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Games on Linux

So I’ve already failed in my endeavor to post every day, but, meh, whatever, I’ll just try to do it as often as possible. I decided since yesterday I was too distracted to remember to post, today I would post a bit about the thing that distracted me.

I spent most of the evening trying to get Linux up and running and some games working on it. I don’t know if it’s really worth all the effort, but, there’s a part of me that really wants to get away from Windows… especially the part of me that is concerned with privacy, as Windows 10 is pretty terrible when it comes to that. Unfortunately, no OS does computer gaming like Windows, even though I do see big strides since the last time I tried switching over to Linux… and also big strides on the horizon over the next few years.

Most exciting was that this time around, the game I’ve been playing, Nier: Automata, and also FFXIV both are working under Linux. Unfortunately, it’s still a lot more work than it is in Windows – and there’s still definitely going to be games I just can’t play under Linux. I already feel like I probably won’t really stick with it long-term – but, who knows?