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    Question GeForce NOW on Open Suse

    Hi all,

    Old pal here, but first time since 90s, that my primary PC is running Linux.
    The only reason I was using Windows, since the Vista fiasco, is/was game. Right now, I am still using Windows for gaming, using another bootable disk.
    However, Nvidia release a great opportunity for all non-Window users, with GeForce NOW.
    For those of you who don't know what this is, it is a custom remote desktop, where you can install and run tons of AAA titles without a local high end pc. It renders the game in the server, and sends only streaming video. Therefore, you can play even from a mobile device (they provide an android client).

    Unfortunately, the available clients at the moment are Windows, OSX and Android. Linux is not available for now. There is a thread in Nvidia forums, where lots of users are asking for support, but nothing official yet.

    Until then, can anyone imagine another way to run GFN on Suse?
    I tried with WINE, but cannot install it.
    I thought of using the Android client with AnBox, but there is no official support for Suse.
    I thought Docker, but I am not even sure GFN supports unattended setup.
    VMWare, will use huge amount of space for such a small application.

    Any ideas? Is there a way to install it on Windows, make a portable container and run it on Suse/Wine?

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    Default Re: GeForce NOW on Open Suse

    I'd have to take a closer look at what is being done to support MacOS,
    But at least regarding MSWindows, looks like ti's using DirectX, so that won't work on any other platform except MSWindows.

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    Default Re: GeForce NOW on Open Suse

    Took a few more minutes looking into this.

    GeForce NOW is still in Beta, so it's unlikely that there will be any official builds besides what they're offering now.

    But,
    There's an open source project (ie community effort) for anything and everything that's not being built by nVidia... And that includes a Linux client built and distributed as a Flatpak

    Moonlight
    https://moonlight-stream.com/

    The Linux client (built as moonlight-qt)
    As described above, you should look for any pre-built apps as a Flatpak(Link to the Flatpak app is in the following). Otherwise, if you want to build your own because the code is so experimental,
    https://github.com/moonlight-stream/moonlight-qt

    Looks interesting.

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    Default Re: GeForce NOW on Open Suse

    Quote Originally Posted by tsu2 View Post
    There's an open source project (ie community effort) for anything and everything that's not being built by nVidia... And that includes a Linux client built and distributed as a Flatpak

    Moonlight
    https://moonlight-stream.com/
    Thank you for your time TSU.

    However, this is another software that allows me, to stream my screen, while playing. Actually, it enables a feature that exists in Windows GeForce Experience application, included with Nvidia drivers.

    GFN, on the other hand, is a great opportunity, for people with fast internet connections, to play every game* on Linux, even if their PC is a low end.

    *should be available in GFN selections, but they keep adding new every day

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