How to play Dead Rising on Linux

Dead Rising is an action/adventure open-world game. The game focuses on Frank, the photographer, just as the world descends into a zombie apocalypse. The player controls Frank as he fights to survive at an abandoned mall.

play Dead Rising on Linux

Dead Rising on Linux

Dead Rising has been ported to several different platforms over the years but strangely never made it to Linux. Thankfully though, it is possible to play this game on any Linux system with a few tweaks. 

Install Steam

Ubuntu

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

sudo apt install steam

Debian

If you’re using Debian Linux, you can get Steam working quite quickly by downloading the DEB package directly from Valve’s Steam website. To start the download process, use the following wget command down below.

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

After downloading Steam to your Debian Linux PC, you can install the software using the dpkg command.

 sudo dpkg -i steam.deb

With the Steam DEB package installed on Debian, you must correct any dependency issues during the installation process. To correct the dependencies on your PC, execute the following apt-get install -f command below.

sudo apt-get install -f

Arch Linux

To install Steam on Arch Linux, ensure that the “multilib” software repository is enabled in /etc/pacman.conf. Once it is enabled, use the Pacman -Syy command to re-sync your servers with Arch. Doing this command will also set up “multilib.”

After getting “multilib working, use the command below to install the latest release of Steam. 

sudo pacman -S steam

Fedora/OpenSUSE

On both Fedora Linux as well as OpenSUSE Linux, Steam is easily installable through a software repository. That said, these versions of the app aren’t as good, so we don’t recommend going this route. Instead, we suggest installing Steam via Flatpak.

Flatpak

Steam is available as a Flatpak package in the Flathub app store. If you’d like to use the Flatpak release of Steam, you’ll need first to enable the Flatpak runtime. To turn on the runtime, install the “flatpak” package using your Linux PC’s package manager.

Can’t figure out how to set up Flatpak on your Linux PC? Be sure to check out our in-depth guide on Flatpak. It walks you through how to install and set up the runtime.

Once the Flatpak runtime is up and running, it is time to enable the Flathub app store. To enable Flathub, use the following flatpak remote-add command below. 

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

With the Flathub app store set up in Flatpak on Linux, you’ll be able to install Steam on your computer. To install, enter the following flatpak install command down below.

flatpak install flathub com.valvesoftware.Steam

Play Dead Rising on Linux

Now that Steam is installed and ready to use, open it up and log in using your user credentials. After that, follow the step-by-step instructions down below to play Dead Rising on Linux!

Step 1: Inside Steam, find the “Steam” menu and click on it to reveal its options. Once inside, select the “Settings” menu entry to open up the Steam settings area. From there, locate “Steam Play” and click on it to access the Steam Play area.

Inside the “Steam Play” area, you must check two boxes. These boxes are “Enable Steam Play for supported titles” and “Enable Steam Play for all other titles.”

Step 2: Locate the “Store” button at the top of Steam and click on it to access the Steam Store. From there, click on the search box, and type in “Dead Rising.” Press the Enter key to view the search results.

Look through the search for “Dead Rising” and click on it to go to the game’s Steam Storefront page.

Step 3: Once on the Dead Rising Steam Storefront page, and look for the green “Add to cart” button. Select it with your mouse to purchase and add the game to your Steam account.

When you’ve purchased the game, move on to your Steam Library by clicking on “Library.”

Step 4: In your Steam library, locate “Dead Rising” and right-click on it. Select “Properties,” followed by “Set launch options.”

Paste the following code into the launch options text box. This code is required to get the game to run right.

WINEDLLOVERRIDES="xaudio2_7=n,b" %command%

Step 5: Close the properties window. After that, select the blue “INSTALL” button to download and install the game onto your computer. When the game is finished installing, the blue “INSTALL” button will become a green “PLAY” button.

Click on the green “PLAY” button to enjoy Dead Rising on Linux!

Troubleshooting

Are you having issues playing Dead Rising? If so, check out the game’s ProtonDB page for help!

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How to play Metro Exodus on Linux

Metro Exodus is the third entry in the Metro franchise, a video game centered around post-apocalyptic life in Moscow subway tunnels. In this guide, we’ll show you how to play Metro Exodus on Linux.

 Metro Exodus on Linux

Metro Exodus on Linux

Metro Exodus works very well on Linux, but only with Proton’s help, a feature built into the Linux version of Steam. For this reason, we’ll need to go over how to install Steam on Linux before showing you how to play Metro Exodus.

Install Steam

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

Once the terminal window is open and ready to go, follow along with the installation instructions down below to get the latest release of Steam working on Linux.

Ubuntu

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

sudo apt install steam

Debian

On Debian, you must manually download the Steam DEB package to your computer so you can install the program. To download the Steam DEB package, use the following wget command below.

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

After downloading the latest Steam DEB package to your computer, the installation of Steam can begin. Using the dpkg command below, install Steam for Linux on your Debian PC.

sudo dpkg -i steam.deb

Once the Steam DEB package is installed on your Debian system, you will need to correct any dependency issues that occurred during the installation. To fix the issues, execute the following apt-get install -f command.

sudo apt-get install -f

Arch Linux

On Arch Linux, you will be able to install Steam provided you have the “multilib” software repository enabled in the /etc/pacman.conf file. To start the installation, edit your configuration file, enable “multilib,” and update Arch. Then, use the Pacman command below to get Steam.

sudo pacman -S steam

Fedora/OpenSUSE

On both OpenSUSE and Fedora Linux, it is possible to install Steam through included software sources. However, the Flatpak release of Steam seems to work better on these operating systems. For this reason, we suggest following the Flatpak installation instructions instead.

Flatpak

To install Steam via Flatpak on Linux, you must first enable the Flatpak runtime on your computer. To enable the Flatpak runtime on your system, follow our guide on the subject

After setting up the Flatpak runtime on your computer, you must set up the Flathub app store. To set up Flathub, make use of the following flatpak remote-add command below.

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

Now that Flathub is configured, you’ll be able to install Steam via Flatpak using the command below.

flatpak install flathub com.valvesoftware.Steam

Install Metro Exodus on Linux

With Steam installed, open up the app and log in using your user account credentials. Then, follow the step-by-step instructions below to get Metro Exodus working on Linux!

Step 1: In Steam, click on the “Steam” menu. Inside the “Steam” menu, find the “Settings” option and click on it to open up the Steam settings area.

Once in the Steam settings area, find the “Steam Play” section, and click on it to access Steam Play settings. Then, check both “Enable Steam Play for supported titles” and “Enable Steam Play for all other titles.”

Step 2: Find the “STORE” button at the top of Steam, and click on it with the mouse to access the Steam Store. On the Steam Store, click on the search box, and type in “Metro Exodus,” and press the Enter key.

Look through the search results for Metro Exodus. Click on the game to go to the Metro Exodus Steam Storefront page.

Step 3: On the Metro Exodus Steam Storefront page, find the green “Add to cart” button and click on it to purchase the game. Once you’ve purchased the game, find the “LIBRARY” button, and click on it to move to your Steam Library.

Step 4: In your Steam library, look for “Metro Exodus” and click on it. Then, find the blue “INSTALL” button and click on it to download and install the game.

When the game is installed, the blue “INSTALL” button will become a green “PLAY” button. Click on it to start up the game!

Troubleshooting 

Metro Exodus has a very high rating on ProtonDB. As a result, many Linux users are finding this game works very well on Linux as of late. That said, if you’re having problems starting or running the game on your Linux system, you may want to check out the Metro Exodus ProtonDB for the latest tips and tricks to solve your issues!

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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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