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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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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.

Ubuntu MATE uses both snap and flatpak, which is very good for regular user.
Quoting: ssj17vegetaCanonical 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).

There is absolutely no reason at all for Canonical to drop a tech that serves them and the developers well. Snap and Flatpak are also very different and comparing them is actually not very worthwhile. Both are great and have their place, and user can choose whatever he uses on his PC.

That said, snaps have served myself well and i just got the latest Firefox 105 as a sandboxed snap (the official package which Mozilla themselves wanted).
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