The community-built version of Proton, the Windows compatibility layer, GE-Proton 7-44 is out now and here's what's new. As a reminder: this version is not endorsed by Valve, and doesn't have all the testing that the official Proton does, and so sometimes new releases can come with issues.
From the release notes here's what's changed:
- wine: updated to latest bleeding edge (includes alt+tab fix)
- wine-staging: rebased for latest proton-wine bleeding edge
- dxvk: updated to latest git (includes HDR patches)
- vkd3d-proton: updated to latest git (includes HDR patches)
- proton: import upstream changes (includes prefix sync revert/fix)
- protonfixes: add workaround for pentiment launch failure (thanks tgurr)
- protonfixes: add multiplayer fix for stronghold hd/stronghold crusader hd/ stronghold crusader extreme hd (thanks jopejoe1)
- protonfixes: add framerate fix for Battle Fantia Revised Edition (thanks ranplayer)
- protonfixes: add launcher workaround for Assassin's Creed Brotherhood (thanks ranplayer)
Need a primer on how to actually use it? You can see my previous guide here but to save you clicking around the video and steps are below:
- Load ProtonUp-Qt.
- Make sure it's set to Steam at the top and select to install GE-Proton.
- In Steam:
- Desktop: right click a game and go to Properties.
- Steam Deck: find the game in your library, go to the little COG on the right and then select Properties.
- Compatibility menu -> Tick the box, select GE-Proton from the drop-down