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Valve and CodeWeavers have once again updated Proton Experimental, bringing with it a needed fix for Resident Evil Village running on Linux.

It was only a few days ago Proton Experimental was updated to get RE Village working but it came with one big drawback. Previously you couldn't change any graphics settings in-game but as of the latest May 12 build, this has now been solved with Proton Experimental. So that marks another AAA Windows-supported game working nicely on Linux thanks to the Proton compatibility layer - such fast paced improvements!

The latest build of Proton Experimental also fixed up the latest 2K Games launcher, to give even more titles a better experience when played on Linux.

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.

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:

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

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scaine 13 May
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I love that this is playable straight out of the box now (presumably), but I just went to take a look on Steam and not only is it a cool £65, it's also hampered by Denuvo DRM. I can stomach the former, but I don't buy anything related to the latter, so it's a no from me.

Game looks great too, although I've watched a couple of Twitch streams on it and while it's very pretty, everyone's main complaint is that it's trivially easy. I wonder if they'll add in a hard mode after you complete the game, perhaps?

But as long as it has Denuvo, I ain't touching it.
elgatil 13 May
I fricking love it: Linux has better dx12 support than windows 7 (which doesn't at all). I know win7 is no longer supported but it is still used by 15% of win users!

The other day, one of my windows friends was saying he would have to update to win10 to play REVIII. I had to repress myself from shouting triumphantly "OR TO UPGRADE TO LINUX, THE GAME WORKS THERE TOO! HUH!?" but sadly the game only had initial support at that point :( Now I may have another chance :D


My point is we've come a long way


Last edited by elgatil on 13 May 2021 at 9:27 am UTC
Ehvis 13 May
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Quoting: elgatilI fricking love it: Linux has better dx12 support than windows 7 (which doesn't at all).

Doesn't vkd3d also work on windows? In that case it would have the same support.
ageres 13 May
Quoting: scaineeveryone's main complaint is that it's trivially easy. I wonder if they'll add in a hard mode after you complete the game, perhaps?
I've heard that its hardest mode is VERY hard, harder than Inferno in RE 3.
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I would definitely buy and play it, if I wasn't kind of sensitive to horror and gore
drlamb 13 May
Quoting: LordDaveTheKindI would definitely buy and play it, if I wasn't kind of sensitive to horror and gore

Horror isn't my thing either. How I ever completed Amnesia the dark descent in High school I'll never understand. Much like Amnesia Rebirth isn't as scary as TDD, REVIII is not as scary as REVII. I could barely stomach 30 minutes in REVII and yet I've played hours of REVIII on Stadia. It is a really easy horror game with some jump scares thrown in to keep you on your toes.


If Google wasn't giving away a free Stadia Premiere edition with REVIII I likely would've ordered it on Steam. Hopefully an FOV slider gets added to all platforms soon.
scaine 13 May
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Quoting: drlamb
Quoting: LordDaveTheKindI would definitely buy and play it, if I wasn't kind of sensitive to horror and gore

Horror isn't my thing either. How I ever completed Amnesia the dark descent in High school I'll never understand. Much like Amnesia Rebirth isn't as scary as TDD, REVIII is not as scary as REVII. I could barely stomach 30 minutes in REVII and yet I've played hours of REVIII on Stadia. It is a really easy horror game with some jump scares thrown in to keep you on your toes.


If Google wasn't giving away a free Stadia Premiere edition with REVIII I likely would've ordered it on Steam. Hopefully an FOV slider gets added to all platforms soon.

The FOV is brutal. I was getting slightly queasy watching FuryForge playing it on Twitch. Lovely looking game too, such a shame it's like watching it through a telescope.
Rooster 13 May
Quoting: LordDaveTheKindI would definitely buy and play it, if I wasn't kind of sensitive to horror and gore

But why? There are so many other great games, what makes this one so special? From what I've seen of it, I really couldn't understand the appeal. I'm not hating on it, I'm genuinely asking, because usually I at least to some degree get the hype for certain games, but on this one I'm really lost.
ageres 13 May
Quoting: RoosterBut why? There are so many other great games, what makes this one so special?
https://3dnews.ru/assets/external/illustrations/2021/02/02/1031631/01.jpg


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Rooster 13 May
Quoting: ageres
Quoting: RoosterBut why? There are so many other great games, what makes this one so special?
https://static.wikia.nocookie.net/residentevil/images/3/37/Alcina.jpg

Understandable, have a nice day.


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