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Proton 5.13-5 is now up bringing in some of the experimental changes

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The Proton compatibility layer for running Windows games on Steam for Linux has levelled up some more with the latest Proton 5.13-5 now available to everyone.

Pulling in some of the bigger changes from the Proton Experimental testing area, it has some impressive increased compatibility. You will find that Red Dead Online and the online features directly in Red Dead Redemption 2 will now work. This is something we showcased before which you can see below:

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Here's what else is new apart from that:

  • Previously in Experimental: Support new OpenXR virtual reality API. Microsoft Flight Simulator's VR mode is now usable on AMD hardware
  • Previously in Experimental: Update vkd3d-proton to v2.1.
  • Previously in Experimental: Fixed world sounds in Cyberpunk 2077.
  • Fix hangs or crashes in Gears Tactics, Fallout 76, Kingdoms Reborn, Need For Speed Hot Pursuit, and Conan Exiles.
  • Screenshot function is now usable in Fallout 76 and Path of Exile.
  • Most games will now stop accepting input while the Steam game overlay is up.
  • Fix missing text in Lumberjack's Destiny.
  • Fix display resolution issue in DLC Quest and other XNA games.

You can find the full changelog on GitHub. It will appear in your Steam client as an update for Proton 5.13.

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McMarius11 15 Jan
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nice!
Beamboom 15 Jan
I wonder if that means that right now the "experimental" branch is behind? I've not noticed experimental getting a new version lately.
axredneck 15 Jan
What is a right way to use Proton outside Steam?
lod 15 Jan
Quoting: BeamboomI wonder if that means that right now the "experimental" branch is behind? I've not noticed experimental getting a new version lately.
It's not, Just click on the link to the changelog.

Quoting: axredneckWhat is a right way to use Proton outside Steam?
You don't! Just use lutris wine or for latest patches wine from Tk-Glitch or GloriousEggroll.
(even lutris removed proton support because it causes wired bugs outside of steam)
Mohandevir 15 Jan
Quoting: lod
Quoting: BeamboomI wonder if that means that right now the "experimental" branch is behind? I've not noticed experimental getting a new version lately.
It's not, Just click on the link to the changelog.

Talking through my hat here... Could it mean that they are actualy working on rebasing Proton on Wine 6 and are not ready to publish something usable yet?
torbido 15 Jan
Quoting: axredneckWhat is a right way to use Proton outside Steam?

Just point to its executable like this:
export WINEPREFIX=~/.proton
<location_to_Proton>/dist/bin/wine <location_to_the_game>/game.exe

But you need to install dxvk first like this:
export WINEPREFIX=~/.proton
winetricks 173
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Quoting: BeamboomI wonder if that means that right now the "experimental" branch is behind? I've not noticed experimental getting a new version lately.

The "Press Space to continue" bug of Bioshock 2 Remastered is still present on Proton 5.13-5 but fixed in Proton Experimental.
axredneck 15 Jan
Quoting: torbido<location_to_Proton>/dist/bin/wine <location_to_the_game>/game.exe
AFAIK it doesn't work for Proton 5.13 because it's linked with Pressure Vessel libraries.


Last edited by axredneck on 15 January 2021 at 2:51 pm UTC
Tchey 15 Jan
Hum, i cannot launch any Proton games at all now, even if i change Proton version.
I click Play, and after a couple of seconds, nothing, back to click "Play".
Yesterday, no issue, and no update since then. Weird...
nadrolinux 15 Jan
Quoting: axredneckWhat is a right way to use Proton outside Steam?
I use standalone Proton (I copied it from a Steam) for Origin, Rockstar Launcher and Ubisoft Connect in a following way (eg. for Origin):
1. STEAM_COMPAT_DATA_PATH=/some_path/Origin /some_path/Origin/copied_proton/proton run /path_to_installation_file/OriginThinSetup.exe
2. STEAM_COMPAT_DATA_PATH=/some_path/Origin /some_path/Origin/copied_proton/proton run /some_path/Origin/pfx/drive_c/Program\ Files\ \(x86\)/Origin/Origin.exe
In this way you can paste commands from step 2 to a nice shortcut with an icon and use your app like on Windows.
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