I'd like to launch a proton app installed via steam but without using steam.
the point being I can make my own command-line launcher and pass parameters etc...
since I'm entirely new to this I don't know by which horn to grab the bull.
will I be able to course through steam's lib or will I be forced to install my own separate version of proton?
Here's the system info steam gathered of my system :
Computer Information: Manufacturer: Unknown Model: Unknown Form Factor: Desktop No Touch Input Detected Processor Information: CPU Vendor: GenuineIntel CPU Brand: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3930K CPU @ 3.20GHz CPU Family: 0x6 CPU Model: 0x2d CPU Stepping: 0x7 CPU Type: 0x0 Speed: 3800 Mhz 12 logical processors 6 physical processors HyperThreading: Supported FCMOV: Supported SSE2: Supported SSE3: Supported SSSE3: Supported SSE4a: Unsupported SSE41: Supported SSE42: Supported AES: Supported AVX: Supported CMPXCHG16B: Supported LAHF/SAHF: Supported PrefetchW: Unsupported Operating System Version: Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS (64 bit) Kernel Name: Linux Kernel Version: 4.15.0-33-generic X Server Vendor: The X.Org Foundation X Server Release: 11906000 X Window Manager: GNOME Shell Steam Runtime Version: steam-runtime-beta-release_2018-06-14 Video Card: Driver: NVIDIA Corporation GeForce GTX 760/PCIe/SSE2 Driver Version: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 390.48 OpenGL Version: 4.6 Desktop Color Depth: 24 bits per pixel Monitor Refresh Rate: 60 Hz VendorID: 0x10de DeviceID: 0x1187 Revision Not Detected Number of Monitors: 2 Number of Logical Video Cards: 1 Primary Display Resolution: 1920 x 1080 Desktop Resolution: 1920 x 1080 Primary Display Size: 20.04" x 11.26" (22.95" diag) 50.9cm x 28.6cm (58.3cm diag) Primary Bus: PCI Express 16x Primary VRAM: 2048 MB Supported MSAA Modes: 2x 4x 8x 16x Sound card: Audio device: Realtek ALC898 Memory: RAM: 15988 Mb Miscellaneous: UI Language: English LANG: en_US.UTF-8 Total Hard Disk Space Available: 491396 Mb Largest Free Hard Disk Block: 250110 Mb VR Headset: None detected Recent Failure Reports:
The specific game I'm trying to run is Supreme Commander Forged Alliance and it runs fine via steam.
I don't know why people have been giving it garbage steam play reports on the steam play compatibility site but personally; it runs perfectly:
all I have to do is press alt-F4 two times and wait a lot to trick the main menu into showing up and past the main menu there are no bugs at all the in-game experience is fluid and stable.
but yeah, that game's entire online community is on FAF not on steam, both FAF python and FAF java run naively on Linux nowadays for the final key is getting java-FAF to make the correct proton calls to Forged Alliance for the game to fully work :)
Guide to get to where I'm at :
To install FAF :
and run FAF :
now you should have FAF started. If you do not have an account you may create one.
after this, you can go into FAF's settings and there you can configure run folder and run arguments for FA.
I've since made a guide for how to set up FAF : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rv3ZXA4FNFk