Introduction I’ve seen lots of Linux gamers online having issues trying to get this game to run. So, today I thought I’d install “Linux Mint MATE 19.2” from a fresh install, and see if I could get “Elite Dangerous” running on it. I documented my steps along the way. Hopefully this will help others wanting to play “Elite Dangerous” after running “Linux Mint MATE 19.2” from a fresh install. Here’s how it went.
Update (24-06-2020) 📝 This document is outdated. Lutris will automatically install the necessary compatibility files for you. Therefore, you no longer need to manually download these files as explained in the steps below. I have left this article visible, simply to show the rapid progression of gaming on Linux. The Sim 4 on Linux with Lutris At the time of writing, this game is a free download on Origin.
For those using the “Thunar” file manager in Linux - i’ve written a small script which adds a custom action to Thunar. It uses ffmpeg to convert large screen grab images to the size required for Lutris game banners images. For games that don’t have a banner, you can screenshot your own to your Pictures/ folder when the game is open, then convert the saved images for use as game banners with this script.