How good is SteamOS on PS4?

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  1. Zero72463
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    Honestly when I heard about this it excited me. The only problem is that they only showed off one game playing. Does anyone have a video of them playing more games? Also how good will the quality of the games be? Thanks!
     
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    I don't have Steam OS on my PS4, however I can tell you from running Steam on Fedora Linux anything remotely modern was unplayable when I tried.

    Half Life from 1998 was playable at 60fps, however had random frame drops. I've not messed about with PS4 Linux for a while so are unsure if the GPU drivers have since improved. Don't expect to play new games though.
     
  3. leon315

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    wow, i've definitely missed this one, how can we run SteamOS on our ps4???
     
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    There was an exploit back then that allowed you to install Linux on your PS4. It was on a really old firmware but there's a promising exploit for firmware 4.01
     
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    I wouldn't use steam os on an competent pc let alone a ps4.
     
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    There are some videos on youtube showing games running but they don't look very playable.
     
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    are you talking about fedora on ps4 or fedora on an "actual" computer?
     
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    I could have worded that better, I was talking about Fedora on the PS4.

    Old screenshot I posted months ago:

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    Did dolphin play good? Also did that game on the top left play good?
     
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    Dolphin dropped to about 15fps whenever their was movement on the screen, Half Life was generally playable at 60fps with random frame drops to 45fps. Although the game was released in 1998 and played at 60fps on my 300mhz PC back in the day.

    The GPU drivers need some work and theirs no sound, but other than that Linux worked pretty well on the PS4 when I was messing about the other month. A workaround for the sound is to use a USB sound card, although i didn't try that.
     
  11. WiiUBricker

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    Didn't fail0verflow say they would do the linux work if someone figures out a PS4 exploit?
     
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    I use a Creative SoundBlaster Play 2 on my PS4/fedora setup. Works well, plug and play :D
     
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    Everytime someone runs steam os on there ps4,lord gaben sheds a tear.