Playing steam games on ubuntu

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hi guys, for whatever reason suddenly my windows 7's license is revoked and I keep getting please activate windows after reinstalled my windows 7. I am thinking to migrate to windows 10 eventually, but I am wondering if I should try linux again. I have been using linux mint and ubuntu for a while and I totally love it.

I am aware that there is linux version of steam client, but not all games are available on linux. I believe we can use wine to try playing them. however, if I login to steam (on linux) will I be able to download my windows-only games and run them through wine easily? or I am only able to download and play the linux version (whenever available)? or do I need to install windows version of steam using wine?
 

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You'll need two Steam installs. One to run native Linux games using the Linux Steam client, and one to run Windows games with wine and the Windows Steam client.
 
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Nah it is better to do a gpu passthrough than to use wine for games
GPU passthrough isn't just gonna magically make Windows games run on Linux. OP would need a Windows VM for that, which requires a license, which OP doesn't have. Did you even read the OP?
 
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GPU passthrough isn't just gonna magically make Windows games run on Linux. OP would need a Windows VM for that, which requires a license, which OP doesn't have. Did you even read the OP?
Yeah That's what i said
GPU passthrough with quemu + kms, and he install windows + kms on the vm
at least that's what i'm doin, exept that i have a pretty much infinite number of licenses
 

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Yeah That's what i said
GPU passthrough with quemu + kms, and he install windows + kms on the vm
at least that's what i'm doin, exept that i have a pretty much infinite number of licenses
How is that any better than wine? Takes ages to start a game because Windows has to boot (and probably install updates and reboot again), wastes like 10G of disk space because Windows is 90% bloatware, and you get way worse performance because all the RAM and CPU that Windows needs to hog.
 

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How is that any better than wine? Takes ages to start a game because Windows has to boot (and probably install updates and reboot again), wastes like 10G of disk space because Windows is 90% bloatware, and you get way worse performance because all the RAM and CPU that Windows needs to hog.
Nah passtrough is 99% native performance and 100% compatibility instead of wine
Plus you can trim out windows bloat and it boots in like a second
 

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