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Steam Play Proton 5.13-6 is now officially out

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After a rather short testing period with the release candidates only being announced a few days ago, Valve has now pushed out the official release of Steam Play Proton 5.13-6.

If you're not clear on what Proton and Steam Play are, be sure to check out our constantly updated dedicated page. It's a special compatibility layer for running Windows games and apps from Steam on Linux.

What's new and improved in Proton 5.13-6? Here's the improvements and fixes to be found:

  • Previously in Experimental: Fixed Cyberpunk 2077 world sound issues
  • Previously in Experimental: Improved controller support and hotplugging in Yakuza Like a Dragon, Subnautica, DOOM (2016), and Virginia
  • Nioh 2 is now playable
  • Fixed black screen on focus loss in DOOM Eternal on AMD
  • Restored VR support in No Man's Sky
  • Voice chat in Deep Rock Galactic is now functional
  • Better support for PlayStation 5 controllers
  • Sound in Dark Sector is working now
  • Fixed Need for Speed (2015) hang on AMD
  • More fixes for game input being active while the Steam overlay is up

The full Proton changelog can be viewed here as normal.

How to update? Simply ensure you have Proton 5.13 installed on Steam, it will update as other apps and games do normally through Steam directly.

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Phlebiac Feb 15, 2021
Quoting: kerberizer
Quoting: PhlebiacA few games I've tried it on (that worked before) exit immediately after starting; anyone else seeing that?
I noticed similar behaviour on Arch after upgrading FAudio from 21.01 to 21.02. More precisely, I noticed that after the regular package upgrade no game in Steam would run.

Hmm... interesting. I do see the libFAudio package did update to 21.02 near the same time. Something I can check into further, thanks.
Liam Dawe Feb 15, 2021
Quoting: Linuxwarperstuff and things
And I'll say for the record again, if everything about Linux gaming ends up relying entirely on Proton and we never see any other kind of "support", then this as a website becomes pointless and I'll just up and quit.
Linuxwarper Feb 16, 2021
Quoting: Liam DaweAnd I'll say for the record again, if everything about Linux gaming ends up relying entirely on Proton and we never see any other kind of "support", then this as a website becomes pointless and I'll just up and quit.
There is strength in numbers. I don't know at what percentage Linux release will be worth it for companies. And by worth it, I mean providing Linux release outweighs making more content for game that would be Windows only. But It would be very strange that if Linux did reach more than five percent market share, that Linux gamers would still be content with playing games through Proton. At certain percentage market share there should be enough people to create enough ruckus that developers will need to listen. If Linux reaches more than five percent the time will be appropriate to practice "No Tux No Bux" more aggressively. And the more market share goes up the stronger that tactic will become. So if Proton does shift the market share, it will also strengthen No Tux No Bux. Because then there would be so many people on Linux that any developer not wanting to listen to Linux gamers, would be affected by this approach. Assuming Linux gamers can come together that is.

EDIT: Right now at barely one percent, I don't believe the time has come to go 100% No Tux No Bux. But at higher market share, I'm definetly going to stop buying games that are only playable through Proton. But before I can practice No Tux No Bux, market share must go up for the tactic to be so effective that it will lead to a turning point for gaming on Linux.

Last edited by Linuxwarper on 16 February 2021 at 1:56 am UTC
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