More goodies have arrived from Valve with a Proton Experimental update available, here's what's new and improved. This update arrived on March 30, and it seems they also removed the note of Saint Seiya: Soldiers' Soul being playable from a previous update as it needs more work right now.

For this update noted as newly playable: Guilty Gear Isuka.

Other fixes include:

  • Fix Microsoft Flight Simulator crashing after a recent game update.
  • Fix Quake Champions crashing after a recent game update.
  • Fix multiplayer in UNO.
  • Fix some older games including Deus Ex GOTY, Prey 2006, Quake 4 and Chaser having visible banding especially in shadows compared to older Protons.

Update: another fix just landed "Fix Unity games crashing on launch with certain peripherals connected" from what I reported in a previous article.

Changelog can be seen on GitHub.

Need to know how to switch to Proton Experimental on a Steam Deck? Here's how:

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Text guide (Steam Deck):

  • Pick a game and head to the little COG icon on the right.
  • Click Properties, then Compatibility on the left.
  • Make sure the tickbox is done, then select it from the dropdown.

On a Linux desktop:

  • Right click a game, go to Properties.
  • Compatibility on the left.
  • Make sure the tickbox is done, then select it from the dropdown.
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6 comments

jordicoma 31 Mar
Prey 2006 and quake 4 has native ports, but I cannot confirm that are on steam.
I have Prey and the last time I tried (about a year ago) I had no problems.
And Quake 4 I tried the demo some years ago and run ok also.
https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2018/01/playing-quake-4-on-linux-in-2018/
https://icculus.org/prey/


Last edited by jordicoma on 31 March 2022 at 11:13 am UTC
mphuZ 31 Mar
QuoteNow playable: Devil May Cry HD Collection, Dragon Quest Builders 2, A Way Out, Fall in Labyrinth, King of Fighters XIII, Montaro, Metal Slug 2, Metal Slug 3, Double Dragon Trilogy, Baseball Stars 2, ATRI -My Dear Moments-, Guilty Gear Isuka.
AsciiWolf 31 Mar
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Quoting: jordicomaPrey 2006 and quake 4 has native ports, but I cannot confirm that are on steam.

They are on Luxtorpeda.
Liam Dawe 31 Mar
Quoting: mphuZ
QuoteNow playable: Devil May Cry HD Collection, Dragon Quest Builders 2, A Way Out, Fall in Labyrinth, King of Fighters XIII, Montaro, Metal Slug 2, Metal Slug 3, Double Dragon Trilogy, Baseball Stars 2, ATRI -My Dear Moments-, Guilty Gear Isuka.
I don't know why you've posted that? Lots of those are from previous releases I covered in other articles, there's a reason I only noted one - as it's the only new one noted in this update.


Last edited by Liam Dawe on 31 March 2022 at 12:33 pm UTC
Liam Dawe 31 Mar
Update: another fix just landed "Fix Unity games crashing on launch with certain peripherals connected" from what I reported in a previous article.
STiAT 31 Mar
Compiling shaders twice a day, nothing is more fun :D. Though, the peripheral stuff did not hit me, but it would be annoying if it did (I have a lot of Unity games I play).

The speed they fixed this at was pretty impressive.
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