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GE-Proton installer ProtonUp-Qt adds support for the Steam Snap

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ProtonUp-Qt continues being an incredibly helpful GUI for installing the likes of GE-Proton, Wine-GE, Luxtorpeda and more with a new version out now.

This new version brings with it support for Canonical's new Snap version of Steam, so for those of you using it you're not going to be left out of an easy way to get extra compatibility layers. It also adds support for installing SteamTinkerLaunch, a big wrapper tool for use with the Steam client for custom launch options and 3rd party programs.

Really is useful. With only a few clicks, you can load up Steam, the Heroic Games Launcher or even the Bottles app with various different compatibility layers.

Want a guide on using it? See my previous article and video.

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Love this application, donated to the creator multiple times. It's very simple and easy to use. Much nicer than doing the process manually too.
Linuxer 19 Sep
I'm using Steam Snap and it has worked just as well as the regular one, even though beta. I like the idea of running Steam in a sandbox!
Quinn 19 Sep
ProtonUp-QT is a truly useful tool; kudos to the developer(s).
fireplace 19 Sep
What was the point of that update? Do snaps still exist? I thought ubuntu is using flatpak by default now.


Last edited by fireplace on 20 September 2022 at 12:31 am UTC
Quoting: fireplaceWhat was the point of that update? Do snaps still exist? I thought ubuntu is using flatpak by default now?
I haven't heard of that being the case.
fireplace 20 Sep
Quoting: Purple Library Guy
Quoting: fireplaceWhat was the point of that update? Do snaps still exist? I thought ubuntu is using flatpak by default now?
I haven't heard of that being the case.

I looked it up again. It turned out that it was Ubuntu MATE the one that switched to Flatpak by default. Still, only a matter of time till regular Ubuntu does the same.
ssj17vegeta 20 Sep
Canonical dropping Snap would be both very surprising and very good news, so... fingers crossed ! Snap has been a huge disappointment for me (some extensions not working anymore on Firefox, longer loading times, and zero advantage for the "end user" over a standard Deb package).

More on topic, ProtonUp-Qt is a great tool, and it's a good thing it's being actively worked on, even though it's quite feature-complete by now !
DefaultX-od 20 Sep
Quoting: ssj17vegetasome extensions not working anymore on Firefox
You will be more than pleased to know that they are working now on the edge channel!


Last edited by DefaultX-od on 20 September 2022 at 12:07 pm UTC
DefaultX-od 20 Sep
Quoting: fireplace
Quoting: Purple Library Guy
Quoting: fireplaceWhat was the point of that update? Do snaps still exist? I thought ubuntu is using flatpak by default now?
I haven't heard of that being the case.

I looked it up again. It turned out that it was Ubuntu MATE the one that switched to Flatpak by default. Still, only a matter of time till regular Ubuntu does the same.
Lol they did not switch, they just started to preinstall it alongside Snap :)
DefaultX-od 20 Sep
Quoting: fireplaceWhat was the point of that update? Do snaps still exist? I thought ubuntu is using flatpak by default now.
The point of this update was to remind Ubuntu users how toxic RedHat fanboys are! :)
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