S&box – How to Get Developer Mode (Running on Linux)

A quick guide on how to access the developer mode on Linux. Tested on Ubuntu 22.10.

Guide to Get Developer Mode

How-To (Step by Step Guide)

  • Prerequesite: if not already done, set up flatpak.
  • Install protontricks via flatpak with
flatpak install flathub com.github.Matoking.protontricks
  • Install a directx dependency with
flatpak run --branch=stable com.github.Matoking.protontricks 590830 d3dcompiler_47
  • Run sbox-dev.exe with
flatpak run --branch=stable com.github.Matoking.protontricks --no-runtime --no-bwrap -c "wine sbox-dev.exe" 590830
  • S&box dev mode should start and stay open until you close it or crashes as it so usually does on Linux.
  • After closing, should Steam still display s&box as running, you have to exit out of steam completely to stop it.
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Egor Opleuha, also known as Juzzzie, is the Editor-in-Chief of Gameplay Tips. He is a writer with more than 12 years of experience in writing and editing online content. His favorite game was and still is the third part of the legendary Heroes of Might and Magic saga. He prefers to spend all his free time playing retro games and new indie games.

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