Here we go again, ahead of the weekend a fresh version of Proton Experimental has gone live allowing you to test the latest adjustments for playing Windows games on Linux. If you're not clear on what Proton and Steam Play are, be sure to check out our constantly updated dedicated page.
For Proton Experimental as of July 29, 2021 here's what's changed:
- It notes that Microsoft Flight Simulator from Steam is now playable
- Support was added for copy/paste in the Origin launcher
- An update for wine-mono to 6.3.0 which should fix more launchers
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:
For an explainer in text form:
- Search for Proton Experimental and install if not already.
- Right click any game on Steam and go to Properties.
- Select the Compatibility menu on the right side.
- Ensure the "Force the use of a specific Steam Play compatibility tool" is ticked.
- From the dropdown box that appears select Proton Experimental.