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Latest Steam Play update for Linux adds support for external games



Latest Steam Play update for Linux adds support for external games


In the middle of last year, Steam Play came to Linux to add massive compatibility with a large number of games, which they are only available natively for Windows systems. Now, a new update adds some very cool features, making it possible to import games from external platforms to Steamand even force to play the Windows version of a game of which there is a port to Linux.

The function of importing external games is quite easy to understand, since not everyone has all of their games in Steam and sometimes we want to buy them cheaper on sites like GoG in its edition for Windows when the support for Linux it was much more limited.

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On the other hand, the fact force Steam to download the Windows version of a game that is already ported for Linux is more strange, but after the experience that users have had where some ports perform worse than Windows game running on Steam Playas well as much more limited support for Linux users, whether due to ignorance or simple misunderstanding, this seemed like the way to go.

The latter could be controversial, because if the developers see that the performance of the Windows version is greater than their own versions for Linux, it is possible that the number of native games for Linux end up stagnating or declining.