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How to play HighFleet on Linux

HighFleet is a survival game that focuses on aerial warfare. The game was developed by Konstantin Koshutin and published by MicroProse Software. Here’s how you can play this game on your Linux computer.

Getting HighFleet working on Linux

HighFleet is not a native Linux video game. However, it has a gold rating on ProtonDB, meaning it runs decently on Linux with Proton. To get the game working, you’ll have first to install Steam on your Linux computer.

Install Steam

Installing Steam on Linux isn’t difficult. To do it, you’ll need to open up a terminal window on the Linux desktop. Press Ctrl + Alt + T on the keyboard. Or, search for “Terminal” in the app menu and launch it that way.

The installation process can begin with the terminal window open and ready to use. Using the installation instructions below, set up the latest Steam version on your computer.


To get Steam working on Ubuntu, use the following apt install command down below.

sudo apt install steam


To install Steam on Debian, you’ll need first to download the official DEB package from the Steam website. Grab the latest Steam DEB package using the following wget download command.

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

After downloading the latest Steam DEB package to your computer, the installation is ready to begin. Using the dpkg command, install Steam to your Debian Linux system.

sudo dpkg -i steam.deb

Although Steam is now installed on Debian, it is not ready to use. You must correct the dependency issues during the installation of Steam.

sudo apt-get install -f

Arch Linux

Steam is available on Arch Linux through the “multilib” software repository. You must enable this software repository manually before attempting to set up Steam.

Open up the /etc/pacman.conf file in your favorite text editor (as root). Once the file is open in a text editor, browse for the “multilib” line and remove the # symbol from in front of it. Then, remove the # symbol from the lines directly below it.

Save your edits in the text editor. Then, run the pacman -Syy command to set up the “multilib” software repository.

sudo pacman -Syy

Finally, install the latest Steam version on your Linux computer by using the pacman -S command below.

sudo pacman -S steam


If you’re on Fedora or OpenSUSE Linux, you’ll be able to install the Steam app through official software repositories included with the operating system. However, the Flatpak release of Steam tends to work better, so we suggest installing that version.


To get the Steam Flatpak release working on your computer, you must first enable the Flatpak runtime. You can enable the runtime on your computer by following our guide on the subject.

Once the runtime is up and running, you’ll be able to install Steam. Using the two commands below, get the latest Steam version working on your computer.

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

Install HighFleet on Linux

Step 1: Open up the Steam app and log into your account. After logging into your account, click on the “Steam” menu to access the Steam settings area. From there, click on “Steam Play” and check both boxes on the page to enable Proton support in Steam.

Step 2: Head over to the official Protontricks Github page. Once there, follow the installation instructions to get it working. Protontricks is required to run this game, so do not skip this step.

Step 3: With Protontricks configured on your system, click on the “Store” button and click on the search box on the Steam store. Then, type in “HighFleet,” and press the Enter key to view the search results.

Look through the search results for “HighFleet” and click on it to access the game’s Steam store. Finally, click on the “Add to cart” button to purchase the game for your Steam account.

Step 4: After purchasing HighFleet, you must install it on your system. You cannot run Protontricks to fix the game without it being installed. To install HighFleet, click on “Library,” search for the game in your Steam library, and click on the blue “INSTALL” button.

Step 5: Once HighFleet is installed on your computer, you will need to open up a terminal window on the Linux desktop. When a terminal window is open, use the following protontricks command to fix HighFleet.

protontricks 1434950 d3dcompiler_47 d3dx11_43

Step 6: Now that HighFleet is corrected via Protontricks, you must add a custom launch command. To do that, right-click on HighFleet with the mouse in the Steam “Library” section.

After right-clicking on HighFleet, select “Properties.” Then, click on the “Set launch options” button. Finally, enter the code below into the launch options area.

PROTON_USE_WINED3D=1 %command%

Step 7: Find the green “PLAY” button on the HighFleet Steam library page. Click on it to start up the game. Enjoy!

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