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Steam Play Proton 5.0-4 is up fixing Origin, GTA V, Denuvo and more

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Another new release of Steam Play's Proton software is up and while small in number of changes, it's quite a mighty update overall.

Looking to get started with Steam Play on Linux? Have no idea what it is? Be sure to check our previous beginners guide for some tips and explanations. We'll be keeping that up to date with any major changes.

Here's the major changes for Proton 5.0-4 out now:

  • EA's Origin launcher is now functional and Jedi Fallen Order is playable.
  • Fix crash on launch in Grand Theft Auto V Online.
  • Fix Denuvo DRM failures in Just Cause 3 and Batman Arkham Knight.
  • Update DXVK to v1.5.5.
  • Improve performance when emulating display resolution changes.
  • Improve performance in Monster Hunter World.
  • Fix mouse cursor issue on focus loss in Ryse: Son of Rome.
  • Improve game launch times.

You can see the changelog here.

If you don't see it turn up yet in your Steam client, you can try restarting as that usually gets it to appear and make sure you have Proton 5.0 installed in the Tools section of Steam.

As a reminder: we also had a statement recently from Valve, to clarify that Proton is correctly tracking Linux sales if you missed that.

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14 11 Mar, 2020
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I did not expect the Origin launcher to work via Steam. Wow. The timing is great since I just mentioned to a friend last week how it would be fun to play the Dead Space games somehow. I wonder if I can now.
Mohandevir 11 Mar, 2020
At least, the grappling hook now works in Batman Arkham Knight. I will probably try a new run to test the other reported bugs, now that the game seems playable.

Edit: Saving game is now working on JC3.


Last edited by Mohandevir on 11 March 2020 at 2:08 pm UTC
Nanobang 11 Mar, 2020
Ooooo! JC3 is playable now? That was the last game I played on my Windows Box, back when it was first released. I stopped playing pretty early on simply because I got tired of dealing with Windows. It might be time to install JC3 on my Linux box and continue the mayem!
mylka 11 Mar, 2020
Quoting: Stoney_FishNow I have Just Cause 3, Batman Arkham Knight and Ryse: Son of Rome to re-test tonight :D.

Why does work have to get in the way.

what was wrong with ryse?
it was on of the first games i played with proton and i finished it without problems as far as i can remember

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLK7J4dfqJ5C_ZBIJUMaZR_yDCsPDTXoYP
F.Ultra 11 Mar, 2020
Quoting: 14I did not expect the Origin launcher to work via Steam. Wow. The timing is great since I just mentioned to a friend last week how it would be fun to play the Dead Space games somehow. I wonder if I can now.

DS1 and DS2 does not require Origin and have worked fine in Proton since the 3.x days, it's only DS3 that is Origin-exclusive.

Any one having any idea how to go about installing Origin in steam? Are one to install it as an external 3d party game and then just launch it and proton will then run on all games installed via Origin or must the game be one of the steam games that comes with Origin?
Linas 11 Mar, 2020
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Quoting: F.UltraAny one having any idea how to go about installing Origin in steam? Are one to install it as an external 3d party game and then just launch it and proton will then run on all games installed via Origin or must the game be one of the steam games that comes with Origin?
You don't need Steam at all for this. You could try Lutris which has an installer for Dead Space 3.

Although to be honest, with all of the games to choose from, I wouldn't bother spending my money on Origin on a game that may or may not work.
Desum 11 Mar, 2020
Can anyone else test Tomb Raider Legends, Anniversary and Underworld with a high DPI mouse? I'm getting bizarre CPU spikes whenever I move the mouse around with my G300s mouse and it simply doesn't happen with a controller or a generic wireless mouse.

It's been a problem for a while now, but it was mitigated in the last release but seems to have relapsed here.


Last edited by Desum on 11 March 2020 at 11:52 pm UTC
14 12 Mar, 2020
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Quoting: Linas
Quoting: F.UltraAny one having any idea how to go about installing Origin in steam? Are one to install it as an external 3d party game and then just launch it and proton will then run on all games installed via Origin or must the game be one of the steam games that comes with Origin?
You don't need Steam at all for this. You could try Lutris which has an installer for Dead Space 3.

Although to be honest, with all of the games to choose from, I wouldn't bother spending my money on Origin on a game that may or may not work.
In my case, it's a game I already own from long ago, so I might as well give the Lutris method a shot.
Comandante Ñoñardo 12 Mar, 2020
I confirm that, via PROTON 5.0-4, Borderlands: The Pre-sequel with UHD textures pack installed doesn't crash anymore, but only if you use a dxvk.conf file with this line d3d9.evictManagedOnUnlock = True
Stoney_Fish 12 Mar, 2020
Quoting: mylka
Quoting: Stoney_FishNow I have Just Cause 3, Batman Arkham Knight and Ryse: Son of Rome to re-test tonight :D.

Why does work have to get in the way.

what was wrong with ryse?
it was on of the first games i played with proton and i finished it without problems as far as i can remember

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLK7J4dfqJ5C_ZBIJUMaZR_yDCsPDTXoYP

It was listed in the fixed issues :

"Fix mouse cursor issue on focus loss in Ryse: Son of Rome."

You are right, I also don't remember having a issues with it before either.
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