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Completely new to MXLinux
2 projects | reddit.com/r/linux4noobs | 30 Sep 2022
EXEs are designed for Windows and generally don't work on Linux. There is Wine to run generic windows apps but compatibility is all over the place (otherwise people would already adopt Linux for general home computing en masse) and Proton for gaming with hit and miss result. If your games are supported, you might be able to just keep using Linux, otherwise, you can dual boot or just switch to Windows entirely if you don't have any preference. Try installing Steam (even if you didn't purchase any game, you can try some of the free games) to see how it works for you.
The recent Glibc 2.36 update breaking EAC fiasco has inspired me to try Steam Flatpak for the first time.
2 projects | reddit.com/r/Fedora | 22 Sep 2022
I got this impression because someone reported it on that Github page. On the other hand, in many cases these kind of issues may turn out to be something wrong on the user's end. For example someone else reported that he had lower performance on Steam Flatpak compared to the repo package, but then it turned out to be caused by different Mesa driver version (he probably had newer system Mesa that probably improved performance for that game.2 projects | reddit.com/r/Fedora | 22 Sep 2022
So yeah, just wanted to share my experience. Overally I'm very happy because now I'm sure that I'll be able to upgrade to Fedora 37 and still enjoy some of my favorite games. However, if you're interested to try Steam Flatpak, I strongly recommend to take a look at its Github issues page and see if there aren't any deal breaking issues that affect you personally. For example, it still has some issues if you store your games on a separate hard drive.
Steam (deb/apt) shows error message
3 projects | reddit.com/r/kde | 16 Sep 2022
As a last resort, you could of course always use Flatpak to install Steam.
What's the deal with flatpaks? So many seem to have issues
3 projects | reddit.com/r/gnome | 15 Sep 2022
Steam doesn't properly add desktop shortcuts to games
How good is flatpak sandboxing capabilities?
2 projects | reddit.com/r/flatpak | 14 Sep 2022
If you look at the flatpak manifest for Steam, you see that it already has pretty restrictive sandbox. The only file system permissions it requests are:
Bottles/Steam/Wine apps close when unlocking my Plasma Desktop session
2 projects | reddit.com/r/kde | 7 Sep 2022
Hi. I run both Bottles and Steam as Flatpak apps (via Flathub). (Both run some variation of Wine, as I understand it.) They work great!
Why the Flatpak build of Mesa isn't updated to the 22 version?
2 projects | reddit.com/r/flatpak | 28 Aug 2022
You might want to use the Flathub Beta variant of the app, as the standard mesa-git extension is broken with the latest version of pressure vessel, it seems This might help your issue, until the 22.08 runtime is released: https://github.com/flathub/com.valvesoftware.Steam/wiki/Using-beta-branch-of-this-app
steam missing 32 bit lib
2 projects | reddit.com/r/linux_gaming | 22 Aug 2022
Flatpak Steam2 projects | reddit.com/r/linux_gaming | 22 Aug 2022
Try installing steam via Flathub, it should provide all of the required dependencies. Plus it doesn't clutter your install with 32bit libraries.
What are some alternatives?
steam-devices - List of devices Steam and SteamVR will want read/write permissions on, to help downstream distributions create udev rules/etc
flatpak - Linux application sandboxing and distribution framework
flatpak-wine - wine using flatpak (build with runtime freedesktop sdk 21.08), provides wine to Centos like distros (https://flatpak.org/setup/)
LinuxGSM - The command-line tool for quick, simple deployment and management of Linux dedicated game servers.
mesa - Mesa 3D graphics library (read-only mirror of https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/mesa/mesa/)
steam-for-linux - Issue tracking for the Steam for Linux beta client
antimicrox - Graphical program used to map keyboard buttons and mouse controls to a gamepad. Useful for playing games with no gamepad support.
nonguix - Nonguix mirror -- pull requests ignored, please use upstream for that
toolbox - Tool for containerized command line environments on Linux
protontricks - A wrapper that does winetricks things for Proton enabled games, requires Winetricks.