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Forza Horizon 5 gets a Proton Hotfix to work again on Steam Deck / Linux

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While Valve continue investigating the launch issues with the new Forza Motorsport, at least Forza Horizon 5 should work again on Steam Deck and desktop Linux after also breaking recently. Valve continues chasing compatibility, since it seems some developers aren't testing their games for updates. Hopefully more developers will test Steam Deck at least before launching updates.

Valve developer Pierre-Loup Griffais mentioned on X on October 13th: "A Proton Hotfix has been deployed for the Forza Horizon 5 launch failure post-update, and will be automatically selected."

If you find Proton Hotfix is not automatically selected for it here's how to change it below:

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 Hotfix 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 Hotfix from the dropdown.
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3 comments

dziadulewicz Oct 16, 2023
Important stuff to get on going on Linux (Steam Deck)
EquinoxieVoxie Oct 17, 2023
I find it so dumb. Steam is specifically supporting Linux because of their liking of it, yet they still refuse to make updates an optional non-forced thing for all games on Steam. Then (forced) updates for games come out and break compatibility with Linux, and they have to deal with the repercussions. Why not just give players the freedom to stay on the game version they were on, and less people would have to deal with having their games break on them, and could also be a turn off for people buying their Steam Deck. If you could downgrade versions, then the people who did accidentally update and had there game break could still go back to the previous version and play again.
tarmo888 Oct 18, 2023
Quoting: EquinoxieVoxieI find it so dumb. Steam is specifically supporting Linux because of their liking of it, yet they still refuse to make updates an optional non-forced thing for all games on Steam. Then (forced) updates for games come out and break compatibility with Linux, and they have to deal with the repercussions. Why not just give players the freedom to stay on the game version they were on, and less people would have to deal with having their games break on them, and could also be a turn off for people buying their Steam Deck. If you could downgrade versions, then the people who did accidentally update and had there game break could still go back to the previous version and play again.

Because that wouldn't work. Most online games require an update before you can play with others (developers want all online gamers on latest version). Also, it's more a hassle for users to know, which version they should go back to and then finding out that it no longer works anyways. Better bet is that each new version fixes more problems than introduces. So, if it no longer works with Proton, it's a sign that Proton need to be updated.


Last edited by tarmo888 on 18 October 2023 at 10:57 am UTC
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