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Total Miner Discussion / How to run Total Miner on Linux using Steam's Proton
« Last post by Spark on June 07, 2020, 11:37:31 AM »
Hi everyone!

I'm stuck with Linux for the next couple of months and was wondering if there is a way to run Total Miner. The game is not yet supported on Linux so you can't normally run the game on steam (you can't even install it). But, if you use Steamplay in the game's properties and Proton 5.0, you can actually install the game but you can't run it, it will crash on startup. If you get it running in someway with wine, the game won't start because of steam_api.dll not running.

I followed this post from @Justyn to try and get Steam windows running via wine and then installing Total Miner there to get it working but with the recent versions of wine, Steam is completely broken
 
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So, this method wasn't possible anymore. But what if we use Proton to make it run? I said that running the game with Steamplay active and with Proton doesn't work but there's a workaround



How to run Total Miner: Step by step Guide
  • Get winetricks, it's needed to install dotnet40 and xna40.
  • After installing winetricks, start steam, go to your games and click properties on Total Miner. After that, check the box where it says "Force the use of a specific Steam Play Compatibility Tool" and then set Proton 5.0.8 (as of writing)
  • Now run the game atleast one time, the game wont run and it will stop automatically. This step is needed since proton has to create folders for the game
  • After that, install Protontricks
  • Then, open up terminal, type "protontricks 347000 dotnet40 xna40". Some wizards will open up, follow through them and install .net and xna. It will take sometime
  • After it has completed, run the game with steam. It should start after 1 to 2 minutes

Voilà! You got the game running



BEWARE that the game could crash and could also not run perfectly or not run at all. I played it a bunch and it's playable 100% for me, didn't get any crashes yet. The game runs slower than in windows but that's because of my laptop that is garbage

This method could work for some games that are still stuck on xna.

Also, when the update comes out, the game might run on linux without using proton because of monogame.



Anyway, I hope you find this post helpful! If you have any questions or errors, feel free to post them here. I'm going to try and help you (even though I'm a linux noob)



EDIT: I found out that signs are broken, no text appears even if you replace the sign and retype the text again. This is the only bug that I have found so far after playing for 5 hours with steamplay. But other than that the game is playable 100%
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Gaming / Re: Steam ™
« Last post by Jack Of Shades on June 06, 2020, 12:51:12 AM »
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Total Miner Discussion / Re: Total Miner PC 2.0?
« Last post by Jack Of Shades on June 05, 2020, 06:08:36 PM »
I don't do discord, but I'll put em up here and tag you in them if you'd like? I'm still in early game, building my skills up. Lol

Sounds good, post them here and I can put them in Discord under your name if you want

That's fine with me. I'll try to make some interesting builds. Instead of doing another modern map, like Nexraptus, I'm going to do medieval.
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Total Miner Discussion / Re: Total Miner PC 2.0?
« Last post by Heywood Jablowme on June 05, 2020, 05:00:29 PM »
I don't do discord, but I'll put em up here and tag you in them if you'd like? I'm still in early game, building my skills up. Lol

Sounds good, post them here and I can put them in Discord under your name if you want
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Gaming / Re: Free games
« Last post by AlienizdPixel on June 05, 2020, 04:41:51 PM »
Freespace 2 (alt) is available for free on GOG.com until June 7th, 07:00 PST.
The Uncertain: Last Quiet Day is available for free on Steam until June 9th, 12:00 PST.
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Gaming / Re: Fallout discussion topic
« Last post by Jack Of Shades on June 05, 2020, 02:58:57 PM »
So the wastelanders update has been out for Fallout 76 for a little while, and the game has become MUCH BETTER. NPCs everywhere. Lol
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Total Miner Discussion / Re: Total Miner PC 2.0?
« Last post by Jack Of Shades on June 05, 2020, 02:56:48 PM »
I don't do discord, but I'll put em up here and tag you in them if you'd like? I'm still in early game, building my skills up. Lol
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Total Miner Discussion / Re: Total Miner PC 2.0?
« Last post by Heywood Jablowme on June 05, 2020, 06:01:53 AM »
Its actually quite interesting playing it again, and playing it on PC for that matter. Good to be back and Digging Deep once again. It's a shame Craig is no longer working on the development side of the game. But I understand being burnt out ALL too well, although... not on his level. lol

Any DD worlds you’re playing that you’re proud of remember to send some screenshots to the discord!
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Total Miner Discussion / Re: Total Miner PC 2.0?
« Last post by Jack Of Shades on June 04, 2020, 07:14:06 PM »
Its actually quite interesting playing it again, and playing it on PC for that matter. Good to be back and Digging Deep once again. It's a shame Craig is no longer working on the development side of the game. But I understand being burnt out ALL too well, although... not on his level. lol
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Total Miner Discussion / Re: Total Miner PC 2.0?
« Last post by Heywood Jablowme on June 04, 2020, 05:52:47 PM »
So, as of right now, TMF is still under development from a different crew? Is that what's going on?

Yep, Craig felt he had no motivation to the game and passed on the development to XBLToothpik as the main developer with Steve promoting sales. We’re expecting an update in a few months that should contain multiplayer.
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