[HowTo] Play Pathfinder: Wraith of the Righteous


Some days ago Pathfinder: Wraith of the Righteous was released for Windows and Mac. The Devs confirms that No Linux port! will be made. Anyhow, this guide will show you how to play the game anyway.

Note: You need to install steam from steam homepage and not from Software Center. Snap/Flat packages have limited Steams usage (like many other apps for that matter).
It comes in a .deb package which you only need to double click to install. Remember to uninstall Steam if you install it as a snap/flat package first.

  1. Install Steam from Steam homepage and login.

  2. Go to Steam Settings and activate Steam Play.

  3. Open the terminal and copy/paste

cd Downloads
wget https://github.com/GloriousEggroll/proton-ge-custom/releases/download/6.8-GE-2/Proton-6.8-GE-2.tar.gz
mkdir -p ~/.steam/root/compatibilitytools.d/
tar -xf Proton-6.8-GE-2.tar.gz 
mv Proton-6.8-GE-2 ~/.steam/root/compatibilitytools.d/
  1. Right click on Pathfinder: Wraith of the Righteous and select Properties

  2. Now click Compatibility and select Proton-6.8-GE-2

  3. Profit!!!



I like that Proton is enabling more games and apps to run on Linux. Linux is getting the support it needs.


Added video.

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WotR should now work with the Proton-experiment, so there's no need to use the GE version.

If you getting stock at a loading screen, downgrade to Proton 5.13, load the the save file and when getting pass the loading screen, save the game and switch back to the latest Proton.

That right there, is exactly the kind of thing, I am waiting for change, in the Linux community. I am sick and tired of Linux being considered like a 3rd class citizen.

All that is needed for change, is for developers to respect Linux enough to code for Linux, that will solve all the issues. But they simply do not care, because in their minds, there is no market share to be had for Linux.

In other words the answer why this continues on happening after all these years, MONEY

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I mean, the devs are making sense. Developers still need to feed their families, Most games release on Windows because they want people to play it. Proton is going to change that, instead of the devs porting we port the game.