No man's sky is absurdly slow, so slow I can't even get out of a loading screen

Before I go on to describe everything I’d like to say, the game works just fine on the same computer under linux mint. With that out of the way forgive me if I copypaste from the proton discord post I recently wrote:

I’m having problems with a game, specifically no man’s sky, ID: 275850
I moved to endeavours from mint, it works just fine on mint.
Since I’m lazy I thought I’d just copypaste the steam folder from one system to the other.
I don’t know if that was a mistake, but loading screens are painfully long and animations are slow (the loading screen isn’t just a still image), to the point that I give up on letting it load.
I tried deleting the shaders folder hoping it would solve the problem, it didn’t. I reinstalled, also didn’t help.
At this point I’m not sure what else I could try and I don’t know where to get better info to share here.
My gpu is the only one that comes to mind: AMD ATI Radeon RX 5600 OEM/5600 XT / 5700/5700 XT

I thought I’d post here too because I might find better help in a forum dedicated to the specific distro I’m using.

Since we don’t know anything else, make sure you follow requirements

Good call :upside_down_face:


https://www.protondb.com/app/275850

Looks like not many people having problems on EndeavourOS / Arch, so it must be not the game itself.

Last good :enos: review was with using Proton-6.19-GE-2 GloriousEggroll, you may try it :space_invader:

All the packages needed in the link you shared are installed. As for glorious eggroll, I tried many different version of proton, including that one, but all versions have issues. That particular one doesn’t even boot the game at all.
Others give me this error: 79372_0x213DFFA_ST76561198032370916
A search for that lead to this post: https://steamcommunity.com/app/275850/discussions/1/3165461775603210360/

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@Elloquin is this me, or you have played No man’s sky not so long ago? Any knowledge you have?

I did let me check…

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Here’s a couple of logs from steam, hopefully they can be helpful, three logs obtained with different versions of proton.
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/481725982642929676/909197392715317298/1_steam-275850.log

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/481725982642929676/909197393071837205/2_steam-275850.log

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/481725982642929676/909197393235427388/3_steam-275850.log

Don’t misunderstand me not responding for lack of interest or as me abandoning the thread, I’m gonna hit the hay cause I gotta work tomorrow morning, but I really appreciate the help, thank you.

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works…

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Well, yeah, I know for most people it’s fine, it does have a gold rating on protondb :slight_smile:
I was mostly hoping to find a way to make it work for myself as well.

OK so lets start with what hardware we are dealing with,. Please post inxi -Fxxxza --no-host from a terminal as well as lsblk and sudo parted -lthat is the letter L not the number 1.

As far a packages are concerned I only use the following:
Steam
https://archlinux.org/packages/multilib/x86_64/steam/
Gamemode
https://archlinux.org/packages/community/x86_64/gamemode/

I have all AMD hardware so I use the Zen kernel and the vulkan radeon drivers (not amdvlk).

Thank you elloquin, the help is appreciated.
How do I make sure that I am, indeed, using the appropriate drivers and kernel? I have all AMD too.

raccoon@trash  ~  sudo parted -l
Model: ATA SanDisk SDSSDH3 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 500GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: gpt
Disk Flags:

Number  Start   End    Size    File system  Name                          Flags
 1      1049kB  524MB  523MB   ntfs         Basic data partition          hidden, diag
 2      524MB   629MB  105MB   fat32        EFI system partition          boot, esp
 3      629MB   646MB  16,8MB               Microsoft reserved partition  msftres
 4      646MB   500GB  499GB   ntfs         Basic data partition          msftdata


Model: ATA Samsung SSD 860 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sdb: 2000GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: gpt
Disk Flags:

Number  Start   End     Size    File system     Name  Flags
 1      2097kB  539MB   537MB   fat32                 boot, esp
 2      539MB   1991GB  1990GB  ext4            root  legacy_boot
 3      1991GB  2000GB  9449MB  linux-swap(v1)        swap


Model: ATA SATA3 2TB SSD (scsi)
Disk /dev/sdc: 2000GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: gpt
Disk Flags:

Number  Start   End     Size    File system     Name  Flags
 1      1049kB  1984GB  1984GB  ext4
 2      1984GB  2000GB  16,4GB  linux-swap(v1)        swap


Model: WD Elements 2620 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sdd: 4001GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B
Partition Table: gpt
Disk Flags:

Number  Start   End     Size    File system  Name      Flags
 1      1049kB  4001GB  4001GB  ntfs         Elements  msftdata

raccoon@trash  ~  lsblk
NAME   MAJ:MIN RM   SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINTS
sda      8:0    0 465,8G  0 disk
├─sda1   8:1    0   499M  0 part
├─sda2   8:2    0   100M  0 part
├─sda3   8:3    0    16M  0 part
└─sda4   8:4    0 465,2G  0 part
sdb      8:16   0   1,8T  0 disk
├─sdb1   8:17   0   512M  0 part /boot/efi
├─sdb2   8:18   0   1,8T  0 part /
└─sdb3   8:19   0   8,8G  0 part [SWAP]
sdc      8:32   0   1,8T  0 disk
├─sdc1   8:33   0   1,8T  0 part
└─sdc2   8:34   0  15,3G  0 part
sdd      8:48   0   3,6T  0 disk
└─sdd1   8:49   0   3,6T  0 part

raccoon@trash  ~  inxi -Fxxxza --no-host
System:    Kernel: 5.14.16-arch1-1 x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0
           parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-linux root=UUID=13e8dab8-6892-47db-8c66-b6419bef8235 rw quiet
           resume=UUID=059490ff-1694-4d58-af96-d2c833828cff loglevel=3 nowatchdog
           Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.23.3 tk: Qt 5.15.2 wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: EndeavourOS
           base: Arch Linux
Machine:   Type: Desktop Mobo: Micro-Star model: X570-A PRO (MS-7C37) v: 3.0 serial: <filter>
           UEFI: American Megatrends v: H.70 date: 01/09/2020
CPU:       Info: 6-Core model: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen 2 family: 17 (23)
           model-id: 71 (113) stepping: 0 microcode: 8701013 cache: L2: 3 MiB
           flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm bogomips: 86439
           Speed: 3797 MHz min/max: 2200/3600 MHz boost: enabled Core speeds (MHz): 1: 3797 2: 2066 3: 2062
           4: 3952 5: 2056 6: 2776 7: 2056 8: 3867 9: 3625 10: 2056 11: 2070 12: 3996
           Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected
           Type: l1tf status: Not affected
           Type: mds status: Not affected
           Type: meltdown status: Not affected
           Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp
           Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
           Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full AMD retpoline, IBPB: conditional, STIBP: conditional, RSB filling
           Type: srbds status: Not affected
           Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:  Device-1: Blackmagic Design Intensity Pro 4K driver: blackmagic-io v: 12.2a12 alternate: blackmagic_io
           bus-ID: 23:00.0 chip-ID: bdbd:a139 class-ID: 0400
           Device-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Navi 10 [Radeon RX 5600 OEM/5600 XT / 5700/5700 XT]
           vendor: ASUSTeK driver: amdgpu v: kernel bus-ID: 2f:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:731f class-ID: 0300
           Display: x11 server: X.org 1.21.1.1 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: loaded: amdgpu,ati
           unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,radeon,vesa resolution: <missing: xdpyinfo>
           OpenGL: renderer: AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT (NAVI10 DRM 3.42.0 5.14.16-arch1-1 LLVM 12.0.1)
           v: 4.6 Mesa 21.2.4 direct render: Yes
Audio:     Device-1: Blackmagic Design Intensity Pro 4K driver: blackmagic-io v: 12.2a12 alternate: blackmagic_io
           bus-ID: 23:00.0 chip-ID: bdbd:a139 class-ID: 0400
           Device-2: YUAN High-Tech Development driver: N/A bus-ID: 25:00.0 chip-ID: 12ab:0380 class-ID: 0480
           Device-3: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Navi 10 HDMI Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
           bus-ID: 2f:00.1 chip-ID: 1002:ab38 class-ID: 0403
           Device-4: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Starship/Matisse HD Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI X570-A PRO
           driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 31:00.4 chip-ID: 1022:1487 class-ID: 0403
           Device-5: SteelSeries ApS Arctis 7 wireless adapter type: USB driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid
           bus-ID: 5-3.4:5 chip-ID: 1038:1260 class-ID: 0300
           Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.14.16-arch1-1 running: yes
           Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.19 running: no
           Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: yes
           Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.40 running: no
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Micro-Star MSI X570-A PRO
           driver: r8169 v: kernel modules: r8168 port: d000 bus-ID: 27:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
           IF: enp39s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
           Device-2: SteelSeries ApS Arctis 7 wireless adapter type: USB driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid
           bus-ID: 5-3.4:5 chip-ID: 1038:1260 class-ID: 0300
Bluetooth: Device-1: Cambridge Silicon Radio Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode) type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
           bus-ID: 5-1:2 chip-ID: 0a12:0001 class-ID: e001
           Report: rfkill ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: down bt-service: disabled rfk-block: hardware: no
           software: no address: see --recommends
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 7.73 TiB used: 408.56 GiB (5.2%)
           SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
           ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: SanDisk model: SDSSDH3 500G size: 465.76 GiB block-size:
           physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 00RL scheme: GPT
           ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 860 QVO 2TB size: 1.82 TiB block-size:
           physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 1B6Q scheme: GPT
           ID-3: /dev/sdc maj-min: 8:32 model: SATA3 2TB SSD size: 1.82 TiB block-size: physical: 512 B
           logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 8A0 scheme: GPT
           ID-4: /dev/sdd maj-min: 8:48 type: USB vendor: Western Digital model: WD Elements 2620 size: 3.64 TiB
           block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B type: N/A serial: <filter> rev: 1020 scheme: GPT
Partition: ID-1: / raw-size: 1.81 TiB size: 1.78 TiB (98.37%) used: 408.56 GiB (22.4%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb2
           maj-min: 8:18
           ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 512 MiB size: 511 MiB (99.80%) used: 296 KiB (0.1%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sdb1
           maj-min: 8:17
Swap:      Kernel: swappiness: 60 (default) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
           ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 8.8 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2 dev: /dev/sdb3
           maj-min: 8:19
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 63.4 C mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu temp: 51.0 C mem: 48.0 C
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: amdgpu fan: 0
Info:      Processes: 312 Uptime: 3h 10m wakeups: 0 Memory: 31.3 GiB used: 5.15 GiB (16.5%) Init: systemd v: 249
           tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 11.1.0 Packages: pacman: 1118 lib: 323 Shell: Zsh v: 5.8
           running-in: kitty inxi: 3.3.07

Why are you on kernel 5.14?

I have no idea, I installed a few days ago, booted the live and had it install from online.
How do I change that?

I’m not the most knowledgeable user, I hope to improve with time, but I don’t know how to aside from personal experience.

Oh did you update?

I run pacman -Syu once a day if that answers your question.

Maybe update your mirrors. The kernel is currently here:

https://archlinux.org/packages/core/x86_64/linux/

linux 5.15.2.arch1-1

Alright, I’ll look up how to update my mirrors then. How do I install the kernel update? Would it just happen with a -Syu once I update mirrors?

Yes fully updating will pull the latest files. Use the welcome app for your mirrors it has a button for this.

Alright, all updated and rebooted

uname -r   
5.15.2-arch1-1

Sadly NMS is still not working correctly.

Let me log into it and see what settings I have.

Thanks!

How would I edit my settings without logging in game though? I can’t find settings in the login screen.