Lane Apr 3 @ 5:50pm
Adding third party games
I got a game working under Wine, and I would like to run it via Steam for Linux native. I currently run the game from an alias I made "wine /home/username/.wine/drive_c/path/to/game.exe". I tried making a bash script and adding it, but it didn't work. Is there a proper way to do this besides adding /bin/wine to Steam directly and editing in the parameters?
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phillippi2 Apr 3 @ 8:48pm 
Unfortunately, I don't know. All I know is that linux steam does not recognise .exe files.
thetargos Apr 3 @ 8:54pm 
If you create a bin directory under your $HOME, and place there a bash script to run your game, Steam recognizes it as a program and will accept it, that's how I run StarCraft I within Steam.

Edit: you could alternatively create a .destkop file to your bash script under ~/bin, and it iwll get picked up by Steam just the same.
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Lane Apr 3 @ 9:14pm 
Originally posted by thetargos:
If you create a bin directory under your $HOME, and place there a bash script to run your game, Steam recognizes it as a program and will accept it, that's how I run StarCraft I within Steam.

Edit: you could alternatively create a .destkop file to your bash script under ~/bin, and it iwll get picked up by Steam just the same.

I did figure it out. I don't think Steam runs any programs with extentions. Becuase I made a simple hello world program in C and tried to add it as a.out, and it didn't work. However the shell script I made earler that was named with a .sh extension now works when I removed the extension.

But that bin dir in ~/ is a good idea to keep things organized. Maybe I'll call it games instead or something because I might want ~/bin to be a dir for different versions of wine, patched and unpatched.
thetargos Apr 3 @ 9:20pm 
I have a ~/bin/games/ directory ;-)
-FwG- ^ Bucky21659 Apr 4 @ 8:32am 
All I know is I can only get it to work by adding another program, and tweaking that program's path so it's /path/to/bash/script.

Sucks, Steam's still buggy even though it's been out for a year.
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