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GE-Proton 7-53 is out now fixing up Star Citizen, Diablo IV and more

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Another fresh tasty release of GE-Proton is now available, two actually were released in the last day so here's what's new as of GE-Proton 7-53 for Steam Deck and Linux desktop gaming. GE-Proton is built and maintained by the community, it is not affiliated with Valve and the official Proton. See my full Proton guide for more.

Here's what's changed:

  • Diablo IV proper fix from proton upstream added.
  • Halo Infinite fix/patches from proton upstream added/updated.
  • protonfix for Outlaws + A Handful of Missions (thanks Stereophonick).
  • protonfix for Underdog Detective (thanks Neodamode).
  • dxvk updated to git.
  • vkd3d-protonupdated to git.
  • wine updated to bleeding edge.
  • *Star Citizen specific EAC patch.

*Star Citizen needs other adjustments too including:

Before running Star Citizen
(1) You must set SteamGameId=starcitizen environment variable to trigger the EAC workaround
(2) this script should be run to remove existing EAC files:

#!/bin/sh
if [ -d \"$WINEPREFIX/drive_c/users/$USER/AppData/Roaming/EasyAntiCheat\" ]; then rm -rf \"$WINEPREFIX/drive_c/users/$USER/AppData/Roaming/EasyAntiCheat\"; fi

See more on the GitHub releases page

Here's an example guide on installing GE-Proton:

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Text Guide to install GE-Proton:

  • Download
    • Desktop: head to the official website, scroll down and pick your favourite download option either AppImage or Flathub.
    • Steam Deck: simply download ProtonUp-Qt from Discover in Desktop Mode (Steam Button -> Power - Switch to Desktop).
  • Load ProtonUp-Qt.
  • Make sure it's set to Steam at the top and select to install GE-Proton.
  • Reload Steam to update the compatibility layer list.
  • In Steam:
    • Desktop: right click a game and go to Properties.
    • Steam Deck: find the game in your library, go to the little COG on the right and then select Properties.
  • Compatibility menu -> Tick the box, select GE-Proton from the drop-down
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OG SWAT RV@Linux Mar 24, 2023
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Wow,
Starcitizen.

I have manny 100 of houres in Starcitizen, using Lutris.

I followed this link for installing, and performance tweaks: https://github.com/starcitizen-lug/knowledge-base/wiki

There is also a Linux user group in the spectrum : https://robertsspaceindustries.com/spectrum/community/LUG

Is it now easy to install Starcitizen in Steam ?!?
rustybroomhandle Mar 24, 2023
Proton Experimental also now has the Diablo IV fixes, as tweeted by Pierre-Loup Griffais. Very intereting public confirmation of Valve supporting non-Steam titles.


Last edited by rustybroomhandle on 24 March 2023 at 2:40 pm UTC
Soulprayer Mar 24, 2023
So, does anyone have a clue, why ProtonUp-Qt (2-7-7) doesn't show up latest GE-Proton 7-53?
LockeCPM4 Mar 24, 2023
Star Citizen? Anyone test the performance of this?
Dang it, now I'm thinking about uninstalling some games just to try Star Citizen on my Steam Deck...
pete910 Mar 25, 2023
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I'll be a lot happier when Gen12(Vulkan) render is done and a proper linux client is out. (Maybe next decade )

Also those on Arch based just install proton-ge-custom-bin.

Will keep it updated too
Spyker Mar 26, 2023
Quoting: rustybroomhandleProton Experimental also now has the Diablo IV fixes, as tweeted by Pierre-Loup Griffais. Very intereting public confirmation of Valve supporting non-Steam titles.
I haven't been able to run Diablo IV beta on my PC for now.
Even using Lutris with the right Wine-GE version or Steam with any Proton version the game just crashes and seems to not love my Nvidia card.

On the Steam Deck though it works, but even there it's not flawless. Sometimes the game slows down and even crashes SteamOS (the Deck reboots) which is something I've never experienced before with any other game.
beko Mar 27, 2023
Quoting: OG SWAT RV@LinuxI have manny 100 of houres in Starcitizen, using Lutris.

I followed this link for installing, and performance tweaks: https://github.com/starcitizen-lug/knowledge-base/wiki

There is also a Linux user group in the spectrum : https://robertsspaceindustries.com/spectrum/community/LUG

Same and that LUG is really friendly. Their Matrix and Discord channels are bridged.
legluondunet Mar 27, 2023
If they could fix Warcraft II: Reforged too...If only Blizzard could take more care about their games compatibility with Linux, they are a lot of Linux gamers that play their games.
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