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Valve put up a fresh Proton Experimental update today now than Proton 9.0 is officially available, with the usual assorted game compatibility improvements for Steam Deck / Linux.

Noted in the changelog is that FreestyleFootball R is now playable as of this release and additionally they've added support for OpenXR 1.1.36. Another change is that Valve have limited the CPU cores seen by Command & Conquer and The Covert Operations, allowing them to be played on high core-count systems (much like they did for multiple titles in Proton 9.0).


Pictured - The Desolate Hope

The rest of the fixes are:

  • Fixed scaling in The Desolate Hope when playing on desktop.
  • Fixed Marvel vs Capcom crashing when creating multiplayer lobby.
  • Fixed Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition crashing when skipping intro videos.
  • Fixed Beat Saber not being playable on Nvidia GPUs without using the legacy branch.
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7 comments

konidog May 6
The Desolate Hope is a game I haven't heard in a longgggg time; good to see Scott Cawthons earlier projects are still getting some love somewhere.
skinnyraf May 6
Quoteadded support for OpenXR 1.1.36.

Deckard confirmed.
const May 6
Quoting: skinnyraf
Quoteadded support for OpenXR 1.1.36.

Deckard confirmed.

Can't wait for it.
Quoting: konidogThe Desolate Hope is a game I haven't heard in a longgggg time; good to see Scott Cawthons earlier projects are still getting some love somewhere.
I consider it to be Scott's best game, sorry FNAF fans
Corben May 7
It's so good to see some updates on this!

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  • Added support for OpenXR 1.1.36.
  • Fixed Beat Saber not being playable on Nvidia GPUs without using the legacy branch.
A fellow Linux VR gamer told me this might fix most nVidia related VR issues, e.g. for him Open Brush and Banter works now (both free). I'll have to test it with Pistol Whip and Boom Box. Hubris recently added support for SteamVR/OpenVR (so it worked for me before this update), but maybe works better with OpenXR. Time for some testing!
konidog May 7
Quoting: TruckStopSantaClaus
Quoting: konidogThe Desolate Hope is a game I haven't heard in a longgggg time; good to see Scott Cawthons earlier projects are still getting some love somewhere.
I consider it to be Scott's best game, sorry FNAF fans

It's for sure one of his best works; sucks he just stopped making anything else really after FNaF; but hey, time might change that and he makes a sequel to it.
Corben May 9
I can confirm that Pistol Whip and Boombox work again. SteamVR 2.5 (stable), nVidia driver 550.78.
Gosh, I missed playing Pistol Whip!
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