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ℹ️ Head over to stable version if you want to play the games right now.

This version of Luxtorpeda is a prototype, that was never released.

I intend to fundamentally redesign the tool and release it as Luxtorpeda 2.0, but until that happens, install up-to-date version of Luxtorpeda 1.x, which supports many more game engines.


Luxtorpeda project Discord

Steam Play compatibility tool to run games using native Linux engines; project overview.

This is a sister project of Boxtron and Roberta.


Compatibility tool will work on any modern 64-bit Linux distribution. All packaged games are compiled for Steam Runtime environment and require no additional dependencies.

Using Luxtorpeda with Steam native runtime may or may not work, but is not supported.

Installation (using tarball)

This is pre-release quality software, expect bugs and missing features.

Head over to luxtorpeda-dev for stable release.

Installation (debug build, from source)

  1. Download the latest version of Rust: and verify that openssl is installed on your system.

Debian, Ubuntu et consortes

   $ sudo apt install libssl-dev


   $ sudo dnf install openssl-devel
  1. Close Steam.

  2. Clone the repository, then use makefile to trigger cargo build and install:

    $ git clone
    $ cd luxtorpeda
    $ make dev-install
  3. Start Steam.

  4. In game properties window select "Force the use of a specific Steam Play compatibility tool" and select "Luxtorpeda (dev)".

Known issues

  • If game does not start with error "No command line defined", it means you need to force-update game package to a new format. Find game package tarball in ~/.cache/luxtorpeda/<appid>/, remove it, and start the game again.

  • Solus and Mint users might be affected by unintended dependency on, see #42 for details.

Supported titles

Just click "Play" and Luxtorpeda will download and install the package for you. You need to select Luxtorpeda as a compatibility tool first, of course.

Game Engine Engine Version Comments
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind OpenMW 0.45.0 Missing GUI mod launcher for now: #17
Arx Fatalis Arx Libertatis db77aa Textures issue: #27
Arx Fatalis Demo Arx Libertatis db77aa (Free to play) Textures issue: #27
Quake vkQuake 1.02.1 Single-player only for now, fixed music
Quake II Yamagi Quake II 7.41 Fixed default config, fixed music
Quake II Demo Yamagi Quake II 7.41 (Free to play) Fixed default config
Quake II: The Reckoning Yamagi Quake II 7.41 Fixed default config, fixed music
Quake II: Ground Zero Yamagi Quake II 7.41 Fixed default config, fixed music
Quake III Arena ioquake3 a96f32
Quake III: Team Arena ioquake3 a96f32
Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast OpenJK e8b5c1 Single-player only for now
Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy (SP) OpenJK e8b5c1 Single-player
Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy (MP) EternalJK 1.5.6-1 Multi-player
X-COM: UFO Defense OpenXcom 1.0-2835
X-COM: Terror from the Deep OpenXcom 1.0-2835
Return to Castle Wolfenstein iortcw 1.51c Both SP and MP
Doom (1993) GZDoom 4.2.1 "The Ultimate DOOM"; Vulkan renderer crashes on exit
Doom II: Hell on Earth GZDoom 4.2.1 Vulkan renderer crashes on exit
Final Doom GZDoom 4.2.1 Vulkan renderer crashes on exit
Doom 3 dhewm3 1.5.1-PRE1
Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil dhewm3 1.5.1-PRE1
Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders GZDoom 4.2.1 Vulkan renderer crashes on exit
Hexen: Beyond Heretic GZDoom 4.2.1 Vulkan renderer crashes on exit
Doki Doki Literature Club! Ren'Py (Free to play) Using Linux version bundled with Windows version


Steam Play compatibility tool to run games using native Linux engines




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