Roblox is one of the most successful online games available, but it’s not available on Steam. However, with the increase in the number of Steam Deck users, people are actively looking for ways to play the game on Steam Deck.
To easily install Roblox on your Steam Deck, you need to use the Grapejuice launcher from the Discover app and add Roblox as a non-Steam game.
Keep in mind that Steam Deck does not officially support Roblox. Yet, you can install and play it on the device using third-party launchers. Rest assured, it has been announced that Roblox games are officially launching for the portable game station soon.
Read on for a complete guide to learn more about the installation process.
Guide to Install Roblox on Steam Deck
Roblox is not currently available on Steam Deck. Therefore, you will have to use a launcher to play the game on this device. Remember that you may face some functionality issues as the game is not adequately integrated with the Steam Deck’s hardware and control schemes.
Here’s how you can install Roblox on your Steam Deck easily.
Step1: Install Grapejuice
Grapejuice is a Roblox launcher and installer that you can go ahead and install from the Discover app in the Steam Deck.
To get started,
- Search for Discover.
- Open Discover Store and search for Grapejuice.
- Install the Grapejuice App.
- Close the Discover Store.
- Open the Start Menu and search for Grapejuice.
- You will now see the Roblox App beneath the Grapejuice Icon.
Now, proceed to the next step of installation.
Step 2: Install Roblox using Grapejuice
Now is a great time to ensure you have enough storage space available on the Steam Deck and sufficient battery left, as the next step will demand significant power and resources.
- Open the Roblox App.
- A dialogue will appear saying that Roblox is being installed on the Steam Desk.
- Once the installation is finished, click the Ok button.
- It will take some time to open the Roblox game.
- After waiting a few minutes, you will see the Roblox Login page.
You may also see another installer pop-up installing the Wine Geko; let it run as it is a required part of the process.
How to Add Roblox as a non-Steam game on Steam Deck
Now that you have successfully loaded Roblox on your Steam Deck and logged in to the game, here’s how you can add it to your Steam Library as a non-Steam game.
Follow these steps to add Roblox as a non-steam game on your Steam Deck.
- Return to Game Mode.
- Open Steam.
- Click on Add a Game on the lower left side of the screen.
- Select Add a non-steam game from the list.
- Select the Roblox App.
- Click Add Selected Programs.
That’s all; Roblox will now appear on the Steam Library in the Gaming Mode and Desktop Mode.
Tip: You can further customize the Roblox game by opening the steam launch page and clicking on settings to modify the game’s display name and add an icon.
Is Roblox Compatible with Steam Deck?
Roblox is not currently available for Steam Deck devices as it is incompatible. However, multiple launchers run the game in a compatible environment while they run in the Steam Deck OS.
Ultimately, this process helps players indirectly run the game on the Steam Deck device like normal. However, there are some major compatibility issues, like the touch and trackpad glitches and jump/interact button integration issues.
Roblox Performance Issues on Steam Deck
Since the Roblox App is not officially integrated or designed to run with Steam Deck devices, you may find some permanent runtime issues. Players might also experience input errors, bugs, and frequent crashes because of faulty configuration.
However, the Grapejuice launcher has addressed many known bugs and issues in its recent updates. Therefore, you can expect a pleasurable Roblox gaming experience on the Steam Deck. Even so, we recommend not setting very high expectations.
Conclusion: Installing Roblox on Steam Deck
After completing the installation process, you should be able to play Roblox on your Steam Deck within 5 minutes, as the process is easy and pretty straightforward. However, if you need any help, feel free to return to this guide or get in touch.
Keep in mind that you may need to update your drivers or software to be able to play the game. Also, regularly check for updates for the Grapejuice Launcher app.
If you have any connection or login problems, check the Roblox support site for help. It is also a good practice to restart your Steam Deck in case of any startup issues as it clears up the device’s cache, preventing app launches.