Classic Bethesda titles come to Steam, play them easily on Linux

By - | Views: 23,765

With the Bethesda Launcher shutting down, they've begun the migration to Steam and now some of their classics have become available to download easily.

The titles that have newly arrived on Steam are:

You can play them all pretty easily on Linux and the Steam Deck too. Probably the best way is with the likes of Luxtorpeda, a Steam Play tool that helpfully downloads Native Linux game engines. So you would grab Luxtorpeda (using something like ProtonUp-Qt, see my guide) and set Luxtorpeda on them in Steam and it would do the magic for you.

Luxtorpeda will set Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory on Steam to use the far superior ET: Legacy (although there is a Flatpak for this), The Elder Scrolls Arena will use the in-progress OpenTESArena project, and then both Redguard and Battlespire will use a Native Linux version of DOSBox.

As always, just a suggestion, set them up however you want.

Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
26 Likes
We do often include affiliate links to earn us some pennies. We are currently affiliated with GOG and Humble Store. See more here.
About the author -
author picture
I am the owner of GamingOnLinux. After discovering Linux back in the days of Mandrake in 2003, I constantly came back to check on the progress of Linux until Ubuntu appeared on the scene and it helped me to really love it. You can reach me easily by emailing GamingOnLinux directly.
See more from me
25 comments
Page: 1/3»
  Go to:

jo3fis 27 Apr
Nice, have to take a look!
ridge 27 Apr
Still a massive fan of both the Enemy Territory games, anything that brings more attention to the series is great news in my books :D


Last edited by ridge on 27 April 2022 at 10:38 am UTC
Jpxe 27 Apr
Daggerfall Unity will probably get added to Luxtorpeda soon as well, there's already a pull request up: https://github.com/luxtorpeda-dev/packages/pull/651
We still need Pirates of the Caribbean from Bethesda lol.
hardpenguin 27 Apr
Quoting: MasterSleortWe still need Pirates of the Caribbean from Bethesda lol.
Would not work properly with Proton anyway. The engine used in all Akella games is bugged by a very old D3D8 bug.
hardpenguin 27 Apr
Quoting: JpxeDaggerfall Unity will probably get added to Luxtorpeda soon as well, there's already a pull request up: https://github.com/luxtorpeda-dev/packages/pull/651
This is a great way to play Daggerfall on a modern computer.


Last edited by hardpenguin on 27 April 2022 at 1:13 pm UTC
drlamb 27 Apr
Quoting: hardpenguin

While it's not via proton this game absolutely does work through (at least custom versions of) Wine including using the "New Horizons" build mod. I've yet to test the maelstrom engine on Linux but that boasts a 64bit directx9 overhaul of the engine.


Last edited by drlamb on 27 April 2022 at 1:33 pm UTC
spesk 27 Apr
Wow wonder if anyone is still playing Enemy Territory. I played hundreds of hours of it as a kid, what a fun game that was.
slaapliedje 27 Apr
View PC info
  • Supporter Plus
Huh, is it the native version of Enemy Territory? I still have my physical copy of Quake Wars sitting on my shelf. ET was kind of a game that started a genre and doesn't get the credit it deserves!
rcrit 27 Apr
View PC info
  • Supporter Plus
Quoting: slaapliedjeHuh, is it the native version of Enemy Territory? I still have my physical copy of Quake Wars sitting on my shelf. ET was kind of a game that started a genre and doesn't get the credit it deserves!

Not by default but it's easy to enable in Steam using ProtonUp-Qt and Luxtorpeda as described in the article. It took me just a few minutes.
While you're here, please consider supporting GamingOnLinux on:

Reward Tiers: Patreon. Plain Donations: Liberapay or PayPal.

This ensures all of our main content remains totally free for everyone with no article paywalls. We also don't have tons of adverts, there's also no tracking and we respect your privacy. Just good, fresh content. Without your continued support, we simply could not continue!

You can find even more ways to support us on this dedicated page any time. If you already are, thank you!
Login / Register

Or login with...
Sign in with Steam Sign in with Twitter Sign in with Google
Social logins require cookies to stay logged in.