X Rebirth

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Approaching a plot ship in X Rebirth
Approaching a plot ship in X Rebirth

This game works internally basically like X4 so it may be possible to get everything going but frankly I never bothered. In fact many X4 extensions re-use content from Rebirth and it’s modding wiki is one of my most important sources for X4 too.

I mostly list it here because I do start it on occasion for it’s story. It also looks a lot more alive than X4 and is not that resource hungry. There’s also a VR version but I don’t own any VR hardware so I never tried.

Launch parameters

Like most games does this one also not detect a screen layout but only the primary display on a Linux PC so it won’t offer the maximum resolution possible e.g. with a triple head setup đŸ–Ĩī¸đŸ–Ĩī¸đŸ–Ĩī¸. This can be worked around in multiple ways, e.g. with configuring a virtual desktop in the WINEPREFIX, by adding a virtual monitor to the system or simply by making use of gamescope, the SteamOS session compositing window manager.

Here is an example how games may be started from Steam by adding the following commands to the start parameters (That’s basically the same for e.g. Lutris btw).

gamescope -h 1200 -w 5760 -H 1200 -W 5760 -b -e – %command%

This is not needed if only one monitor is used for gaming.