Glorious eggrolls! There's another release of GE-Proton available for Linux desktop and Steam Deck, so here's the details on what's changed. Actually, there's two releases, with the very latest just fixing up a woops.
This is the version of Proton not supported by Valve, so it may have issues at times the official Proton does not. However, it also at times pulls in fixes a bit quicker and can do things sometimes that Valve cannot do. To sum up: use it if you need it for specific games, otherwise sticking with the official Proton is the best idea. More about Proton can be found in my Proton beginner's guide.
The main changes for 8-10 are:
- wine updated to latest bleeding edge (fixes Ubisoft Connect, adds patch needed for some UE4 games)
- steam runtime update pulled from upstream
- patch required for EALink from upstream wine added (https://gitlab.winehq.org/wine/wine/-/merge_requests/2740)
- dxvk updated to latest git
- protonfix added for kovaaks (thanks xaizone)
And the 8-11 was a hotfix as "Somehow the addon patches for GE-Proton8-10 did not get applied.. whoops :|. They are applied now in this release. DXVK and wine also updated."
See more on GitHub.
Text Guide to install GE-Proton:
- Load ProtonUp-Qt.
- Make sure it's set to Steam at the top and select to install GE-Proton.
- Reload Steam to update the compatibility layer list.
- 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
My original video of how to do it on Steam Deck: