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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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a0kami 10 May
Quoting: robvvThe title Resident Evil Village sounds like it ought to be a theme park :-)

I agree they could have called it just Resident Evil VIII, but in their defence there aren't actually many words starting with VIII-like characters such as Village.
Glorious Eggroll is saying it's playable with his newest release

https://github.com/GloriousEggroll/proton-ge-custom/releases/tag/6.8-GE-1
ageres 10 May
Quoting: TuxThePenguinGlorious Eggroll is saying it's playable with his newest release
What about graphics settings? Can they be changed now?
Quoting: ageres
Quoting: TuxThePenguinGlorious Eggroll is saying it's playable with his newest release
What about graphics settings? Can they be changed now?

I don't know I don't own the game (yet)

Given i've bought but not had any substantial play time with TW:RR and Metro: Exodus it may be a few weeks before I get RE:Village

Just though having seen the update on GE's site others might want to know.
BillFleming 10 May
The game is fully playable on Linux from start to finish with 0 crashes.
However depending on gpu settings the game might slow down during some cutscenes and the video desyncs from the audio when that happens (this is mainly at the begining and ending parts of the game).
Also videos don't work. Some of the devs claim they got partial video playback working but that the game still crashes during playback of one of the videos. I was unable to get the video playback to work so far using the system gstreamer libraries.
orochi_kyo 10 May
Quoting: WorMzyAside from remakes, Resident Evil hasn't produced a decent game in over 10 years. Not heard much about Village, but I don't have high hopes. Regardless, if it doesn't have native Linux support, I'm not interested.

Capcom is going bankrupt cause you do not care. But the other 99% of Linux gamers will be fine with just clicking play on the game in Steam and able to play without the need of Dual Boot.

Damn Valve and it's 30%(25% in this case, this game will get easily over the million copies sold), they should be getting nothing, so Linux gamers can go into oblivion again. So much arrogance coming from the 3-4% of the market.

I love Linux but some Linux gamers are not conscious they mean nothing to most developers out there.


Last edited by orochi_kyo on 10 May 2021 at 11:47 pm UTC
robvv 11 May
Quoting: orochi_kyoCapcom is going bankrupt cause you do not care. But the other 99% of Linux gamers will be fine with just clicking play on the game in Steam and able to play without the need of Dual Boot.

Two points:
1) I've no idea about Capcom's financial situation but I'd wager that a company would be more likely to go bankrupt due to churning out rehashes of the same IP every year or two.
2) The latest RE requires a little more than simply clicking 'play' to launch it in Linux.

Quoting: orochi_kyoI love Linux but some Linux gamers are not conscious they mean nothing to most developers out there.

You contradict yourself. I refer you to your sentence about Capcom 'going bankrupt cause you do not care'.
vipor29 14 May
Quoting: ageres
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?

the whole game
Rooster 14 May
Quoting: orochi_kyo
Quoting: WorMzyAside from remakes, Resident Evil hasn't produced a decent game in over 10 years. Not heard much about Village, but I don't have high hopes. Regardless, if it doesn't have native Linux support, I'm not interested.

Capcom is going bankrupt cause you do not care. But the other 99% of Linux gamers will be fine with just clicking play on the game in Steam and able to play without the need of Dual Boot.

Damn Valve and it's 30%(25% in this case, this game will get easily over the million copies sold), they should be getting nothing, so Linux gamers can go into oblivion again. So much arrogance coming from the 3-4% of the market.

I love Linux but some Linux gamers are not conscious they mean nothing to most developers out there.

Wow. That's got to be the most toxic post I've ever seen here. All WorMzy did was stated that he personally isn't interested in the game, if it doesn't have a native Linux version. And what's wrong with that?

There are plenty of great native Linux games. There is nothing wrong if someone personally decides that he will only buy those. If anything, if he decides to buy a native game instead of non-native, it can only be good for Linux gaming.
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