Confused on Steam Play and Proton? Be sure to check out our guide.
We do often include affiliate links to earn us some pennies. See more here.

Valve has put out a small update to Proton Experimental, which should fix many games due to a regression that was hiding away. With this release they've updated the included version of DXVK, which is what does the Direct 3D 9 / 10 / 11 to Vulkan translation for Windows games on Steam Deck and desktop Linux.

The changelog notes that it specifically fixes Blazblue Centralfication and Kung-Fu Strike - The Warriors Rise but they also mentioned a vague "many other games". It's one of those bugs their developers know would have hit numerous games but those are what they've re-tested and had reported working properly again. So if you saw a game that had some issues recently appear with Proton Experimental updates, time to check again.

Bugs that affect many titles is one of the fun parts of a translation layer like Proton, even a small change can potentially affect hundreds of games.

You can see the changelog here.

How to change your Proton version:

Steam Deck:

  • Pick a game in your Library 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 Proton Experimental 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 Proton Experimental from the dropdown.
Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
14 Likes
About the author -
author picture
I am the owner of GamingOnLinux. After discovering Linux back in the days of Mandrake in 2003, I constantly came back to check on the progress of Linux until Ubuntu appeared on the scene and it helped me to really love it. You can reach me easily by emailing GamingOnLinux directly. Find me on Mastodon.
See more from me
3 comments

elmapul Jun 1, 2023
QuoteBugs that affect many titles is one of the fun parts of a translation layer like Proton, even a small change can potentially affect hundreds of games.


i think the same goes for any windows update, wich means either microsoft dont change many things or they break many things and dont care or they do a really good job at making sure things still work
Mr_gamer Jun 2, 2023
" UTC Valve has put out a small update to Proton Experimental, which should fix many games due to a regression that was hiding away. With this release they've updated the included version of DXVK, which is what does the Direct 3D 9/10/ 11 to Vulkan translation for Windows games on Steam Deck and desktop Linux."

Does this mean games needing Direct11 like Microsoft games are now playable using the new update?
Purple Library Guy Jun 2, 2023
Quoting: Mr_gamer" UTC Valve has put out a small update to Proton Experimental, which should fix many games due to a regression that was hiding away. With this release they've updated the included version of DXVK, which is what does the Direct 3D 9/10/ 11 to Vulkan translation for Windows games on Steam Deck and desktop Linux."

Does this mean games needing Direct11 like Microsoft games are now playable using the new update?
. . . They already were? Like, this is a small update to Proton, which is totally for playing Windows games, and it has always used DXVK, which is totally for letting you run things that use DirectX 11 (and 9 and 10). This update will make it do that stuff marginally better, but it's been pretty good at that for quite a while now.
While you're here, please consider supporting GamingOnLinux on:

Reward Tiers: Patreon. Plain Donations: PayPal.

This ensures all of our main content remains totally free for everyone! Patreon supporters can also remove all adverts and sponsors! Supporting us helps bring good, fresh content. Without your continued support, we simply could not continue!

You can find even more ways to support us on this dedicated page any time. If you already are, thank you!
Login / Register


Or login with...
Sign in with Steam Sign in with Google
Social logins require cookies to stay logged in.