First toot: hello everyone on linuxrocks ! Thank you in advance for the warm welcome. 😉
(Tooting from NixOS, because, what else ?)
@tcheneau Howdy and welcome aboard our slice of tootspace, hope you enjoy yourself
@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 https://github.com/NicolasGuilloux/shadow-nix 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.
@tcheneau Welcome to Mastodon, and Happy New Year! (And MX Linux of course, that's what else. 😄)
@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!
@tcheneau Happy New Year mate! MX is just what I feel comfortable in. Any distro is a good distro nowadays.
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