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How do I customize the following game launchers to use bumblebee to run these games with my Nvidia card?

The terminal command is:

optirun game

The games are Amnesia the dark descent and Psychonauts, both installed through Ubuntu Sotware Centre.

In the old days you simply right-clicked on the launcher and edited the preferences.

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Fortunately this is easy...

I assume that you have the Alacarte Menu Editor installed.

If not, please go to the Ubuntu Software Center and search for:

Alacarte

  • First you go to the dash and type:

Alacarte

  • Click to open and go to Games

  • Look here for Amenesia and/or Psychonauts.

  • Double click on the name.

  • You should see a new window popping up where you can edit the launcher to your needs.

  • You should see a line of text like this:

/home/***/.apps/Bastion/Bastion/Bastion.bin.x86_64

  • edit the command so it will use you Nvidia card.

optirun /home/ivo/.apps/Bastion/Bastion/Bastion.bin.x86_64

  • click close and close the menu editor

Start your game and have fun!

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alacarte is not installed by default, not in 12.04 at least. –  geirha Jun 25 '12 at 12:03
    
@geirha: ow, thats odd I always had it installed... –  glaasje Jun 25 '12 at 12:51
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Yeah, since 10.10 or 11.04 or so, alacarte is no longer installed by default, so the only way to edit launchers without installing additional packages, is to edit the .desktop-files with a regular text editor. (Unless there's a way I'm not currently aware of, of course) –  geirha Jun 25 '12 at 12:54
    
I that case i better ad a extra section... –  glaasje Jun 25 '12 at 13:42
    
Fixed! ;3 thanks for the tip! –  glaasje Jun 25 '12 at 13:47
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Thanks for all your suggestions guys, I found an app in the software centre that does exactly what I need. Its called create launcher check it out and download it from https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/create-launcher/

Hope this helps!

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Unless I am mistaken, you can do that by editing the .sh file in /etc/psychonauts and /etc/amnesia respectively. All you have to change is to add

optirun bash

at the beginning of the file directly after the #!/bin/bash line.

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