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NonSteamLaunchers is a project to help you easily install various external launchers / game stores on Steam Deck like EA App, Battle.net, Amazon, GOG Galaxy, Ubisoft and more. Recent releases have much improved automatic shortcut creation in your Steam Library.

It can be a bit of a nuisance to set up all these extra stores, and remembering what games you actually have available so NonSteamLaunchers can make it all just that little bit easier.

The feature first introduced in January, NonSteamLaunchers now has a scanning system to automatically add game shortcuts into your Steam Library from all these launchers. Initially quite limited, the last few releases have expanded what launchers / stores it's able to do it for. As of version 3.8 released a couple of days ago it can now scan and add shortcuts for Epic Games, Ubisoft Connect, EA App, Gog Galaxy, Battle.net and Amazon Games.

See more on the GitHub page.

They also have a Decky Loader plugin they're working on, which you can test from their GitHub while they await approval to be included in the Decky Loader store.

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Is there any comparison between the main launchers ( heroic , lutris ect ) ex features , ease of use?
Quoting: on_en_a_grosIs there any comparison between the main launchers ( heroic , lutris ect ) ex features , ease of use?

According to reddit Lutris has better UI, but heroic better compatibility and Bottles is for people who use Linux, because they want: "pain and suffering".
A more recent reddit question adds that NonSteamLauncher has good UI and compatibility, but misses important features like pre-tweaking and prefix handling.


Last edited by LoudTechie on 5 February 2024 at 9:27 pm UTC
Quoting: LoudTechieAccording to reddit Lutris has better UI, but heroic better compatibility and Bottles is for people who use Linux, because they want: "pain and suffering".
A more recent reddit question adds that NonSteamLauncher has good UI and compatibility, but misses important features like pre-tweaking and prefix handling.

I use Lutris and Bottles on my Linux Desktop. I have Heroic installed on my Steam Deck. I don't usually agree with Reddit, but they're technically right about the three. Though if you can use the terminal on Linux, Bottles isn't as challenging as people on Reddit claim.


Last edited by InhaleOblivion on 6 February 2024 at 9:32 pm UTC
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