First toot: hello everyone on linuxrocks ! Thank you in advance for the warm welcome. πŸ˜‰
(Tooting from NixOS, because, what else ?)

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@tcheneau Howdy and welcome aboard our slice of tootspace, hope you enjoy yourself

@architect thank you. I'll try to enjoy it as much as a can. @carl made me want to use Mastodon again so I can include a comment system on my static blog.

@tcheneau hello there! Willkommen!
How is NixOS working with games these days?

@s31bz to be honest, it's always a bit of a pain. However, I always managed to get Linux games working. I mostly used the "steam" derivation and the "steam-run" one (the latest one provides a LSB environment). These days, I must admit, I use mostly Shadow gaming (with the derivation), and even this derivation isn't always as stable as I'd like it to be.

@tcheneau interesting! I've been gaming on a Fedora 33 install for a while now, but was curious due to the vast differences I hear NixOS has in package management. Is your computer not powerful enough or do you just prefer Shadow?

@s31bz well, it's a mix. My computer is not powerful enough for some games (think No Man's Sky, and some other FPSs), but powerful enough for some other games (Dead Cells, Hollow Night, etc). But I have to admit, Shadow is quite good: there are times where I enterely forget that I play on a remote computer.

@Tritium I have to admit, before your Toot, I didn't know about MX Linux. It seems to be even more of a niche than NixOS!
That being said: happy New Year to you as well!

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