Does anyone know if, and how, you can successfully launch a non-Flatpak version of Discord from Steam on the Steam Deck without putting the deck into developer mode?
I've installed the Flatpak version of the application and added that to Steam as a Non-Steam game, and I can launch that fine from Steam, both in Desktop and "Gaming" mode. I've also downloaded the application in a
tar.gz and extracted that. I can run that application in Desktop mode, outside of Steam without issue. I also moved the application file to a place I know Steam can access (
~/.local/share/Steam/steamapps/nonsteam/discord) and altered the
.desktop file appropriately and put that in
~/.local/share/applications. I tried launching the application outside of Steam again, and that worked fine. When trying to launch it from Steam, however, Steam shows that the application immediately closes.
I've tried setting the application to use the default runtime and Steam Linux Runtime; same result.
I've also tried to see if any errors are produced by changing the launch option to
%command% >> discordsteam.log but the created file after launching the application is completely empty.