The latest update to Proton Experimental has landed for running Windows games on Linux and Steam Deck. Here's all that's changed. Firstly, the driver version requirements have seen a bump. At a minimum you now need NVIDIA 510.47 / Mesa 22.0 or newer so if you wish to continue using it make sure you're up to date (Steam Deck is fine).

Newly playable games include:

  • Gary Grigsby's War in the East
  • Gary Grigsby's War in the West
  • Beneath a Steel Sky

Video playback fixed for:

  • Street Fighter V
  • Disintegration
  • POSTAL4: No Regerts

Fixes for:

  • ELDEN RING crashing during prolonged gameplay
  • DEATHLOOP crashing after long system suspend

Additionally, vkd3d-proton that translates Direct3D 12 to Vulkan has the latest development work pulled in. Full changelog here.

Need to know how to change the Proton version used? See the below video:

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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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jordicoma 4 days ago
Why anyone would play on proton "Beneath a Steel Sky"?. "Beneath a Steel Sky" its freeware and it runs perfectly with scummvm (is where I played this game).
And the sequel "Beyond a steel sky" it has native support.
Well I supose if someone wants it could be run.
silverhikari 4 days ago
so from reading the article, with the version bump to 510, does that mean anyone who is using the 470 nvidia driver will no longer be able to use steam experimental and its derivatives(such as GE)?
damarrin 4 days ago
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That version bump is brutal, these are really recent drivers.
mr-victory 4 days ago
Quoting: damarrinThat version bump is brutal, these are really recent drivers.
Out of curiosity, does Pop have these drivers right now?
whizse 4 days ago
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Quoting: jordicomaWhy anyone would play on proton "Beneath a Steel Sky"?. "Beneath a Steel Sky" its freeware and it runs perfectly with scummvm (is where I played this game).
And the sequel "Beyond a steel sky" it has native support.
Well I supose if someone wants it could be run.
The version on Steam is not native, and Proton/Steam Deck does not use Roberta or anything similar to run these games through a native ScummVM.

The Windows version of ScummVM Beneath a Steel Sky ships with was apparently using some text-to-speech API that wasn't supported in Proton previously.
whizse 4 days ago
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Quoting: damarrinThat version bump is brutal, these are really recent drivers.
Yup. And not really recommended:

"Mesa 22.0.0 is a new development release. People who are concerned with stability and reliability should stick with a previous release or wait for Mesa 22.0.1."
https://docs.mesa3d.org/relnotes/22.0.0.html
DadSchoorse 4 days ago
Quoting: whizse
Quoting: damarrinThat version bump is brutal, these are really recent drivers.
Yup. And not really recommended:

"Mesa 22.0.0 is a new development release. People who are concerned with stability and reliability should stick with a previous release or wait for Mesa 22.0.1."
https://docs.mesa3d.org/relnotes/22.0.0.html

22.0.3 is the latest version, nobody is saying you should use 22.0.0.
rcrit 4 days ago
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The NVIDIA driver requirement I think only applies to DX12 games and it's because vkd3d-proton now requires the VK_KHR_maintenance4 extension which was added in the 510.47.03 driver.

https://github.com/HansKristian-Work/vkd3d-proton/commit/beb58f8472047c1c632616f0aab8065300187ba9
damarrin 4 days ago
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Quoting: mr-victory
Quoting: damarrinThat version bump is brutal, these are really recent drivers.
Out of curiosity, does Pop have these drivers right now?
IDK about Mesa, but it does have the 510 driver.
t3g 4 days ago
Quoting: damarrin
Quoting: mr-victory
Quoting: damarrinThat version bump is brutal, these are really recent drivers.
Out of curiosity, does Pop have these drivers right now?
IDK about Mesa, but it does have the 510 driver.

Ubuntu 22.04 ships with Mesa 22 and so does Pop 22.04.
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