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Minecraft Dungeons arrives on Steam and works well on Linux with Proton GE

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Minecraft Dungeons, the co-op dungeon crawler spin-off of the classic Minecraft has today officially released on Steam and thanks to that it's easy to get it working on Linux with Steam Play Proton - although you need the community built Proton GE. If you're not clear on what Proton and Steam Play are, be sure to check out our constantly updated dedicated page.

While it doesn't support Linux officially, I've tested it worked nicely. You can't currently use the official Valve-provided Proton though, as it's missing all the movies and you end up seeing some nice test videos as it's likely using Media Foundation which the official Proton doesn't yet work with.

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How to install Proton GE? Here's a quick how-to:

  1. Download the Proton-6.16-GE-1.tar.gz file from the release notes.
  2. If this folder does not exist, create it: ~/.steam/root/compatibilitytools.d/
  3. Extract the archive downloaded in Step 1, and place the contents into the above directory.
  4. Restart Steam if it's open which refreshes the Steam Play list for Proton-6.16-GE-1 to show up.
  5. Right click on your game, go to Properties, Compatibility and ensure the box is ticked named "Force the use of a specific Steam Play compatibility tool" then select Proton-6.16-GE-1 from the dropdown box that appears.

Once done, you can load up Minecraft Dungeons on Steam and have it happily work on Linux.

Here's a quick look at it running on Linux:

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9 comments

Tchey 23 Sep
I’m biased, but the name "Minecraft" in the title makes me want NOT play that game.
Seegras 23 Sep
I'm biased , but the name "Dungeons" in the title makes me want NOT play that game.

(Well, not actually, but I still think this is more "Diablo" than "Minecraft").
This has been on my radar for a while. I know people who have been playing and loving this on the Switch. I haven't yet experimented with additional Proton builds, so thank you for adding the instructions for installing Proton GE.
Izaic 23 Sep
It'd be neat to see Minecraft also go on steam. Would definitely grab it there too.
Guppy 24 Sep
Thanks for the guide, my eldest have been waiting for this one for quite a while :)
Guppy 24 Sep
Somebody explain to me the various packages though

- base game 19.99€
- Minecraft Dungeons: Ultimativt DLC-bundle 19.99€ ( listed under packages containing this game, but seems to be only dlc minus the base game )
- Minecraft Dungeons Ultimate Edition 39.99€ ( doesn't seem to have it's own page? )


Presumably the 'Ultimate Edition' is the base game + 'Ultimate DLC' - but it's 0.01€ more expensive that hardly matters, but the fact that that its the same price rather than cheaper combined with the fact that there isn't a page separate page or even bundle info for the Ultimate Edition really makes wonder
Liam Dawe 24 Sep
Quoting: GuppySomebody explain to me the various packages though

- base game 19.99€
- Minecraft Dungeons: Ultimativt DLC-bundle 19.99€ ( listed under packages containing this game, but seems to be only dlc minus the base game )
- Minecraft Dungeons Ultimate Edition 39.99€ ( doesn't seem to have it's own page? )


Presumably the 'Ultimate Edition' is the base game + 'Ultimate DLC' - but it's 0.01€ more expensive that hardly matters, but the fact that that its the same price rather than cheaper combined with the fact that there isn't a page separate page or even bundle info for the Ultimate Edition really makes wonder
Yeah it's a bit odd. A penny more expensive here to buy the full edition. Wat.
holisticboy 27 Sep
Quoting: GuppySomebody explain to me the various packages though

- base game 19.99€
- Minecraft Dungeons: Ultimativt DLC-bundle 19.99€ ( listed under packages containing this game, but seems to be only dlc minus the base game )
- Minecraft Dungeons Ultimate Edition 39.99€ ( doesn't seem to have it's own page? )


Presumably the 'Ultimate Edition' is the base game + 'Ultimate DLC' - but it's 0.01€ more expensive that hardly matters, but the fact that that its the same price rather than cheaper combined with the fact that there isn't a page separate page or even bundle info for the Ultimate Edition really makes wonder

The Base game is just Minecraft Dungeons by itself. The ultimate DLC bundle contains all of the DLC that was released for the game(new levels and areas) but not the base game itself (so you already need Minecraft Dungeons). The Ultimate pack is both the base game, as well as all of the DLC!

I've been playing this with the kids since release, and it has worked fine on Linux all the way through (including xbox live play).
:/ Mine crashes after the splash screens. I think it's time to get a new gaming laptop.
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