Dwarf Fortress is a popular city building simulation game released in 2006. Over the years, it has amassed a huge player base and continues to attract new players on a regular basis. Considering the game has been out for a long time, it’s no surprise that it’s expected to be available on multiple platforms. However, this is not the case as Dwarf Fortress can only be played on PC or Laptop. Additionally, many gamers will wonder if Dwarf Fortress on Steam works on Linux, since the game was recently made available on Steam for Microsoft Windows and macOS.

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Can you play Dwarf Fortress via Steam on Linux?

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If your system meets the necessary requirements, you can play Dwarf Fortress via Steam on Linux. The game was recently added to the Steam store, and luckily it’s not limited to Microsoft Windows and macOS. You need to use Proton to play Dwarf Fortress on Linux, which is basically a tool released by Valve that allows users to play Steam games on Linux. It should be noted that Dwarf Fortress on Steam is only available for the 64-bit version of Linux. This means that if you are using a 32-bit version of Linux, you cannot play the game.

In addition to Dwarf Fortress running on Linux, it also works on Steam Deck. Although the developers haven’t officially released the same statement, many gamers have already tried the game on the Steam handheld console. That being said, various issues have been reported when playing a Steam Deck. Also, the cloud save feature would not work for console gaming.


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