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Valve released a new update to Proton Experimental for Steam Deck and Desktop Linux, bringing in some fixes for various games. Here's what you need to know. There's a few different versions of Proton so if you're confused check the Proton beginner's guide.

First of all, Valve are noting that Black Desert Online (although now it's just called Black Desert) is now playable as of this release.

On top of that both The Finals and TEKKEN 8 have some fixes that were previously only available via Proton Hotfix, so they're now in Proton Experimental too.

A few Proton Experimental regressions were also fixed including:

  • Space Enginners is again able to connect to a server.
  • Diablo IV no longer has window focus issues after opening a browser on a Steam Deck.
  • Disgaea 5 no longer crashes during intro cinematic if MovieType was set to 2.
  • Resident Evil 2 no longer behaves weirdly when the window dragged around in windowed mode.

With this release Valve also improved support for input devices with 8+ axes.

There's also an improvement in compatibility noted for OpenComposite, something I hadn't heard of before but the project page describes it as: "OpenComposite OpenXR (previously known as OpenOVR - OpenVR for OculusVR - but renamed due to confusion with OpenVR) is an implementation of SteamVR's API - OpenVR, forwarding calls directly to the OpenXR runtime. Think of it as a backwards version of ReVive, for the OpenXR compatible headsets."

Full changelog for Proton can seen on GitHub.

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Hey! I had already figured out my workaround for Tekken. Now it comes already fixed. What am I supposed to do? Actually play now?
Blisto Feb 8
Quoting: ElamanOpiskelijaHey! I had already figured out my workaround for Tekken. Now it comes already fixed. What am I supposed to do? Actually play now?

Silly ElamanOpiskelija. Linux users don't play games. They just tinker with getting them running.
Quoting: Blisto
Quoting: ElamanOpiskelijaHey! I had already figured out my workaround for Tekken. Now it comes already fixed. What am I supposed to do? Actually play now?

Silly ElamanOpiskelija. Linux users don't play games. They just tinker with getting them running.
So, pretty much like any PC game modders
Eike Feb 8
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Quoting: Blisto
Quoting: ElamanOpiskelijaHey! I had already figured out my workaround for Tekken. Now it comes already fixed. What am I supposed to do? Actually play now?

Silly ElamanOpiskelija. Linux users don't play games. They just tinker with getting them running.
So, pretty much like any PC game modders

Modding games is for wimps. We're modding operating systems!




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Quoting: Blisto
Quoting: ElamanOpiskelijaHey! I had already figured out my workaround for Tekken. Now it comes already fixed. What am I supposed to do? Actually play now?

Silly ElamanOpiskelija. Linux users don't play games. They just tinker with getting them running.

And @ElamanOpiskelija can still do that. They just need to set an extra parameter for it(120 fps/yellow trees/etc.)
Kenny Feb 10
Hey can anyone help me, I'm new to Linux. So I tried to play black desert, I already tried to force compatibility to proton experimental the bleeding edge one and set the launch option to bleeding-edge beta, but my game still crashes to the launcher, did anyone know how to fix it???
Lucy Feb 13
Quoting: KennyHey can anyone help me, I'm new to Linux. So I tried to play black desert, I already tried to force compatibility to proton experimental the bleeding edge one and set the launch option to bleeding-edge beta, but my game still crashes to the launcher, did anyone know how to fix it???

Which distro you are using? I didn't have any problems on the Steam Deck
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