Unsure of switching to Linux

This page summarizes the projects mentioned and recommended in the original post on /r/linux_gaming

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  • ALVR

    Stream VR games from your PC to your headset via Wi-Fi

    Quest 2 needs some workarounds (dev mode account), but once you've done those you can just install ALVR (I recommend nightly). As for the games, check ProtonDB. Some VR games (Pavlov beta, for example) have EAC that blocks proton. Some VR games don't work with ALVR due to https://github.com/alvr-org/ALVR/issues/1392, like the Pavlov beta and Crawlspace. Just install the proprietary NVIDIA drivers and use Xorg and most things should work fine. Steam has Proton, which lets you play Windows games with high performance.

  • gpu-passthrough

    A GPU passthrough tutorial using libvirt and KVM on GNU/Linux

    If you're interested, see this blog post and r/VFIO. Also check out looking-glass for direct access to the VM from linux.

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  • KVM-GPU-Passthrough

    This is a simple, mostly automated guide to pass a GPU through to a VM.

    Look into creating a windows VM with GPU pass-through then. The benefit is you don't actually leave the linux environment while booting windows for gaming, and the performance hit to the game is minimal. Example: https://github.com/BigAnteater/KVM-GPU-Passthrough

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a more popular project.

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