How to Play Project CARS 2 on Linux

Project CARS 2 is a Racing video game developed and published by Slightly Mad Studios for Windows and other platforms. The game was never released for Linux, but it is playable on the platform with a few tweaks. Here’s how. Running Project CARS 2 on Linux Project CARS 2 is a native Windows video game. However, it’s rated gold on ProtonDB, and it works pretty well with a few tweaks. To run the game on…

Project CARS 2 is a Racing video game developed and published by Slightly Mad Studios for Windows and other platforms. The game was never released for Linux, but it is playable on the platform with a few tweaks. Here’s how.

Running Project CARS 2 on Linux

Project CARS 2 is a native Windows video game. However, it’s rated gold on ProtonDB, and it works pretty well with a few tweaks. To run the game on your Linux system, you must first install the Steam application.

Install Steam

To install Steam on your Linux PC, open a terminal window. You can open a terminal window on the Linux desktop by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T on the keyboard. Alternatively, search for “Terminal” in the application menu and launch it that way.

With the terminal window open, the Steam installation can begin. Using the installation instructions below, get Steam running on your computer.

Ubuntu

On Ubuntu, the Steam application is available for installation via the apt install command below.

sudo apt install steam

DebianName

In order for Steam to work on Debian, you will need to download the latest DEB package from Valve. You can download the Steam DEB package using the wget download command below.

wget https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/client/installer/steam.deb

After downloading the latest Steam DEB package on your computer, you can install Steam on your system using the dpkg command.

sudo dpkg -i steam.deb

Installing Steam via the dpkg command works, but it’s not perfect. Fortunately, problems can be fixed using the apt-get install -f command.

sudo apt-get install -f

Arch Linux

You will be able to install Steam on your Arch Linux system, provided that the “multilib” software repository is enabled and configured on your system. To enable this software repository, open the /etc/pacman.conf file in your favorite text editor (as root).

Once in the text file, scroll down and locate the # symbol near the “multilib” section. Next, remove the # symbol from the lines directly below. Finally, save your changes to the text file and run the pacman -Syy command to configure the “multilib” software repository.

sudo pacman -Syy

With the “multilib” software repository enabled and configured on your Arch Linux system, you will be able to install the latest version of Steam on your computer using the pacman -S command.

sudo pacman -S steam

Fedora/OpenSUSE

Steam is available for installation for Fedora Linux and OpenSUSE Linux users. Users can install Steam using the software repositories included with the operating system. However, the Flatpak version of Steam works much better.

Flat pencil case

Steam is easily installed via Flatpak once the Flatpak runtime is installed on your system. You can set up the Flatpak runtime on your computer by following our guide. Once the runtime is configured, use the two commands below to install Steam.

flatpak remote-add –if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo flatpak install flathub com.valvesoftware.Steam

Install Project CARS 2 on Linux

With the Steam app set up on your computer, open it and sign in to your account. Then follow the step-by-step instructions below to get Project CARS 2 running on Linux.

Step 1: In the Steam app, find the “Steam” menu and click the “Settings” button inside to load the Steam settings area. Once in the Steam settings area, look for the “Steam Play” option.

Check both “Enable Steam Play for supported titles” in the Steam Play area and the “Enable Steam Play for all other titles” box. Also make sure to set the ‘compatibility tool’ to Proton Experimental.

Project CARS 2 will not run on Steam without Proton set to “Experimental” as other versions of Proton will not work properly with the game.

Step 2: Find the “Store” button in Steam and click it to load the Steam store. From there, find the search box and click on it with the mouse. Type “Project CARS 2” in the box. Press the Enter key to display the search results.

Step 3: Browse the Steam search results for “Project CARS 2” and click on it to load the game’s Steam store page. Once on the Project CARS 2 store page, find the green “Add to Cart” button to add the game to your Steam cart. Then click on the shopping cart icon and buy the game.

Step 4: Find the “Library” button and click on it to access your Steam game library. Once there, find “Project CARS 2” and click on it with the mouse to load the game’s library page.

Find the blue “INSTALL” button and click on it with the mouse to download and install the game on your computer. When the installation process is complete, the blue “INSTALL” button will change to a green “PLAY” button. Select it to start the game.

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