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Dota 2 for Linux is now available on the main Dota 2 client.

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  • #31
    How is the performance?? If its better than windows i am shifting dota 2 to linux

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    • #32
      Originally posted by evil_osman2 View Post
      How is the performance?? If its better than windows i am shifting dota 2 to linux
      In my case there's no differences, maybe with the native one is slightly more stable with the number of fps, but both (native one and windows one with wine) have 60 +- fps

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      • #33
        Originally posted by LamerTex View Post
        In my case there's no differences, maybe with the native one is slightly more stable with the number of fps, but both (native one and windows one with wine) have 60 +- fps
        Well how is the fps with high settings? I have an HD 6670 GDDR5 Card and in high settings i get around 40 +fps. If its the same i dont mind but if its lower then i should think about it

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        • #34
          Originally posted by evil_osman2 View Post
          Well how is the fps with high settings? I have an HD 6670 GDDR5 Card and in high settings i get around 40 +fps. If its the same i dont mind but if its lower then i should think about it
          Well I have a nvidia 670 so I'm with all maxed out, probably the faster (or fastest? my english is terrible >.<) way to know how it will run it's to try xD

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          • #35
            Okie My 2 gb ram has spoilt so gave it for repair . Now running it on windows with 2 gb ram. Will linux also run with 2gb ? ty in advance for clearing this doubt

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            • #36
              Well normally linux it's much more light than windows, then depends on the distribution you want to install, Ubuntu it's one of the most heavy (because of unity). Try with ubuntu if it is too slow, try with xubuntu or lubuntu (they are always ubuntu distribution, but with different desktop enviroment, more light than unity)

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              • #37
                I recommend avoiding compositing window managers (like gnome's Mutter or ubuntu's Unity) because they often cause image microlags due to indirect rendering, which can be quite annoying. And it won't be ever fixed in X.org server because the server, by design, doesn't support compositing and indirect rendering is basically a workaround to make windows cast shadows and be transparent.

                Long story short: if you experience microlags without fps issues, the reason is most likely in your window manager, try something without compositing (unity-2d, openbox, even meatcity).

                Will linux also run with 2gb ?
                Linux can run on a router. In fact, it's often the case. If your pc is capable of running current Windows, Ubuntu will work pretty well.

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                • #38
                  I don't think mentioning that linux can be tweaked to run on a toaster is really useful in this conversation. When what osman obviously intented to ask is :
                  Will dota 2 on linux also run with acceptable perfs with 2gb of ram ?
                  The answer is much less obvious.
                  Avoiding heavy desktops environments is a good start. It may require some more drastic actions like closing his browser before starting the game or messing around with .CFGs ...

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                  • #39
                    Thx Valve! Great work, but i have problem with language. I'm using Steam in Polish language but Dota is in English. Anyone knows how to change the language?

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by evil_osman2 View Post
                      Well how is the fps with high settings? I have an HD 6670 GDDR5 Card and in high settings i get around 40 +fps. If its the same i dont mind but if its lower then i should think about it
                      I have a 6850 graphics card 8 gb ram, 2500k cpu. (Assuming max settings) With windows 7 I get roughly 80-100+ fps at all times. With linux mint 15, 50fps is probably the average with drops into the low 30s during big exchanges. It is definitely playable, though I am slightly disappointed I had to lower some graphical settings in order to stay above 50fps at all times.

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by hirsute View Post
                        I don't think mentioning that linux can be tweaked to run on a toaster is really useful in this conversation. When what osman obviously intented to ask is :

                        The answer is much less obvious.
                        Avoiding heavy desktops environments is a good start. It may require some more drastic actions like closing his browser before starting the game or messing around with .CFGs ...
                        That's why I've mentioned running windows. 2GB is more than enough for Ubuntu to function perfectly. And if you get any RAM issues, you can just go and close that Firefox window with the bazillion open tabs. (Of course, there are other tech specs, but the question was only about RAM.)

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                        • #42
                          I ran dota natively on steam for linux and via wine, and wine was definitely better. Both had the problem of hardly visible hero models, though apparently thats an issue of my gpu (Intel® HD Graphics 4-something). Performance via wine is comparable to Windows, on Steam for Linux it was barely playable, and there were additional graphical artifacts there. I didn't try to tweak any settings on Steam for Linux though, cause I already was in a mm game. I think I glimpsed something of DotA using OpenGL, idk whether thats ideal.

                          All I wanted to do here, was to remind anyone who's having Problems with running DotA natively under Linux to try running it via wine, because that really seems to work better.

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                          • #43
                            Firstly thanks Valve!

                            Secondly, Can I backup dota2 on my windows side and use it on linux?

                            Thanks

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by oldniax View Post
                              Firstly thanks Valve!

                              Secondly, Can I backup dota2 on my windows side and use it on linux?

                              Thanks

                              Yes you can.

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