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ProtonUp-Qt gives you a hassle-free way to install various compatibility tools like GE-Proton, Wine-GE, Luxtorpeda and others for Steam, Lutris and the Heroic Games Launcher.

If you've found yourself needing GE-Proton, as it does at times have extra fixes not even available yet in Proton Experimental, ProtonUp-Qt makes it incredibly painless. Something I've shown off numerous times in videos and articles, like a Steam Deck guide.

Here's what's new in version 2.8.0:

  • Added the Proton-Tkg (Wine Master) compatibility tool for Steam.
  • Added the Vanilla Wine compatibility tool for Lutris.
  • Added sorting and searching functionality to the game list.
  • Added a game list for Lutris and Heroic Games Launcher.
  • Added a compatibility tool info dialog for Heroic Games Launcher.
  • ProtonUp-Qt now displays non-Steam games in the game list.
  • Added various keyboard shortcuts.
  • Added a notification to display when the GitHub API limit is reached.
  • Open for testing: Added a button which adds a ProtonUp-Qt shortcut to the Steam library.

Grab it from the website, GitHub or Flathub.

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I have to admit, I do use this and it does it job really well!

It's particularly convenient to see which games are still using older versions of GE and such.
Jarmer Apr 11
Thanks to this site, I use this tool and absolutely LOVE IT. Big thanks to the maintainers of this project and of course the GE team.
Nice gotta love this program. Definitely helps keep all my various ways to play Linux games updated and with options.
MiZoG Apr 12
Yeah I surely love apps that make my life easier

Although I still haven't figured out how to install D8VK, a feature added in version 2.7.7
You wanna know what's the greatest part about this thing is? I was a nay-sayer, I thought "normal protonup was good enough, especially as I use fish anyways."

Now I use this to install to manage Wine and Proton versions.
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