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SteamTinkerLaunch is a huge all in one Linux wrapper tool for gaming

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You all love to tinker right? SteamTinkerLaunch is an open source project to bundle together tons of available extra options for running your Steam games.

It's a wrapper which allows you to customize game launching so it can get your games to hook in with other tools like MangoHud, GameMode, vkBasalt, ReplaySorcery, automatically run a growing list of tweaks needed for specific games, it has support for Steam Play (including Proton and other Steam Play tools) and the list goes on for a while.

A big release went up adding in some new features like:

  • An actual user interface settings menu
  • Support for native Linux games
  • Auto configuration to find an available text editor when needed
  • Support for Valve's new GameScope project
  • Lots of other smaller fixes and clean ups

If you've been after a single solution to bundle together lots of other tools, to set them up to run when you launch your games on Steam this might be for you. Seems like it's trying to allow you to do a bit of everything. You can add it to individual games by installing it and then setting a launch option of simply "stl %command%" and then that game will use whatever tweaks you've setup with SteamTinkerLaunch.

Check it out on GitHub. Arch users can install it from the AUR.

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Quoting: slaapliedje
Quoting: mao_dze_dun
Quoting: Perkeleen_VittupääOne of the biggest challenges for seasoned Linux users is to place oneself in the shoes of a new comer that's also a Windows refugee. What is "simple, handy and easy" (*just a few commands on the terminal*) for us, might be a set of total deal breakers for a "normo" to start with

Had a friend back in the day, who didn't even like GUI. He was convinced everybody had to just learn to use the terminal (and obviously hated Windows). I once asked him: "What about some secretary in an office?", "Yes!!!". And meant it. I think a lot of people in the Linux community do not realize that " just one command" in the terminal is already too much for most people. And honestly - you can't be mad at somebody for not wanting to go out of his way when he doesn't have to.

Anyway - cool tool :D
Yeah I want a phone that's all cli.

How faster would it be to be able to type 'call john_doe' instead of having to click contacts, scroll through a huge list, hopefully click on the right one and then press the call button?

 
sms john_doe "hey bro, what's up?"

or
 
echo "hey bro, what's up?" | sms john_doe
Not much faster, on those blasted little non-keyboards cell phones have.
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Quoting: Purple Library Guy
Quoting: slaapliedje
Quoting: mao_dze_dun
Quoting: Perkeleen_VittupääOne of the biggest challenges for seasoned Linux users is to place oneself in the shoes of a new comer that's also a Windows refugee. What is "simple, handy and easy" (*just a few commands on the terminal*) for us, might be a set of total deal breakers for a "normo" to start with

Had a friend back in the day, who didn't even like GUI. He was convinced everybody had to just learn to use the terminal (and obviously hated Windows). I once asked him: "What about some secretary in an office?", "Yes!!!". And meant it. I think a lot of people in the Linux community do not realize that " just one command" in the terminal is already too much for most people. And honestly - you can't be mad at somebody for not wanting to go out of his way when he doesn't have to.

Anyway - cool tool :D
Yeah I want a phone that's all cli.

How faster would it be to be able to type 'call john_doe' instead of having to click contacts, scroll through a huge list, hopefully click on the right one and then press the call button?

 
sms john_doe "hey bro, what's up?"

or
 
echo "hey bro, what's up?" | sms john_doe
Not much faster, on those blasted little non-keyboards cell phones have.
I really should just go back to my N900...
Diable 14 Oct
Quoting: Perkeleen_Vittupää
Quoting: DMGI watched github page and not really sure, how simple that too is for regular user. Does it sets best settings for every game by default or it just gives option to set everything on my own? Because from screenshot of settings it looks so complicated

One of the biggest challenges for seasoned Linux users is to place oneself in the shoes of a new comer that's also a Windows refugee. What is "simple, handy and easy" (*just a few commands on the terminal*) for us, might be a set of total deal breakers for a "normo" to start with

Designing a tool like this for new Linux users would be a nightmare and make zero sense. I say that cause this isn't a tool for the average Linux gamer. It's a tool for advance users and guys who are already using these add-ons.
mao_dze_dun 14 Oct
Quoting: slaapliedjeYeah I want a phone that's all cli.

How faster would it be to be able to type 'call john_doe' instead of having to click contacts, scroll through a huge list, hopefully click on the right one and then press the call button?

 
sms john_doe "hey bro, what's up?"

or
 
echo "hey bro, what's up?" | sms john_doe

Pretty sure voice dial will always win :)


Last edited by mao_dze_dun on 14 October 2020 at 2:08 pm UTC
slaapliedje 14 Oct
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Quoting: mao_dze_dun
Quoting: slaapliedjeYeah I want a phone that's all cli.

How faster would it be to be able to type 'call john_doe' instead of having to click contacts, scroll through a huge list, hopefully click on the right one and then press the call button?

 
sms john_doe "hey bro, what's up?"

or
 
echo "hey bro, what's up?" | sms john_doe

Pretty sure voice dial will always win :)
I just can't get into the habit of talking to my phone. I turn all that crap off, too often have I been having a conversation about something random, and then having it show up in searches on apps...

Like one day in the office (back when that was still a thing) we were talking about Nintendo games, and out of the blue, Nintendo searches were popping up on my ebay account, and I never look for Nintendo stuff on there (at least I hadn't at the time). It was creepy to say the least.
Quoting: slaapliedje
Quoting: mao_dze_dun
Quoting: slaapliedjeYeah I want a phone that's all cli.

How faster would it be to be able to type 'call john_doe' instead of having to click contacts, scroll through a huge list, hopefully click on the right one and then press the call button?

 
sms john_doe "hey bro, what's up?"

or
 
echo "hey bro, what's up?" | sms john_doe

Pretty sure voice dial will always win :)
I just can't get into the habit of talking to my phone. I turn all that crap off, too often have I been having a conversation about something random, and then having it show up in searches on apps...

Like one day in the office (back when that was still a thing) we were talking about Nintendo games, and out of the blue, Nintendo searches were popping up on my ebay account, and I never look for Nintendo stuff on there (at least I hadn't at the time). It was creepy to say the least.
I still don't own a cell phone. Canada is one of the most expensive places for phone plans; so far I just haven't been able to make myself spend some ungodly sum of money per month just so people can bug me when I'm off doing something by myself.
Eike 15 Oct
Quoting: Purple Library GuyI still don't own a cell phone. Canada is one of the most expensive places for phone plans; so far I just haven't been able to make myself spend some ungodly sum of money per month just so people can bug me when I'm off doing something by myself.

I heard they can be switched off or silent, though. ;)

(A colleague of mine once switched off his phone before flying. The phone wrote something about changing the battery then. So the designers of the phone found this action to be so unusual that they were sure it had to be about the battery...)
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