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Valve and CodeWeavers continuing the long task of improving the Proton compatibility layer (based on Wine) for Steam Play, and today a new Release Candidate went up for some testing.

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

Following the same pattern they did for Proton 5.0-6, you can now opt into the Proton 5.0-7 beta on Steam. This will help the developers catch any major issues before rolling out a new version of Proton for everyone. They're looking to find issues that are new in this latest testing version.

To get in on the testing, find Proton 5.0 in your Steam Library and opt into the "next" Beta like shown below:

Note: The actual version name of the Proton build will not change.

While the additions, changes and improvements may be different to the final Proton 5.0-7 release here's what the current highlights are:

-Street Fighter 5 is now playable.
-Update DXVK to v1.6.1.
-Update wine-mono to 5.0.0. Among other things, this fixes Fight'N Rage and Woolfe - The Red Hood Diaries.
-Improve dsound performance, which especially helps Zusi 3 Aerosoft and TrackMania Nations Forever.
-Fix crashes in Halo: Spartan Strike, TOXIKK, Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord, and Plebby Quest: The Crusades.
-Fix connecting to Gearbox SHiFT in Borderlands 3.
-Grand Theft Auto 4 is now playable.
-Updates to vkd3d to improve Direct3D 12 compatibility and performance in The Division, The Talos Principle, and Monster Hunter World.
-Improve developer debugging experience.

You can find the original announcement here along with expanded details and any follow-up comments.

If you missed it, we also recently went over some interesting Steam milestones for Linux. Worth a read if you want to see how things are doing overall. The progress on Proton has been quite incredible.

Street Fighter V, one of the newly playable Proton titles, is actually on a big sale on Steam right now. It's 60% off until May 7, with the price being the cheapest it's been on Steam yet at £6.39 / $7.99 / €7.99.

Interestingly, Street Fighter V was originally supposed to be supported on Linux, as it was announced by Capcom back in 2016. Good to see it finally happen in some form thanks to this. You can see some quick footage of ours below - showing it working well online:

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benjamimgois 28 Apr, 2020
Just gave it a try. SF5 is working perfectly !! i just cant believe, even the online if flawless.
massatt212 28 Apr, 2020
alright all we need is Easy Anti Cheat and we good to go
Dell Optiplex 9020
i5 4590k 8GB ram GTX 1050ti 4GB
Street Fighter V Works thx you lord, but no video playback
kean 28 Apr, 2020
I admire the work of Steam, I really like where this is going :)
Also guys, leave a feedback on ;)
elmapul 28 Apr, 2020
i wonder if the hardware of the so called steam machines is powerfull enough to play street fighter V with an decent performance now that its finally avaliable
Kohrias 28 Apr, 2020
Just tested it myself. It works! Great!
Orkultus 28 Apr, 2020
Hopefully they get Red Dead Redemption 2 figured out
mylka 29 Apr, 2020
Quoting: massatt212alright all we need is Easy Anti Cheat and we good to go

there still is DRM..... while hitman absolution works with the DRM free .exe from gog, games like RDR2 are just a pain in the ass
Desum 29 Apr, 2020
Activated the beta, but it's still only showing 5.0-6 for me.
Werner 29 Apr, 2020
thats normal it won't change, but you use 5.0-7 RC
Spyker 29 Apr, 2020
I bought SFV just to test it (currently 8 bucks) and Wow... The game will go from "borked" to "platinum" in no time on ProtonDB now :)
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