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Valve released a fresh upgrade to Proton Experimental to get more games like Gears 5, Overwatch 2 and Phasmophobia working better on Linux and Steam Deck.

This update was released July 7th and here's what changed:

  • Fixed game stutter in Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris.
  • Fixed keyboard input registering with a delay and getting stuck in Wild Hearts.
  • Fixed Escape from Monkey Island getting minimized on a mouse click.
  • Fixed Overwatch 2 stopping to register controller inputs after an online match has started.
  • Implemented English speech recognition for Phasmophobia.
  • Fixed Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition failing to launch after a recent game update.
  • Fixed Microsoft Flight Simulator crashing in accessibility settings.
  • Fixed a few Proton 8.0 regressions:
    • Logging in online in Gears 5 works again.
    • Doom Eternal no longer crashes with ray-tracing enabled on AMDVLK / Nvidia.

The changelog can be found 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.
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CatKiller Jul 8, 2023
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I got Gears 5 in a bundle with a bunch of games that I was much more interested in, so I wasn't bothered that it didn't work. If it works now I might give it a go at some point. It's a chonker download, though.
rustybroomhandle Jul 10, 2023
Quoting: CatKillerI got Gears 5 in a bundle with a bunch of games that I was much more interested in, so I wasn't bothered that it didn't work. If it works now I might give it a go at some point. It's a chonker download, though.

I had fun with it. As far as a game goes it's an average shooter, but the character writing is great.
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