Recently I showed off Halo Infinite running quite nicely online on the Steam Deck and now GE-Proton 7-27 that just went up makes the process even smoother and the campaign and videos now work too. This is another great step forwards.
Note: GE-Proton (formerly Proton-GE), is a community-built version of Proton not controlled by Valve. Not to be confused with Proton Experimental, which is from Valve.
Here's the new steps to get Halo Infinite working on Steam Deck:
- Opt into the Steam Deck Preview branch, if you don't see it then opt into the Beta on both options for the Client and OS
- In desktop mode: download GE-Proton 7-27 info in my previous guide (using ProtonUp-Qt)
- Set Halo Infinite to use GE-Proton7-27. Open Halo Infinite in your Steam Library and click the little Cog Icon -> Properties -> Compatibility, tick the box and select it from the dropdown.
The GE-Proton developer does mention that there will still be some issues, as the code to get it all working is very fresh. Right now honestly I wouldn't really recommend it, as the audio stutter is very distracting and there's still some noticeable graphical glitches but it's truly getting close now to being properly playable in all parts. I'll keep testing at each release to let you know when it's really good to go.
A bunch of other updates in GE-Proton 7-27 include:
- protonfix added for Halo CE mod tools (confirmed working) -- thanks Oro!
- protonfix added for Halo 2 mod tools (still has issues) -- thanks Oro!
- protonfix added for Halo 3 mod tools (confirmed working) -- thanks Oro!
- protonfix added for Halo 3: ODST mod tools (confirmed working) -- thanks Oro!
- Fall Guys protonfix updated to fix hang after EOS install on clean prefix setup.
- Witcher 2 protonfix added to fix failure to launch on systems with large core counts
- Farcry 3 protonfix added to fix failure to launch on systems with large core counts
- Battlefield Bad Company 2 protonfix removed, no longer needed and was causing DXVK not to load for the game
- Endless Space 2 protonfix removed, was causing game to crash. Game now works but videos are upside down (known proton issue)
- Gwent: Rogue Mage protonfix added
- SQUAD protonfix EAC blob updated to last-known working version