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Proton Experimental does it again! Want to play the new Windows release of the previously PlayStation exclusive Days Gone right on your Linux box? Now you can.

"Days Gone is an open-world action-adventure game set in a harsh wilderness two years after a devastating global pandemic. Step into the dirt flecked shoes of former outlaw biker Deacon St. John, a bounty hunter trying to find a reason to live in a land surrounded by death. Scavenge through abandoned settlements for equipment to craft valuable items and weapons, or take your chances with other survivors trying to eke out a living through fair trade… or more violent means."

While it's only supported on Windows, thanks to a recent fix going into Proton Experimental on May 21, 2021 you can now play it on Linux with reasonable performance as it pulls in the latest changes from an unreleased update of DXVK.

Need to know how to actually use Proton Experimental? Here's a simple HOWTO (as it's not complicated!). Make sure it's installed by searching for it in your Steam Library, then select it from the Compatibility menu in the Properties section of a game. See our quick video below:

The full Proton and Proton Experimental changelog can be seen on GitHub.

Nice to see yet another AAA game working on Linux so quickly. Great work by all people involved from Valve, CodeWeavers and more working on the Wine and Proton compatibility layers. Just remember though that running it in this way on Linux is not actually supported. The usual caveats apply: it can break any time and the developer doesn't need to ensure it continues working this way.

You can buy Days Gone from Humble Store and Steam.

If you missed it, you can also play the new Mass Effect Legendary Edition on Linux with the community built Proton GE.

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jens 22 May, 2021
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Are there really people out there looking for more pandemic? :) (Sorry, could not resist)
Anyway, really cool how fast this moves. I guess once the public beta by all Windows users is over in a few weeks, the bits and pieces have landed in stable Proton.

Last edited by jens on 22 May 2021 at 9:14 am UTC
Corben 22 May, 2021
As soon as GTuxTV posted on twitter the latest git commit (a zip can be downloaded from the github actions, with automatic builds) makes it playable, I got it.

And when I had downloaded it, the Proton Experimental update pulling in those fixes has already been released:

Available in Proton Experimental (as of 2021/05/21):
- Includes latest DXVK, which includes better performance for Days Gone.

Yes, it's still all "beta", not officially advertised nor supported etc. pp. but dang, this is some high quality service.
Valck 22 May, 2021
Former deviant Religious McReligion gone hawkish law-and-order, shooting post-apocalyptic people ("zombies", probably) in the face?

Does the world really need yet more of that crap? SCNR, I'm so damned tired of all this violent, depressing shit.

Last edited by Valck on 22 May 2021 at 11:28 am UTC
Xpander 22 May, 2021
Gameplay video:

Tbh, its pretty bad game in my opinion. It looks decent, gunplay is serviceable, but the rest is not for me.
Cutscene after cutscene, tap this and tap that button. crafting menu is idiotic for keyboard/mouse users. Story seems cringeworthy at least from the beginning of the game. No real immersion really. But hey, it works at least for those who care about these types of games. I refunded.

Last edited by Xpander on 22 May 2021 at 4:28 pm UTC
Valck 22 May, 2021
Quoting: XpanderI refunded.

Just watched your video – don't know why I bothered though, it is as bad as I imagined... apart from the textures, nothing has changed since Duke Nukem of the mid-nineties... the crappy animations, the pointless violence, the tough-ass right-wing philosophy, the de-humanized "enemies" – because they have to be immediately recognizable as being despicable and evil.

Please excuse me while I go puke.
Dodger 22 May, 2021
Cool. This was the news I was waiting for. I'm downloading the game right now.
Kuduzkehpan 22 May, 2021
is it working ? -yes
is it native ? -no
is it uses 3rd party -yes

is it working -yes

thats the matter. works or not.

Cheers! for all involved peoples communities etc. İt makes our lives better in Linux
Purple Library Guy 22 May, 2021
Quoting: XpanderStory seems gringe worthy
You know, I know that was a typo, but now I want the word "gringe" to exist. It just seems like a great word.
Xpander 22 May, 2021
Quoting: Purple Library Guy
Quoting: XpanderStory seems gringe worthy
You know, I know that was a typo, but now I want the word "gringe" to exist. It just seems like a great word.

but yeah it was a typo lol :D
Purple Library Guy 22 May, 2021
Quoting: Xpander
Quoting: Purple Library Guy
Quoting: XpanderStory seems gringe worthy
You know, I know that was a typo, but now I want the word "gringe" to exist. It just seems like a great word.

but yeah it was a typo lol :D
Wow, and it's related to Tim Minchin, who I'm quite fond of.
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