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Valve has finished the current Proton Next testing, with Proton 7.0-5 now available as an update in your Steam Library replacing the previous Proton 7 version. Here's a run over what's new.

Newly playable games include:

Other fixes include:

  • Fix Batman: Arkham City GOTY launching in the background on Steam Deck when set to fullscreen.
  • Fix Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered displaying dialog about outdated drivers on AMD systems.
  • Fix Final Fantasy IV (3D Remake) having no audio.
  • Fix Return to Monkey Island not reacting to mouse clicks after a recent game update.
  • Fix upsidedown videos in VRChat and many other games.
  • Fix Call of Duty Black Ops II Zombies and Multiplayer hanging on exit.
  • Fix Bail or Jail crashing when opening the Terms of Serivce.
  • Improve GTA V situation with not loading textures.
  • Fix Red Dead Redemption 2 crashing after a recent game update.
  • Fix Final Fantasy XIV Online launcher functionality after game update.
  • Fix cutscene stutter in Disgaea 5.
  • Fix Thrustmaster HOTAS having non-functional dial in Elite Dangerous.
  • Fix Planet Zoo randomly crashing.
  • Fix SCP: Secret Labratory not being playable after a recent game update (again).
  • Fix Tekken 7 crashing at launch.
  • Fix Armello hanging on exit.
  • Fix Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization freezing after the tutorial.
  • Fix Space Engineers intro video not playing correctly.
  • Fix Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen videos not playing correctly.
  • Implement network video support for VRChat.
  • Update dxvk to v1.10.3-28-ge3daa699.

The changelog as always can be found here. Need to know how to change the Proton version on Steam Deck? I have a guide for that on YouTube.

Here's a video going over the changes:

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Minux 7 Dec, 2022
Love it, and love your new profile pic Liam :). I'd just wish we had a better way to go around the damned anti-cheat :(

By the way, now that they released this version... I've read a bit about it, but what would be exactly the difference between Proton Experimental and Proton 7.0-5? Could someone elaborate a bit about it? What pros and cons for each version? Which one would you recommend?
whizse 7 Dec, 2022
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Quoting: MinuxBy the way, now that they released this version... I've read a bit about it, but what would be exactly the difference between Proton Experimental and Proton 7.0-5? Could someone elaborate a bit about it? What pros and cons for each version? Which one would you recommend?
If you follow the link to the changelog in the article, there's an overview of the differences between Experimental and 7.0-5.

The biggest changes are probably that Experimental ships with much newer releases of dxvk and vkd3d-proton but have higher driver requirements.


Last edited by whizse on 7 December 2022 at 3:57 pm UTC
wolfyrion 7 Dec, 2022
Most of the games are playable now thanks to Valve but today I wanted to play catherine classic on Steamdeck but I was not able to - freezing and loading screen when starting a lvl :(

https://store.steampowered.com/app/893180/Catherine_Classic/

I have tried it on the PC as well and the same thing...

Now I have to find a way to make it work ....

Any ideas???
whizse 7 Dec, 2022
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Quoting: wolfyrionMost of the games are playable now thanks to Valve but today I wanted to play catherine classic on Steamdeck but I was not able to - freezing and loading screen when starting a lvl :(

https://store.steampowered.com/app/893180/Catherine_Classic/

I have tried it on the PC as well and the same thing...

Now I have to find a way to make it work ....

Any ideas???
Video issues. It seems to be broken both on Proton and with vanilla Wine.

There's a workaround described here. Falling back to an older Proton release and (I assume) using mf-install to add the needed mfplat dlls.
RedWyvern 7 Dec, 2022
Proton on my Deck hasn't updated to 7.0-5 yet, it downloaded 7.0-4 after opting out of the old RC beta.
I've checked the updates a few times, but it might take another day or clearing the download cache.
Not that it matters to me as I can switch to Next, but it would be needed for a game like AK to become Steam Deck Playable, which I know these devs are eager for.
edit: updated a day later
another edit: Apparently the AK devs had to "click a button" to confirm the Playable rating.
Which makes sense but also makes blaming devs for breaking compatibility (if it's on them) somewhat justified.


Last edited by RedWyvern on 9 December 2022 at 7:08 pm UTC
Txamin 8 Dec, 2022
Tried Deathsmiles II with the new proton and the pre-boss videos are still not showing.
Maybe force compatibility is needed?
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