Installing Games on Linux

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My understanding is that there are mainly 2 ways of installing games on Linux.

1. Installing Linux native games directly on Linux without any type of API translation

2. Using something like WINE to run windows games which essentially does API call translation from Windows as these are windows games and are not natively compatible with Linux.

The WINE approach is pretty good for a lot of games, but it is not perfect.

From my experience on gaming on Linux, WINE works pretty well when it ia properly installed with all the correct dependencies, but you kind of have to know what you need to run your games in Linux.
 

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My understanding is that there are mainly 2 ways of installing games on Linux.

1. Installing Linux native games directly on Linux without any type of API translation

2. Using something like WINE to run windows games which essentially does API call translation from Windows as these are windows games and are not natively compatible with Linux.

The WINE approach is pretty good for a lot of games, but it is not perfect.

From my experience on gaming on Linux, WINE works pretty well when it ia properly installed with all the correct dependencies, but you kind of have to know what you need to run your games in Linux.

Ways of installing or environment because there are only 3 environment Wine and Proton and then native. ways of installing is many you can use something like lutris to install it you can do it in Terminal, you can use a Steam there are many ways "To" install games but yes if you see Proton and Wine as the same environment Then yes then there is only 2 environment to install game into.
 
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And yeah, WINE is good too, but if you're looking to try out some games like fortnite or anything, you'll just need to install steam, and sign into your account (or create one) and play. Not sure if linux is supported for steam, so idk, but I think GEFORCE NOW is compatible with linux devices.
 

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And yeah, WINE is good too, but if you're looking to try out some games like fortnite or anything, you'll just need to install steam, and sign into your account (or create one) and play. Not sure if linux is supported for steam, so idk, but I think GEFORCE NOW is compatible with linux devices.
the problem with steam is

I would love to see you edit your post instead of making three posts right after each other that would be nice.
The problem with steam is it's a hit and miss depending on what kernel you use.
I recommend using Flatpak Steam, but it needs a little tinkering to make working and install some other Flatpak stuff depending on what you want to do like I have.
SGDBoop, Steam ROM Manager, Boston, Proton (community build), Proton experimental(community build), Proton-GE (community build), MangoHud, gamescope, protontricks, SteamTinkerLaunch, and vkBasalt installed inside the same Steam Flatpak Environment so no matter what i want to do i have the tools to do it.
 
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