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Valve has released a new Proton Experimental update that pulls in some nice fixes for Linux Desktop and Steam Deck gamers, and this update should improve quite a few games!

For the update released March 29th, they've noted these playable as of this release:

  • Aisling and the Tavern of Elves
  • Snares of Ruin 2
  • Iragon

Plus the rest of the improvements:

  • Fixed The Finals not working on machines supporting AVX512 without clearcpuid=304 in the kernel command line.
  • Fixed garbled videos in The Finals.
  • Enabled NVAPI for Horizon Forbidden West.
  • Fixed Mars First Logistics not being able to upload to Steam Workshop.
  • Fixed Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 crashing intermittently when switching between menu options.
  • Fixed Joe Danger and Joe Danger 2: The Movie crashing on AMD GPUs.
  • Limited number of cores seen by the following games making them playable on a high core count CPUs:
    • Far Cry 2
    • Far Cry 4
    • The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition
    • Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
    • Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine
    • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II
    • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Chaos Rising
    • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Retribution
    • Outcast - Second Contact
    • Prototype
  • Fixed a few Proton 9.0 regressions:
    • Sea of Thieves is able to play videos on Steam Deck.
    • Borderlands GOTY Enhanced is playable again.

Pictured - Far Cry 4

Full changelog available on GitHub.

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WMan22 Mar 31
You mean I don't have to do WINE_CPU_TOPOLOGY=8:0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7 %command% with Prototype anymore? Awesome! That means this game is literally easier to run on linux than it is on windows now, since you need to mod this functionality in to get it playable there.
Mike Apr 2
Proton continues to impress :)
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