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Recently Battleye has introduced support for proton on linux/mac which would likely allow you to play tarkov on linux/mac with maybe little issue
 

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This would be wonderful, I made an account to buy this game but haven't since its not supported on linux natively, via proton, or even in a virtual machine.

If the game gets supported on linux, I'd buy it instantly.

 

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+1 to this, I just recently got fucked over by windows real bad and switched over to linux as my main OS, I would love to be able to play this game without dual-booting windows. Not to mention playing the game on the steam deck when that releases. It'd be cool to get a reply from BSG today since it's early morning rn in Russia.

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I am on Linux for half a year. I looked up news every week, and now its possible. I'm really excited about it.

I can't wait to finally RAID again.

Plesse BSG, make it possible.

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+1 for sure!

I am a Linux user, I love Linux for my advanced workflow as well as my casual workflow. I personally find Linux superior for my needs. Ever since using Linux I just can't handle Windows. When I reboot my PC to reboot into Linux I feel a sense of relief, everything is faster, smoother and ricing my Desktop makes me feel like I am using a piece of technology that actually belongs to me.

Linux gamers are an extreme minority, but thanks to the help of Valve and members of the Linux community, we did the heavy lifting for game developers, fine tuning wine and creating the proton fork. We did more than most devs have done for us in terms of game support. 

I get it, it's hard to support Linux, it's not as simple as clicking export to Linux and boom you have a Linux version of Tarkov, but with EAC and now Battleye (which is what Tarkov's anti-cheat is), we now have the ability to play Tarkov! All Battlestate needs to do is enable the feature and if the current version runs terribly on Linux then let the advanced Linux users come up with a solution without the need for Battlestate to get involved. Also Linux users like punishing themselves so if there are issues with compatibility then Linux users will love to solve that challenge!

The thing is, running Tarkov under wine actually works flawlessly before the implementation of anti-cheat, any issues from updates of the game will be fixed by the Linux users without needing to modify game files or do anything crazy.

Battlestate Games, on behalf of Linux gamers, we are kindly asking you to support us. Yes, we are a small fraction of the Gaming community but you would be doing a wonderful thing by giving users the choice of Linux or Windows. Why restrict your users to using a corporations service (Windows) when you can give them the choice. Nikita I will personally buy you a fat bottle of Vodka and Whiskey for us both if you do. 

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You may know me from various forum posts here and around the Linux community, as I've been following Tarkov closley since it's inception, now only fallen back slightly due to BattlEye.

Long time Linux player (since 2016, never dual booted), played Tarkov through various means since the closed alpha (Wined3D, native Vulkan, DXVK, VM…) until it stopped working due to BattlEye (for some time I could at least play offline raids and shop, but now you can't even log in to the game), I tried having Windows just for Tarkov on external disk but was too much hassle to play.

Playing on Linux was never that bad but now with DXVK and Valve's effort is golden – would be nice to have BattlEye support added now that's it's possible and low hanging fruit to get into Linux and Steam Deck crowd, especially as BSG was supportive toward Linux (confirming it's planned on several occasion since 2016).

I only was hesistant on upgrading to EOD because of that and would probably get several people to play as well, as I have folks on Linux as well. :)

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2 minutes ago, Faalagorn said:

You may know me from various forum posts here and around the Linux community, as I've been following Tarkov closley since it's inception, now only fallen back slightly due to BattlEye.

Long time Linux player (since 2016, never dual booted), played Tarkov through various means since the closed alpha (Wined3D, native Vulkan, DXVK, VM…) until it stopped working due to BattlEye (for some time I could at least play offline raids and shop, but now you can't even log in to the game), I tried having Windows just for Tarkov on external disk but was too much hassle to play.

Playing on Linux was never that bad but now with DXVK and Valve's effort is golden – would be nice to have BattlEye support added now that's it's possible and low hanging fruit to get into Linux and Steam Deck crowd, especially as BSG was supportive toward Linux (confirming it's planned on several occasion since 2016).

I only was hesistant on upgrading to EOD because of that and would probably get several people to play as well, as I have folks on Linux as well. :)

I would love to hear about your Tarkov experience on Linux at the time. It must of been pretty special to say that you were one of the few that have been able to play the game on Linux. If BSG adds support for Linux/Proton it would be amazing to hear about what has changed on the wine version since you last played.

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7 minutes ago, MemeFarming said:

I would love to hear about your Tarkov experience on Linux at the time. It must of been pretty special to say that you were one of the few that have been able to play the game on Linux. If BSG adds support for Linux/Proton it would be amazing to hear about what has changed on the wine version since you last played.

Most of these can be found in the original thread here: https://forum.escapefromtarkov.com/topic/1717-linux-support

Without DXVK it wasn't as performant as it was later on (yes, it did work later with DXVK), but run fine, as the game initially run only on D3D9 and could be forced to D3D9 later on, even after they added D3D11 (which was also playable, but bugged without DXVK). Here's the original WineHQ report from then: https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=35435

 

For a moment, developers enabled Vulkan briefly (it was being talked in one of the Russian streams, sadly it didn't work out then), for that moment it was possible to play Tarkov natively by replacing some files, although it was really bugged (game crashed when you clicked items) here's the gallery of me playing this way: https://imgur.com/gallery/Po9QX

Around that time DXVK appeared on horizon and eventually made the game performing even more stable than Windows according to the people back then. Initially, the main problem was installing .net, but folks figured it out and made a Lutris installer several of us used (I even contributed a small fix to siplyfy installation of .NET): https://lutris.net/games/escape-from-tarkov/

Eventually, despite Linux support being announced as planned in one Q&A on Twitch here: https://m.twitch.tv/clip/CrowdedClearMarrowEleGiggle the addition of BattlEye made the game unplayable until now (although if native version would ever surface, games such as Unturned run with BattlEye and Unity just fine – and adding Vulkan properly could improve the performance, too).

There were some controversial ways to try to play EFT since, but I don't want to support any of it, so am patiently waiting for proper solution since and now if BSG implements it, the time finally come to get ready to escape after such a long break (I only last played on resort and hideout patch offline so without experiencing it really; everything beyond that will be 100% new to me).

TL;DR I tried played Tarkov since back in 2017 via various means until BattlEye was added and now it might be that time again!

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9 minutes ago, Faalagorn said:

Most of these can be found in the original thread here: https://forum.escapefromtarkov.com/topic/1717-linux-support

Without DXVK it wasn't as performant as it was later on (yes, it did work later with DXVK), but run fine, as the game initially run only on D3D9 and could be forced to D3D9 later on, even after they added D3D11 (which was also playable, but bugged without DXVK). Here's the original WineHQ report from then: https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=35435

 

For a moment, developers enabled Vulkan briefly (it was being talked in one of the Russian streams, sadly it didn't work out then), for that moment it was possible to play Tarkov natively by replacing some files, although it was really bugged (game crashed when you clicked items) here's the gallery of me playing this way: https://imgur.com/gallery/Po9QX

Around that time DXVK appeared on horizon and eventually made the game performing even more stable than Windows according to the people back then. Initially, the main problem was installing .net, but folks figured it out and made a Lutris installer several of us used (I even contributed a small fix to siplyfy installation of .NET): https://lutris.net/games/escape-from-tarkov/

Eventually, despite Linux support being announced as planned in one Q&A on Twitch here: https://m.twitch.tv/clip/CrowdedClearMarrowEleGiggle the addition of BattlEye made the game unplayable until now (although if native version would ever surface, games such as Unturned run with BattlEye and Unity just fine – and adding Vulkan properly could improve the performance, too).

There were some controversial ways to try to play EFT since, but I don't want to support any of it, so am patiently waiting for proper solution since and now if BSG implements it, the time finally come to get ready to escape after such a long break (I only last played on resort and hideout patch offline so without experiencing it really; everything beyond that will be 100% new to me).

TL;DR I tried played Tarkov since back in 2017 via various means until BattlEye was added and now it might be that time again!

Wow! You went all out with documenting your experience. You are probably one of the only people who have documented it in such a detailed way. Tarkov is the only game holding me back from using Linux full time but I am considering just giving up and hoping to play on Linux in the future if it doesn't happen soon since I just can't use Windows anymore, it's just too much effort. It's pretty funny how people claim Linux to be so hard when I am having more issues maintaining Windows to the point where I just do a fresh Windows install every couple of months. 

 

Thanks for documenting your experience! Let's hope we can get into some raids on our preferred OS. I use arch btw ;)

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19 minutes ago, MemeFarming said:

Wow! You went all out with documenting your experience. You are probably one of the only people who have documented it in such a detailed way. Tarkov is the only game holding me back from using Linux full time but I am considering just giving up and hoping to play on Linux in the future if it doesn't happen soon since I just can't use Windows anymore, it's just too much effort. It's pretty funny how people claim Linux to be so hard when I am having more issues maintaining Windows to the point where I just do a fresh Windows install every couple of months. 

 

Thanks for documenting your experience! Let's hope we can get into some raids on our preferred OS. I use arch btw ;)

There's a few of us, but I tried to document as much as I could; unfortunately that alone didn't help earlier push for Linux, so since I am so stubborn I am stuck without the game for a while – which was really hard to do, as it's hard to find a game that fills Tarkov's niche. :P   

EDIT: Oh and one thing I forgot to mention, is that Hired Ops should work fine on Linux too, though it doesn't use BattlEye. I wasn't able to get Contract Wars sadly, but all these games used the same anticheat Tarkov used in the past, that's why they do (they all originate from the same team and are set in Russia 2028's universe, though they lack the mechanics from Tarkov sadly).

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Thanks for sharing the BattleEye tweet. I hope Tarkov gets Linux support! If that happens, maybe I`ll be able to switch from dual booting and go full Linux.

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1 minute ago, CBasedLifeForm said:

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Thanks for sharing the BattleEye tweet. I hope Tarkov gets Linux support! If that happens, maybe I`ll be able to switch from dual booting and go full Linux.

Absolutely! Tarkov is the only reason why I even have a Windows partition. I love Tarkov a lot and I love the work the devs do but if they allow Linux users to play via proton/wine then I might have to rake up some cash to save for EOD.

While the Linux Gaming community is small, we are pretty loyal to those who try do what they can for Linux gamers, combined with our more technical skills and probably autistic level of perfection we could give BSG very detailed bug reports and work with them to further improve their game on all fronts. 

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fully switched to Linux a bit after buying Tarkov in 2018 due to a bad windows update deleting files, managed to play it under wine for a bit before Battleye got added.

I loved what i played of the game, but for me it's not worth dual booting for it

I would love to see BSG add wine/proton support so i could experience all of the new content!

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Would love to see support for linux, I can understand banning VFIO due to the ease of cheating capabilities, so I would love to see this supported.

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I stopped playing Tarkov, because windows fu something again and didn't want to reinstall for the 100th time just for Tarkov. Linux is rock stable for me and I am playing other games through wine/proton without problems. I tried to run the client  through wine with SPTarkov a while back and it worked flawlessly so I think only the anticheat is holding back functionality on linux. I would like the possibility to play on linux. Seeing as Valve promissed Battleye compatibility with proton, maybe then it wouldn't be too much work? Also, we, linux people, are willing testers.

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I would gladly play it on Linux, I never tried launching it via proton. I just accepted that the anticheat would render it unplayable. Tarkov is my number 1 reason for dualboot. Exciting that battle eye supports proton so please enable it for Escape for Tarkov. We don't even want or need a separate launcher. Anyway love the game.

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I recently switched to Arch linux, and I'm sure as hell not going back to windows. I mean while dual boot would be an option I'm just done with that garbage OS. Would be sad if I couldn't play Tarkov anymore tho, I've really enjoyed it in the past due to its setting and style of gameplay.

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Like with the two original "linux support" articles, I'm here to support this. This time the developer could still provide official support just for WIndows, but tick a box and provide a chance for a (currently) small community.

Mileage can vary, and we're used to it!

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+1 From me, I hope they do this.  

Will this game or ARMA3 be the first to enable that BE support? time will tell...

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