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There I am, in bed about to fall asleep when my phone lights up as I forgot to put it on silent. Thankfully so, as it turns out Valve just expanded the Steam Play whitelist and that's always a bit exciting.

What is the whitelist? These are titles that Valve are confident enough that work out of the box with no additional configuration required. You don't need to turn any extra options on, they should just be click and play like any other Linux game on Steam.

The list has some interesting titles in it as seen on SteamDB, here's the full list of new titles sorted in alphabetical order for easy viewing:

  1. 12 Labours of Hercules VII: Fleecing the Fleece (Platinum Edition)
  2. A Raven Monologue
  3. AaAaAA!!! - A Reckless Disregard for Gravity
  4. Acid Nimbus
  5. Alien Shooter 2: Reloaded
  6. Bullet Candy
  8. Dungeon of the Endless™
  9. Endless Road
  10. Final DOOM
  11. FlatOut 2
  12. Glass Masquerade
  13. Hags Castle
  14. I’m not a Monster
  15. Jamestown
  16. LEGO® Star Wars™ III - The Clone Wars™
  17. Mega Man Legacy Collection
  18. Mysterium: A Psychic Clue Game
  19. Nidhogg
  20. Oh...Sir! The Hollywood Roast
  21. PAC-MAN™ Championship Edition DX+
  22. Pathfinder Adventures
  23. Picross Fairytale: Legend of the Mermaid
  24. Poker Night at the Inventory
  25. Primordia
  26. SEPTEMBER 1999
  27. STAR WARS™ - Dark Forces
  29. Samorost 2
  30. South Park™: The Stick of Truth™
  31. Star Explorers
  32. Starless Night
  33. The Curse of Monkey Island
  34. The House of Da Vinci
  35. The Room
  36. Tiny Bridge: Ratventure
  37. Wuppo
  38. Year Walk
  39. Zoombinis

Some rather varied titles available there, on top of all the titles previously added. Good to see Valve reasonably quickly add more, as things do progress forward with projects like DXVK (which forms part of Steam Play) quite quickly.

I'm assuming they won't be adding anything on the store to indicate Steam Play, until they've done a some more rounds on adding to the whitelist. They want it to make an impact of course, so the bigger they can do this the better it's going to be.

Will you be checking out any of the newer titles added? The LEGO game is tempting, since my son would probably absolutely love it and there's simply no sign of any LEGO game of that sort making its way to Linux officially through a proper port so this is the next best thing.

Also, if you missed them, be sure to check out our previous interviews about Steam Play. I spoke to the creator of DXVK, Subset Games (FTL, Into the Breach), Ethan Lee (game porter) and more.

Hat tip to mphuZ on Twitter.

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mylka Nov 14, 2018
why not shadow of the tomb raider and hitman 2 ?

also batman origin,styx, flame and the flood and prey
chui2ch Nov 14, 2018
Quoting: mylkawhy not shadow of the tomb raider and hitman 2 ?

also batman origin,styx, flame and the flood and prey

I hope they do not add shadow of the tomb raider and hitman 2. Games we may get ports of should not be purchased using steam play imo.

Last edited by chui2ch on 14 November 2018 at 1:58 am UTC
Salvatos Nov 14, 2018
Curse of Monkey Island? Hnnng I haven't yet decided whether I'm okay with buying Steam Play titles but man this will be in my cart in a heartbeat if I do.

Quoting: HadBabitsHmm, I debate getting Nidhogg. Played it before with the missus, and while I enjoyed it immensely, she became immensely annoyed with me XD (I mean, why would they give you a throw sword button if you're not supposed to use it? :P)
Based on my SSBM history, I would totally be a sword-thrower in Nidhogg :P
14 Nov 14, 2018
I'm really glad to see DS III on the list! However, I'm not sure I would buy the forever edition since I already played through it on PS4 and sold it. That's an advantage with console games that Steam can't touch. SteamDB shows that the lowest the price has gotten is $15. Maybe I'd double dip if it went to $5 or $10.

For those who have the patience for a challenge and haven't played DS III yet, it's definitely worth the $50 or so IMO.
mylka Nov 14, 2018
Quoting: chui2ch
Quoting: mylkawhy not shadow of the tomb raider and hitman 2 ?

also batman origin,styx, flame and the flood and prey

I hope they do not add shadow of the tomb raider and hitman 2. Games we may get ports of should not be purchased using steam play imo.

why not? try hitman 2. you can play the tutorial for free. for me it works better, than hitman 1 (actually you all should install it, to show IOI that we want linux) https://store.steampowered.com/app/863550/HITMAN_2/

i mean i get it. you want support feral, but we all want more market share for linux
it is the same with life is strange 2.
why wait, if you can advertise this game now for linux? (it is bad luck for feral, that they already started to port it)

i thinik it is for the best for linux, if you can say "i play TR and hitman NOW" and not "maybe i can play this titles in 1-3 years and if not i have to use proton anyways"

play AAA titles immediately, with good performance at the same time as windows. that helps the linux image

Last edited by mylka on 14 November 2018 at 2:40 am UTC
Audi Nov 14, 2018
Quoting: NaibLEGO® Star Wars™ III - The Clone Wars™

wait what! I have it on the Wii (I have most :) ). I have zero issue with rebuying as they are great and the kids love them BUT Lego Incredible is giving me issues so I am reluctant

The Star Wars Lego Forace Awakens runs well too. Just need the ESYNC command.
elmapul Nov 14, 2018
flesk Nov 14, 2018
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Sad to see Primordia on the list since it actually has a native Linux version made by the developer that the publisher, Wadjet Eye Games, didn't want to support.
TheSHEEEP Nov 14, 2018
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DS3 was not whitelisted already?
Huh... playing it so long already via Steam Play I just assumed so.
YoRHa-2B Nov 14, 2018
Quoting: BrisseThat is awesome that Dark Souls III made the list [...], but to be honest, there's a performance issue that sometimes causes the framerate to take a big dip after loading screens and as far as I know it's not been fixed
Has anyone actually tried using newest Proton with an older DXVK version to check what's actually causing that regression?

I personally can't reproduce the problem at all, the game runs at a nice 60 FPS at all times.
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