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How To Launch Diablo 4 Using Lutris

Hey there gamers! Are you excited about the highly anticipated release of Diablo 4? Of course, you are! But do you also wonder if you can take the dungeon-crawling adventure on the go with the new Steam Deck console? Well, we have some juicy news for you! While Diablo 4 is not officially supported on Steam Deck, it seems quite playable. And guess what? We haveĆ’ a platform that can help you run all your favorite games, old and new! Lutris is the ultimate game preservation platform that offers the best software available to keep your game collection up and running for years to come. Want to know more about the exciting opportunities that Diablo 4 and Lutris bring? Keep reading, and we promise it will be worth it!

What is Lutris and How Can I Play Diablo 4 With It?

Lutris is an open-source gaming platform designed specifically for Linux. Its main purpose is to make gaming on Linux easier by managing, installing, and providing optimal settings for games. Lutris does not sell games but rather relies on the user to provide copies of the games unless they are open-source or freeware. However, it makes it easy to install games anywhere on the system without imposing any limitations. Lutris is compatible with any up-to-date Linux system and relies on Python 3 and GTK libraries, making it able to run on any desktop environment.

With Lutris, owners of Steam Deck can launch games by grabbing the official installer from Blizzard’s website and adding it to Steam Deck as a non-Steam game. This way, they can run it under Lutris, making it possible to enjoy Diablo 4 on their Linux-based system and Steam Deck without any issues.

How to Install on Steam Deck Using Lutris

Blizzard does not officially support the Steam Deck, but thanks to community efforts, there are a few ways to install on the device. One way is to use a third-party tool, such as Lutris, which can provide better compatibility. To install on a Steam Deck using Lutris, follow the following detailed steps:

  1. On the Steam Deck, go to desktop mode by clicking the Steam button, selecting Power, and then Switch to Desktop. Wait for the device to reboot.
  2. In desktop mode, open up Discover by clicking on the menu button.
  3. Look for Lutris in Discover and install it. After installation, start the program.
  4. If Lutris is not available in Discover, type the following command into Konsole, the terminal app of SteamOS: flatpak install flathub-beta net.lutris.Lutris. Hit Y on your keyboard to continue the process.
  5. Add this couple of text to Konsoleflatpak install flathub org.gnome.Platform.Compat.i386

  6. Start Lutris through the menu.
  7. In Lutris, click the top-left + button, choose Search the Lutris website for installers.
  8. In the next window, type Blizzard and pick Blizzard
  9. Scroll through the list of scripts that Lutris wants to install, and hit Install. Choose where to install and whether to create a Desktop or Steam shortcut.
  10. Hit Install, and in the next window, Continue. Follow the installation process of
  11. It might take a few minutes for the Lutris installer to recognize that has been installed.

Congratulations, gamers! You’ve successfully installed on your Steam Deck and are now ready to launch Diablo 4.

How To Install And Run Diablo 4 on Steam Deck?

Here’s what you need to do after the app installation: start the app and navigate to the Diablo IV Beta install page. Download the game and change the path if you want to install it on a microSD card. If you can’t see the beta, be sure to change the version from Diablo IV to Diablo IV beta. It’s essential that you pick GE-Proton 7.51-Beta as the compatibility layer for When you start the game for the first time, it might tell you it can’t find a GPU. Don’t worry, you can safely ignore that error message. However, if you can’t even get into the game due to the “No GPU” bug, be sure you chose GE-Proton 7.51-Beta (or Proton Experimental after updating) as the compatibility layer for And while queueing, touch the D-Pad for the game to recognize the Steam Deck’s controller. That’s it! You’re all set to enjoy playing Diablo 4 on your Steam Deck. Get ready for an epic dungeon-crawling adventure like no other!

How to Install the Client on Linux Directly

Here are step-by-step instructions on how to launch on Linux directly:

  1. Start by ensuring that you are in desktop mode with a keyboard and mouse attached for the easiest time.
  2. Open your web browser and navigate to
  3. Click on the “Download” button to download the Windows installer to your Steam Deck.
  4. Launch the Steam application while in desktop mode.
  5. Navigate to the “Games” tab and select “Add a Non-Steam Game to My Library“.
  6. A new window titled “Add a Game” will appear with your software list. Choose the “Browse ...” button at the bottom.
  7. Navigate to the folder containing the file you downloaded from and change the “File type” filter to “All Files“.
  8. Select the installation file, then click “Open” to have it appear with a checkmark in the “Add a game” window. Then select “Add selected programs“.
  9. Highlight and right-click the installer in your library on Steam desktop mode and choose “Properties“.
  10. Select “Compatibility” and check “Force the use of a specific Steam Play compatibility tool“.
  11. From the drop-down list, select “Proton Experimental“.
  12. Launch the installer from the “non-Steam games” category from the desktop version of Steam and follow the instructions to install the software to its default location.
  13. Do not log in yet.
  14. Once the installation is complete, launch, log in, and open Diablo 4 to start playing.
  15. If the install button doesn’t appear, try clicking along the topmost section of the launcher to restore the window.
  16. Ignore a pop-up error message relating to the GPU, and the game will play as normal.

Please note that if you are new to using the Steam Deck or less comfortable with all the work involved in the direct method, Lutris is undoubtedly the easiest way to get going and the one recommended for most people

In conclusion, if you’re a Diablo fan looking to play Diablo 4 on your Steam Deck, you have two options: using Lutris or launching it directly through Steam. Lutris is the recommended and easiest way to get started for those who are new to using the Steam Deck while launching it directly through Steam requires a bit more tinkering but is still very doable by following the step-by-step instructions provided above. With these instructions, you’ll be able to launch on Linux directly and start playing Diablo 4 on your Steam Deck.

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