Workers & Resources: Soviet Republic – How to Play the Game on Linux or MacOS

A basic guide on how to play Workers & Resources: Soviet Republic on Linux or MacOS using Steam and Proton

 

Introduction

Are you an avid Linux or macOS user who craves the excitement of playing or beloved Workers & Resources: Soviet Republic or other Windows games on your preferred operating system? If so, you’re in luck! In this guide, I will walk you through the steps of playing “Workers & Resources: Soviet Republic” and other Windows games on Linux or macOS using the powerful combination of Steam and Proton.

Windows. Linux. MacOS… My grandmother used to tell me stories about the old days, a time of gaming platforms once divided, each with its own unique powers and limitations. A time when if studio made game exclusivly for Windows, you had little to no chances to run it anywhere else unless you wanted to spend hours for a very little chance to even see an intro sequence… But everything changed when Steam and Proton came together.

With Steam, the mighty digital realm that connects gamers across platforms, and Proton, the compatibility force built on the ancient technology of Wine, the gaming world found balance.

Now, gamers of all platforms can unite, casting aside their differences and embracing the shared joy of gaming. Windows users, Linux enthusiasts, and MacOS aficionados can come together as one.

So, whether you’re a Windows warrior, a Linux legend, or a macOS master, embrace the power of Steam and Proton. Let the boundaries between platforms fade away and embark on epic gaming adventures together.

The era of division is over. The era of gaming unity has begun.

Aight.. Enough of silly jokes and references. The following guide will provide you with step by step instructions of how to run W&R:SR using Proton.

What is Proton?

Proton is a compatibility layer developed by Valve Corporation that enables playing Windows games on Linux-based operating systems. It is specifically designed for integration with the Steam gaming platform. Proton utilizes various technologies, including Wine, to provide a translation layer between the Windows application programming interfaces (APIs) and the corresponding Linux APIs.

By utilizing Proton, Linux users gain access to a vast library of Windows games available on Steam. Proton automates much of the setup and configuration process, making it easier for users to install and run their favorite games without requiring extensive knowledge of Wine or other compatibility tools. Proton also incorporates custom patches and optimizations for specific games to enhance performance and compatibility.

Overall, Proton has significantly expanded the gaming possibilities for Linux users, allowing them to enjoy a broader range of titles without the need for dual-booting or virtual machines. It continues to evolve and improve with regular updates and contributions from the gaming community.

How to run W&R:SR on your OS?

Obviously step 1 is to download and install Steam client for your OS from the official Steam website.

2 – Enable Steam Play: Open Steam, go to the “Steam” menu, and select “Settings”. In the Settings menu, navigate to the “Steam Play” tab. Check the box that says “Enable Steam Play for supported titles”. This will allow you to run compatible Windows games on your Linux or macOS system.

I recommend you to select either version 7.x or experimental

Restart Steam afterwards.

3 – Install Windows Games: Purchase or install Windows games from the Steam store as you would normally. Ensure that the games you choose have Linux or macOS compatibility listed on their store page or have been reported to work well with Steam Play/Proton. In our case find Workers & Resources: Soviet Republic in your library and click “install” as usual.

4 – Launch Options Setup: After installing game you have to add specific launch options. To do so right click on game in library, select “Properties”. While in “General” tab go to “Launch options” line and add the followng

WINEDLLOVERRIDES=”xaudio2_7=n,b” %command%

Usually the above line is enough, but if you encounter problems during gameplay, you might want to add this to launch options as well

PROTON_USE_WINED3D11=1

Please remember, that if game runs without this option, do not use it.

So your launch options look like this:

PROTON_USE_WINED3D11=1 WINEDLLOVERRIDES=”xaudio2_7=n,b” %command%

If you still encounter problems you can edit your launch options to look like this:

PROTON_FORCE_LARGE_ADDRESS_AWARE=1 PROTON_NO_ESYNC=1 PROTON_NO_FSYNC=1 PROTON_USE_WINED3D11=1 WINEDLLOVERRIDES=”xaudio2_7=n,b” %command%

5 – Launch Game: After finishing setup launch game as usual but run Windows 7 option. Launching Windows 8/10 version will cause various sounds problems and make your experience less comfortable.

Troubleshooting

If you encounter issues, consult Steam Forums, or the ProtonDB website [protondb.com] to see if others have encountered similar problems and found solutions.

Remember that not all Windows games may work flawlessly on Linux or macOS using Proton, as compatibility can vary. However, Valve and the Proton community continue to work on improving compatibility and adding support for more games.

It’s worth noting that running Windows games on non-Windows operating systems may require additional system resources, and performance may vary depending on hardware and specific game requirements.

Of course always ensure that you have a legal copy of the games you want to play, and be aware of any potential licensing or DRM restrictions that may apply.

Useful Links

To see reports and reccomendations from other players using Proton, visit Workers & Resources: Soviet republic page on ProtonDB[www.protondb.com]

To see requirements for Proton visit this page[github.com]

While it’s not required, you still might want to change your Steam client version to latest beta. You can learn how to do it here


Thanks to Lex713 for his excellent guide, all credits belong to his effort. if this guide helps you, please support and rate it via Steam Community. enjoy the game.

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