Fall Guys

Fall Guys

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How to play Fall Guys on Linux/Steam Deck via Proton
By Saluki
A quick and simple set of instructions to get the game working via Proton.
Since Epic has been messing with Fall Guys, the game may no longer work on Linux at all. The only solution for this would be to go and persuade Epic to come back to Steam and support Steam Deck.

NOTICE: There has been some improvements to GEProton, so the easiest way to set Fall Guys up on Linux is linked directly below.

Easy method[www.gamingonlinux.com]

This guide includes two methods of setup:

- Manual configuration

- Automated script

For the manual configuration, follow the guide from here. For the automated script, skip to the Setup script section.
Proton Configuration
First things first, we need to make sure that Proton is setup properly.

Selecting the correct Proton version:

You need to locate Fall Guys in your Steam library, and then select Proton Experimental under the compatibility tab in properties.

Editing the files
A few minor file changes are required to get the game to start.

For these steps, you need to look in the game's files.

Moving the easyanticheat_x64.so file

Simply copy Fall Guys/EasyAntiCheat/easyanticheat_x64.so to Fall Guys/FallGuys_client_game_Data/Plugins/x86_64/easyanticheat_x64.so

Next, you may need to edit the first line of the Fall Guys/FallGuys_client.ini file to the this:


Then, you should be done with setting this up.

You should now be able to play the game!

If you have any issues, feel free to drop a comment on this guide and I'll do my best to help you out.
Setup script
Andrade has also provided a bash script to perform this setup.

You can find it here[gist.github.com].

To use this script, simply open a terminal and run this command:

curl -s -L https://gist.github.com/rokam/3fb8b768606eef1ddd696cd0bc02e6df/raw/6a0f3a502b2722c87e92ea9cffb8a00144f8a76a/fix_fallguys.sh | bash

This will download the script to your current location, and run it. After the script has run, you should be able to play Fall Guys without a problem.

You do not need to run this script as well as completing the rest of the guide - they do the same thing - only use one.

It is somewhat likely you may run into a problem when following this guide, so if you do, don't worry.

Here are common issues and their fixes. Remember, if you have any other issues, post them below and we can try to help you out.

Cannot join a show

This issue seems to usually be caused by not having Proton EasyAntiCheat Runtime installed. This is a quick fix though.

To solve this issue:

  • Go to your Steam library
  • Search for Proton EasyAntiCheat Runtime
  • Make sure that you have it installed and up to date
  • Restart Fall Guys (if you didn't have it closed)

After following those steps, you should have the problem solved.

Get stuck on the loading screen/EOS issues

Most EOS issues people seem to have can be solved by ensuring that your Steam account is linked to your Epic Games account. You can do this either by opening a game on Windows or via the Epic website. After you've done this, restart the game and you should have more luck getting in.
The method followed in this guide was originally posted here: ProtonDB[www.protondb.com] by Andrade. They also provided the setup script, via GitHub.

And the cover image was taken from Unsplash.

Special thanks:

Maroxy - Solving an issue with EOS

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Mozgus Jun 24 @ 3:09am 
Any guides on how to get the epic store version running on steamdeck? I got so far as to boot but when trying to join a match it says easy anticheat is not initialized. The tip above does not apply. I need to somehow install the EAC runtime within Heroic Launcher. Lutris has never worked for me on any games.
Healer_LFG Jun 23 @ 4:49am 
I can confirm that it was launching/playing online for me yesterday through steam AFTER the FFA update. However, some matches, the server would drop me after the arena loaded in. I had previously played/launched with the same setup before the FFA update, so I don't know what's going on with that.
Saluki  [author] Jun 23 @ 3:49am 
I honestly don't know what to do about that - Epic has recently pulled Fall Guys from Steam so chances are anything that was in the works to get the game working OOTB is being withdrawn, because that's what Epic tends to do.

It sucks, but unless someone manages to persuade Epic to bring Fall Guys back to Steam then nothing much can be done - unless someone finds a hacky workaround.
Kevin Jun 22 @ 11:32pm 
This does not work for me. I have tried it with experimental and the file copy thing, tried GE7-20 and 7-15, i tried first opening it in a windows VM and then on linux, I have also linked my steam account to my epic games account, but every time i press start on the title screen it says "An error has been returned by Epic Online Services. Please retry later or contact Epic Games Player Support if the issue persists. Error Code: 200_19002"
Healer_LFG May 19 @ 1:17am 
Great guide! I do recommend making one small change: instead of *copying* the .so file, make a *symlink* instead. A symlink is a shortcut to another file; this way if the original .so updates and the game expects it, then the symlink will just point to the old file and it will still work, whereas if you copied it, then you would need to copy it over again each time it updates.
Saluki  [author] Apr 26 @ 12:22am 
If anyone is having issues, I would recommend having a look at this article, for an easier workaround:

DemonicSavage Apr 24 @ 3:52pm 
This works, but I have to verify local files and cancel the 2nd EOS installation step each time I want to start the game.
XRaTiX Apr 24 @ 2:58pm 
I have the same issue with the "missing files",only workaround is to cancel the second step when its installing the EOS,but need to delete the "1097150" folder in compatdata everytime I want to play :/ (using Proton GE 7-15)
orvit Apr 23 @ 10:16pm 
I linked account and I am still getting stuck at the loading screen, any other troubleshooting I could use?
Saluki  [author] Apr 23 @ 5:55am 
That would explain it.