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I am Dosh
End of an era.
I finally have a new PC. Almost everything except the PSU (which luckily is doing well) is something new, and it really has been a long time since a proper upgrade. My first motherboard for this CPU died a long time ago, I had an old HDD fail me years ago, and most tragically my GPU died and I had to use a cheap, low-end OEM replacement. The part that lasted me the longest was my CPU and I’m really thankful it served me so long. It wasn’t going to handle new titles, but it still held on in less demanding games and I could still browse the web fine. I bought it in 2012 and I did not expect a mid-tier part to still be quite usable ten years later in 2022.
|CPU||Phenom II X4 960T||Ryzen 5 5600X|
|Motherboard||Asus M5A97 LE R2.0||Asus PRIME B450M-A II|
|RAM||16GB DDR3 @1333Mhz||16 GB DDR4 @3200Mhz|
|SSD||N/A||WD Blue SN570 M.2 NVMe 500GB|
|HDD||WD Green 1TB||WD Blue 2TB|
|GPU||GT 630 2GB DDR3 (downgrade from Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 1GB that died earlier)||Sapphire PULSE RX 6600 8GB|
I’d like to think I’m not too demanding, so this one should last me for quite some time, especially since 1920x1200 is already large enough to me and 4K still seems so alien and far away to me. For now, I’m just thinking of the present. Among other things, it’s about time I gave Doom 2016 a proper go.
It is 9th of March 2019, late evening in this timezone, you know what that means.
Not only did I succeed, I wasn’t even tempted to fire up Windows. Sure, it’s not like it’s hassle-free, but the experience was overall positive and I wish Proton existed sooner. Oh, and of course I did play some games, which you most likely already figured out. Here’s stuff I played in these exciting times:
And to be fair, like I said last month, Proton is not magic and it doesn’t handle everything. So here are some dishonorable mentions for things that I couldn’t get to work:
So yeah, if you want to make the switch, there has never been a better time. Segment from LowSpecGamer’s video comes to my mind: https://youtu.be/8vXJlg0559c?t=11m28s
Madladdery time incoming
Disclaimer: Kaleith did not actually take part in this, I just didn’t know what else to put there
On a complete whim I decided to screw around in Linux. I don’t know why I didn’t manage to do it before, but somehow this time I finally got Vulkan working in Linux. That means Proton could work, so I fired up Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain… it worked. ;_; Sure, the controller went crazy, but the game itself worked fine. Feeling fed up with Microsoft’s crap, I thought to myself, “could this finally be it…?” Well, I would say there’s only one way to find out, but that’s doubtful, I’ll just pick one particular way. :v
I challenge myself to not boot up Windows until 9th of March 2019. Until then, I’m sticking to games with native Linux ports or ones that run well enough in Proton.
I do know that I’m not doing the switch the hard way - I’m still keeping my Windows partition because I know Proton is not magic and it can’t run everything you throw at it, at least in its current state; I would have done it a bit earlier if I could get Catherine to work in it. And I still have games in my backlog that ProtonDB marks as borked, so there’s that, but man can dream.
I usually don’t make posts on BLAEO site, but I just finished a game that IMO deserves more attention than it’s getting right now, and it’s very possible you already have the game in your library. It’s been in Early Access for quite some time, and version 1.0 has come out last month.
I got it reviewed on Steam: https://steamcommunity.com/id/ababeb/recommended/368340/
Another status update is in order, because of the “predictions” I mentioned last time. My regular internet is still not back, which is way past my previous deadline. Supposedly the cables are already set, so I have no idea what the hell my ISP is doing. I never had problems with them before the incident, but if that’s how they treat technical support, then I can’t stress enough to stay away from them.
On the bright side, going over the cap on my replacement internet wasn’t as catastrophic as expected, but these are still not optimal conditions for online games. I’m still waiting for a new monitor, I would prefer not to start Shadow Warrior on this tiny resolution and Senran Kagura would probably just feel wrong.
PS. Go play the Just M̨̠̓́õ͑̀̍͆̇͏͓̙ñ̓͏̖̕i̧͍̠͇ͨ̾̾̋̀k̸̶̲̬̺͈̻͔͙̟̅̏͢ą̂̅̈ͧ̔ͭ͏̵̱͍ VN if you haven’t done so yet.
Some of you are already aware of my internet problems; basically, I’m not going to come too often until they are resolved, and that means that any playtime I have won’t be logged in. Just in case, for now I’m going to try and focus on games without Steam achievements, maybe try some of my GOG or other backlog in the meantime as well.
ETA for my problem getting solved last week was two weeks (more optimistic variant) or a month (more realistic variant). I hope there won’t be any pessimistic variant.