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Recruiting => The Duty Desk => Topic started by: SGT Speirs on July 14, 2021, 10:50:32 AM

Title: Linux
Post by: SGT Speirs on July 14, 2021, 10:50:32 AM
Hey all, long time no see.

Our move went well and we are closing on our new house at the end of the month. Looking forward to getting back after it with everyone.

That being said, I'm also considering switching to Linux Mint (or straight up Ubuntu) completely.

A couple questions:
1. Anyone have any familiarity?
2. I've seen that Arma 3 works well on Linux, except BattleEye servers are a no-go. I don't believe we utilize battleeye on our servers but want to verify.
3. I used to program network environments in Redhat and FreeBSD and have familiarity with Ubuntu but haven't utilized Linux in 10+ years. Is there a distro that people recommend to maximize gaming compatibility? (I know WINE, Gnome, Unity are all options but I'm just looking to get as much info as possible.)

Thanks,
SGT Speirs
Title: Re: Linux
Post by: SSG Beckett on July 15, 2021, 02:17:34 PM
Sorry, no help here.
Title: Re: Linux
Post by: SGT M. Jaeger on July 15, 2021, 02:42:02 PM
You can hit me up directly/off comms if you'd like.

1. Tons of Linux experience, so ask away (I'm in TeamSpeak like 24/7ish -- don't judge).
2. My understanding is that BI dropped support for Linux when it produced Arma-3 v2...so may want to check online or ask a few others.

v/r
CPL M. Jaeger
Title: Re: Linux
Post by: SGT J. A. Thompson on July 15, 2021, 04:16:58 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Linux
Post by: SGT Speirs on July 16, 2021, 10:06:47 AM
You can hit me up directly/off comms if you'd like.

1. Tons of Linux experience, so ask away (I'm in TeamSpeak like 24/7ish -- don't judge).
2. My understanding is that BI dropped support for Linux when it produced Arma-3 v2...so may want to check online or ask a few others.

v/r
CPL M. Jaeger

Awesome, I'll reach out via DM and teamspeak once we move into the house.

Thanks
Title: Re: Linux
Post by: CW4 Adaraan on July 16, 2021, 07:29:30 PM
I've never tried throwing Arma3 on Linux as it has been my understanding that certain key plugins (especially TFAR) rely on Windows-specific libraries to link between Arma and Teamspeak. On every other computer (eg. laptop and servers) I live in Linux; but on my gaming-specific PC I have Windows+Linux dual booted with Windows as the default OS -- necessary evil.