking to install Ubuntu on my Alienware 14 (late 2013 model) laptop. Is there any certain drivers I need to download prior to installation and can you guide me to which ones please? This is ...
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I need help installing steam on my trusty Xfce4 chromebook [duplicate]

I have tried everything, I am running on trusty and there are so many things wrong. (trusty)chelalajos@localhost:~$ cd ~/.local/share/Steam/ (trusty)chelalajos@localhost:~/.local/share/Steam$ ./steam....
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VM Gaming via GPU Passthrough without a dedicated monitor?

I'm looking at building a computer that can virtualize two or more gaming machines at once. I'm hoping to be able to play two (or more) games at the same time, and I'm hoping to be able to display ...
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can i replace windows with ubuntu and still get the same gaming experience? Steam and Origin [closed]

I want to switch to UBUNTU having first learned on the APPLE II with BASIC and being a Web Designer transitioning to Developer I want a shell based system geared for programming BUT, I STILL WANT TO ...
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Minecraft confusion?

So I bought mine craft and I looked on you tube found how to do it and did it only there was a problem. I ran the launcher hit play and then it pops up the launcher again and says: something about ...
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Dual monitors (60 hz and 144 hz) games can only run in 144 hz if I unplug the 60hz monitor

On my Ubuntu 15.10 system I have two monitors powered by one Nvidia Geforce 660 ti: a 60 Hz monitor connected via DVI and a 144 Hz one connected via Display Port. Using nVidia or xrandr, I set my ...
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thor27's steam-login without entering Big Picture

I've installed steam-login, which allows me to start Steam as a standalone session directly from the lightdm login. By default, it starts Steam on Big Picture mode, but I would like it to start on ...
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I can't launch Minecraft with Java oracle 8

I allowed the Minecraft.jar to be executed as a program, but when the launcher starts I get errors.Here is a screenshot of the launcher with ErrorsAlso I already install oracle java using webupd8team'...
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Problem in Steam game (CS:GO) Numpad

I installed Steam, and I was playing Counter Strike Global Offensive. The problem is that, Numpad Enter key is not working. Basically, I binded Enter key on Numpad in ingame, but it seems like not ...
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limit framerate to 30 fps or 60

i would like to know if there is an easy way to force 30 fps(or 60) on all applications. I cannot find the setting in my proprietary nvidia drivers unfortunately :(. Im using Kubuntu 15 and Nvidia ...
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Nvidia Driver, black screen if something renders with a high frame rate

im new to Linux and Kubuntu is my main OS now(can i get help here still? :D). English is not my mother tongue so please ask if there is something in doubt :). What i wanted to do: I wanted to use ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 Intel Graphics, low fps

I have been unable to find an answer that helps explain or fix low fps in Ubuntu 15.10. I play DOTA 2 occasionally and was getting decent fps on my non-gaming laptop, but since the switch to Ubuntu 14....
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how to instal steam in ubuntu 12.10? [duplicate]

You are missing the following 32-bit libraries, and Steam may not run: libc.so.6 please help me
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Having Troubles With Terraria

I absolutely love this game and stupidly, I changed the file name, and now it doesn't work no matter how many times I delete, uninstall, or reinstall the game. I'm doing this through Steam. If you ...
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how to play asphalt 8 in Ubuntu?

How to play asphalt 8 on Ubuntu ? I try Genymotion but cant control it with keyboard.
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Can't use Chrome with wine running

I was running Binding of Isaac Rebirth through wine. When I went to Chrome, I tried to switch tab but nothing happened. When I closed the game and switched back to chrome, the tab had switched. I ...
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Does Halflife 2 runs on Ubuntu?

Does the install disk version of halflife 2 support Ubuntu? If not, is there any other vision that support Ubuntu? If there is no Ubuntu version then could I run it through WINE?
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Running windows7 on ubuntu Virtual Box for games

I'm currently using ubuntu 15.10 32 bit, I installed Virtualbox with windows7 32 bit in it with 3.5GB ram and 256 shared vga 4 processors, and Enabled 2d, 3d acceleration. Installed Guest ...
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WoW freezing the second I launch it

I just installed WoW on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, once I opened it the game froze(it was supposed to play the intro because I have never run it before in this computer). I have to log off or reboot my ...
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How do I install a emulator for N64 games and install Goldeneye?

I am having issues downloading emulators for Xubuntu 14.4. Mainly to use N64 games mostly Goldeneye. I extract the files then try and open them. Then when I extract them they do then when I click to ...
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Automatically switch gpu graphics driver when gaming

I have installed Ubuntu GNOME 15.10. I installed the nvidia tested proprietary driver and then I restarted. Afterr that I selected as primary GPU the Intel driver for normal use. However, when I enter ...
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Xbox Controller in Dolphin Emulator

I would like to play Zelda Twilight Princess in the Dolphin Emulator with a Xbox controller I am Using Ubuntu 15.10 and am using the default Xpad driver which is working fine on Steam. Does anybody ...
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Create Application from Executable (and the folder it's in)

So I was trying out a game I heard about, and the linux-compatible version of it consists of a folder of resources and one executable file. I love the game, but what's bothering me is that the way to ...
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With all respect ..but Why linux sucks so much on gaming? [closed]

I mean on windows 10 i play left4dead 2 full res,full detail maxed everything and it plays it fluently and nice. On ubuntu,xubuntu,kubuntu it sucks so much that i must lower many settings to make it ...
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Ubuntu version for game

Maybe I could find a lot of questions like that, but I need some help. Recently I started using Ubuntu 15.10 , but when running games that consume few resources makes me very slow rendering of the ...
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Mouse range is limited when playing some video games?

I have a pretty old Logitech MX518. I just installed Linux 2 weeks ago, have zero experience with the OS (but I do write software for a living, so I'm not completely terrible when it comes to tech). ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 - League of Legends - Nvidia GTX 960 - 15 FPS

I'm using a Nvidea GTX 960 on my Ubuntu 15.10 machine. I've gotten everything setup and working well on my machine after a few days of tinkering and I love it. The only downfall is that when I use ...
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Wine XNA device name is not valid

I'm trying to run a XNA based game (Bastion, the GOG version) on wine but with no luck. I tried the configuration of winehq but with no luck. I also tried several different versions of wine (the ...
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PlayOnLinux Error in POL_Wine

PlayOnLinux Error when installing League of Legends Error in POL_Wine Wine seems to have crashed If your program is running, just ignore this message PlayOnLinux League of Legends Debug Text: -----...
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Steam OpenGl error

Computer Specs OS - Ubuntu 15.10 Cpu - i7 2600 Gpu - Radeon r7 250x HDD - Hitachi 500gb So just recently I have been getting errors when I open steam: Then when I try to launch a game (cs:go ...
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WoW add-ons ubuntu 15.10

so I recently started playing World of Warcraft again, and am trying to get add-ons to work. What I have done so far is found the add-ons folder for WoW in wine, and extracted the add-on I wanted to ...
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Steam not opening or responding

I deleted steam and re-downloaded. After I accepted the Terms and Conditions nothing happened. I tried opening it from the Terminal instead and this was the output: steam steam://open/games Running ...
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How to run Anomaly 2?

I'm new to Ubuntu and I'm a little bit lost. I have Ubuntu 15.10 I've downloaded Anomaly 2 Linux version from my Anomaly Uber Bundle and I've unpacked the *.zip. Now I have a folder with game files ...
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Unable to install Counter Strike: Global Offensive on 15.10

I get the following message when trying to install CS:GO via Steam: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in not available on your current platform. I am running up to date 15.10. My hardware is: i7-...
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Compile SLADE on Ubuntu

I want to compile slade on ubuntu 14.04 but when i downloaded the source code and opened the .sln file via MonoDevelop and clicked the Build button it said build succesful but no files found... Does ...
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sdl2 problem: no such file, but it's there; also, how does ldd work?

got a Problem on my 64bit Ubuntu 14.04 with SDL2. I am trying to run a game (unrealworld): /urw3-bin: error while loading shared libraries: libSDL2-2.0.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No ...
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Counter strike on wine slows down Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu 15.10 it works properly after installing. when i install counter strike on wine software after that Ubuntu get slow down . when i starting ubuntu after login page , it take few ...
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Any gameboyadvance emulators that can import gameshark snapshots?

I tried vba-express, vba-m and the visualboyadvance-gtk package, but none of them has a way to load the saves from gamefaqs. Or if they do, I did not find it.
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Can I download mobile games using Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I want to know if I can download any kind of mmorpg mobile games with Ubuntu. Any help will be appreciated. Thank you.
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Minecraft flickers when window maximized

Whenever I maximize the the Minecraft window the game starts flickering. This problem only occurs in-game and not in the title screen. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I've tried updating my drivers, but ...
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Is there a step by step guide to install Assault Cube Reloaded (ACR)?

Assault Cube can be installed from Software Center. Assault Cube Reloaded cannot. I haven't found it on PlayDeb. I downloaded the game for Linux from the official website but don't know how to proceed....
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PlayOnLinux resolution problems on laptop

I wanted to play some games on my DELL laptop so I installed PlayOnLinux. I've had a lot of good experience with it but there are some games that won't run (Port Royal, Warcraft III TFT, jedi outcast, ...
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Problems with install the game “The Secret Chronicles of Dr. M” with cmake

When i run the command cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/opt/tsc to install the game from source the terminal gives: cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/opt/tsc CMake Error at /usr/share/cmake-2.8/Modules/...
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How to install Torchlight from GamersGate on Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I know it's easiest on Steam but I got the game from GamersGate which lets you download the game with their own installer. I'm asking about this game specifically because I know it runs on Linux. Is ...
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Game crashed my computer

I'm running Ubuntu on my Chromebook used this method to do it, http://lifehacker.com/how-to-install-linux-on-a-chromebook-and-unlock-its-ful-509039343 I installed a game called "sauerbraten" and after ...