Confused on Steam Play and Proton? Be sure to check out our guide.

Another update to Proton Experimental has landed as of October 11 bringing with it more fixes and even more Windows games are now working on Linux. Proton is a compatibility layer, based upon Wine, allowing Windows games to run on Linux.

Newly playable as of this update are GreedFall, Eve Online and Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl. Additionally there's a fix implemented for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare hanging on exit, the Paradox Launcher has improved "windowing", there's a fix for regressions from a previous release, crashes solved for older CPUs that lack the timestamp counter and crashes also fixed for some FNA/XNA games.

The Proton changelog can be found here.

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:

  1. Search for Proton Experimental and install if not already.
  2. Right click any game on Steam and go to Properties.
  3. Select the Compatibility menu on the right side.
  4. Ensure the "Force the use of a specific Steam Play compatibility tool" is ticked.
  5. From the dropdown box that appears select Proton Experimental.

Check out our full guide on Steam Play Proton for more.

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RTheren 12 Oct
Greedfall is an absolute must play for any fans of action adventure games with RPG elements.
I played it without problems on Proton GE some time ago.
MayeulC 12 Oct
Has any EAC title checked that box yet? Or is it only going to be available later?
XRaTiX 12 Oct
Quoting: MayeulCHas any EAC title checked that box yet? Or is it only going to be available later?

https://areweanticheatyet.com/

None games with EAC works yet.
Derheim 12 Oct
Quoting: MayeulCHas any EAC title checked that box yet? Or is it only going to be available later?

Last time I checked, Paladins and Smite started working some days ago, nice too see some developers,at least, allowing EAC to run (even if they don't provide full linux support)

Personally, I'm waiting for Planetside 2 and Vermintide 2 to start working on linux, I really miss playing those 2 games.


Last edited by Derheim on 12 October 2021 at 5:35 pm UTC
GREEDFALL!!!11111!!!!!
FINALLY
Quoting: RTherenGreedfall is an absolute must play for any fans of action adventure games with RPG elements.
I played it without problems on Proton GE some time ago.

I've thus far bought and refunded GF three times. Just outright could not get it to work (including with mf workarounds). Not even launch. This is the game I've been waiting for.
Quoting: MayeulCHas any EAC title checked that box yet? Or is it only going to be available later?

I tried the battlefield 2042 beta last week end, I was just walking in the base because of poor performance but I wasn't kicked. And someone YouTube manage to play it.
I haven't find a statement from EA regarding a eac Linux support, but a working beta is still better than nothing.
RTheren 12 Oct
Quoting: undeadbydawn
Quoting: RTherenGreedfall is an absolute must play for any fans of action adventure games with RPG elements.
I played it without problems on Proton GE some time ago.

I've thus far bought and refunded GF three times. Just outright could not get it to work (including with mf workarounds). Not even launch. This is the game I've been waiting for.

I must've been lucky then. I hope you get it running soon, because it's really REALLY good.
furaxhornyx 13 Oct
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QuoteNewly playable as of this update are GreedFall,[...]

I am also confused, I already played the game (I think it was one of the first non-native game I played when I switched to Linux), and I didn't face any issue ?

I can only agree with RTheren, the game is good (I need to play it again, making different story choices this time )
undeadbydawn 4 days ago
Quoting: RTheren
Quoting: undeadbydawn
Quoting: RTherenGreedfall is an absolute must play for any fans of action adventure games with RPG elements.
I played it without problems on Proton GE some time ago.

I've thus far bought and refunded GF three times. Just outright could not get it to work (including with mf workarounds). Not even launch. This is the game I've been waiting for.

I must've been lucky then. I hope you get it running soon, because it's really REALLY good.

Just got the alert for GreedFall Gold on steam sale. Installing now
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