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

    Valve has released Proton 5.13-1 for testing, this compatibility layer for Steam Play brings with it many advancements for getting more Windows games working on Linux.

    This is the first proper public release of Proton since 5.0-9 back in June, while they also had 5.0-10 left in testing back in July so no doubt this will be very exciting for fans of Proton. If you're not clear on what Proton and Steam Play are, be sure to check out our constantly updated dedicated page.

    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.

  • Valve/CodeWeavers Releases Proton 5.13-1 With More Windows Games Running On Linux

    The Wine-based Proton development has been disappointingly quiet in recent weeks but fortunately it's alive and ticking with today's Proton 5.13-1 release for powering Valve's Steam Play to run many modern Windows games gracefully on Linux.

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    Red Dead Redemption 2
    Horizon Zero Dawn
    DEATH STRANDING
    Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes
    Final Fantasy XV
    Sea of Thieves
    Star Wars: Battlefront II
    Call of Duty: WWII
    Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
    Asssassin's Creed: Rogue
    Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag
    South Park: The Fractured But Whole
    DiRT Rally 2
    Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition
    Age of Empires III
    Dragon Quest Builders 2
    Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
    Tron 2.0
    AO Tennis 2
    Fight'N Rage
    Woolfe - The Red Hood Diaries

Proton 5.13: A Massive Update

  • Proton 5.13: A Massive Update

    We don’t typically cover every little details of Proton versions released out there, but Valve has just released 5.13 and it’s breaking ground in several ways to warrant some coverage.

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    Having key AAA titles work directly via the vanilla Proton is a nice bonus for anyone not interested in tinkering with Proton-GE.

    More importantly, this Proton version provides some early support for video in games. As you probably know, numerous games in Proton typically work fine, gameplay wise, but cannot play videos as expected on Windows. This is often due to different codecs used under the hood, not supported by WINE on Linux...

GRID 2019 Works on Proton 5.13

  • GRID 2019 Works on Proton 5.13 - Boiling Steam

    As soon as the news of Proton 5.13 broke out, we have been trying out several games that did not work previously on Proton 5 just to see if the new version improved compatibility across the board, not just for the games mentioned in the release notes. Cow Killer discovered that he could now run GRID (2019) out of the box – which uses DX12 by default.

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    While the game does run out of the box, it’s probably not ready to be considered “Platinum”. There are a few caveats. Apparently the game does not detect RAM properly (his machine has 24Gb while the game reports 49), and changing the settings anywhere from “High” to something else does not work.

    We will keep reporting our successes in the next few days if we do find other games that work well in this new Proton version.

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