Rocksmith 2014 on Ubuntu with Steam & Proton

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Commands that will allow you to run Rocksmith 2014 on an Ubuntu-based system. The process was tested on Pop! _OS 22.04 LTS, Rocksmith 2014 Edition Remastered and Proton 5.0-10. Please have in mind that the order is very important here.


  • Install Rocksmith 2014
  • Install wine, winetricks
  • Before anything next, plug in the Rocksmith Real Tone Cable to the USB port. Once done, execute below commands in your terminal. By default game is installed in /home/user/.steam/steam and this path will be used in all examples.

In order to install steam and wine, execute below line:

sudo apt install wine-stable winetricks steam

Wine configuration

Execute below lines:

WINEPREFIX=~/.steam/steam/steamapps/compatdata/221680/pfx winetricks sound=alsa
WINEPREFIX=~/.steam/steam/steamapps/compatdata/221680/pfx winecfg

Change below options in "window" that appeared:

Applications tab:
    Windows Version: Windows 10
Drives tab:
    Drive Z: /home/user/.steam/steam (default, might be other)
Audio tab:
    Input device: In: Rocksmith USB Guitar Adapter
    Voice input device: In: Rocksmith USB Guitar Adapter

Apply changes by clicking ok button.

Steam configuration

It's time to launch the game for the first time. Go to properties of the game on steam and change LAUNCH OPTIONS, as below:

PROTON_NO_D3D11=1 %command%

Now launch the game. This step is only required in order to create Rocksmith.ini file in ~/.steam/steam/steamapps/common/Rocksmith2014.

Game configuration

Open Rocksmith.ini and change two parameters:


That's it. Launch the game. You are ready to calibrate your guitar and start playing some cool stuff.

Sound configuration

It's worth to check the volume of your guitar. Please go to the sound settings in OS and tune the volume of your guitar in input/mics section. 100% is fine.