Gaming On Linux – The True Story Remastered

I just couldn’t take it anymore. The comments that would pop up on my channel once a month pointing out the same thing I had already explained a dozen times. So I took the chance and made this remaster of Bioshock and Witcher game play. The true story is I recorded this remaster about six different times because of Windows or more accurately OBS in Windows bugs. I thought it would be cool to do this remaster with a side by side comparison with Windows and Linux and not tell anyone which was which. The point ultimately being that both Windows and Linux are great for gaming. The problem was that OBS kept recording grainy looking video for Windows. So it looked completely bias. Additionally, I ran into an issue where VLC kept setting off the chime alarm for a file it had recorded. Some random bug. This was all humorous to me as so many people give Linux a hard time whenever it has a bug and here I am in Windows and I can’t get a single recording to work and I’m constantly getting annoying pop-ups for updating Java, etc. I tried for a good hour playing with various settings in OBS and even using website suggestions etc. It just looked like crap. Prior to me switching to Linux that wasn’t the case but it appears OBS is going downhill on all platforms.

The reality is that I don’t dislike Windows. I even accept the fact that because of their monopoly with DX12 a lot of Linux fans will dual boot just to play a AAA game on Windows. For me it is a ‘no tux, no bucks’ but I get the urge to play some of the latest games. Windows is fine to game on but it is not without its issues. There are entire Steam forums of users asking how to fix various issues in games. Some of them might be hardware while others could be OS or specific program issues but they exist. Linux is also fine to game on. They’re both good to game on. I prefer Linux because I like my privacy and security. I also like the flexibility it gives me as a user. If someone else prefers Windows – more power to them.

I think at the end of the day most people get it. The trolls got to me and so this video was something I just had to do. It didn’t turn out like I wanted but the point hopefully was made. Linux is here to stay and its an all-around amazing platform. Steam, Vulkan, and Feral Interactive are all pushing for multi-platform support and that will only improve gaming as we know it.

However, if I get pushed too much I just might have to release that Windows 10 recording…



July 20th, 2017 by