I have just recently switched to Linux and I can't find a way to run elite on Linux so far. Does anybody have any solutions for this?

  • Is Wine still a thing? To be clear, I know nothing about it outside of hearing it being used to run Windows applications in Linux.
    – Ellesedil
    Commented Sep 10, 2020 at 22:22
  • @Ellesedil wine still is a thing but it doesn't run elite because of the .net framework I think
    – Addy
    Commented Sep 10, 2020 at 22:26
  • Check out this thread: forums.frontier.co.uk/threads/… And the wiki posted at the top: github.com/redmcg/wine/wiki/Wine
    – Álex
    Commented Sep 12, 2020 at 10:05

2 Answers 2


Taken from ProtonDB:

You have to instal dotnet472

$ protontricks 359320 -q dotnet472 win7

This takes about 30 minutes with a lot of error messages. After it finishes you have to make modifications to config files in the game directory, from both:

/steamapps/common/Elite Dangerous/EDLauncher.exe.config

/steamapps/common/Elite Dangerous/HardwareReporter.exe.config

Delete the following line: supportedRuntime version="v2.0.50727"

and add the following: supportedRuntime version="v4.0"

Windowing: Activating Fullscreen After changing resolution, change the option to fullscreen mode. After a few tries it should work.


Note: I have not personally tried this, but the above page is about the most useful reference for this you're going to find. It does very much seem to be distro-dependent, but those on Arch-based distros appear to be having much better luck than others.


Using the Native steam 'play on linux' does not work, as it does not install mono, which is a framework Elite uses for the launcher.

This is how you could do it:

  • Using latest version of Antergos Linux
  • Using Lutris to install Windows Steam version of Elite Dangerous

(Lutris uses Wine, which autodetects the requirement of mono and installs everything required)

According to mzry, a user on the Frontier Forums, it runs as smooth as windows, and sound, audio, and joysticks work perfectly.

Hope this helps!

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