How to play Nioh 2 on Linux

Nioh 2 is the sequel to Nioh, a 2015 Action RPG. It takes place in Japan and was released on PS4, PS5, as well as Microsoft Windows. With a few tweaks, the game can run on Linux. Here’s how.

Nioh 2 on Linux

Nioh 2 working Linux

You’ll be able to play Nioh 2 on Linux, but only with the help of Proton, which comes with the official Steam for Linux client. To get started setting up Nioh 2, you’ll need to install Steam.

Install Steam

To install Steam for Linux, start by opening up a terminal window on the Linux desktop. To open up a terminal window, press Ctrl + Alt + T on the keyboard. Once the terminal window is open, use the command-line installation instructions outlined below to get the application working on the OS you use.

Ubuntu

On Ubuntu, the Steam application is easily installable via the Apt command below.

sudo apt install steam

Debian

If you’re using Debian Linux, you’ll need to download the Steam package manually to install it. To start the download, use the following wget command down below in a terminal window.

wget https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/client/installer/steam.deb

With the Steam DEB package done downloading to your computer, it is time to install the package. To install the package on your computer, make use of the dpkg command down below.

sudo dpkg -i steam.deb

Finally, finish installing Steam by correcting any dependency errors that may have occurred. 

sudo apt-get install -f

Arch Linux

On Arch Linux, you’ll be able to get the latest release of Steam up and running with the Pacman command below.

sudo pacman -S steam

Fedora/OpenSUSE

If you’re using OpenSUSE or Fedora, it is possible to install Steam through their respective software repositories. However, it is our opinion that the Flatpak release of Steam works better, so please follow those instructions instead.

Flatpak

To get the Steam app working via Flatpak, you’ll need to do a few things. To start, you’ll need to set up the Flatpak runtime. To configure and set up the Flatpak runtime on Linux, follow our guide on the subject.

After setting up the Flatpak runtime on your Linux PC, the next step in the installation process is to use the remote-add command down below to set up the Flathub app store. This app store has the Steam app, so it is required.

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo

Once the Flathub app store is set up on your computer, use the following installation command down below to get the Steam application working.

flatpak install flathub com.valvesoftware.Steam

Install Nioh 2 on Linux

When the Steam application is set up on your Linux PC as a Flatpak, open it up by searching for it in the app menu. After that, follow along with the Step-by-step process down below to get Nioh 2 working on Linux. 

Step 1: To start, find the “Steam” menu and click on it with the mouse. Once inside of the Steam menu, find the “Settings” button, and select it. Then, click on “Steam Play” and check both  “Enable Steam Play for supported titles” and “Enable Steam Play for all other titles.”

When both boxes are checked, find the “OK” button, and select it. By selecting it, Steam will restart. When Steam is done restarting, move on to Step 2.

Step 2: Find the “STORE” button at the top of Steam and select it to go to the Store. Once on the Store, find the search box, and click on it. Then, in the search box, type in “Nioh 2” and press the Enter key.

Look through the search results and click on “Nioh 2” to go to the game’s Steam page. Once on the Steam page, look for the green “Add to cart” button to add the game to your cart and purchase it for your account.

Step 3: After purchasing the game, click on “LIBRARY” to access your Steam library. Then, locate “Nioh 2” and select it. Then, find the blue “INSTALL” button to download and install the game on your computer.

Step 4: Once the game is installed, find Nioh 2 and right-click on it with the mouse. From there, select “Properties.” Then, select “Set launch options” and paste in the code below.

PROTON_NO_ESYNC=1 

Step 5: Find the green “PLAY” button, and select it to start the game. Keep in mind that the game may take a second to start up. As the game starts up, Steam will configure it to run on Linux. Sit back and allow the game to be configured.

After the configuration is complete, you’ll be free to run Nioh 2!

Troubleshooting

Nioh 2 works pretty well on Linux. If you’re having issues playing it, be sure to check out the Nioh 2 ProtonDB page for help.

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How to play The Forest on Linux

The Forest is a survival horror video game developed and published by Endnight Games. In the game, the player is on a remote, heavily forested peninsula. Here’s how you can play it on Linux.

The Forest on Linux

The Forest on Linux

The Forest works on Linux, but only with Proton’s help, which is a built-in feature of the Linux release of Steam. So, before we can go over how to configure the game, we must demonstrate how to install Steam on Linux.

Install Steam

To start the installation of Steam on your Linux PC, begin by opening up a terminal window. To open up a terminal window on the Linux desktop, press Ctrl + Alt + T on the keyboard. Or search for “Terminal” in the app menu.

Once the terminal window is open, follow along with the installation instructions outlined below that corresponds with the Linux operating system you currently use.

Ubuntu

On Ubuntu, the Steam application is installable by way of the Apt command. 

sudo apt install steam

Debian

Those on Debian Linux need to download the Steam DEB package to start the installation manually. To download, use the following wget download command below.

wget https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/client/installer/steam.deb

Now that the DEB package is done downloading to your computer, the installation can begin. Using the dpkg command below, install the Steam package on your Debian Linux system.

sudo dpkg -i steam.deb

When the installation is complete, clean up the software dependencies for Steam by using the apt-get command below.

sudo apt-get install -f

Arch Linux

On Arch Linux, the Steam application can be installed by using the Pacman command below.

sudo pacman -S steam

Fedora/OpenSUSE

On both Fedora as well as OpenSUSE Linux, Steam can be installed through the traditional software repositories. However, the Flatpak app works much better on these systems, so we suggest that you install Steam that way.

Flatpak

To get the Flatpak release of Steam working on your Linux PC, you’ll need to first set up the Flatpak runtime on your computer. To set up the Flatpak runtime on your computer, follow along with this guide on the subject

After setting up the Flatpak runtime on your computer, you’ll need to configure the Flathub app store. To set up the Flathub store, make use of the remote-add command down below. 

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo

With the Flathub app store set up on your computer, the installation of Steam can begin. Using the flatpak install command down below, install the latest release of Steam on your computer.

flatpak install flathub com.valvesoftware.Steam

Install The Forest working on Linux

Now that Steam is up and running open up the app by searching for it in the app menu. After that, log in with your user credentials and follow the step-by-step instructions to get The Forest working on Linux.

Step 1: To start, open up the “Steam” menu, and click it. From there, select the “Settings” button to open up the Steam settings area. Once inside of the Steam settings area, check both “Enable Steam Play for supported titles” and “Enable Steam Play for all other titles.” Click “OK” to save.

Step 2: Find the “STORE” button in Steam and click on it to access the Steam Store, find the search box, and click on “Search”. Type out “The Forest,” and press the Enter key on the keyboard to start a search. 

In the search results, select “The Forest” to go to the game’s store page. Find the green “Add to cart” button to purchase the game and add it to your account on the Store page.

Step 3: After purchasing the game, find “LIBRARY” and click on it to go to your Steam library. Once in your Steam library, select “The Forest,” then select the blue “INSTALL” button to download and install the game to your computer.

Step 4: Head over to the Glorious Eggroll ProtonDB page. Once there, follow the installation instructions for it. There’s a lot to do, including installing Wine, Winetricks, etc. It is all covered on that page.

Step 5: When you’ve gotten Glorious Eggroll configured on your Steam, right-click on “The Forest” with the mouse. Then, find the “Properties” button, and select it.

Inside the properties window, find “COMPATIBILITY” and click it. Then, set it, so the game uses Proton Glorious Eggroll (AKA Proton GE.)

Step 6: Select the green “PLAY” button to start up the game. When the game starts up, Steam will attempt to configure it to run on Linux. Be patient, and allow the configuration to happen. When it is complete, you’ll be able to play!

Troubleshooting

The Forest runs pretty well on Linux. Still, if you run into problems while playing, you’ll want to troubleshoot. To do that, check out The Forest ProtonDB page.

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How to play Geometry Dash on Linux

Geometry Dash is a music platformer game developed by Robert Topala. The game is available to play on iOS, Android, as well as Microsoft Windows via Steam. In the game, players control a character’s movement and navigate through a series of music-based levels while avoiding obstacles and hazards.

Geometry Dash on Linux

While Geometry Dash isn’t officially ported to Linux, it can run on the platform with a few tweaks. In this guide, we’ll show you how to play Geometry Dash on Linux.

Geometry Dash on Linux

The Geometry Dash game works great on Linux, but only with Proton’s power, which is built into Steam for Linux.  For this reason, we’ll need to demonstrate how to set up the Steam client.

Install Steam

To start installing Steam on Linux, start by opening up a terminal window on the Linux desktop. To open up a terminal window on your Linux desktop, press Ctrl + Alt + T on the keyboard. Or, open up the app menu, search for “Terminal,” and do it that way.

Once the terminal window is open and ready to use, follow the command-line installation instructions that correspond with the Linux OS you currently use to get the Steam app up and running.

Ubuntu

On Ubuntu, get the Steam application up and running by using the Apt command.

sudo apt install steam

Debian

To get Steam working on Debian, you’ll need to download the latest Steam DEB package to your computer manually. To do that, use the wget downloader command below.

wget https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/client/installer/steam.deb

After the Steam DEB package’s download is complete, the installation of Steam on Debian can begin. Using the dpkg command below, install the latest release of Steam on your computer.

sudo dpkg -i steam.deb

Once Debian has Steam installed, fix the dependency issues that may have arisen during the installation process by entering the command below.

sudo apt-get install -f

Arch Linux

On Arch Linux, users can install the Steam application by making use of the Pacman command below.

sudo pacman -S steam

Fedora/OpenSUSE

On both Fedora Linux as well as OpenSUSE, users can install the Steam application through their included software sources. However, the Flatpak version of Steam works much better on these two operating systems, so we recommend installing that instead.

Flatpak

To get Steam working via Flatpak, you must first enable the Flatpak runtime. To enable the runtime on your Linux PC, follow our in-depth guide on the subject.

Now that the Flatpak runtime is configured on your Linux PC, the next step is to set up the Flathub app store. To set up the Flathub app store on your computer, enter the following command below.

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo

With the Flathub app store set up, it is time to install Steam on your Linux PC. To do that, use the following command below. 

flatpak install flathub com.valvesoftware.Steam

Install Geometry Dash on Linux

Once Steam is installed on your computer, open it up and log in with your user credentials. When the app is open, follow along with the step-by-step instructions below to get Geometry Dash working.

Step 1: First, open up the Steam menu by clicking on “Steam.” From there, find the “Settings” button and select it to open up the Steam settings area. In the Steam settings area, check “Enable Steam Play for supported titles” and “Enable Steam Play for all other titles.” 

Click the “OK” button to save the changes.

Step 2: Find the “STORE” button and click on it with the mouse to access the Steam store. Inside the Steam store, select the search box, and type out “Geometry Dash.” 

Press the Enter key to view the search results. Select “Geometry Dash” to access the game’s Steam page.

Step 3: On the Geometry Dash Steam page, find the green “Add to cart” button, and click on it to add the game to your account. Once you’ve purchased it, select the “Library” button to access your Steam games library.

Step 4: Inside your Steam games library, select Geometry Dash, and find the blue “INSTALL” button to download and install the game to your computer. The game will not take long to install. 

Step 5: Geometry Dash doesn’t require anything to configure. Just select the green “PLAY” button to start up the game. Please note that Geometry Dash may take a bit to start up, as Steam must configure it to run on Linux.

When Geometry Dash starts up, you’ll be ready to play! Enjoy!

Troubleshooting

Geometry Dash is rated highly on ProtonDB, so there shouldn’t be any issues playing the game. That said, if you run into any problems, feel free to check out the Geometry Dash ProtonDB page.

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How to play Space Engineers on Linux

Space Engineers is a voxel-based sandbox game that takes place in space. In it, the player can mine for resources, create bases, explore, etc. In this guide, we’ll show you how you can play the game on Linux.

Space Engineers on Linux

Space Engineers on Linux 

Space Engineers works on Linux, and you’ll be able to play it. However, it only works with the power of Proton, included in the Linux release of Steam. For this reason, we’ll need to go over how to install the Steam application beforehand.

Install Steam

To start the installation of Steam on your Linux PC, open up a terminal window. To open up a terminal window, press Ctrl + Alt + T on the keyboard. Or, search for “Terminal” in the app menu and open it up that way.

Once the terminal window is open and ready to use, follow along with the installation instructions down below that correspond with the Linux operating system you currently use.

Ubuntu

On Ubuntu, you’ll be able to install the Steam application by using the Apt command below. 

sudo apt install steam

Debian

On Debian Linux, the Steam app is installable via a downloadable DEB package on your computer. To download the Steam DEB package on your computer, use the wget downloader tool to grab it.

wget https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/client/installer/steam.deb

After downloading the latest Steam DEB package to your Debian Linux PC, the installation of Steam can begin. Using the dpkg command below, you’ll be able to get the Steam app working.

sudo dpkg -i steam.deb

With the Steam DEB package installed on your computer, you’ll need to execute the apt-get install -f command below to correct any dependency issues that may have arisen during the installation.

sudo apt-get install -f

Arch Linux

On Arch Linux, the Steam app is easily installable with the following Pacman command.

sudo pacman -S steam

Fedora/OpenSUSE

On both Fedora and OpenSUSE Linux, Steam can be installed through the official software sources. However, the Flatpak release of Steam works much better on these distributions, and for that reason, we recommend installing it instead. 

Flatpak

To get the Steam app working on Steam, the first thing you must do is enable the Flatpak runtime on your computer. To enable the Flatpak runtime on your computer, follow this guide on the subject.

After setting up the Flatpak runtime on your computer, you must set up the Flathub app store. To set up the Flathub app store, make use of the following remote-add command below. This step is critical, as, without it, Steam cannot be installed.

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo

Now that the Flathub app store is set up, the Steam application can be installed. Using the command below, install Steam.

flatpak install flathub com.valvesoftware.Steam

Install Space Engineers on Linux

With Steam installed, open up the app and log into your account with your user credentials. After that, follow along with the step-by-step instructions below to get Space Engineers working on Linux.

Step 1: First, open up Steam and click on the “Steam” menu. From there, select the “Settings” option to access the Steam settings area. From there, find the “Steam Play” area. 

Inside of the Steam Play area, check both “Enable Steam Play for supported titles” and “Enable Steam Play for all other titles.” Then, click on the “OK” button to apply the changes to Steam.

Step 2: Find the “STORE” button and click on it with the mouse. Then, click on the search box with the mouse. Inside the search box, type out “Space Engineers” and press the Enter key to view the results.

Look through the search results for “Space Engineers” and click on it to view its store page. Then, find the green “Add to cart” button to purchase and add the game to your account. 

Step 3: Open up a terminal window. Once the terminal window is open, follow this guide to install Protontricks. You will need it to get Space Engineers working. 

After installing Space Engineers, do the following. First, click on the green “PLAY” button to start the game. Do not worry if it doesn’t launch correctly.

Once the game has launched, close it. Then, go to the terminal and execute the following command.

protontricks --gui 

Choose “Space Engineers” in the Protontricks GUI. Then, select “dotnet48” and install it. Then, reboot your PC.

Step 4: After rebooting your PC, re-launch Steam and click on the green “PLAY” button a second time. As Protontricks has installed dotnet48, it should run correctly! Enjoy!

Troubleshooting

Need help getting Space Engineers to work on your Linux PC? Check out the ProtonDB troubleshooting page for more information.

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How to play Total War: ROME II on Linux

Total War: ROME II is a strategy video game developed by Creative Assembly and published by Sega. It focuses on historical Roman society at a time of war. In this guide, we’ll show you how you can get Total War: ROME II working on your system.

Total War: ROME II on Linux

Total War: ROME II working Linux

Total War: ROME II works on Linux, but only through the power of Proton, which is built into the Linux release of Steam. For this reason, we’ll need to go over how to install Steam on Linux before showing you how to get Total War: ROME II working.

Install. Steam 

To start the installation of Steam on Linux, open up a terminal window on the Linux desktop. To open up a terminal window, press Ctrl + Alt + T on the keyboard. Or, open up a terminal window by searching for “Terminal” in the app menu.

Once you’ve gotten the terminal app open, follow along with the command-line installation instructions outlined below to get the Steam application up and running on your computer.

Ubuntu

On Ubuntu, the Steam application is easily installable with the following Apt command.

sudo apt install steam

Debian

Those using Debian Linux need to manually download the Steam DEB package. To start the download process, open up a terminal window and use the wget downloader command below. 

wget https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/client/installer/steam.deb

After downloading the latest Steam DEB package to your Debian PC, the installation can begin. To install the package on your computer, use the following dpkg command below.

sudo dpkg -i steam.deb

Now that the Steam DEB package is fully installed on your Linux PC, make use of the Apt-get command below to correct any dependencies that may have appeared during the installation process. 

sudo apt-get install -f

Arch Linux

If you’re on Arch Linux, you’ll be able to get the Steam app working with the following Pacman command.

sudo pacman -S steam

Fedora/OpenSUSE

If you’re on Fedora or OpenSUSE Linux, you’ll be able to install Steam through the software sources included in these distributions. However, the Flatpak release of Steam works much better on those distributions, so we recommend installing it instead.

Flatpak

To get Steam working on Flatpak in Linux, you will need to set up the Flatpak runtime. To set up the Flatpak runtime on your computer, follow our guide on the subject.

After setting up the Flatpak runtime on your computer, make use of the remote-add command below to add the Flathub app store to your PC. This app store will make it possible to install Steam.

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo

With the Flathub app store set up, it is time to install Steam. Using the flatpak install command below, install the latest release of Steam on your computer.

flatpak install flathub com.valvesoftware.Steam

Install Total War: ROME II on Linux

Now that Steam is installed on your Linux PC, open up the app and log in using your user credentials. Then, follow the step-by-step instructions below to get Total War: ROME II working on Linux.

Step 1: Find the “Steam” menu, and click on it in Steam. Then, find the “Settings” option, and select it to open up the Steam settings area. Once in Steam settings, locate “Steam Play,” and click on it.

Inside Steam Play, check “Enable Steam Play for supported titles” and “Enable Steam Play for all other titles.” Select the “OK” button to confirm the changes. 

Step 2: Find the “STORE” button and click on it to access the Steam store. Once on the Steam store, find the search box, and click on it. Then, type in “Total War: ROME II” and press the Enter key.

Look through the search results for Total War: ROME II and click on it to add it to your account. 

Step 3: Find the “LIBRARY” button, and locate “Total War: ROME II.” Once you’ve found it, select the blue “INSTALL” button to download and set up the game on Linux. 

When the installation is complete, right-click on Total War: ROME II in the sidebar and select the “Properties” button. From there, find “Compatibility”,  check “Force the use of a specific Steam Play compatibility tool,” and set it to “4.11”.

Step 4: Find the “Set launch options” button and click on it. Then, paste the following code into it.

PROTON_USE_WINED3D=1 %command%

Step 5: Find the green “PLAY” button and click on it to start up the game. When you click on it, Steam will attempt to configure the game for Linux. Sit back and be patient. When it is complete, Total War: ROME II will startup. Enjoy!

Troubleshooting

Are you having trouble playing Total War: ROME II on your Linux PC? Check out the Total War: ROME II ProtonDB page for help.

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