GameHub: The unified library for all our games

GameHub: The unified library for all our games

GameHub: The unified library for all our games

Despite what many might think, GNU / Linux Operating Systems currently have excellent support for a wide range of games of different qualities, including the best graphic quality and reputation. This, thanks to excellent applications such as Steam, among many others, such as GameHub.

Specifically, GameHub is an application that among many things works as one unified library for all our games, in addition to allowing you to view, download, install, run and uninstall games from compatible sources.

GameHub: Introduction

Currently, on its official website, GameHub is available in a stable version (master) number 0.15.0-1 and a development version 0.15.0.35-dev. Stable versions are released when new features are implemented and work without known issues. Stable versions generally do not contain most of the recent features and enhancements. Whereas, the development versions of GameHub They contain new features and enhancements that are under testing or experimentation.

Comes in different installable file formats that facilitate its implementation on the most diverse GNU / Linux Operating Systems. The current downloadable formats are ".Deb, flatpak and appimage". And also, it can be installed via repositories, previously configured, except in the GNU / Linux Distro Pop! _OS, since it is available for installation there.

GameHub: Description

GameHub

Description

  • It supports non-native games as well as native Linux games.
  • Supports multiple layers of compatibility for non-native games, such as: Wine / Proton, DOSBox, RetroArch, and ScummVM. It also allows adding custom emulators.
  • It supports WineWrap, which is a set of preconfigured wrappers for supported games.
  • Supports multiple game sources and services: Steam, GOG, Humble Bundle, and Humble Trove.
  • Allows you to add (manage) locally installed games.
  • Makes it easy to store and manage your DRM-free game collections.
  • It makes it easy to download installers, DLC, and bonus content from certain online platforms.
  • Finally, among other things, it enables the overlays of interchangeable file systems (filesystem overlays). Therefore, it allows you to install, uninstall, activate and deactivate the DLC or Mods without replacing the game files at any time. Since each overlay is stored separately and does not affect the other overlays. And in such a way that all changes to the game files are stored in a separate directory and easy to revert.

Installation

As we stated before, it can be installed in different ways via repositories and packages, in very simple ways, and very well explained in its official website. For the case study, which concerns us, the installation was carried out via Terminal (Console), in a MX Linux 19 Distro (DEBIAN 10), where the Steam gaming platform was previously installed.

The procedure was as follows:

add-apt-repository ppa:tkashkin/gamehub
apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 32B600D632AF380D
apt update
apt install com.github.tkashkin.gamehub

These command orders, allowed to add the official repository, add the repository key, update package lists of all current repositories and install GameHub from the previously added repository.

Screenshots of the installed application

Screenshot 1 - Gamehub

Screenshot 2 - Gamehub

Screenshot 3 - Gamehub

Screenshot 4 - Gamehub

Note: Although GameHub I perfectly identify my user session of Steam, and download and install Proton 4.2 and Proton 5.0, through Steam, they do not execute correctly, although I am sure that, it must be a problem between Steam and my GNU / Linux Distro, do not give GameHub.

For more information on GameHub its official site can be visited at GitHub, or explore alternatives to it, such as lutris to Linux and  o GOG, LaunchBox, Photon, Playnite to Windows. Plus Steam for both platforms.

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Conclusion

We hope this "useful little post" about «GameHub», an excellent free and open source gaming platform or application, written in Vala using GTK + 3, for fans of Games on GNU / Linux, is of great interest and utility, for the entire «Comunidad de Software Libre y Código Abierto» and of great contribution to the diffusion of the wonderful, gigantic and growing ecosystem of applications of «GNU/Linux».

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