windows demos on linux 64 ?

category: general [glöplog]
hello dear people :)

so then i haven't any more the taste of windows, i daily use Linux on my computers but i must recognize the demos need power and then something as better then wine 64 ^^

do you think i would try under Linux tricks which can install direct x and then ?

don't tell me to install windows, the answer will be nein ! :D

regards to all the scene

added on the 2019-01-04 18:16:15 by yogib33r yogib33r
install windows on virtualbox :)
added on the 2019-01-04 18:27:32 by skarab skarab
uhmm... i guess...
added on the 2019-01-04 18:27:52 by havoc havoc
Haven't tried in years but in general emulation layers or hacks to get Windows demos running in Linux have never worked that well, especially if you're aiming higher end productions.

On the other hand due to rise of browser based demos there probably has never been as many "Linux native" running productions than nowadays! :)

Check out WebGL/JS productions in pouet
added on the 2019-01-04 18:29:17 by waffle waffle
more hassle than installing Windows and running them from there ;)
added on the 2019-01-04 18:33:07 by leGend leGend
try that protondb stuff from valve, if it runs AAA game titles it could be the driver for demos too ..
added on the 2019-01-04 18:36:32 by Asato Asato
There's that thing that works on linux that does not require a lot of power, has no compatibility issues and supports the majority of demos/intros, I highly recommend it, it's called youtube.

Seriously though, virtualbox with GPU pass-thru... totally not worth the effort + requires dedicated(to the VM) screen / GPU.
added on the 2019-01-04 18:37:04 by LJ LJ
ok thanx all :)
i go see all answers and advice you wrote me ^^
linux rulez !
sorry :)

thanx yet
added on the 2019-01-04 18:48:01 by yogib33r yogib33r
My 2c: use QEMU, not virtualbox/vmware/...

But yeah, besides that, there's only Wine. No idea how new demos work on that, because they'd set my hardware aflame.

And if you think there aren't enough Linux demos, make some :P (I'm currently workin on it.)
added on the 2019-01-04 19:28:51 by porocyon porocyon
hello porocyon

yes why not but i'm not a coder, i try to be a gfx man this is enought to me ^^
i'm ready to watch your demo on my manjaros computers !!!

added on the 2019-01-04 20:11:02 by yogib33r yogib33r
Why no Win64? Should work ok with at least DirectX 11 and OpenGL...
added on the 2019-01-04 20:34:05 by raer raer
*proton* supports dx11 and 12 (protondb.com reports more than 3000 windows games working, a lot of newer triple A titles), dunno if you can run all windows software with that or just titles from steam, but since it's open source I guess it will work, but of course I have no idea how hard it is to install and to configure .. give it a try a make a demo about it ;) .. IMHO your best option to get windows demos running under Linux ..
added on the 2019-01-04 20:58:44 by Asato Asato
I'd imagine that at least the typical raymarching intros would work rather well with Wine since they hardly make use of advanced API (DX) features that would need to be emulated?
I tried some 1k Intros with wine and the exe loader complained that the header was not regular. Also I tried fr-062 the cube, which gave me a new experience due to all the glitches I saw running with wine. Maybe the glitches were due to my AMD GPU and on NVIDIA GPUs it could work normally. Long story short: I would not recommend running demos through wine.
added on the 2019-01-04 21:43:31 by vl4d vl4d
most of the windows stuff won't even run on any windows machine ;)
added on the 2019-01-04 23:38:57 by Asato Asato
Proton is "a tool for use with the Steam client which allows games which are exclusive to Windows to run on the Linux operating system. It uses Wine to facilitate this." So basically proton == Wine.
added on the 2019-01-05 13:40:54 by raer raer
hello people and thanx yet !

actually my laptop with an intel video card doesn't fit with my wanted of seeing windows demos with linux but as far as i will buy a gooood computer tower, i will try to use proton and tell you what about it !

added on the 2019-01-05 15:54:47 by yogib33r yogib33r
Proton is "a tool for use with the Steam client which allows games which are exclusive to Windows to run on the Linux operating system. It uses Wine to facilitate this." So basically proton == Wine.

basically wine, but much improved, otherwise the top notch games wouldn't run, especially dx support is improved ..
added on the 2019-01-05 18:20:07 by Asato Asato
case of "because you don't eat soup with a fork"