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For those of you who like to live life on the edge, the Steam Client Beta was updated yesterday with some fixes for Steam Play amongst other things.

For Steam Play, Valve fixed an issue with install scripts for Steam Play games sometimes not running correctly after you've used Big Picture Mode. Additionally, something a few people noticed with Steam Play was missing DLC, this should also now be fixed. Hopefully not long before those go in the stable client, since they can be quite troublesome issues.

The beta also updates the embedded Chromium version in Steam to Chromium 68, fixes a bug with the new Steam Chat system, allows you to rearrange Xbox controllers in the Big Picture Mode overlay and prevents Big Picture Mode quitting if a game is using its overlay.

Steam Link was also updated, to allow local multiplayer by streaming to multiple devices at the same time which sounds pretty sweet.

See the release notes here.

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Tags: Beta, Steam
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johndoe 20 Sep, 2018
garpuI'm not sure why it's fine with regular WINE and dxvk, but not Proton? I didn't think Proton was that much different than WINE.

Proton has wine 3.7 as base and current wine is 3.16.
Wine 3.7 was released on 27. April.
I wish Valve would use Proton BETA ALWAYS with newest wine.
Let's wait until 1st October. I'm sure some "magic" will happen:)
Rooster 20 Sep, 2018
KrumpetPirate
Mountain ManDo the Batman Arkham games work yet? Those are the only ones I really care about.

Arkham Origins runs at least, but very poorly. I think it crashed out or I got so annoyed with the terrible graphical glitches that I quit the game and moved on to the next test.

According to the reports, it should run pretty well:

https://spcr.netlify.com/app/209000
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wI-58WDpa4

Arkham City should run as well, after some changes:
https://spcr.netlify.com/app/200260
Mountain Man 20 Sep, 2018
Rooster
KrumpetPirate
Mountain ManDo the Batman Arkham games work yet? Those are the only ones I really care about.

Arkham Origins runs at least, but very poorly. I think it crashed out or I got so annoyed with the terrible graphical glitches that I quit the game and moved on to the next test.

According to the reports, it should run pretty well:

https://spcr.netlify.com/app/209000
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wI-58WDpa4

Arkham City should run as well, after some changes:
https://spcr.netlify.com/app/200260
Looks like you have to jump through some hoops to get .NET installed, but it's promising.
jarhead_h 20 Sep, 2018
KrumpetPirate
Mountain ManDo the Batman Arkham games work yet? Those are the only ones I really care about.

Arkham Origins runs at least, but very poorly. I think it crashed out or I got so annoyed with the terrible graphical glitches that I quit the game and moved on to the next test.

Arkham City GOTY apparently has a workaround :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkFwn3jDWHA&t

I haven't tried it yet because I want to replay them in order and Arkham Asylum GOTY does not work. Neither does Arkham Knight.


Last edited by jarhead_h on 20 September 2018 at 11:32 pm UTC
DanglingPointer 21 Sep, 2018
Installed the Witcher 3 and played for an hour. Had to disabled all the NVIDIA hairworks otherwise Geralt had a shaved head!

Running on Ultra settings and the first hour averaged between 30 and 45 FPS with Vsync off and frames set to unlimited and HBAO+ enabled.

GPU is a watercooled R9-290X
CPU is i7-3770
Plenty of ram (32GB)
Ubuntu 18.04.1 with linux kernel 4.18.8
Padoka Stable mesa v8.1.7

So in a nutshell running ULTRA with my ageing rig above with hairworks off, Vsync off and frames set to unlimited and HBAO+ enabled!

GREAT!

Witcher 3 is not in their list.

Apparently there is a DX11 call for Stream Output that doesn't exist with Vulkan because there is a new way to do it which isn't compatible with DX11 Stream Output. So the DXVK-WINE-Proton guys will cook up a custom extension to fix the Stream Output which should fix the hair thingy in Witcher 3 and possible other myriad of rendering bugs like invisible monsters that shouldn't be invisible, etc.

The DX11 Stream Output also affects a whole host of other DX11 games which show glitches on DXVK.


Last edited by DanglingPointer on 21 September 2018 at 1:04 am UTC
Guppy 21 Sep, 2018
Ohoh! I just found a reason to get a 2nd steam link :D

I do wish they would do something about the inconsistency of screen casting tho, some titles will work just fine on Linux+Bigscreen, but will have strange scaling issues or just display pure green when played though the link ( while the actual Linux monitor shows the correct output )
garpu 21 Sep, 2018
johndoe
garpuI'm not sure why it's fine with regular WINE and dxvk, but not Proton? I didn't think Proton was that much different than WINE.

Proton has wine 3.7 as base and current wine is 3.16.
Wine 3.7 was released on 27. April.
I wish Valve would use Proton BETA ALWAYS with newest wine.
Let's wait until 1st October. I'm sure some "magic" will happen:)

What's happening on October 1?
const 25 Sep, 2018
Maybe valve will someday whitelist carmageddon :D
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