Question Steam on linux only searches

Sep 29, 2022
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Hello all ! I am trying to add a non steam game and steam only shows it searching and never finds any of my programs. I've posted in other forums with no luck. I can give more details if needed. I'm on linux mint 21.I am just wondering if any one can help me?
 
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I guess it would be a non steam game. it only searches and doesn't stop and find all the apps/programs/games on my PC. I've had it working before with this hardware.
 
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To clarify: I can launch games from steam that don't have a launcher. I open steam and get out of big picture mode.There is a plus sign on the bottom left of the steam page. I click that then click add a non steam game and it starts searching and never stops or finds my other programs. I usually can add programs when they pop up after searching.Now it just searches and doesn't find anything. I have used this method before to launch ea origin and ubisoft connect, then launch my game from origin and ubi connect.I do it this way so I can use my steam controller.
 

COLGeek

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To my knowledge, the Steam client does not work completely the same as the Windows client. What I am asking is whether you ever had this work properly on your Linux system?

Sounds like the answer is no.
 
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I have been able to do this before on Linux. I used to add bottles to steam and then I can use connect or origin to play the ubi and ea games. It was only my laptop doing this but now my desktop pc wont find anything it just searches. I can set up Linux for a standard install but more complicated thing if I get it to work I sometimes don't know how I got it done. I'm using the flatpak version of steam.
 
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I have 2 steam entries on my computer. One is a flatpak and the other isn't. If I use the non flatpak steam entry I can get it to add other programs via the add a non steam game option in steam. So I can now add Bottles and then use Ubi and ea,s launcher to play their games on Linux.
 

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