So, you’ve pressed play on The Sims 4 on Steam on Linux, and, annoyingly, you find that the game simply won’t load! The game loaded fine yesterday, but now it’s not working! You’ve probably uninstalled and reinstalled the game only to find that the same thing happens again and again over time. You’ve probably spent long hours customising your Sims, or have a bunch of mods installed which you don’t want to lose.
Screen Tearing on NVIDIA One of the most annoying things that has bugged me for years while using an NVIDIA graphics card with Linux is the screen tearing which happens while gaming or watching videos. You can see if your current setup suffers from this by viewing the example video below in full screen. If you see breaks in the black lines while they are scrolling, then you have screen tearing too.