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Epic Online Services launches Anti-Cheat support for Linux, Mac, and Steam Deck


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Earlier this year, Easy Anti-Cheat for Windows games was made available to all developers, for free. Today, we extend support to Linux and Mac for developers who maintain full native builds of their games for these platforms.

To make it easy for developers to ship their games across PC platforms, support for the Wine and Proton compatibility layers on Linux is included. Starting with the latest SDK release, developers can activate anti-cheat support for Linux via Wine or Proton with just a few clicks in the Epic Online Services Developer Portal.

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It's all falling into place.....the death of Windows. 😃

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I'll wait to see how this is implemmented.  At a minimum I imagine it will require root access to install the game and the associated anti-cheat binaries.  How the system handles it after that will be interesting. 

 

I'm not relly an online gamer, so I really don't have a dog in the fight other than being happy to see some movement away from Windows.  

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Linux will never replace windows for th simple reason that an open source OS will never have the proper backing to be as good of a consumer OS as windows. Aside from being occasionally used to push specific hardware from valve it's just not relevant to 99% of gamers. Linux may make some big strides, but it will never be on parity with windows in terms of gaming performance. People who hate windows enough to play a much more limited number of games may see a lot of improvements in Linux but that's a very small minority. As long as windows is even just ten percent better, that's enough to make it an easy choice for gamers. Linux would have to actually be better than windows for gamers to switch and that's just not going to happen.

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2 hours ago, tictoc said:

I'll wait to see how this is implemmented.  At a minimum I imagine it will require root access to install the game and the associated anti-cheat binaries.  How the system handles it after that will be interesting. 

 

I'm not relly an online gamer, so I really don't have a dog in the fight other than being happy to see some movement away from Windows.  

Easy Anticheat was already available for Linux native games. What's new is that it will now work in Wine.  Prior to this playing a Windows game with Easy Anticheat in Wine would get you booted as being a cheater.

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On 23/09/2021 at 17:57, UltraMega said:

Linux will never replace windows for th simple reason that an open source OS will never have the proper backing to be as good of a consumer OS as windows. Aside from being occasionally used to push specific hardware from valve it's just not relevant to 99% of gamers. Linux may make some big strides, but it will never be on parity with windows in terms of gaming performance. People who hate windows enough to play a much more limited number of games may see a lot of improvements in Linux but that's a very small minority. As long as windows is even just ten percent better, that's enough to make it an easy choice for gamers. Linux would have to actually be better than windows for gamers to switch and that's just not going to happen.

Having to translate DirectX API calls already put it in 2-class, in terms of performance and functionality.  If enough people can put up with it or Windows continues to alienate its users, the wider adoption may eventually shift graphics over to Vulkan which would really boost Linux gaming, paving the way for native adoption.

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22 minutes ago, mouacyk said:

Having to translate DirectX API calls already put it in 2-class, in terms of performance and functionality.  If enough people can put up with it or Windows continues to alienate its users, the wider adoption may eventually shift graphics over to Vulkan which would really boost Linux gaming, paving the way for native adoption.

I think 99% of PC gamers out there don't feel alienated by windows. People on forums like this who have specific gripes with windows or Microsoft are not the average users. 

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