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Sea of Thieves just got a big upgrade and with it Easy Anti-Cheat (EAC) is now online. Thankfully the developers have ensured it's enabled for Steam Deck / Linux players using Proton.

Anti-cheat can be a big issue for Steam Deck / Linux gamers, often blocking games from working, but EAC does support Linux developers just need to enable that support. Speaking in a previous developer video announcing the change, they clearly said they would ensure it was enabled for Proton. In the release announcement they did say that EAC would be "updated outside of Sea of Thieves’ regular update schedule to keep in sync with cheat developers", so hopefully they keep ensuring it works in Proton.

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There's a lot of other improvements too including:

  • Virtual Keyboard Support - Players summoning the Virtual Keyboard inside the game will now find that a range of new languages are supported: Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Thai, Japanese, Korean and Russian.
  • Message of the Day - Players will now experience a Message of the Day when arriving in the front end menu, highlighting current Season features, upcoming content and other exciting news within the world of Sea of Thieves.
  • Adventures Tab - The Adventures tab has been hidden from the Quick Menu for a more streamlined navigation experience.
  • Report a Player - The in-game Report a Player tool has now been extended, providing players with easy access to a web-based route for making a more detailed report through the Sea of Thieves Support site.

Plus they also added a Pirate Emporium for various new cosmetic items, lots of bug fixes, UI improvements, performance and stability improvements and so on.

You can buy Sea of Thieves on Steam.

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Szkodnix Mar 14
Sea of Thieves devs already prove that they are in favor of Linux, so I really appreciate what they did with allowing Linux gamers in their anticheat.

Let's just only hope that no morons who use Linux only for hacking change that thing (if they even exist, that is)...
Weird that Microsoft games have better Linux support than Roblox or Fortnight.
Quoting: SzkodnixSea of Thieves devs already prove that they are in favor of Linux, so I really appreciate what they did with allowing Linux gamers in their anticheat.

Let's just only hope that no morons who use Linux only for hacking change that thing (if they even exist, that is)...
Despite what people will say, most cheaters are still using Windows.
ToddL Mar 14
Quoting: TruckStopSantaClausWeird that Microsoft games have better Linux support than Roblox or Fortnight.

If only they didn't use "cheating" as an excuse to allow Roblox and Fortnite to work on Linux/Steam Deck but it is what it is.
"keep in sync with cheat developers"? I'm imagining them going to the cheat developers and saying "So, we're going to be releasing EAC for the game, but we wanted to check how that works with you guys' schedule". I mean, I suppose it is a game about pirates . . .
redneckdrow Mar 14
Quoting: TruckStopSantaClausWeird that Microsoft games have better Linux support than Roblox or Fortnight.

Huh, I thought that was a winged pig tweeting on my windowsill this morning.

Remind me to mail Satan a parka and snowshoes! He's gonna need 'em if the company that called us "Communists" and our kernel "cancer" keeps doing things like this.

Of course, there's always the risk of the triple-E from Microsoft. I realize they have different leadership today, but that same leadership keeps cheerfully destroying their own already-loathsome OS's usability.

Their decisions are less predictable than a map of R'lyeh. At least with the old Microsoft, you could figure out what their endgame was. They didn't try to make nice while planning Linux's destruction.
ssj17vegeta Mar 14
Is cheating that prevalent that it requires putting a cumbersome bloatware in your game ?
Cyril Mar 14
Waiting for the news like "oh nevermind, we did our best, but it doesn't work anymore, thanks anyway!"...
chickenb00 Mar 15
My SO and I had a lot of fun in this game. It plays well on Deck, too.
Quoting: ssj17vegetaIs cheating that prevalent that it requires putting a cumbersome bloatware in your game ?

Ohhh yeah. Not only prevalent, but also big business. Companies actually sell cheats. In games like this it is often used by gold/resource farmers, again to make money off it.
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