Pacific Drive is a first-person driving-survival game with a demo now available, it's really interesting and nice to see something different but for Steam Deck and Desktop Linux it needs a fix to get working.
More about the game: "Pacific Drive is a first-person driving survival game with your car as your only companion. Navigate a surreal reimagining of the Pacific Northwest, and face supernatural dangers as you venture into the Olympic Exclusion Zone. Each excursion into the wilderness brings unique and strange challenges as you restore and upgrade your car from an abandoned garage that acts as your home base. Gather precious resources and investigate what’s been left behind in the Zone; unravel a long-forgotten mystery while learning exactly what it takes to survive in this unpredictable, hostile environment."
When you try to launch it will give you an error about Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime, but it's easy to install using Protontricks. The method is the same across Steam Deck and Desktop Linux.
For Steam Deck, make sure you're in Desktop Mode. Steam Button -> Power - Switch to Desktop.
- Steam Deck / KDE Plasma - Open the Discover store, in the search box (top left) type in "Protontricks", click it and hit Install (top right).
- Manual install / GNOME - available via Flathub. On GNOME desktops, you can also download via GNOME Software.
Then go through these steps once you've loaded it. First, select the game in the list:
In the next menu just select the default:
After that select to install a Windows DLL or component:
Then finally on the next screen scroll down to vcrun2019 or vcrun2022 (either should work fine):
It will bring up an extra installer window for vcrun, just go through it and once finished you can close it all and then the game will run just fine.
Check out Pacific Drive on Steam. The demo is well-worth a go and the full game launches February 22nd, and apart from the above issue the demo works really well with the current stable Proton 8.