Elite dangerous for Linux

SuSE & Redhat are not Unix.
Also, you better tell Sony that they're doing it wrong.
Linux is a subset of Unix. It originated as Linus Torvalds' unique flavor of Unix.

I must admit though I was a bit surprised to see so many CMDRs interested in this topic, perhaps there may be some value in a Linux version for FDev after all.
 
Linux is a subset of Unix. It originated as Linus Torvalds' unique flavor of Unix.

I must admit though I was a bit surprised to see so many CMDRs interested in this topic, perhaps there may be some value in a Linux version for FDev after all.
Should ED ever run over Google's Stadia, they will have to port it to Linux.

Meanwhile we Linux users can play it via Valves Proton.

The biggest effort might be the change from DirectX to Vulkan.
 
I have, finally, got this working. I've always wanted to switch to Linux but was stopped by the lack of support for ED and others but now I'm going full Penguin....

System is a MSI GE75 8SF Raider laptop with a RTX2070.
Pop!_OS 19.04 (Ubuntu variant)

I basically followed this article, https://github.com/redmcg/wine/wiki , using the Linux Steam / Proton client to download the game. I haven't played it much but initial view is pretty good, it seems to run smoothly and am running it on ultra settings.
 
Got it working today, too. Proton 4.2. runs ED now. I also simply followed these instructions:
https://github.com/redmcg/wine/wiki

But in the beginning it looked like this:
Source: https://imgur.com/M5noUFi


After I set the graphic settings to ultra, this effect disappeared and hasn't reappeared since. Not even after I set the graphics back to high.

I use the proprietary Nvidia driver 430.26 under Xubuntu 18.4 (Xfce) and a GTX 970. Pleasing: Elite also runs very well in window mode.

Gee, I've been waiting five years to finally play it. Even bought it for the PS4, but didn't play it there. PC is simply much better for Elite.
 
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