Easy GE-Proton installer ProtonUp-Qt now shows Steam Deck compatibility

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ProtonUp-Qt is great. A very simple application that allows you to download extra compatibility layers for Linux desktops and the Steam Deck and now it's even better. This tool helps you install GE-Proton (formerly Proton-GE) and Luxtorpeda for Steam, plus it also helps with Wine-GE for the game managers Lutris and Heroic Games Launcher.

The latest release, ProtonUp-Qt v2.6.2, is out now adding in the display of official Proton in the game list, a new column to show expected Steam Deck compatibility in the game list and performance improvements.

Here's an example of how it looks:

Need a guide on how to use it? See my previous article.

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3 comments

Termy 29 Apr
That really has some potential - does it show which proton or ge-proton version should be used if default proton fails?
scaine 29 Apr
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I love this tool too, but by default it uses your default KDE theme, which somehow rendered all the text unreadable. Worse, when I changed my theme in settings, the app didn't seem to care.

Anyway, cutting to the case, it turns out they have an over-ride for theming, but for some reason hid it in the "About" button. I stumbled on it by accident. Hit "About", then choose the Dark theme (or light theme, just don't choose "system"). Boom - text is readable again.

No idea what it was about my theme it didn't like - I'm just using mostly built-in stuff, like Breeze-Dark, although I did install a Kvantum theme for window decoration, so maybe that interfered with it somehow. Anyway, easily fixed, and proton-up is a great tool, even just for pointing out which of your steam games you've configured for which version of proton you've installed! So useful.
MiZoG 30 Apr
"Flatpak update" gave me an incremental 121kb update of Protonup-Qt. Great. I'm getting to increasingly like those flatpaks.
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