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The 'Linux Steam Integration' project has a fresh minor release out

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Back to work at Intel, developer Ikey Doherty has put out a fresh release of the Linux Steam Integration project.

For those unaware, the LSI project is basically a helper to make Steam and games run through Steam work better on Linux. It helps to work around game-specific annoyances, game engine issues and plenty more.

Earlier today, release v0.7.3 was put out as a smaller maintenance release to deal with some "long standing annoyances in LSI". Here's what made it in:

  • Fix SDL bug with Don't Starve. Input works again.
  • Drop reliance on linux32 command. Use setarch linux32 due to availability.
  • Various snapd fixes
  • soname support for LibreSSL shim mode with some Feral titles
  • Sync libnica
  • Cleanup and organise tree a little bit
  • Fix buggy LD_PRELOAD for disabled runtime (invalid escaping)

As for what's to come in future, Doherty noted that starting Monday 21st January they will be doing more work on it. Their plans include adding Proton support, a refactor aimed at getting "a boatload of games working" and much more.

See the release announcement here.

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pb 15 January 2019 at 3:06 pm UTC
Does it work on SteamOS? I wonder if it would help with Move or Die, which has been broken for a year or so, while working fine on arch.
mao_dze_dun 15 January 2019 at 4:34 pm UTC
pbDoes it work on SteamOS? I wonder if it would help with Move or Die, which has been broken for a year or so, while working fine on arch.

I think it's ClearLinux specific at the moment and maybe Solus.
Linas 15 January 2019 at 5:10 pm UTC
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mao_dze_dun
pbDoes it work on SteamOS?

I think it's ClearLinux specific at the moment and maybe Solus.
I doubt that there are many gamers running Clear Linux.
iiari 15 January 2019 at 5:37 pm UTC
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I continue to be more than slightly confused as to why this project is of concern to any of us not on Solus or Clear Linux... Can someone explain this to me?
TimeFreeze 15 January 2019 at 6:04 pm UTC
Leeo97oneYou can use it on Arch Linux: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/linux-steam-integration/

Interesting good to know! But...does it actually help? And does it disable proton? Like in the Article it says they plan to add Proton Support so i'm a bit confused.
LibertyPaulM 15 January 2019 at 7:11 pm UTC
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Leeo97oneYou can use it on Arch Linux: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/linux-steam-integration/

Interesting good to know! But...does it actually help? And does it disable proton? Like in the Article it says they plan to add Proton Support so i'm a bit confused.

I run Solus with the LSI application enabled. It does not disable Proton, I play games with Proton all the time. When they refer to adding Proton support, it probably means adding a facility for various Proton related fixes for games that need tinkering. Much like how it provides the, as they call it, the Unity black screen of nope fix at present.
TimeFreeze 15 January 2019 at 7:14 pm UTC
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Leeo97oneYou can use it on Arch Linux: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/linux-steam-integration/

Interesting good to know! But...does it actually help? And does it disable proton? Like in the Article it says they plan to add Proton Support so i'm a bit confused.

I run Solus with the LSI application enabled. It does not disable Proton, I play games with Proton all the time. When they refer to adding Proton support, it probably means adding a facility for various Proton related fixes for games that need tinkering. Much like how it provides the, as they call it, the Unity black screen of nope fix at present.

Alright so since you use it: Are the games running better with this? Native and Proton? Or are there no really differences other than some bug fixes?
AdamVikingen 15 January 2019 at 10:40 pm UTC
Would be real nice of someone would patch the issue where Steam-shortcuts does not appear on the desktop. It's a real hassle for us who do use desktop-shortcuts.
LibertyPaulM 16 January 2019 at 7:29 am UTC
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Leeo97oneYou can use it on Arch Linux: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/linux-steam-integration/

Interesting good to know! But...does it actually help? And does it disable proton? Like in the Article it says they plan to add Proton Support so i'm a bit confused.

I run Solus with the LSI application enabled. It does not disable Proton, I play games with Proton all the time. When they refer to adding Proton support, it probably means adding a facility for various Proton related fixes for games that need tinkering. Much like how it provides the, as they call it, the Unity black screen of nope fix at present.

Alright so since you use it: Are the games running better with this? Native and Proton? Or are there no really differences other than some bug fixes?

There is no notable performance boost, it just provides fixes to common issues that would prevent a game from loading so that the user doesn't have to faff with those manually. I think I read somewhere that it also fixes things like the way water looks in Ark but I can't speak to that as I don't play the game
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