S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat – How to Run the Game on Steam Deck

So I tried just about everything to get this game to run on my Steam Deck. In the end I gave up. But tonight I was following a guide to run Batman Arkham Asylum which fixed the issues i was having with that game.

Guide to Run the Game on Steam Deck


  • First, you will want to go out to desktop mode.
  • Open the Discover app, and install ProtonUp-QT. Open it.
  • Add Proton GE – Select “Add Version” and download the latest version of Proton-GE.

Finishing up

  • Go back to the Deck UI, aka “Gaming Mode”.
  • Open the properties for Call of Pripyat.
  • Then go to the “Compatibility” tab, and select the Proton-GE version you downloaded.
  • Enjoy the game Stalkers!

If you get any weird rendering artifacts when you get to the menu Change the render mode to Full Dynamic lighting, ie not the directx11 one.

Jan Bonkoski
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Jan Bakowski aka Lazy Dice, was always interested in gaming and writing. His love of gaming began with The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Nintendo 64) back in 1998. He’s been making game guides since 2012. Sharing his gaming experience with other players has become not only his hobby but also his job. In his free time, he plays on Steam Deck.

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