Two big bits of news for Steam Play Proton today with two new versions getting released so let's take a look and see exactly what's new for the Windows compatibility layer.
Firstly, NVIDIA announced back in August that DLSS would come to Proton in September for DirectX 11 / 12. Well, their date was a bit off there it seems but Valve / CodeWeavers managed to pull in DLSS support for at least DirectX 12 in Proton Experimental as of September 30. To enable it you need to set
PROTON_ENABLE_NVAPI=1, which you can do as a Steam launch option for games like
PROTON_ENABLE_NVAPI=1 %command% (right click -> properties -> launch options).
Additionally this Proton Experimental release also fixes crashes in Project Wingman, Satisfactory and other Unreal Engine 4 games using the Vulkan renderer.
On top of that Proton 6.3-7 is also officially out now which includes these improvements:
- The following games are now playable:
- Life is Strange: True Colors
- Quake Champions (broken after a game update)
- Divinity Original Sin 2 (broken after a game update)
- eFootball PES 2021
- EVERSLAUGHT VR
- WRC 8, 9 and 10
- Fix Logitech G920 mapping for F1 2020.
- Fix Resident Evil Village display settings.
- Improve Forza Horizon 4 windowing.
- Update DXVK to v1.9.2.
- Update vkd3d-proton to include the latest development work.
Details can be seen on the official changelog any time.
If you need to learn more about Proton be sure to check out our Beginner's Guide.