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Proton Experimental does it again! Want to play the new Windows release of the previously PlayStation exclusive Days Gone right on your Linux box? Now you can.

"Days Gone is an open-world action-adventure game set in a harsh wilderness two years after a devastating global pandemic. Step into the dirt flecked shoes of former outlaw biker Deacon St. John, a bounty hunter trying to find a reason to live in a land surrounded by death. Scavenge through abandoned settlements for equipment to craft valuable items and weapons, or take your chances with other survivors trying to eke out a living through fair trade… or more violent means."

While it's only supported on Windows, thanks to a recent fix going into Proton Experimental on May 21, 2021 you can now play it on Linux with reasonable performance as it pulls in the latest changes from an unreleased update of DXVK.

Need to know how to actually use Proton Experimental? Here's a simple HOWTO (as it's not complicated!). Make sure it's installed by searching for it in your Steam Library, then select it from the Compatibility menu in the Properties section of a game. See our quick video below:

The full Proton and Proton Experimental changelog can be seen on GitHub.

Nice to see yet another AAA game working on Linux so quickly. Great work by all people involved from Valve, CodeWeavers and more working on the Wine and Proton compatibility layers. Just remember though that running it in this way on Linux is not actually supported. The usual caveats apply: it can break any time and the developer doesn't need to ensure it continues working this way.

You can buy Days Gone from Humble Store and Steam.

If you missed it, you can also play the new Mass Effect Legendary Edition on Linux with the community built Proton GE.

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F.Ultra 22 May
Quoting: Valck
Quoting: XpanderI refunded.
<3

Just watched your video – don't know why I bothered though, it is as bad as I imagined... apart from the textures, nothing has changed since Duke Nukem of the mid-nineties... the crappy animations, the pointless violence, the tough-ass right-wing philosophy, the de-humanized "enemies" – because they have to be immediately recognizable as being despicable and evil.

Please excuse me while I go puke.

And mind you, not a single "gamer gater" will ever out this game as political while they rage on and on about The Last of Us 2, Tell My Why and so on.


Last edited by F.Ultra on 22 May 2021 at 7:03 pm UTC
Lanz 23 May
I have spent a ridiculous amount of money on Steam. I really just don't hold back because I know that even if I don't like the game, I still gave Valve 30% of that cash, and that keeps them doing good in this world. Valve really cares about our community. Let's be honest, they aren't making money from their work on Linux/Proton, and I doubt they ever will. But, I will spend more just to keep them doing it.
jens 23 May
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Quoting: LanzLet's be honest, they aren't making money from their work on Linux/Proton, and I doubt they ever will.

I wouldn't be so sure about this. It is not like they are working with 500 people on the Linux support. I could imagine that the number of sold titles due to Proton, I mean the 30% cut of that, covers quite a bit of what Valve invests into Linux land..

That said, I haven't done the math, I could be far off..


Last edited by jens on 23 May 2021 at 11:43 am UTC
Liam Dawe 23 May
Quoting: jens
Quoting: LanzLet's be honest, they aren't making money from their work on Linux/Proton, and I doubt they ever will.

I wouldn't be so sure about this. It is not like they are working with 500 people on the Linux support. I could imagine that the number of sold titles due to Proton, I mean the 30% cut of that, covers quite a bit of what Valve invests into Linux land..

That said, I haven't done the math, I could be far off..
Valve likely makes quite a bit. It's vastly different to talking about games, as Valve gets that 30% from EVERYTHING purchased by Linux users and going by the stats there's at least 1,023,400 monthly active Linux players on Steam.
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