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Proton 8.0-5 has a Release Candidate ready for testing

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Early last month Valve put up a Release Candidate for the next version of Proton, which it seems went completely under the radar. Due to this they've not had much feedback for Proton 8.0-5 so time to get testing.

Posted in a pinned topic on GitHub, we have no idea when it might actually release properly but you can get testing by finding Proton 8 in your Steam Library, going into the Properties, Betas and select the 8.0-5 Release Candidate from the drop-down box.

If you do decide to test it and report back to Valve, they're only interested in feedback on issues that are specifically new to this version of Proton that aren't present in the current stable Proton 8.0-4.

Here's all that's changed so far:

  • Now playable:
    • Grotesque Tactics: Evil Heroes
    • Welcome to Princeland
    • Red Tie Runner
    • Simon the Sorcerer: 25th Anniversary Edition
    • Assassin's Creed Mirage
  • Made HDR options available on compatible hardware (including Steam Deck OLED) in the following games: Resident Evil 2, Resident Evil 3, Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, Resident Evil Village, Hogwarts Legacy, Mass Effect Legendary Edition, Injustice 2, Alan Wake 2, Devil May Cry 5.
  • Fixed Baldur's Gate 3 not starting after a recent game update.
  • Fixed Cyberpunk 2077 crashing with DualSense plugged in after a recent game update.
  • Fixed Forza Horizon 5 not working after a recent game update.
  • Fixed Starfield not saving photos in photo mode.
  • Fixed swapped Start / Select buttons on controllers in Starfield and other games using Windows.Gaming.Input.
  • Fixed Halo Infinite crashes on SteamOS 3.5.
  • Fixed Witcher 3 not being able to switch between windowed and fullscreen correctly on XFCE.
  • Fixed Witcher 3 and other games crashing when monitor is turned off and on again.
  • Fixed Hogwarts Legacy crashing on Intel GPUs.
  • Fixed Resident Evil 2 crashing for some users during gameplay.
  • Fixed Crysis 2 Remastered showing only black screen for some users.
  • Fixed Crysis 3 being unable to launch properly due to failed authorization.
  • Fixed Crysis 3 Administrative Approval EA App Window being corrupted on Nvidia.
  • Fixed outdated driver warning in The Last of Us Part I.
  • Fixed Steam Workshop interface randomly not working in Trivia Tricks.
  • Fixed Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster crashing during combat.
  • Fixed Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster crashing after Steam Cloud save updates sets resolution to Non-Deck-Native.
  • Improved audio in Final Fantasy VIII and Freefall 3050AD.
  • Improved load times in LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII and FINAL FANTASY XIII-2.
  • Fixed Remnant: From The Ashes and Deep Rock Galactic and possibly other games crashing when too many audio devices are connected.
  • Fixed periodic frame rate drops in Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2.
  • Fixed Mighty Switch Force! Collection crashing on some setups when no controllers are plugged in.
  • Fixed Aura: Fate of the Ages missing some audio cues.
  • Fixed games not being able to switch monitors in fullscreen mode on Cinnamon DE.
  • Fixed triple monitor handling in Project Cars 3 and Project Cars 2.
  • Fixed Elite Dangerous crashing when opening external links.
  • Fixed issues with connecting to online services in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2.
  • Fixed wrong scaling in MareQuest: An Interactive Tail and Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 on Steam Deck when set to fullscreen.
  • Fixed fonts not rendering in the main menu of Aveyond 4: Shadow of the Mist.
  • Fixed Aveyond 4: Shadow of the Mist crashing when clicking on Strategy Guide button.
  • Fixed The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth crashes that mostly happened when using bombs later in a run.
  • Fixed load / save dialogs not working in Idle Spiral on Steam Deck.
  • Fixed font rendering in save / load dialog in Idle Spiral.
  • Fixed multiplayer in NASCAR Heat 5.
  • Fixed multiplayer in DiRT Rally.
  • Fixed The Binding of Isaac cursor desync and focus issues when toggling fullscreen.
  • Fixed video playback in Out of Ore.
  • Fixed multiple memory leaks when playing videos in VRchat using AVPro.
  • Improved support for VKB Gladiator NXT Evo and Virpil Constellation ALPHA-R when hidraw device is accessible.
  • Enabled nvapi for the following titles:
    • Satisfactory
  • Updated Wine Mono to 8.1.0.
  • Updated dxvk to v2.3-21-g1b31aa5d.
  • Updated dxvk-nvapi to v0.6.4-20-g0a7c48b.
  • Updated vkd3d-proton to v2.11-19-g0e681135.
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5 comments

Does "Fixed Starfield not saving photos in photo mode." refer to the fact that it didn't save the photos in-game?

In which case, I don't understand, because while that was indeed an issue, somehow it resolved after a month or something, I think with patches for the game. - Perhaps it didn't work for all distros or devices or something, I don't know.
Liam Dawe Jan 5
Quoting: MicHaeL_MonStaRDoes "Fixed Starfield not saving photos in photo mode." refer to the fact that it didn't save the photos in-game?

In which case, I don't understand, because while that was indeed an issue, somehow it resolved after a month or something, I think with patches for the game. - Perhaps it didn't work for all distros or devices or something, I don't know.
Yes it means in-game. It was fixed in Proton Experimental, which changes often, this is specifically for Proton 8.
So, Elite Dangerous, Project Cars 2 and Project Cars 3 all now playable on Steam Linux and Steam Deck..

Cool!

Now if Steam Linux would not insist on swapping my X button and Square button on my Astro C40 controller I would be happy.



Last edited by Craggles086 on 8 January 2024 at 7:00 am UTC
Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: MicHaeL_MonStaRDoes "Fixed Starfield not saving photos in photo mode." refer to the fact that it didn't save the photos in-game?

In which case, I don't understand, because while that was indeed an issue, somehow it resolved after a month or something, I think with patches for the game. - Perhaps it didn't work for all distros or devices or something, I don't know.
Yes it means in-game. It was fixed in Proton Experimental, which changes often, this is specifically for Proton 8.

Ah, got it! Thanks for explaining.
Joined72 Jan 9
Quoting: Craggles086Now if Steam Linux would not insist on swapping my X button and Square button on my Astro C40 controller I would be happy.

Why do not open a official issue to help Devs to fix your issue? ;)
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