The Steam Deck has been an enormous hit for Valve, opening up the world to PC gaming on a transportable console type PC. They’re nice little machines that make fantastic travelling companions. Whether or not you’re headed to a bar or 2,500 ft above the surface of the Earth, the Steam Deck is able to go. That’s, until you needed to play some Ubisoft titles.
A brand new replace for the Ubisoft Join launcher utterly stuffed launching Steam video games on Linux platforms. In line with GamingOnLinux (opens in new tab), attempting to launch any Ubi titles on desktop Linux or Steam Deck resulted in an unrecoverable error popup from Ubisoft Join. From there all you would do is click on OK and settle for you are not getting on for that Division raid tonight.
Fortunately now there’s a little bit of a repair, utilizing Proton Experimental. That is the testing model of Proton, the compatibility layer that permits Linux to run Steam video games made for Home windows. Right here you get entry to some upcoming options earlier than they’re essentially secure.
First, Proton builders carried out a repair into the downloadable “bleeding-edge” beta for Proton Experimental, and now Valve has launched a Proton Experimental repair that doesn’t require opting into the beta.
Whereas it’s being handled, that is one more instance of irritating third-party launchers solely making everybody’s lives tougher. I do not even need to know Ubisoft Join exists, not to mention have it flash up in my face and never be capable to play my video games as a result of it isn’t working correctly. I perceive these corporations need my information however you are speculated to be sneakier and higher at getting it than this by now.
For now, a minimum of there is a workaround and each Ubisoft recreation I’ve examined on Home windows is working simply effective. Hopefully any additional third-party launcher points will solely strengthen the argument to cast off them utterly. Another factor so as to add for what we would like to see in a Steam Deck 2.