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Now that EA have decided to cosy up with Valve once again, their games have been pouring onto Steam and that means certain games like Titanfall 2 are easy to get going on Linux.

Thanks to the Steam Play Proton compatibility layer (more info), tons of big Windows-only titles like this are really easy to get running on pretty much any Linux distribution. Titanfall 2 is an underappreciated gem too. I’m a massive FPS nut, I simply love these tactical feeling shooters and Titanfall 2 especially because it’s ridiculously over the top. We also so very rarely get games like this officially on Linux so thanks to Proton we can play Titanfall 2 and many other EA games easily now.

Have a look at Titanfall 2 on Linux below in an unfiltered quick-video:

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With Proton 5.0-9 released recently, Valve and CodeWeavers put in some dedicated fixes needed by Origin too so that it's click and play. Well, almost. Initially hitting play may give an error about linking accounts, just hit play again and it should work as expected. Origin being Origin.

Also, you might notice some micro-stutter happening like clockwork every 1-2 seconds or so (not everyone sees it). That is also Origin being a nuisance. Thankfully, there’s a super-simple one-liner fix for that. If you find the compatdata data folder and then the folder inside for Titanfall 2, you need to change the permissions on it as Origin likes to constantly try to write into it. Stop it doing so like this (example):

chmod -R -w ~/.local/share/Steam/steamapps/compatdata/1237970/pfx/drive_c/users/steamuser/Application\ Data/Origin

That will remove the ability for Origin to write into it as a quick fix, until a real solution comes along. You will need to enable it again (+w instead of -w) if Origin ever needs updates, and then do it again to stop the stuttering. Thanks to a comment from TK-Glitch on GitHub for the idea. It’s likely if you see micro-stutter in other Origin games with Proton on Linux, doing that for each might fix them too.

Once that’s done. Enjoy. A good time to pick it up too since Titanfall 2 has a big discount on Steam.

Ending note: while I am aware people on Linux have played it with Wine and Lutris before, directly in Steam makes things a whole lot simpler.

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Quoting: lqe5433I like Proton and Wine, DXVK etc, I just think with these nobody will port their games to Linux..
It's too easy for companies to say it's working with Proton.

Maybe, maybe not. But there will be no Linux ports if there are no Linux users, and Proton etc. might very well help grow the market share. Chicken / egg / chicken / egg...
Kuduzkehpan 21 Jun
after ea's move to Steam and ofcourse closer to linux users. its a bit closer to completely execute command in terminal
sudo apt purge -f windows.WhatSoeverEdition
and i really like to test Titanfall 2 via vulkan drivers.
vipor29 21 Jun
got it to work after having to run the game again.sometimes steam does not install origin the first time around so for anyone copying that chmod command and you get a directory not found make sure steam is installing origin.
lqe5433 21 Jun
I'll be 100% happy with Wine/Vulkan if they can make Wine without X.org.
If Wine will be 100% native with Wayland then I think it's our way for now.
It's sad to say, but Proton is 90% of the cases better than the native ports.

Quoting: rustybroomhandle
Quoting: lqe5433I like Proton and Wine, DXVK etc, I just think with these nobody will port their games to Linux..
It's too easy for companies to say it's working with Proton.

Maybe, maybe not. But there will be no Linux ports if there are no Linux users, and Proton etc. might very well help grow the market share. Chicken / egg / chicken / egg...
Boldos 21 Jun
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Hmmm...
Proton hanging 100% times on OriginThinSetup.exe (all the Wine beauty magic sits in RAM and nothing happens) :(
Not working for me (on Ryzen 4700U with Oibaf's AMD drivers; other games work normally).
vskye 21 Jun
Picked up this game yesterday on Steam, hopefully it will keep working. Not a big fan of EA btw.
vipor29 21 Jun
Quoting: BoldosHmmm...
Proton hanging 100% times on OriginThinSetup.exe (all the Wine beauty magic sits in RAM and nothing happens) :(
Not working for me (on Ryzen 4700U with Oibaf's AMD drivers; other games work normally).

yea i had some issues with it myself at first,its not as easy as clicking the game sometimes unfortunally.
jasonm 21 Jun
Excellent. I picked it up and 2 more Linux gamers in my gaming group picked it up also. This is truly awesome. Valve, I love you, and take my money, please.
nice news, still hope to play Apex on Linux one day!
will look for titanfall asap on steam!
morbius 21 Jun
Wishlisted, I might get it on some higher discount. The thing is that I don't play FPS any more, but this game reminds me of free-flowing games of old, before Counter Strike arrived and multiplayer FPS became crouching behind boxes with a sniper rifle. I'm not sure if I'd enjoy this game after 10 years away from FPS, but for about 5$ I wouldn't mind finding out, current 10$ price is a bit too steep for me.
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