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Excited to play Resident Evil Village? It may not support Linux but that isn't stopping Valve with a new Proton Experimental update out now.

The latest update to Proton Experimental 07/05/2021 has a single line added in the changelog which notes "Beginnings of Resident Evil Village support.". With that in mind then, Valve's partner CodeWeavers and their Wine hackers are already hooking up whatever they can to get it working.

From initial few reports, it looks like you can actually get in-game now thanks to Proton Experimental but there are plenty of issues like settings not being able to change and videos not yet showing up. So keep that in mind if you were planning to pick it up to play it on Linux.

Like a number of other big titles, it probably won't be too long before it becomes much more playable given the progress on the Proton compatibility layer.

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.

You can buy Resident Evil Village from Humble Store and Steam.

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ageres 9 May
Quoting: rustybroomhandleI had to edit the .ini to change the graphics settings and could not figure out how to change the resolution.
It's FullScreenDisplayMode. I've copied some parameters from the config file of my installed RE7.
Quoting: vipor29just completed the game
The whole game or just the demo?
a0kami 9 May
Quoting: Comandante ÑoñardoWhat is Steam Linux Runtime - Sniper

Likely the latest steam runtime (collection of specific version of library dependencies) container. They each have a TF2 class as their name, previous one was Soldier.
It just means it's a new runtime with updated libraries, don't bother with it Steam handles those in the backstage.

Just found the readme https://gitlab.steamos.cloud/steamrt/steamrt/-/blob/steamrt/sniper/README.md


Last edited by a0kami on 9 May 2021 at 2:39 am UTC
Xpander 9 May
Woaah... they are asking 59.99€ for this trash game. Triple A gaming in a nutshell.
Saw some gameplay videos, its really awful game it seems.. gunplay is sort of ok it seems except the stupidly narrow FoV. atmosphere is zero, puzzles seem to be made for 4 year olds. There seems to be not much horror in this. Enemies don't even follow you everywhere, so you can reset their positions. Graphis look quite dated for todays Triple A studio. Main protagonist seems to scream and make noises when he sees corpses and whatnot but at the same time just grows a new hand lol. Voiceacting is terrible etc etc

Yeah, i bet if this game had different name than Resident Evil, all would say that its quite a trash.

my 2 cents

nice to see proton supporting new games fast though.


Last edited by Xpander on 9 May 2021 at 8:28 am UTC
slavezeo 9 May
While kinda off kinda on topic, I have been playing Village on Stadia. I'm not sure what all the negativity is exactly about but having actually played the game I'm rather enjoying it. So far it's a really good monster baddie game. The game play is similar to RE7 (which I personally don't mind) and the graphics look very atmospheric and content appropriate to me. Maybe I'm a weenie but there's been a few good jump scares and feelings of dread while I've been playing. I'll buy it on steam in a few months when there is a GOTY edition with what ever DLC comes out.
ageres 9 May
Quoting: slavezeoI'll buy it on steam in a few months when there is a GOTY edition with what ever DLC comes out.
Is any DLC even planned? The latest two RE games had none, and RE7 had a season pass available while RE8 hasn't.
slavezeo 9 May
As far as I know there is a multiplayer dlc coming. Resident Evil RE:VERSE is what it's called https://www.residentevil.com/reverse/us/. but otherwise that's all I know of. RE7 had what seemed like tons of DLC so I'm hoping Village has some too.
robvv 10 May
The title Resident Evil Village sounds like it ought to be a theme park :-)
Lanz 10 May
This is why I have no hesitation buying tons of games on Steam. Even if I don't like the game after trying it out, it puts money into Valve's pocket and encourages them to keep putting gamers first.
Rooster 10 May
Quoting: XpanderWoaah... they are asking 59.99€ for this trash game. Triple A gaming in a nutshell.
Saw some gameplay videos, its really awful game it seems.. gunplay is sort of ok it seems except the stupidly narrow FoV. atmosphere is zero, puzzles seem to be made for 4 year olds. There seems to be not much horror in this. Enemies don't even follow you everywhere, so you can reset their positions. Graphis look quite dated for todays Triple A studio. Main protagonist seems to scream and make noises when he sees corpses and whatnot but at the same time just grows a new hand lol. Voiceacting is terrible etc etc

Yeah, i bet if this game had different name than Resident Evil, all would say that its quite a trash.

my 2 cents

nice to see proton supporting new games fast though.

Exactly. I understand that someone might enjoy this, but I'm really surprise how much traction this game is getting (it's all due to the tick vampire lady, isn't it?). Better spend the money on some Linux native indies.

That said... If someone wants to stream this and make fun of it, I'm so on board with that.


Last edited by Rooster on 10 May 2021 at 7:50 am UTC
damarrin 10 May
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Yay, reviews from watching some videos! \o/ I gather the negativity comes from being unable to play this on Linux.
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