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GE-Proton 8-24 fixes Yakuza 5 Remastered cut-scenes and pulls in D8VK

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A rather interesting release for GE-Proton has arrived! GE-Proton 8-24 for Steam Deck / desktop Linux has some good game fixes and pulls in the exciting work of D8VK.

D8VK is a Direct3D 8 to Vulkan translation for DXVK. Currently DXVK translates Direct3D 9, 10 and 11 to Vulkan and VKD3D-Proton does the same for Direct3D 12. D8VK had a 1.0 release back in May!

The full changelog for GE-Proton 8-24:

  • Added protonfix for Fable III
  • Added yakuza 5 cutscenes fix (thanks NishiyamaPedro)
  • updated Farlight 84 fix (thanks OOOOOF123)
  • Added D8VK to proton for DirectX 8 games. Disabled by default, need to use PROTON_ENABLE_D8VK=1 to use it. (thanks loathingKernel)
  • Enabled vc1image,mpeg1video,mp2 decoders in ffmpeg for Crimson Skies (thanks loathingKernel)
  • Enabled indeo5, adpcm_ms decoders in ffmpeg for Mafia (thanks loathingKernel)
  • Fixed github actions (thanks loathingKernel)
  • imported upstream VR changes
  • imported upstream steamclient changes
  • imported upstream Resident Evil 2,3,7,8, Hogwarts Legacy nvapi overrides
  • imported upstream Hogwarts Legacy amd ags override
  • updated dxvk to master
  • updated vkd3d-proton to master
  • updated wine to bleeding edge

Additionally for outside of Steam Wine-GE-Proton 8-23 for use with the likes of Lutris and Heroic Games Launcher was also released with these changes:

Here's a text guide on how to install GE-Proton.

Download ProtonUp-Qt

For Steam Deck, make sure you're in Desktop Mode. Steam Button -> Power - Switch to Desktop.

  • Steam Deck / KDE Plasma - Open the Discover store, in the search box (top left) type in "ProtonUp-Qt", click it and hit Install (top right). Alternatively on Steam Deck if you have Decky Loader, you can also try the "Wine Cellar" plugin.
  • Manual install / GNOME - head to the official website, scroll down and pick your favourite download option either AppImage or Flathub. On GNOME desktops, you can also download via GNOME Software.

Using ProtonUp-Qt:

  • Launch 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 / Big Picture Mode: 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 menu.

My original video of how to do it on Steam Deck:

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t3g Nov 20
Hopefully D8VK can get some serious testing and gets merged upstream.
Hubbabub Nov 22
GE-Proton8-25 Released Latest
(21 Nov 22:01)

— Remove Baldur's Gate 3 launcher workaround (no longer needed)
— Add mpegvideo codec to ffmpeg, should complete Crimson Skies, Azumanga Fighter and possibly a lot of other early 2000s games. (thanks loathingKernel)
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