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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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F.Ultra 15 Jan, 2021
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Quoting: TcheyHum, 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...

Tried to reboot? Sounds lame but I have had similar problems on a few occasions before and they where all solved by a reboot, not sure why but it did.
Tchey 15 Jan, 2021
I tried to reboot, check for updates, changing some Steam options, forcing other Proton and EggRoll... Nope.

I can play native games,
I can play games via WINE,
but all games via Proton are not running.

Linux Manjaro (Arch) 64bits Xfce
Intel Core i5 4590 (4 x 3,3 GHz)
GeForce GTX 1060 @ 6 Go
Nvidia Drivers
16 Go DIMM DDR3 PC12800
nadrolinux 15 Jan, 2021
I had similar issue some time ago and in my case solution was to remove some files from /home/USER/.steam (I removed files and even whole folders randomly) directory shich forced Steam to "rebuild of pins". After that all worked fine again.
MimicKing 15 Jan, 2021
Try steam --reset iirc
14 16 Jan, 2021
Sweet! I will see if Cyberpunk 2077 works this weekend without Proton Experimental!
rjahanbakhshi 17 Jan, 2021
Quoting: TcheyI tried to reboot, check for updates, changing some...

Try deleting steam compatdata data in all of your library locations which for me is:

rm ~/.steam/steam/steamapps/compatdata/* -rf
rm /ssd1/Programs/Steam/steamapps/compatdata/* -rf
rm /hdd1/Programs/Steam/steamapps/compatdata/*
Tchey 17 Jan, 2021
I didn’t delete anything, but if i manually force Proton 5.0-10 for each game, i can play Proton games.
If i delele compatdata, what data do i loose ? No saved game, preferences, etc ?
tuubi 17 Jan, 2021
Quoting: TcheyIf i delele compatdata, what data do i loose ? No saved game, preferences, etc ?
If you're worried about that, just rename or move the folder instead.
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