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Probably one of the more exciting releases of Proton lately, with lots of what was previously in Proton Experimental now in the main release with Proton 6.3-8 out now. Be sure to check out our full Steam Play guide if you need more info.

A big addition is the start of support for BattlEye games. Before getting overly excited though, this is just the start of it with only Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord and ARK: Survival Evolved confirmed to be supported by Valve. This is what was previously announced, with developers only needing to get in touch with BattlEye to have it turned on.

We also have the older CEG DRM now hooked up and working, bringing with it more classics working that relied on it.

On top of that there's even support for NVIDIA DLSS for games that use DirectX 11 and 12, although it still needs you to make some manual adjustments to turn it on for now which includes using this launch option PROTON_ENABLE_NVAPI=1 %command% and also setting dxgi.nvapiHack = False in a DXVK configuration file (guide).

Here's the list of newly playable Windows games on Linux:

  • Age of Empires 4
  • Assassin's Creed
  • Breath of Death VI
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II singleplayer (202970)
  • DEATHLOOP
  • FIA European Truck Racing Championship
  • Fly'N
  • Game Dev Tycoon
  • Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered
  • GreedFall
  • Mafia II (Classic)
  • Magicka
  • Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy (AMD GPUs only)
  • Mass Effect Legendary Edition (ME1 does not have working audio, see #4823)
  • Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom
  • Monster Energy Supercross - The Official Video Game
  • Monster Energy Supercross - The Official Video Game 2
  • Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl
  • Penny Arcade's On the Rain-Slicked Precipice of Darkness 3
  • RiMS Racing
  • Sol Survivor
  • The Riftbreaker
  • TT Isle of Man Ride on the Edge
  • TT Isle of Man Ride on the Edge 2

Other improvements include the latest Steamworks SDK support, DXVK upgraded to v1.9.2-13-g714ca482, VKD3D-Proton upgraded to v2.5-50-g0251b404 and also Wine-Mono to version 6.4.1.

There's also a number of game-specific bug fixes that made it on for

  • Assassin's Creed: Odyssey
  • Baldur's Gate 3
  • Biomutant
  • Bloons TD6
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Deep Rock Galactic
  • Fallout 76
  • Gahkthun Steam Edition
  • Industries of Titan
  • Paradox Launcher
  • Project Cars 3
  • Project Wingman, Satisfactory and other Unreal Engine 4 games using the Vulkan renderer
  • RaceRoom Racing Experience
  • Satisfactory also saw a networking fix for multiple interfaces
  • Warhammer: Chaosbane

You can see the official changelog on GitHub any time.

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m2mg2 27 Nov, 2021
Quoting: Rob-Retro@m2mg2, Nvidia RTX 2060 with driver 495.44.

Have you tried the protontricks command I posted? If you don't want to mess with protontricks you could try just putting -dx9 in the game command options. Not sure if JC 2 has a directx9 path or not but worth a shot.
Rob-Retro 27 Nov, 2021
Quoting: m2mg2
Quoting: Rob-Retro@m2mg2, Nvidia RTX 2060 with driver 495.44.

Have you tried the protontricks command I posted? If you don't want to mess with protontricks you could try just putting -dx9 in the game command options. Not sure if JC 2 has a directx9 path or not but worth a shot.

I'm one of those lazy people, if it don't work with minimal workarounds then i just give up, for me using Proton, Proton-GE and some command line stuff is the most i do, for me jc2 is not worth wasting to much time on.
obscurenforeign 30 Nov, 2021
Quoting: m2mg2
Quoting: obscurenforeignJust tested a few CEG games I have (I was looking forward to Valve figuring out how to support their own DRM )
Just Cause 2: Crashes. The borderless trick mentioned in another comment didn't work for me.
Saints Row: The Third: Runs, but has this weird issue where the game pauses for a second every ~10 seconds. Not very playable as a result. :(
Duke Nukem Forever: Seems to have the SR3 freezing issue but only on the menus. Launched taking up 1/4 of my monitor for some reason. (Switching resolutions fixed this.) Gameplay is... well, it seems to run as intended. I can't call it good since the game itself isn't very good, and Proton isn't going to fix that.

What video cards are you guys using? Also, I forgot but I think I also did a couple proton tricks for Just Cause 2.
protontricks 8190 d3dx10 d3dcompiler_43 d3dcompiler_47

Radeon 5600 XT here. My profile on here should be publicly visible by now.

Thanks, that protontricks command worked! Though I admit protontricks isn't the most pleasant experience out there. (Do you think Linus Techtip would be able to figure out how to do that? )

Quoting: m2mg2If you don't want to mess with protontricks you could try just putting -dx9 in the game command options. Not sure if JC 2 has a directx9 path or not but worth a shot.

Just Cause 2 has a hard requirement of DirectX 10. In fact, it was the first game I remember ever seeing that required Windows Vista, it wouldn't run on Windows XP. Thankfully Windows 7 was out by then. I remember JC2 motivating me to switch to Windows 7 at the time. (Windows XP was still dominant when JC2 came out.)
m2mg2 1 Dec, 2021
Quoting: obscurenforeign
Quoting: m2mg2
Quoting: obscurenforeignJust tested a few CEG games I have (I was looking forward to Valve figuring out how to support their own DRM )
Just Cause 2: Crashes. The borderless trick mentioned in another comment didn't work for me.
Saints Row: The Third: Runs, but has this weird issue where the game pauses for a second every ~10 seconds. Not very playable as a result. :(
Duke Nukem Forever: Seems to have the SR3 freezing issue but only on the menus. Launched taking up 1/4 of my monitor for some reason. (Switching resolutions fixed this.) Gameplay is... well, it seems to run as intended. I can't call it good since the game itself isn't very good, and Proton isn't going to fix that.

What video cards are you guys using? Also, I forgot but I think I also did a couple proton tricks for Just Cause 2.
protontricks 8190 d3dx10 d3dcompiler_43 d3dcompiler_47

Radeon 5600 XT here. My profile on here should be publicly visible by now.

Thanks, that protontricks command worked! Though I admit protontricks isn't the most pleasant experience out there. (Do you think Linus Techtip would be able to figure out how to do that? )

Quoting: m2mg2If you don't want to mess with protontricks you could try just putting -dx9 in the game command options. Not sure if JC 2 has a directx9 path or not but worth a shot.

Just Cause 2 has a hard requirement of DirectX 10. In fact, it was the first game I remember ever seeing that required Windows Vista, it wouldn't run on Windows XP. Thankfully Windows 7 was out by then. I remember JC2 motivating me to switch to Windows 7 at the time. (Windows XP was still dominant when JC2 came out.)

I thought it might and that was why I had so much trouble with it. I agree resorting to protontricks is not very nice. It runs awesome if you're willing to do it though.
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