WINE Staging/Windows Steam Game Client - Screen Flickering?

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WINE Staging/Windows Steam Game Client - Screen Flickering?

Post by JeZxLee » Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:06 pm

Hi,

Took a bit of work, but I installed current WINE Staging into Kubuntu 18.04.3 LTS 64Bit Linux.
I then installed Windows Steam game client into WINE.

Problem now is that Windows Steam has display issues(screen flickering)?
Any ideas on how to fix the above issue?

Let me know, thanks!

Jesse

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Re: WINE Staging/Windows Steam Game Client - Screen Flickering?

Post by Bob Wya » Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:13 pm

@JeZxLee

There is a workaround, for the new Windows Steam client, mentioned in this reddit thread.

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wine steam.exe -no-browser +open steam://open/minigameslist
I've still to play around with this, and perhaps add a reference to it, on the WineHQ AppDB Steam page.

UPDATE: So, yeah, the Windows Steam client is really broken now...
The above workaround is kind of useful (but you do lose most of the functionality of the Steam client).

I'm generally using the native Linux Steam client and Steam Play / Proton (proton-ge-custom), for my Steam gaming these days anyway...

Bob

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Re: WINE Staging/Windows Steam Game Client - Screen Flickering?

Post by JeZxLee » Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:34 pm

Most unfortunate...
Many Windows games don't work using "Proton" on Linux Steam.
Hopefully this can be fixed soon?

Jesse

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Re: WINE Staging/Windows Steam Game Client - Screen Flickering?

Post by Cybermax » Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:14 pm

JeZxLee wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:34 pm
Most unfortunate...
Many Windows games don't work using "Proton" on Linux Steam.
Hopefully this can be fixed soon?

Jesse
When it comes to steam, i would venture to say that it is "the best bet" to have a game work with steam... However, that is for steam games, and not a general "windows games". A few games do work better running them under linux steam/proton tho. There is absolutely no reason (imo) to install windows steam client directly in wine to try games. You better try a different proton version compiled from sources like TKGlitch(github) or similar that may have many fixes not present in valve's proton. There are howto's on how to use your own custom proton for the linux steam client.

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