How to Play No Man’s Sky on Linux.
No Man’s Sky is an expansive survival game set in a massive universe, filled with different planets and star systems to explore. The aim of the game is to explore the vast universe in your spaceship, colonize various planets you discover and build things.
The game never had a Linux release, and the developers have never spoken about Linux support. However, due to the evolution of technology on Steam and Wine, it is now possible to play No Man’s Sky on Linux. Here’s how to make it work.
Method 1: SteamPlay and Proton
If you have a Steam account, the easiest way to play No Man’s Sky on Linux is with SteamPlay and Proton. According to the game’s ProtonDB page, there are no serious bugs or issues preventing it from running on Linux with Valve’s amazing Windows runtime technology.
To start the process, you need to get a copy of No Man’s Sky from the Steam store if you don’t already own the game. It is $59.99.
To purchase No Man’s Sky on Steam, launch the client on the Linux desktop. After launching Steam, log in to your account and click the “Store” button. Then find the search box, type “No Man’s Sky” and press the Enter key to display the search results. Click on the game, add it to your cart and buy it. Or, if you prefer to shop via a web browser, log into your account on the website.
After you have purchased a copy of No Man’s Sky from Steam, open Steam Settings, click on “Steam Play” and enable it for all titles, to allow No Man’s Sky to install on Linux.
Note: Need help enabling the SteamPlay feature in your Steam client on Linux? Follow our detailed guide on how to set it up here.
Once SteamPlay is enabled on your Linux PC, click on “Library” to go to your Steam games. Then, search for “No Man’s Sky” and click the “Install” button to install it on Linux.
Let No Man’s Sky download on your Linux PC. When the download process is complete, click on the “Play” button to enjoy the game on Linux.
As stated above, the SteamPlay version of No Man’s Sky works quite well. However, it does not have a perfect score in ProtonDB. So, if you are having some issues while playing the game, be sure to check on the ProtonDB website to fix any issues you may encounter while enjoying the game.
Method 2 – Wine
If you’re not a fan of Steam on Linux, it’s still possible to play No Man’s Sky on Linux with the help of the Wine runtime and GoG.com. To get started, and create a new account.
After creating a new account on the website, find the “Shop” button at the top and click on it to go to the GOG store area. Click the “Search…” box and type “No Man’s Sky.” Click on “No Man’s Sky” in the search results to go to the in-game store page.
On the store page, click the “Add to Cart” button. Then click on the cart icon and buy the game. The GOG release of No Man’s Sky is currently 50% off, at $29, instead of $59.99.
Once you have purchased the game, go to your game library on GOG and download No Man’s Sky. Make sure you select the option “Download offline backup game installers” and not GOG Galaxy!
Now that you have purchased No Man’s Sky from GOG, you need to install the Wine runtime on your Linux PC for the game to install. To install Wine, follow this guide here.
Install No Man’s Sky via Wine
Open your Linux file manager and click on the “Downloads” folder. Under “Downloads”, locate the No Man’s Sky EXE installer and right-click on it.
In the right-click menu, select the “Wine Windows Program Loader” option to launch the installer on your Linux desktop.
Once the installer starts, you will see a small box that says “Select setup language”. Choose your preferred language and click the “OK” button to continue.
After the language selection box, a welcome screen appears. Read the welcome screen. Then check the “EULA” box and click the “Install” button to set up No Man’s Sky on your Linux PC with Wine.
When the installation is complete, you can launch the game by clicking “Launch” in the installer. Or double-click the No Man’s Sky shortcut on the Linux desktop.
Running No Man’s Sky on Linux via Wine should be a pretty seamless experience. However, problems can arise. If you have any problems while playing the game, be sure to ask for help on .