How is your Dota 2 performance?

Anyone running the native Dota 2 version for linux under opensuse? How is your performance?

Some of my spefifics:
Thinkpad E420
Intel i5-2410M @2.30 Hz
ATI Radeon HD 6630M
4 GB ram
All graphic settings set to low/off
On win 8 x64 Fps: 40-50 Hz

On openSUSE 12.3 x64 Fps: 20-25 Hz

I am using the driver provided by this repo: Index of /mirror/amd-fglrx/openSUSE_12.3

It seems the driver is the latest stable one. Maybe I should try some beta driver. However it seems their site is down to me (whenever I choose linux x86):

upstream write/read error

Url: /us/gpudownload/linux/Pages/radeon_linux.aspx

I just find how to enable to show fps in game. In fact it seems my fps is around 50fps under opensuse but it feels very sluggish. And in console it is full with all this error throughout the whole game:

IDirect3DQuery9::GetData(): Occlusion query flush took 32.843ms!

Valve made a performance fix on their client for Linux. Do you still get this issue when you update to the latest client?

It is fine now. But in fact the problem I had was due to the open source driver. I installed the latest beta driver from AMD and the game is much much more smooth. I think even better than in Windows 8 now.

However, there’s another problem for DOTA 2. When I search the game and alt-tab out, I can’t get notification when a matchmaking has been found.

In windows 8 (and other linux distributions so they say), when a match is found. The application icon on your taskbar flash (similar as you have got an IM message), and you’ll get sound notification as well. But it is still missing for me.

People say the DOTA 2 developer has fixed this issue. Those who still have the problem is due to their linux distribution…

I do not play dota 2, but that sounds like a problem to report on the github.

Have you tried starting steam from the command line to see if there are errors ?

I don’t think it’s a steam problem. But a dota2 issue.

Where to report? In dota2 forum most say they don’t have the problem on their distributions.

My route for Valve games, is steam forums, github.

If you start steam from the command line, open a console type steam. you can after you played Dota 2 check that console for messages or errors of steam and Dota2.
If you scroll back all the way back, the first part will be about just steam, but some line there will be about dota 2 starting

Github is the place to report bugs.

Haya All,

My spec’s are as follows AMD Phemom II X6, ATI HD5xxx, I use the fglrx-updates graphics drivers. My performance in DOTA 2 is amazing, compared to win 7, Deb 7 and Ubuntu 13.04 I get the best performance in openSUSE x64 12.3.

High smooth fps and flawless alt tabbing. I am honestly amazed.



Really? So you use the open source driver and it’s working? Did you try the ATI driver? Maybe it’s even better? Because the opensource driver failed last time I tried it.

And do you have the alt-tab notification problem? I haven’t found the solution yet.

fglrx is the catalyst driver.

Thanks for the info.

Now I reported an issue on the dota2 github about the notification problem.

The developer said I need to install notify-send and closed my issue.

I googled and couldn’t found notify-send for suse. It seems it’s only a ubuntu application.

What now?

You might be able to still reply on the github, and explain your problem.

I am lost, because they never told me this. I did receive an email today they closed a topic of mine, but that because the problem, ( with TF ) is solved.

Or try the steam for Linux forum. Steam for Linux General Discussions :: Steam Community

There are a few arch users there, who might be able to shed some light on this.

If not you might be able to install the Ubuntu package, you did find, but that might be some work.

Or try to contact our steam openSUSE friend. ( the one making the package we use to install steam )


where can you find fglrx-updates? - I am only aware of the beta driver (13.something right now) - and I’m getting with a far better spec (i7 with an HD7950) only around 20-40 FPS … which is hilarious (no need to mention that on Win7 the performance is quite a shot higher … indeed it’s capped at 120FPS constantly - even BF4 on high settings give me around 50-60 FPS)… quite sad for me that gaming on Linux is just not going to happen in this state :frowning:

My Dota 2 Performance litterally sucks,

I have poor performance and the Screen is all red in the Menue and ingame no Textures and Interface also red.
Tried both, High and low settings, results are the same…
Pics with low settings:

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Can someone help me?

I have openSUSE 13.1 x64 Out of the box, just installed Knurpht 's Bumblebee Optimus Driver and Steam from the game: tolls pakage from the openSUSE.

Lenovo Y580 UEFI
NVIDIA 660mGTX with Optimus
Intel Core i 7 3630QM


my Dota 2 performance is quite good with the proprietary AMD drivers.

Operating System: openSUSE 13.1 - 64 bit
Desktop: KDE
CPU: Intel Xeon E31230
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6850
Driver: fglrx (version: 13.251, from inofficial repository)

Performance in Dota 2: FPS of 40-80, even in big teamfights

Sometimes I have problems writing in chat, but when I minimize and maximize the game it’s all good. Aside of that, everything works just fine.

nvidia working well with dota2 here, getting around 30-40 fps only drops to 20-30 while in big groupings or lots of action.

Operating System: openSUSE 13.1 - 64 bit
Desktop: KDE
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 x2 5000+
Graphics Card: PNY Nvidia Geforce GT 610