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Thread: How to use opensuse with passthrough to play windows games?

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    Default How to use opensuse with passthrough to play windows games?

    Has anyone ever tried Passthrough for gaming on linux¿? how was it? are you able to run fine games that are not supported on linux?
    How do i know if my laptop supports it?
    here's what i done but i dont know if it's right, any tips? Opensuse user actually.
    dmesg | grep IOMMU [ 0.036376] DMAR-IR: IOAPIC id 8 under DRHD base 0xfed91000 IOMMU 1
    Any tips? i really need it hehe




    Help? heheh thanks

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    Default Re: How to use opensuse with passthrough to play windows games?

    Hi there

    I was about to try it few months ago, but then I realized that my desktop's chipset is the only one from it's series that doesn't support IOMMU. I'll try it in the next few months at work since I got a new machine IOMMU capable, just need the time to do that... In the mean time, maybe you are lucky that I've just been reading these forums and found this - https://forums.opensuse.org/showthre...SuSE-Leap-42-2 - Despite being 42.2, I think it will do the trick for both of us.


    One important thing is that you mentioned laptop... From what I've read before, laptop switchable graphic cards were not supported... I'm not sure if it is supported right now, but I think it's not.

    Good Luck

    PS: Please, let us know if it works for you

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    Default Re: How to use opensuse with passthrough to play windows games?

    Search for threads in the Install and Virtualization forums.
    Topic has been raised a few times, with extensive info posted.

    If you have further questions, you can post with more specific detail in either of those fourms
    Since you're asking about IOMMU, I recommend you concentrate on what is in the Virtualization forum, and what you might try is specific to the virtualization technology you decide to implement.

    BTW - I can't guarantee overall performance, but I also ran a test using VMware without any hardware passthrough, running a WebGL benchmark and found that at least for that there was only a less than 5% degradation comparing the virtualizaed Guest to the Host. Is in the Virtualization Forum within the past half year with the scores.

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