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:
- The Elder Scrolls Arena (free)
- The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall (free)
- The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard
- An Elder Scrolls Legend: Battlespire
- Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory (free)
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.
Last edited by ridge on 27 April 2022 at 10:38 am UTC
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.
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/651This is a great way to play Daggerfall on a modern computer.
Last edited by hardpenguin on 27 April 2022 at 1:13 pm UTC
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
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.
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