Could we install other games from other game platform ?

fire

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what I meant is, IF I dont install windows, and just keep using steamos, would I be able to install epic games/gog/xbox app ?
 

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Based on the FAQ you can also run non-steam games .. as far as i know there are versions running on linux for some launchers (Heroic Games Launcher for Epic for example) so this could be an option as well .. i will test this for sure!

"Can I run non-Steam games through Proton on Steam Deck?

Yes, you can run non-Steam games through Proton."
 

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Based on the FAQ you can also run non-steam games .. as far as i know there are versions running on linux for some launchers (Heroic Games Launcher for Epic for example) so this could be an option as well .. i will test this for sure!

"Can I run non-Steam games through Proton on Steam Deck?

Yes, you can run non-Steam games through Proton."

now that was what I talk about. I saw some mention about running non steam games on steam deck. so I would be able to run ubisoft/gog/epic games through steam os too ?
and what about remote play ps5 and xbox ?
if I could do all that, wow, I wont need to install windows then.
 

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now that was what I talk about. I saw some mention about running non steam games on steam deck. so I would be able to run ubisoft/gog/epic games through steam os too ?
and what about remote play ps5 and xbox ?
if I could do all that, wow, I wont need to install windows then.
At least for remote play PS4 / PS5 you can have a look here
I'll keep it updated, as soon as I got my Deck.

For non-steam-games have a read here :

This brings us to the second change, just as important and relevant. Valve has made it possible to use Proton for non-Steam games, directly from Steam. And it works! Yesterday I just grabbed my GOG version of The Witcher 3, and gave it to Steam as a .exe (add non-steam game) and ticked the box in the properties to “use Wine Compatibility Tool” or something like that. And it worked, just like that!

At least for Epic Games Launcher, there is an open source alternative called Heroic Games Laucher

I don't have experience to that by myself yet, but it sounds promising.
 
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Mattumanu

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Funny, the Heroic Launcher, from what I was told, wasn't originally created for linux, but instead for windows because the Epic Gamestore often throws an error concerning graphics cards. It comes in Windows, Linux and even MacOS versions.

What you'll want are the following: Lutris, Heroic, and Wine 7.0.0. Lutris is also a launcher that you can use to aggregate all your cores in one place, including steam games. I have some steam games that load through Lutris simply because with Wine 7 they work where they didn't even under proton. I also have my PS2 emulated games on lutris because Lutris will launch any given game with whatever core it needs. PCSXR and PCSX2 can be launched from there along with Flycast for Dreamcast games.

And... if you're into retro gaming and you just want it to be dead simple, RetroArch is in the steam store.
 

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If this is the case then how do i download a simple file or game on desktop mode,as when the file is downloaded it asks me to open with.....how do i get the game installed to the desktop I already tried an app called bottles and that didn’t work I was trying to install farming simulator 22 from there website
 

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If this is the case then how do i download a simple file or game on desktop mode,as when the file is downloaded it asks me to open with.....how do i get the game installed to the desktop I already tried an app called bottles and that didn’t work I was trying to install farming simulator 22 from there website
It depends on what you're trying to install. If you're installing a game, you'll be doing that either through lutris, installing it through wine, or if it's from EPIC you'll use the heroic launcher.

If you're using WINE, you'll right-click on the windows file you're installing and choose "Open with WINE windows program loader". The program, be it a game or other windows program, will install like it normally would. I have several windows programs installed this way. Clip Studio runs perfectly, and so does Mixcraft 5, for instance.

If I'm using lutris, I'll go to https://lutris.net/ and search for the game there. Then you can get all the various versions of a game set up to run like a normal program. Currently, I launch final fantasy x through lutris because It runs better that way than it does on steam.

If I'm on the EPIC game store I use the Heroic Launcher, which allows me to log in to EPIC and download and install games.

Getting all that set up will require some work. I just did it all with the terminal, added in the repositories for WINE, Lutris, and Heroic, then I put into the terminal:

sudo apt install wine64
sudo apt install lutris
sudo apt install heroic

Here are some links on how to get it done.

 

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You cannot download other games on other platforms if you do not have Windows. Just using Steam will not work if you don't have Windows. It's because Windows controls and secures your systems. Steam is not recommended to be used instead of Windows because it's limited and may ruin the app downloaded.
 

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You cannot download other games on other platforms if you do not have Windows. Just using Steam will not work if you don't have Windows. It's because Windows controls and secures your systems. Steam is not recommended to be used instead of Windows because it's limited and may ruin the app downloaded.
It's worth a try tho, isn't it? As long as you make sure you won't get banned like in Destiny.
 

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Thats not true actually, you can download games from gog, epic, ubi or ea and add them via desktop mode in steam to run them with proton.

Windows is not really needed .. of course there are some games that dont run properly under proton.
 

Mattumanu

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You cannot download other games on other platforms if you do not have Windows. Just using Steam will not work if you don't have Windows. It's because Windows controls and secures your systems. Steam is not recommended to be used instead of Windows because it's limited and may ruin the app downloaded.
Um... No. Not only are people doing it, but they are making videos about on youtube. In fact, I decided to get Kena:Bridge of Spirits because of a review of the game I saw that was running on proton. That's from Epic, by the way.

 
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