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Steam and Proton better Linux games

If you are completely interested in games on PC, you may have already contacted Steam, the platform Valve uses to distribute, update, and run games. Steam makes it possible to buy games, install them via the Internet, and run them from the Steam interface. Ah, but this brings us back to the old Linux game support puzzle, because not every PC game is designed to run on any platform other than Microsoft Windows.

In other words, there are many Steam games that can run on Linux, and in general, Windows Steam games can be persuaded to run on Linux, even if some “adjustments” from the user may be required. Steam officially supports this method using a system called Proton. Let all these things run, and then possibly optimize the results, is what we will see in this tutorial.

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Steam itself is installed through a custom program called Steam Installer. This makes sense, because Steam will update itself and the games you install with it, without relying on Linux’s own update system. Today, the installer is located in the official repositories of many Linux distributions, such as Ubuntu and Fedora and their derivatives. Since Steam is proprietary software, you may have to enable specific repositories, such as “Multiverse” on Ubuntu or “Nonfree” on Fedora.

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