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Linux Steam Integration
« on: July 16, 2017, 11:08:20 AM »
Although an unsupported, endorsed, or affiliated project with Steam, this may help a few Linux users which are also gamers.

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Linux Steam Integration attempts to improve the Steam* gaming experience for users on Linux. In the default mode, it will disable the Steam runtime, and facilitate usage of the distro's own runtime for improved integration and performance. The Steam Runtime is a very old set of Ubuntu libraries, and as such provides a suboptimial experience for many Linux users. A key example of this is broken fontconfig, C++ ABI issues preventing loading, or even the broken theming of GTK widgets on non-Ubuntu distros. These woes have been compounded for users of the open source drivers.

The LSI tool also allows you to use Steam's runtime if you need to, as currently not all cases are covered. It will also take care to prepare the environment, ensuring that users can load Steam using it's own runtime without hitting any of the issues common to a modern distro, i.e. ABI issues and having to LD_PRELOAD libraries to even make Steam start.

More importantly, LSI achieves all of this by not having to butcher your existing Steam installation, as is common in some new tools.

This project, and by extension Solus, is not officially endorsed by, or affiliated with, Steam*, or its parent company, Valve*.

Linux Steam Integration is a Solus project

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Re: Linux Steam Integration
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2017, 10:58:23 PM »
Have you tried it? What were the results for you if so?

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Re: Linux Steam Integration
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2017, 09:39:02 AM »
Been using it for about two weeks, and I like the performance increase.  Although I am sure results are dependent on hardware specifications.

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