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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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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.
I agree. I do believe that this is more a behaviour coming from the consoles market: hype the game, sell the game full-priced and make all play it at the same time.

Last edited by LordDaveTheKind on 14 May 2021 at 1:19 pm UTC
AwesamLinux 15 May
I think there is a lot of appeal in the Resident Evil games, if one likes the classic survival horror formula (and I do )

- In Resident Evil you can fight back, there is action!
- Great production values and a lot of content
- Likeable campy story and characters

I was hyped for Resident Evil Village especially because it is in first person like Resident Evil 7 (that game is actually my favorite in the entire series).

Most other modern horror games are indie titles that are often just simple "walking sims" with jump scares, quick time events and perhaps some occasional running away/hiding from enemies. Horror games where you can fight back are uncommon nowadays.
whizse 15 May
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Eh, I bet it's riddled with bugs. I mean, it comes with a built in flyswatter...
drlamb 17 May
Quoting: whizse

If you like mods...sure.

No Lady D flyswatter action for me on Stadia. #FeelsBadMan
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