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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:23 am    Post subject: how to install free games on steam running through wine Reply with quote

I am attempting to install free games on steam that is running on wine, the obvious problem is the store doesn't work, and likely won't ever work again, and free games don't show up in the steam library unless they are actually installed, so the game cannot simply be purchased in order to force steam to put it in the library.

the only clue I have is this:
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You can however still install games if you have their game ID. In your case, you'd go into the Windows Steam directory and run steam://rungameid/11020 ( you can see the ID of any game by looking at the URL of the store page, e.g.


How exactly would one do this? I can't seem to find any sort of actual instructions anywhere as the search engines are not being helpful today.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Start steam with -console command line option.

Then in the console window, you can type
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open steam://rungameid/11020
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jormangeud wrote:
Start steam with -console command line option.

Then in the console window, you can type
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open steam://rungameid/11020


Code:
wine '/path/to/Steam.exe' -console


starts steam, but there is no console
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Run steam.exe in Windows XP mode. Vista might work too.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ant P. wrote:
Run steam.exe in Windows XP mode. Vista might work too.


I switched to XP, I am still not getting a console, do you have an example command that works?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Console mode isn't needed; the store should run fine.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:04 pm    Post subject: ><)))°€ Reply with quote

How does the Store not work, exactly?

If it's not displaying any elements of them pages, you can runt Steam with the '-no-cef-sandbox' option.

So for example:

Code:
wine Steam.exe -no-cef-sandbox

See also: bugs.winehq.org - Bug 39403 - Steam Client update from Oct. 7, 2015 (Steam version >= 03.01.50.96): store/web no longer works (Chromium browser engine native API sandboxing/hooking scheme incompatible with Wine)
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:06 am    Post subject: Re: ><)))°€ Reply with quote

Chiitoo wrote:
How does the Store not work, exactly?

If it's not displaying any elements of them pages, you can runt Steam with the '-no-cef-sandbox' option.

So for example:

Code:
wine Steam.exe -no-cef-sandbox

See also: bugs.winehq.org - Bug 39403 - Steam Client update from Oct. 7, 2015 (Steam version >= 03.01.50.96): store/web no longer works (Chromium browser engine native API sandboxing/hooking scheme incompatible with Wine)



I tried that first, and it didn't work, now I try it again, and it works. Obviously aliens are screwing with me.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:45 pm    Post subject: Re: how to install free games on steam running through wine Reply with quote

Lovot wrote:
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How exactly would one do this? I can't seem to find any sort of actual instructions anywhere as the search engines are not being helpful today.


@Lovot

I keep the Steam Client AppDB page up-to-date with issues like this one...

See: WineHQ AppDB: Game Tools / Steam / Official Release ...

Take a look at the Installation section - which includes the current recommended workarounds for the CEF sandboxing issue.

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