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How to download non-DRM version of game from Steam to run in WINE?

No, you cannot. Steam is a DRM enforcing client. It doesn't provide a version of software that is not DRM restricted. However, you can install Steam on WINE itself. It will then detect it is on a "...
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How to download Windows games from Steam onto a Linux computer?

Did you install Steam for Linux? If so you will only be able to play the games that are supported on Linux. You can play the Windows games by installing Steam through Wine. See here for more ...
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How to download Windows games from Steam onto a Linux computer?

If you don't want to install the Windows version of Steam and just want to download the Windows binaries for a game you can use SteamCMD which does have a Linux version and an option for force ...
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Steam says I do not have enough disk space available to install a game, even though I have plenty. How do I solve this?

Steam probably displays in mebibytes (1024 kibibytes per mebibyte) and your file manager in megabytes (1000 kilobytes per megabyte). Converting 12846MiBs to MBs give us 13470MBs, which is just a bit ...
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Hearthstone keeps crashing on Lutris on Ubuntu

For those experiencing the same error, what you need to do is: Go to Lutris launcher Select Hearthstone Under Play button, click Configure You need to add this to DLL Overrides under Runner Options: ...
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Battle.net Launcher on Wine Linux - Windows Secondary Logon service error

1) Launch Battle.net 2) Leave the window with the error message open 3) Launch Battle.net again It's a strange workaround, but it worked for me every time so far.
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Is there a painless way to run Starcraft 2 on Linux?

Yes there is, and I'm amazed on how easy that is. You can do all installation, download and configuration with flatpack (a similar installer like Ubuntu snaps). This is the tutorial for Ubuntu: sudo ...
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Enable "Play" button for Undertale on Linux Steam

As of the time of me writing this answer, there are no ways to tell Steam to open Windows games using Wine. Many people have asked, and want this feature. The only workaround to getting Windows games ...
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How to download Windows games from Steam onto a Linux computer?

In 2018 Steam introduced something called Proton, which is a fork of Wine that's integrated into Steam and continually updated. It can be enabled under Steam > Settings > Steam Play by checking ...
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Use Steam/Proton (a.k.a. Wine) on Linux to run Windows games which are not part of Steam?

I found an interesting reply on Proton's github. Apparently there is a way to run non-steam games with just the Steam client. Do these steps once: Go to your Steam settings, "Steam Play" on ...
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Steam running linux and wine at the same time

Now is posible to connect two clients, e.g. Linux-native and Wined-steam, in same machine in same os. The dual login is now possible because of Steam Home Streaming feature, the restriction login ...
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Battle.net Launcher on Wine Linux - Windows Secondary Logon service error

I had to enter winecfg and change the library dbghelp from "disabled" to "native" and it opened right up. Unfortunately neither of those solutions fixed the issue I had the same situation when ...
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Doom64 seems to be stuck in an infinite loop on first launch with Heroic on Steam Deck

You missed a window and need to log in to bethesda.net During installation you should have noted a window popping up. As someone else pointed out. You did not? Me neither, but Discover Software Center ...
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Can I run Steam games through WINE with native Steam?

Yes and no. First of all: This is not directly related to any game, so you're better off at a Linux forum for help. I recommend you the most popular Linux subreddits on reddit. 1. No ... ... it's not ...
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How to download non-DRM version of game from Steam to run in WINE?

For some games you can just copy files, but some require Steam for at least some functionality (friend list, server list etc.) Cogmind uses SteamCloud to backup your saved games and for global High ...
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Is there a painless way to run Starcraft 2 on Linux?

I was able to run the installer and load the battle.net login normally with a 64bit wine prefix, so I think it should work fine. This was done on Ubuntu 18.04, with wine-4.0-rc2. As a side note, I did ...
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Is there a painless way to run Starcraft 2 on Linux?

Short answer no. It takes several ppa/and git repos and the install seems to change from version to version of Starcraft. So it is always painful. I got the current version running and it is playable (...
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How do I install StarCraft 1.18 on Wine with 64-bit Linux?

Installed Wine-staging 6.6 and the game is running fine.
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How can I disable esync in Lutris?

In the list of runners, there should be an entry for Wine. Hovering that should cause an icon of a cog with a "play" button inside it to appear: Clicking that icon will open a "...
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What sort of performance penalty does WINE cause?

There is no direct rule of thumb for all games. Some run brilliantly without any configuration at all, some run reasonably well and some won't run at all. Theres far too many variables to give a ...
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How to install skyrim using wine?

This tutorial works perfectly for me. I'm playing Skyrim for Steam flawless! But to run steam you should use the following command: $ nohup wine "/home/USER/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Steam/Steam....
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Where do I locate my Skyrim 'Saves' folder while using PlayOnLinux?

PlayOnLinux is just a user-friendly GUI for Wine, a free implementation of Windows on Unix. When you install a game, it creates a virtual drive, which default location is $HOME/PlayOnLinux' s virtual ...
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Getting a global_error_asset_load_failed on Hearthstone in Wine, running Ubuntu

Go to wine > libraries and you must have: *dbghelp(native, internal) *msvcp100(native, internal) If not, just write the name and click add. I had this error because i had dbghelp disabled.
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How to run Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 in a window with PlayOnLinux and Wine?

Inside PlayOnLinux, go to the "Configure" screen for the RCT2 installation, then go to the "Wine" tab then click "Configure Wine." Once the configuration window loads, click on the "Graphics" tab and ...
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DDO on Linux: game opens in 800x600 resolution

There is a Resolution under [Display] in UserPreferences.ini. I set this to my actual monitor resolution and the resolution issues are fixed.
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How do I configure Diablo 2 in Wine to -skiptobnet and -w?

I was able to get options to work using the windows .lnk file that was created in the wine start menu directory during installation. You can launch Diablo II through terminal or create a new launcher ...
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Is there a painless way to run Starcraft 2 on Linux?

I'm too low-rep to comment, BUT I would like to add to @Erlon r. Cruz's answer that you may be required to install some other packages. To his script (prior to the last step) I had to add: flatpak ...
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Use Steam/Proton (a.k.a. Wine) on Linux to run Windows games which are not part of Steam?

If you look on the wine official website, you will find that Starcraft II is supported out of the box with Wine. This means that all you have to do (in theory) is install Wine, then install StarCraft ...
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How to stop WINE games from popping through pulse/alsa, steam edition

I'm also interested in perhaps the creation of a program ... that would handle all the changes Given that you're already using Steam with Proton, this sounds like it might fit the bill: https://...
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How to quickly restart a game after a crash/freeze on Wine(Linux)?

First prepare a new wineprefix properly: # lets say WINEPREFIX="$HOME/CoolGame" # Inside the WINEPREFIX for some specific game, I created a new folder like: mkdir "$HOME/CoolGame/...

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