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Easy Launchers install on Steam Deck - Epic Games Store, Battle.net, Ubisoft Connet and many more

Updated: Dec 3, 2023

It's taken nearly a year, but someone has finally made a much simpler method to install third-party launchers on your Steam Deck, such as Epic Games Store, Battle.net, Ubisoft connect, Rockstar launcher, Amazon games and more.


Huge shout out to moraroy on GitHub for creating the Non-Steam Launchers on GitHub


First off you want to go into Desktop mode on your Steam Deck, open your chosen browser and navigate here: https://github.com/moraroy/NonSteamLaunchers-On-Steam-Deck



Scroll down and hit the download link or right-click and say save as, which will download the .desktop file



Run the Nonsteamlaunchers.desktop file, accept the warning prompt.


Now you can select all of the launchers that you want it to install

Once you have your selections, hit ok and let it run until you get the restart steam prompt.


Contemplate the question and hit ok, Steam will restart and the launchers added to your library.


Open Steam and change the compatibility for each of the launchers you've installed to Proton Experimental by clicking the settings cog under each launcher on Steam, going to compatibility and setting Run this with a compatibility layer.

Stay in desktop mode to link your launcher accounts, this is much simpler especially if you have your browser signed in for google auth etc. You will need to use steam shortcuts or the touch screen to navigate around the launchers or change the controller configuration for each one.


Optional but highly recommend - Download and install Decky Loader from here if you want to easily manage your artwork for the launchers (and other games) directly in Game Mode.

This will need a sudo password but if you forgot it or haven't set one, we have a guide for that here


Optional - We also recommend setting up the auto-mount storage script from here if you want to install games on third-party launchers to your SD Card or other connected Storage devices as this will make sure they are always mapped to internal drives for you without additional command line arguments.


In desktop mode, if you installed Decky Loader, use the 3 dot menu (...) to access the decky menu at the bottom and go to the marketplace icon

Scroll down and install SteamGridDB

Now you can set artwork for your launchers by selecting properties -> change artwork

You will need the Capsule, Wide Capsule and Hero to fill all the images that you see in your Steam Library

Once you run a launcher from game mode, you will need to change the controller layout to make sure it works when you run the games

Select controller settings and change it to Gamepad with mouse Trackpad

Press X on the display screen to apply the layout, now you will have full controller mapping in games that support controllers and mouse control via the trackpad while in launchers, you will still need to use Steam+trackpad click or right trigger click to mouse click though.

10 comentários


jessica brown
jessica brown
29 de abr.

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Tim Smith
29 de abr.
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Quintan Barnes
Quintan Barnes
21 de fev.

I stumbled upon this gem of an article while searching for ways to enhance my Steam Deck experience, and I must say, the recommendation to use https://boosthive.eu/w is an absolute game-changer! The easy installation of launchers for Epic Games Store, Battle.net, Ubisoft Connect, and many more has made my gaming life so much more convenient.

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Leandro Mota
Leandro Mota
11 de jan.

I can't open Playstation Plus keeps on loading.. anyone knows how to fix it?

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David Byrne
David Byrne
28 de nov. de 2023

i clicked on move to sd card and did the choices it said they are pointing but the files still install to the internal ssd so what am i doing wrong?

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Mat Skmat
Mat Skmat
15 de jun. de 2023

Hi, I'm having trouble with playing red dead redemption 2 over Epic game on Proton Experimental. Is there any other Proton which I should use?

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