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Steam Play Proton 5.13-1 Linux compatibility layer up and ready for testing

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  1. Whom
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    Before getting started, be aware this comes with a known issue with controllers / gamepads where hotplugging is currently broken in some titles. Apart from that, it sounds like a huge release including lots of new playable titles like: Red Dead Redemption 2, Horizon Zero Dawn, DEATH STRANDING, Sea of Thieves, Age of Empires III, Call of Duty: WWII, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and others.

    Even more came with it though, there's better Steam client integration to fix Call of Duty titles, Spelunky 2, Torchlight III, Path of Exile and RPG Maker MZ. Video Playback is a big one, a constant nuisance for Proton and that's been worked on also with improved support for older video libraries and work continues on newer video libraries. Additionally titles like Halo 3, Beyond: Two Souls and Tomb Raider 2 should see better audio playback.

    4 votes
  2. vegai
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    Non-functioning EAC in Insurgency: Sandstorm was the reason I moved to Windows earlier this week. Another thing that didn't work were the (admittedly horrible but still part of the game) video...

    Non-functioning EAC in Insurgency: Sandstorm was the reason I moved to Windows earlier this week. Another thing that didn't work were the (admittedly horrible but still part of the game) video clips in Quantum Break.

    Generally speaking, Proton is pretty impressive nevertheless.

    3 votes
  3. kfwyre
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    I was just thinking the other day about how we'd gone quite a while without a Proton update. Its development up until now has been very brisk, to the point that I was actually mildly worried that...

    I was just thinking the other day about how we'd gone quite a while without a Proton update. Its development up until now has been very brisk, to the point that I was actually mildly worried that it got bumped to the back burner or deprioritized at Valve.

    Then when the article pointed out that the last update released in June, which wasn't that long ago on paper, I realized I'm still experiencing some of that weird lockdown/US election cycle time dilation, because June feels like an eternity ago.

    3 votes