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V Rising, the latest huge Steam hit can now run on Linux desktops and Steam Deck, thanks to updates to the Beta version of Proton Experimental.

What is it? The latest survival game, all about rising as a vampire! Explore a vast world teeming with mythical horrors and danger. Travel through lush forests, open countryside, and dark caverns to discover valuable resources, meeting friends and foes alike along the way. Traverse the world with vampire comrades or hunt solo as you pillage villages, raid bandits, and delve into the domains of supernatural beasts.

It managed to climb the Steam leaderboards pretty rapidly, with it now being in the top-10 for concurrent users.

To get it working on Linux / Steam Deck with Proton Experimental you need the "bleeding-edge" Beta version. As a warning though, doing this will affect any game you have set to Proton Experimental and you should only use the bleeding-edge Beta until the fixes roll out into the main version of Proton Experimental to prevent any future issues.

Here's what to do:

  1. Find Proton Experimental in your Steam Library
  2. Go to it's Properties menu
  3. Head to the Betas tab
  4. Select "bleeding-edge" from the drop-down box
  5. Now pick V Rising in your Steam Library
  6. Go to its Properties menu
  7. Select the Compatibility tab
  8. Put a tick in the box and select Proton Experimental

Now you will have V Rising working on Linux and Steam Deck. Some issues remain like videos not playing and you get a test-screen instead, which will eventually be solved. The actual gameplay works though.

Here's a little video of the steps for you:

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mZSq7Fq3qs 24 May
Gonna check it out today.

e: It worked. I like it so far.


Last edited by mZSq7Fq3qs on 24 May 2022 at 9:12 pm UTC
stylon 24 May
What's with the gloves in the video?

But seriously, anyone played this solo? I like the look of this a lot but is playing the whole thing on your own a viable proposition?
TimeFreeze 24 May
Would also like to know if you can just play it as a Solo player without having issues or stuff since it seems to be designed to play with others & if you can play it offline thats especially important.
mr-victory 24 May
QuoteValve is still working on adding support for this game on Steam Deck
So this is what the message means.
slaapliedje 24 May
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Ha, was trying to get this working yesterday, but got it as far as trying to start the game and it wouldn't connect.. even solo.
Minux 24 May
Awesome game. I'm glad as always the Proton team is so eager to make gaming better on Linux :).

I can't express enough the joy I felt when I saw someone finally found a way to fix it. And the ones who tried at first to know if it worked.

That's what I love about Linux, the power of a huge community :)
Liam Dawe 24 May
Quoting: stylonWhat's with the gloves in the video?
So I don't cover the deck in greasy fingerprints and skin for a video ;)
stylon 24 May
Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: stylonWhat's with the gloves in the video?
So I don't cover the deck in greasy fingerprints and skin for a video ;)
Yeah it certainly looked like you were handling a priceless artifact or something!
Quoting: stylon
Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: stylonWhat's with the gloves in the video?
So I don't cover the deck in greasy fingerprints and skin for a video ;)
Yeah it certainly looked like you were handling a priceless artifact or something!
It is. Try to get one, like, today--you can't! It would be an indefinite point in the future before you could replace it.
(I suppose maybe scalpers are selling some for ludicrous prices or something)
slaapliedje 24 May
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Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: stylonWhat's with the gloves in the video?
So I don't cover the deck in greasy fingerprints and skin for a video ;)
Dude, seriously. I could have the driest hands in the world, and I still leave greasy marks on my Deck. Maybe I should stop handling it without gloves.

I tried briefly this morning to get V Rising to launch, but it does the same as it did before I changed to Proton GE and copied over the stun_steamnetworking.dll file like protondb suggested. I did a verify files, so it likely replaced that and should have changed it to default.

Wonder if I need to change it to the 'beta' build of SteamOS?

Edit: use DXVK_ASYNC=1 %command% in the launcher settings? Mine looked like it was trying to run the videos, but had that weird alternating lines of yellow over them.

Once again, we find ourselves with an incompatible video codec for some reason...


Last edited by slaapliedje on 24 May 2022 at 5:46 pm UTC
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