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Valve released a new upgrade for Proton Experimental for Steam Deck and desktop Linux on August 31st with a few additions, here's what's new. Quite a small one but as always, all fixes are appreciated to get more games into a playable state even when the developers have long since stopped updating their games.

Listed as newly playable are:

  • STAR WARS Knights of the Old Republic II
  • Songs for a Hero - Definitive Edition

Plus they also noted that they fixed Ship of Fools crashing when another player joins online session.

Pictured - Ship of Fools

Changelog here.

How to change your Proton version:

Steam Deck:

  • Pick a game in your Library and head to the little cog icon on the right.
  • Click Properties, then Compatibility on the left.
  • Make sure the tickbox is done, then select Proton Experimental from the dropdown.

On a Linux desktop:

  • Right click a game, go to Properties.
  • Compatibility on the left.
  • Make sure the tickbox is done, then select Proton Experimental from the dropdown.
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QuoteSTAR WARS Knights of the Old Republic II
That confused me, since I was playing the native version when it released on Steam back in…2016 or so? But always great to see fixes for this gem, whatever the version.
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