POC of an unified launcher for windows games under Linux, being worked on by GloriousEggroll. It copies the Steam Linux Runtime and Runtime Tools that allows proton to properly work and mods it to get proton working outside of steam. Potentially huge for other launchers like Lutris and Heroic.
What’s your guys’ thoughts on it? I think this is a great for linux games outside of steam and will definitely have an eye on it.
It’s getting more interesting by a day, read this:
While it’s a great idea for devs and probably most of users to be idiot-proof…i really wonder how it will work for non-idiots like myself, who like to do things manually for control
Meaning, how easy it will be to run custom ID manually, without it being in database…how fast it will get updated against Steam db etc.
One thing for sure - it’s much better than absolute most of Lutris or bottles user scripts, that people currently use to install stuff (despite me always reminding it’s very bad idea to do so blindly ).
P.S. Also i don’t like that wine-ge will be deprecated…i really liked it, for various reasons outside of games.
I hate the whole “use Lutris for x game, use this runner and that” when we can have something unified. I am seriously interested in this. Hopefully it turns well.
As for wine-ge I still don’t see how it was so “different” compared to proton-ge. As of matter of fact, games ran better with proton-ge than with wine-ge on Lutris, but maybe that was just me.
Regardless, an unified launcher would be amazing and I hope the developers pull it off.