Question Run game from steam from Linux?

Discussion in 'Switch - Emulation, Homebrew & Software Projects' started by Fornox, May 21, 2019.

  1. Fornox
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    Hi everyone

    First post and first question.

    I don't have a switch yet but before I buy one I want to know if I can play two games.

    I know we can run Linux smoothly. But can we run steam on it and play some video game on it?

    - Eve online. It's will be totally awesome to do it.
    -elite dangerous : bit harder because higher graphic

    Thank you for your light
     
  2. softword

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    steam is made for intel/amd CPU the switch ARM CPU is not compatible.
     
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    The difference in architecture will mean those games will never run on the switch unless they are officially ported or they have an arm port.
     
  4. stitchxd

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    nope
    WINE for Arm is in development which would change this statement for a small percentage of games I think.
     
  5. Fornox
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    I thank because Ubuntu works everything's will.

    Lol cheers
     
  6. Fornox
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    Can we follow the development of wine arm somewhere?
     
  7. stitchxd

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    nope
  8. Fornox
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    Looks like the Saint Graal this stuff

    But not looks like very follow
     
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  9. ZachyCatGames

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    Hell
    It'll be slooooow
     
  10. stitchxd

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    nope
    I never said it would run good :P And with Wii games running at 30-60FPS im sure some older Windows/DOS games would run well enough to be playable for sure.
     
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  11. Raugo

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    Wine don't emulate anything the arm version is to load apps maked for windows arm and the android version is for use it in devices with android and an x86 cpu.
     
  12. Fornox
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    Why we could not run Eve online on arm if we have emulation.

    We saw w10 et xp on switch
     
  13. masagrator

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    Hangover is for "emulating" x86_64 on arm.

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    1. Emulation of what? 500 MHz 1 core CPU and even worse GPU? And you compared it to game that is many times more demanding?
    2. W10 didn't boot to desktop and it has native support for ARM
    XP was running thx to virtualization and it highest achievement was that Pinball ran at full framerate.

    Just go to Google and Ask there.
     
  14. Fornox
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    I thank Eve online was not very cpu/gpu demanding. That's why I thank I could be "simple" to do it.
     
  15. stitchxd

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    nope
    Uh what? Are you blind?

    Current minimum specs required by their website:

    • CPU: Intel i7-7700 or AMD Ryzen 7 1700 @ 3.6 GHz or greater.
    • RAM: 16 GB or greater.
    • OS: Windows 10.
    • VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1060, AMD Radeon RX 580 or better with at least 4 GB VRAM.
    • PIXEL SHADER: 5.1.
    • VERTEX SHADER: 5.1.
    • FREE DISK SPACE: 20 GB.
    • DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 4096 MB.
     
  16. masagrator

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    @stitchxd that are recommended.
    Minimal are dual core CPU, 2 GB of RAM & GTS 8600.
    And this needs to be wrapped under virtualization or "emulated"... So requirements go way above Switch specs.
     
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  17. stitchxd

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    nope
    Oof I am the blind one, but even still, Nintendo Switch will NOT even hold a candle to "AMD Radeon 2600 XT or NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS" requirement. Though I wish it could.
     
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  18. Mouser X

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    Ha! At least you own up to it. I hate seeing threads get derailed because somebody peed their own pants and tries to blame it on someone else. Even no response is better than that! "It is better for people to think you're an idiot, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt."

    Note - I intend this as a tounge-in-cheek thank you. I don't mean you've done this before (even if you had, or hadn't, I wouldn't remember. There are a few who have done it often enough, or loudly enough, to be memorable though), just that I'm appreciative when I see people either take responsibility, or at the least don't escalate it further.
     
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  19. Sumandora

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    you're running a ARM BASED SYSTEM and ARM is not compatible with AMD

    but there are workarounds
    you can use a wine modification (idk if mods are needed)
    or you can use a QEMU Machine which has been setuped as AMD Device

    both of these methods are terrible because they run but they dont run WELL.
    theoraticly you could recompile Steam as ARM App BUT you dont have the Source code of Steam and thats needed

    at the end we can say yes you can but Games could be hard. I would recommend using wine method because it is a LITTLE bit better than QEMU but everyone how he wants
     
  20. pcwizard7

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    would game steaming to the switch be an option for you

    Moonlighter
     
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