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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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stylon 24 May
Quoting: Purple Library GuyIt 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)
True enough. I ordered mine literally within minutes of it going live and only received it a few weeks ago.
I've no need for gloves though, I find my fingers don't leave any marks on it at all when using it... unless I touch the screen and then I just leave faint fingerprints. Guess I have pretty dry hands...
Quinn 24 May
Valve described the Deck as "being console level, no tinkering and perfect performance (30-60 fps)"; they've once again overpromised and underdelivered.

What happened to "no tinkering"? 👀

As much as I enjoy gaming on the Deck, we're very much alpha testers (case in point, the updates and fixes for said updates last week that borked many Decks).
Kuduzkehpan 25 May
Now that is deal breaker. Awesome!
slaapliedje 25 May
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Quoting: QuinnValve described the Deck as "being console level, no tinkering and perfect performance (30-60 fps)"; they've once again overpromised and underdelivered.

What happened to "no tinkering"? 👀

As much as I enjoy gaming on the Deck, we're very much alpha testers (case in point, the updates and fixes for said updates last week that borked many Decks).
Well it depends on what you want to interpret this as. If you follow what they mark as Verified, then it IS console like and you don't have to tinker. If you choose wven to filter with playable as well, there are notes on what you need to do. This game is still marked 'unsupported' this post is simply saying it seems to be working now, but even says it requires the beta branch!
lukas333 31 May
Game is so much fun.
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