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225: Jill’s Treasure Hunt, Shells.com & Matt of DLN’s Game Sphere

This week’s episode of Destination Linux, we have a special guest joining us, Matt the host of DLN’s Game Sphere podcast to talk to us about ‘Playstation’s recent announcement with Discord’ and what that might mean for Linux gamers. Then we’ll take a field trip to Jill’s Museum for another rendition of a segment everyone loves, Jill’s Treasure Hunt. We’re also going to be covering a cloud based desktop solution. Cloud . . . Desktop? That’s right. We’ll let you know what that seemingly contradictory sentence means later in the show. Plus we’ve also got our famous tips, tricks and software picks. All of this and so much more this week on Destination Linux. So whether you’re brand new to Linux and open source or a guru of sudo. This is the podcast for you.

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Segment Index

Tip of the Week

  • Our tip and trick this week is going to help you get the most out of your gaming experience on Linux.
  • The tip is to use Game Mode in order to increase the performance you’re getting from your PC.
  • Gamemode is a daemon/lib combo for Linux that allows games to request a set of optimisations… to be temporarily applied… to the host OS and/or a game process.
  • First Install the gamemode and lib32-gamemode packages.
  • Once that’s done open up Steam and to make sure Steam starts a game with gamemode, right click the game, select Properties…, then Launch Options and enter:
gamemoderun %command%

You should see some increased FPS and performance while gaming. You can also launch this on non Steam games using:

gamemoderun ./game