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GE-Proton 7.15 is out, enables Fall Guys on Linux and Steam Deck easily

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Do you want to play Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout on Linux or Steam Deck the easy way? Well, the community-built version of Proton named GE-Proton (formerly Proton-GE) has a new version out to do just that.

GE-Proton7-15 brings with it all these changes:

  • vp9 support enabled in gst-plugins-good for ghostwire tokyo videos (they work now)
  • protonfix added for State of Decay 2 crashes (thanks ThisNekoGuy!)
  • protonfix added for Fall Guys EAC (works now, thanks rokam!)
  • WINE_DO_NOT_CREATE_DXGI_DEVICE_MANAGER video fix enabled for Car Mechanic Simulator 2021
  • WINE_DO_NOT_CREATE_DXGI_DEVICE_MANAGER video fix enabled for Harspace: Shipbreaker
  • WINE_DO_NOT_CREATE_DXGI_DEVICE_MANAGER video fix enabled for Solasta
  • WINE_DO_NOT_CREATE_DXGI_DEVICE_MANAGER video fix enabled for Monster Train
  • WINE_DO_NOT_CREATE_DXGI_DEVICE_MANAGER video fix enabled for The Complex
  • WINE_DO_NOT_CREATE_DXGI_DEVICE_MANAGER video fix enabled for Cook-Out
  • WINE_DO_NOT_CREATE_DXGI_DEVICE_MANAGER video fix enabled for DJMAX Respect V
  • WINE_DO_NOT_CREATE_DXGI_DEVICE_MANAGER video fix enabled for Gloomhaven
  • steam runtime and sdk updated (contains vp9 libraries required)
  • various build commits pulled from upstream proton
  • vkd3d-proton updated to git HansKristian-Work/vkd3d-proton@4a05360 prior to 4/21 (latest UAT updates on 4/21 caused gpu hang during testing)
  • vkd3d-proton upstream ghostwire tokyo commit HansKristian-Work/vkd3d-proton@119e00e cherry-picked and applied
  • dxvk updated to latest git
  • dxvk-nvapi updated to latest git
  • wine updated to latest bleeding edge

As for Fall Guys, it now works without issues. Really, the developer just needs to put things in the right place as they've put up the actual Easy Anti-Cheat file needed that works. Until then though, using GE-Proton is the easiest way to go. For those who love their video guides:

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Note: if you find it doesn't work, check to ensure you have the "Proton EasyAntiCheat Runtime" installed in your Steam Library.

You can buy Fall Guys on Humble Store and Steam.

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kalin 25 Apr
I want to play darksiders warmastered edition. Is anyone know when this will be able to run outside of the box ?
melkemind 25 Apr
Quoting: gradyvuckovicHats off to GE for the fix for Fall Guys, and thanks Liam for the article, but at the same time, ugh..

Why is this even necessary? Surely if a developer cares enough to enable EAC compatibility they could at least put the EAC file in the right spot? Why did they even publish the update without at least testing it once to ensure it works? And why after weeks of it being widely reported that the file is in the wrong spot, have they STILL not moved the file into the right place? It's not exactly a 'major fix' to implement, it's literally just moving a file..

Maybe the game Fall Guys is semi-autobiographical.
juliotux 26 Apr
Quoting: TimmyM
Quoting: pbRe Fall Guys: Is it just the fix from ProtonDB comments or something more? Because that fix didn't work for me on two accounts/computers. One is stuck on "loading" and the other has some weird pop-up about missing files and then shuts off.

Same, I tried the fix and got stuck on the "loading" after passing the "start" button and hearing the fireworks.
Same now with GE-proton715.

If verify the game files and it always finds 1 file failed to validate and will be reqauired (a file when downloaded is 144b) can't seem to get past this :/

You have to link your Steam account in Epic Games. If this doesn't work, you have to open the game in Windows to enter your age. Probably the game isn't able to open the age window in proton.
win8linux 26 Apr
Quoting: mr-victory
Quoting: pbRe Fall Guys: Is it just the fix from ProtonDB comments or something more? Because that fix didn't work for me on two accounts/computers. One is stuck on "loading" and the other has some weird pop-up about missing files and then shuts off.
Verify game files, delete proton prefix and try again.

Tried doing this, however the game errors out with saying that the anti-cheat is not initialised.
lod 26 Apr
BTW at Fall Guys.. There is also a clone one steam called Stumble Guys. It's very close, but faster match making, no EAC and also no epic account needed. It just works with proton. Oh, and it's free.
KohlyKohl 27 Apr
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Quoting: juliotux
Quoting: TimmyM
Quoting: pbRe Fall Guys: Is it just the fix from ProtonDB comments or something more? Because that fix didn't work for me on two accounts/computers. One is stuck on "loading" and the other has some weird pop-up about missing files and then shuts off.

Same, I tried the fix and got stuck on the "loading" after passing the "start" button and hearing the fireworks.
Same now with GE-proton715.

If verify the game files and it always finds 1 file failed to validate and will be reqauired (a file when downloaded is 144b) can't seem to get past this :/

You have to link your Steam account in Epic Games. If this doesn't work, you have to open the game in Windows to enter your age. Probably the game isn't able to open the age window in proton.

I've linked my account to Steam, removed the prefix and as a last resort I installed Windows and ran it under there. I'm still getting the missing file error and I'm not sure what else to try.
krompus 26 May
Linked Steam account to Epic account, switched to Proton GE, reinstalled Fall Guys, verified files, ran it on Windows successfully, but on Arch I'm still getting Missing Files message on main menu that closes the game when accepted. When I try to close the Epic Overlay installer popup while it's installing then I get Epic Account Error 14. Any other suggestions?
Alve 27 May
Quoting: krompusLinked Steam account to Epic account, switched to Proton GE, reinstalled Fall Guys, verified files, ran it on Windows successfully, but on Arch I'm still getting Missing Files message on main menu that closes the game when accepted. When I try to close the Epic Overlay installer popup while it's installing then I get Epic Account Error 14. Any other suggestions?

I have the exact same problem, works fine on windows, and starts on linux (with the patched proton version) but it just says missing game files and the only option I have is to close the game. I have deleted the pfx, validated the game files (always 1 file that fails), linked my steam account (and started the game on windows afterwards even). Still doesn't work...
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