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Valve have pushed out their recent beta updates to the Steam client for everyone now, this does include the option to force Steam Play on shortcuts you've added for games outside of Steam.

As an example, a game GOG recently gave away free added to Steam to run in Steam Play—it's Linux gaming store inception!

Additionally, this release also includes the addition of gnutls 3 to the Steam Runtime, fixing network connectivity issues in many Steam Play titles

It also fixes a multitude of Linux-specific issues with the Steam client including those pesky zero-byte updates for Steam Play titles, incorrect mouse wheel scrolling offsets, some games weren't properly detected as running, changing settings constantly asking you to restart when not actually needed, there's a fix with host libssl on newer distributions breaking some titles, a crash when purchasing in-game items in Big Picture and so on.

It's really damn good to see much more attention to the little issues being done in the Steam client lately, credit where it's due Valve have been putting in a lot more effort lately and it's showing.

There's plenty more tweaks like the usual updates to Steam Input now supporting the HORI Battle Pad, HORI Wireless Switch Pad, PDP Wired Fight Pad Pro and the PDP Faceoff Wired Pro Controller. Full update notes here.

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massatt212 2 Feb, 2019
Quoting: popsulfr
Quoting: lejimster
Quoting: popsulfrThat proton also has ARB shaders toggle which might smooth out the experience for Nvidia users with dx9 games. I'll try to add more dx9 translation option when the other projects get to a good state, I was experimenting with dx12 and he dependency part is there but the proton wine is just too old I'd need to continue this on the latest wine version. Why dx12 ?
Well it might just be another option for dx9 see https://github.com/megai2/d912pxy, which is quite interesting and gives some pointers on what to improve in vkd3d to get it working. For comparison purposes it would also be handy to test dx12 translation and make it available for games on Steam.

As for Gallium nine, there's the issue of the overlay not working which is kind of a dealbreaker. There's no gallium steam overlay option heh, the naive approach would be to use an opengl context to present the image produced by gallium this way the steam overlay can hook onto it. Doesn't look very good for performance though which was the whole point with gallium nine.

Well, I can live without the overlay on some titles. If I need stats I can always use GALLIUM_HUD.

Maybe its something Axel might be able to help with.

Anyway, thanks for the work your doing.

Well, the overlay has more than just performance meters, screenshots, community integrations, steamworkshop, controller rebinding, etc...
So, I'm looking into getting something to work with the steam overlay and gallium nine.
Axel ?

Quoting: massatt212This Gallium-Nine is The SHIT
everything is sooooo smooth, just a few games not working like darksiders II death edition and lord of shadows 1

Nice, it would be really useful if an issue could be filed for those games to get some more info if you're up for it of course.

I have to confess that I don't have AMD hardware to be able to test gallium nine, so this is a bit of a blindfolded development romp for me haha
More testers are always appreciated, I'll switch over to dhewg's out-of-tree gallium nine which might fix some issues.

Unless you make proper Guides
And Provide tools for testing and debugging sure
i already been ban from commenting on DXVK trying to Help (Told him use a crack copy to debug a game he doesn't own) So im not in a rush for the same thing repeating itself
amatai 2 Feb, 2019
This update make my savegame of the witcher 3 disapear. I am investigating this.
Liam Dawe 2 Feb, 2019
Note: There's a new beta out with "Fixed issue "Servers content unreachable" related to some IPv6 configurations"
amatai 2 Feb, 2019
Quoting: amataiThis update make my savegame of the witcher 3 disapear. I am investigating this.
Ok, I fixed it, we have to take the "The Witcher 3" folder in .local/steam/steamapps/compatdata/some number/pfx/drive_c/users/steamuser/My Documents and puts it in the Document folder of the home.
Maybe others game have the same issue
g000h 2 Feb, 2019
Something I have just noticed in the Steam regular client: For some reason the latest update changed my Steam Play (Proton) setting to "Enable Steam Play for all other titles - Unticked" and then I can see count of Linux/SteamOS games as different to Total Games. I decided I'd change it back to "Ticked", but then I realised - I could leave it like this, and on each Windows game I want to play, I can right-click on it, select Properties, and then use the "Force the use of a specific Steam Play compatibility tool" Tick box to enable Steam Play (Proton) on each individual title instead. Seems a reasonable way to do it.
lejimster 2 Feb, 2019
Quoting: popsulfrWell, the overlay has more than just performance meters, screenshots, community integrations, steamworkshop, controller rebinding, etc...
So, I'm looking into getting something to work with the steam overlay and gallium nine.
Axel ?

I guess I hadn't thought about the controller configuration, that could be important for some games.

Axel Davy is the creator of gallium-nine. He might not be interested in fixing bugs related to Steam integration, but he might have some suggestions. https://wiki.ixit.cz/d3d9
darthbasselope 4 Feb, 2019
Quoting: ripperI don't understand how you can install a GOG Windows game through Steam. In the screenshot in the article, the game is already installed, and you create a shortcut to run it through Steam. That's OK. But how do you install it, from a GOG installer, using Proton?


With GOG you don't need the client to download windows games. You can Download the windows games through the browser in you library. I have three windows games in my collection because I know they work with wine. Distraint, Heroes of Might and Magic 3, Heroes of Might and Magic 4. But Ubuntu does have GOG Galaxy in their repository (it is the Windows version I think) so maybe it works with WINE too.
g000h 5 Feb, 2019
Quoting: g000hSomething I have just noticed in the Steam regular client: For some reason the latest update changed my Steam Play (Proton) setting to "Enable Steam Play for all other titles - Unticked" and then I can see count of Linux/SteamOS games as different to Total Games. I decided I'd change it back to "Ticked", but then I realised - I could leave it like this, and on each Windows game I want to play, I can right-click on it, select Properties, and then use the "Force the use of a specific Steam Play compatibility tool" Tick box to enable Steam Play (Proton) on each individual title instead. Seems a reasonable way to do it.

Just sharing a bit of a teething pain with this mode of usage:

I had decided to set Steam as: Enable Steam Play for all other titles - Unticked (as per post above).

I wanted to play a game demo, which was available on Windows, not Linux, and the client wouldn't let me get it (Platform not supported). So I decided to revert the setting above....

Well the game demo is now available, BUT... (it's a big BUT) ... Steam client will attempt to redownload all your Proton titles again (arrgggghhhhh). I jumped in and clicked on the "X" don't download buttons - but guessing that I'll be forced to re-download those titles (Don't know for sure, but not looking forward to the PC being out of action while I wait for all these downloads to finish).

Anyone have advice on this?
Quoting: g000hI wanted to play a game demo, which was available on Windows, not Linux, and the client wouldn't let me get it (Platform not supported). So I decided to revert the setting above....

Well the game demo is now available, BUT... (it's a big BUT) ... Steam client will attempt to redownload all your Proton titles again (arrgggghhhhh). I jumped in and clicked on the "X" don't download buttons - but guessing that I'll be forced to re-download those titles (Don't know for sure, but not looking forward to the PC being out of action while I wait for all these downloads to finish).

Anyone have advice on this?

Yes. Make backups of the protonic games before messing with the Steamplay settings.

And It is highly recommended to have the protonic library folder on a separated partition/disk...

So, You can unmount the protonic partition/disk before opening the steam client for to messing with the steamplay settings...
Once you are done with the Steamplay settings, you can mount the protonic partition and add the library folder again.

That is what I do and I never had to re-download any protonic game.
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