Gamebuntu

@rs2009 do you need help with the various suggestions?

I’ve completely rewritten Gamebuntu (https://twitter.com/gameonubuntu), so that people have the freedom to choose what they want to install. You can choose from amongst 4 launchers, 2 kernels, 10 tools, 1 streaming app and 1 social app ATM. You can suggest more apps on this thread.

Launchers:

  • Steam
  • Heroic/Epic
  • Minigalaxy (GOG)
  • Lutris

Kernels:

  • Lowlatency kernel
  • Xanmod kernel

Tools:

  • Gamemode
  • GOverlay
  • MangoHud
  • OpenRGB
  • Piper
  • Polychromatic (Razer)
  • Wine (with wine-binfmt to run Windows executables directly)
  • NoiseTorch
  • VLC
  • ProtonUp-Qt

Streaming Apps:

  • OBS Studio

Social Apps:

  • Discord

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You can download the AppImage from here.

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What about Replay Sorcery?

https://github.com/matanui159/ReplaySorcery/releases/tag/0.6.0

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This is SERIOUSLY impressive for someone of your age, and people like you are honestly incredible (FYI the D9VK creator and now DXVK+VKD3D-Proton developer Joshua Ashton is like 19), you’re the future of Linux and Linux gaming, and it’s incredible. But if you want some legitimate constructive criticism. I suggest you take a look at Garuda Gamer. I guess this reference is before your time, but Garuda Gamer is basically the fully evolved Pokemon version of your base Pokemon application.

Here are some screenshots of Garuda Gamer:

Tab 1: Gamer:

Note that it has sections for launchers, wine, general tools gamers might want, and then Steam tools, and then Controllers. That’s just the “Gamer” tab. Also I believe everything from your newest iteration is available just in this tab alone.

Tab 2 (Games):

EDIT: It will only allow me to post one screenshot per post, so the other screenshots will follow after this post

Now this is just half of this tab, there’s a bunch more to scroll through, but you get the idea. A ton of FOSS games that are in the repos that the user can download with two clicks.

Tab 3: Emulators:

EDIT: see above

Basically every emulator a Linux gamer could ever need. And then look at the design, as well. It’s clean, it’s easy to navigate, it’s really easy to use.

Obviously Garuda Gamer is only available for Arch-based distributions, and you are targeting Ubuntu-based distributions, but that’s the perfect opportunity for you to evolve your tool into something more like Garuda Gamer, but it doesn’t have to be an exact clone. Garuda Gamer is a Qt application (since Garuda uses KDE by default), so maybe you could use GTK since it’s targeting Ubuntu.

Hopefully you take this as actual constructive criticism and in no way a diss on your project, because it’s amazing what you’ve spun up in such a short time.

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Tab 2: Games:

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Tab 3: Emulators:

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Thanks for joining our Discourse and for your extremely constructive feedback and suggestions! And seriously, we are so proud of Rudra, and everything he has done for the community. Ubuntu is seriously, seriously lucky to have him. :star_struck:

For you and anyone in this thread, Rudra will be presenting on Gamebuntu at our virtual FOSDEM stand this weekend! His Gamebuntu session will be at 12:00:00 PM. If you’d like to chat with him ‘in person’, you all are invited to attend! :belgium:

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Thank you @madhens and @gardotd426 :) The screenshots are really useful.

The AppImage for Gamebuntu has been replaced with a package in the MPR. Here’s how to install it using una: https://gitlab.com/rswat09/gamebuntu/-/blob/main/README.md

It will make the update process more streamlined as I package and upload more and more game-related tools to the MPR (which is basically the AUR for Debian and Ubuntu-based systems).

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Removing the appimage made this incredibly difficult to install. first, couldnt get makedeb to install without going to its github and following its install instructions seperate from your github.
Then, copy and pasting the install instructions kept giving PKGBUILD NOT FOUND errors on the Makedeb line, i had to manually navigate to the folder and makedeb manually.

the install instructions need updating on github (or restore the appimage for simple installation.

Any chance of an All-in-one install.sh or something? check if wget is installed, install if missing, check if makedeb is installed, install if missing, then install?

Next: Gamehub is not creating an entry in Show applications. i can launch via terminal, but nothing from the ubuntu gui. how do i add gamehub to the Ubuntu Show applications menu?

OpenRGB had to be uninstalled, then reinstalled using the instructions on the OpenRGB github. the install done by Gamebuntu would open, then close immediatly, and a crash report would pop. i diddnt save the crash report.

FYI, the installation instructions on GitLab didn’t mention installing makedeb manually. You can just run the installation commands without makedeb being installed. Marius from 9to5Linux didn’t face any issues with the installation instructions.

hmm, that’s strange (a desktop file does get installed to /usr/share/applications/com.github.tkashkin.gamehub.desktop and it appears in GNOME’s application launcher for me)

Installed OpenRGB from Gamebuntu just now and it seems to be working perfectly fine for me. Not sure why you’re facing these issues.

Hey rs2009, appreciate you following up with me.

The first thing I tried to do was simply run the installation commands listed on GitHub in terminal. As I stated previously, they did not work. This is what prompted installing makedeb manually, and the shenanigans there.

I also am not Marius from 9to5linux. I’m just some guy.

The installation was a base fresh Ubuntu install, the same version listed on GitHub. 20.04 IIRC. Cant remember, back on my win10 install RN (alas, Linux and VR seem like oil and water still.)

I did end up finding the .desktop file and moving it into the appropriate place, for me, it seemed to be in the Gamehub folder instead of the /usr/share/applications/ folder.

Me either. OpenRGB was detecting my motherboard (ASUS Aura), GPU (Gigabyte… also known as gigabad), and Keyboard (Corsair) but strangely did NOT detect my (also Corsair) mouse. Also, when it applied RGB Profiles, it deactivated my macros on the keyboard too. Ended up having to boot windows to fix it. So I ended up uninstalling OpenRGB anyway.

I honestly am considering reinstalling Ubuntu and re-starting from scratch because the things I had issues with were so… WEIRD, and I’d like to document them for you, because I absolutely love the idea of your application, and what it’s doing (for everyone who isn’t me apparently lol). My system set up isn’t weird or anything, so I don’t get it.
i5-8600k,
16gb ddr4,
2 NVMe SSDs and 1 4 TB HDD (none of these used for Linux, all with NTFS windows parts, OS drive, Games drive, storage)
2 250 GB SATA SSD’s in motherboard based Raid0 that Linux is getting installed on. EFI part, / part, and swap part all made correctly
3060Ti GPU, Dual monitors (1 1080p and 1 Ultra-wide 2560x1080), Webcam, Keyboard, Mouse…

Like, it’s a fairly standard gaming desktop, not super new, not ancient, and I just hit roadblock after roadblock.

When I tried the AppImage file a few weeks ago (I was using Linux Mint at the time and wasn’t trying to install, just view) the AppImage just launched first try and everything was peachy.

seems there’s a dependency issue in the latest Mint where una-bin is needed but can’t be found in an apt search :confused:

Are you sure you used the correct installation instructions? Gamebuntu’s installation instructions are on GitLab, while Una’s are on GitHub.

You need to follow the installation instructions from https://gitlab.com/rswat09/gamebuntu (the DEB package isn’t supposed to be installed manually).

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Hi @rs2009, Gamebuntu is great by making gaming easy for beginners! But the new installation method kinda made the app itself hard for beginners :grinning:

Yes, my dude, im sure that i followed the Gitlab instructions. as i said before, it was only after THEY DID NOT WORK that i went elsewhere to solve the problem myself.

you may want to do a fresh install of Ubuntu, and run them yourself to see.

@kazlehoff @ubuntuhandbook1 @premier69

I’ve simplified the installation process of Gamebuntu with una to a single command and updated the readme at https://gitlab.com/rswat09/gamebuntu#installation

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Where are we with fresh options for wine? The official repositories are missing, so is proton or the versions from tkg or glorious eggroll.
That is one of the more pressing issues as these bi-weekly releases increase the compatibility with games a lot.

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How are we doing on the various suggestions @rs2009? :slight_smile:

Is this project still going on? Not much news lately?

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Yep, just been busy with other projects lately.

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