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2013 classic Proteus gets an update for Linux and Steam Deck

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Proteus, a relaxing casual exploration game from Ed Key and David Kanaga (with porting by Ethan Lee) was recently upgraded for Linux and the Steam Deck due to some graphical problems.

The Windows and macOS versions were untouched, as the Linux version had a "severe performance regression". The cause was an issue with "OpenGL call lists" that affected AMD GPU drivers (NVIDIA was fine). Apart from that a few of the techy bits behind the scenes were updated like MonoKickstart and SDL2, with 32-bit also being dropped from the main game (although available as a "linux32" Beta.

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With this update it should now work well on the Steam Deck and Linux desktops / laptops with AMD GPUs. One issues remains though that users with XWayland and a high-DPI mode will see a black screen but you can use "SDL_VIDEODRIVER=wayland" to get around it for now.

You can buy it from Humble Store and Steam.

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anewson Apr 20, 2022
I freaking LOVE this game, I used to play it to fall asleep. If you like relaxed introspective experiences, this is the one for you.

Fans of this might also check out The Geography, which is not interactive, but has similar deep chill vibes. The Geography was in the Ukraine bundle on itch, if you bought that.
hardpenguin Apr 21, 2022
One of the Humble Linux debuts if I recall correctly?
sub Apr 21, 2022
Quoting: hardpenguinOne of the Humble Linux debuts if I recall correctly?

Good times.
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