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ProtonDB, the unofficial website that gathers reports of how games run with Steam Play on Linux has another data-dump available, so here's another monthly run-down of the data.

Firstly, we've seen a nice increase in the amount of games reported to be playable. When I took a look over the data last month, ProtonDB was reporting exactly 5,200 as games that "work" which has now risen to 5,539 so the growth there is quite healthy.

Onto some other data, here's how many reports we're seeing being made by users over time:

I'm actually somewhat surprised to see less in June, since Steam Play Proton had 4.2-6, 4.2-7 and 4.2-8 all released in the same month. I usually expect people to go back and re-test, but thinking on it more unless there's something different to report it's not likely worth it if the game continues to work fine.

Here's a look at what types of reports people were submitting, to give us an idea of how well things are going in Steam Play land:

That's a very healthy amount of Platinum reports being sent in although a little less than May, but there's quite a big drop in the amount of "Borked" reports (910 in May, 907 April) too.

Let's dive a little deeper and look at the actual games being reported across June:

Name # of reports
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night 60
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 43
Path of Exile 40
Grand Theft Auto V 37
MORDHAU 31
Warframe 29
My Friend Pedro 27
DOOM 27
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice 22
The Elder Scrolls Online 19
Kao the Kangaroo: Round 2 18
Rising Storm 2: Vietnam 18
Katana ZERO 17
Grim Dawn 17
They Are Billions 17

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night being the big new one, released on Steam on June 18th it's not really a surprise to see it so high up, especially since they cancelled the Linux version that was promised during the Kickstarter. Thankfully, as you will see below Steam Play saves the day a bit here.

Now let's break that down a bit further, what games were getting a lot of Platinum level reports this month?

Name Platinum #
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night 42
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 39
MORDHAU 25
My Friend Pedro 19
Kao the Kangaroo: Round 2 18
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice 18
Path of Exile 17
DOOM 16
Risk of Rain 2 15
Age of Empires II HD 15
Grim Dawn 15
Polygoneer 11
Deep Rock Galactic 11
AMID EVIL 11
Grand Theft Auto V 10

Nice to see that the recent release of My Friend Pedro (June 20th) also seems to be working well going by the number of reports.

Something a little different that I've not tried to parse before, is to look at games that only appeared on ProtonDB in the month we're looking at. In this case, these are the top 10 titles with the most Platinum reports that are newly reported (not released) in June:

Name Release Date Platinum #
My Friend Pedro 20 Jun, 2019 19
SpaceEngine 11 Jun, 2019 8
OCTOPATH TRAVELER 7 Jun, 2019 7
Muse Dash 20 Jun, 2019 7
Devolver Bootleg 10 Jun, 2019 4
Sankaku Renai: Love Triangle Trouble 31 May, 2019 3
Sinking Island 4 Oct, 2007 3
Cris Tales (demo) 2020 3
Rescue HQ - The Tycoon 28 May, 2019 3
Monster Girl Island: Prologue 20 Jun, 2019 3

That's it for the actual games but what about hardware and software? As for what Linux distribution the reports are coming from, here's our usual look over that:

As well as the CPU/GPU people are using:

As a reminder for those not aware, we're running a dedicated Steam Tracker Page to keep an eye on the Linux market share, languages and more. Recently added tracking for Russian language use on Steam and more will be added over time. It will be updated with the June market share details once Valve update it.

With Valve continuing their commitment to Linux gaming, I'm still very interested to see exactly how they will be advertising Steam Play on store pages as they've yet to announce any details on that.

For those interested, the public data is stored here on GitHub.

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Kimyrielle 1 July 2019 at 3:38 pm UTC
I would be super scared about the state of Linux gaming without Steam Play. Let's be honest, our platform isn't gaining any momentum whatsoever. We're still stuck at the same 1% market share we had before Linux gaming became a thing. And not only has no further major publisher entered the Linux market in years, we're reading more and more developer comments about Linux not being worth it and them questioning further releases for it. I get the idea that it's not a perfect solution and native ports would be preferable, but at least this way we can play these AAA games that nobody seems to port to Linux. Call me happy!
gojul 1 July 2019 at 3:48 pm UTC
Good that games work perfectly with Proton as native ports get more and more scarce. On the flip side Proton works so well that some games that stopped working on Windows like Act of Treason and it made some ports unnecessary.

For me as long as the game offers the same experience as on Windows I don't care about the underlying technology.

The only thing with Proton is that you should not play in full screen mode.
Eike 1 July 2019 at 3:56 pm UTC
QuoteI'm actually somewhat surprised to see less in June

Might be this "going outside" or "vacation" thing...

(Especially northern hemisphere, before somebody complains. ;-) )
Linuxer 1 July 2019 at 4:11 pm UTC
KimyrielleI would be super scared about the state of Linux gaming without Steam Play. Let's be honest, our platform isn't gaining any momentum whatsoever. We're still stuck at the same 1% market share we had before Linux gaming became a thing. And not only has no further major publisher entered the Linux market in years, we're reading more and more developer comments about Linux not being worth it and them questioning further releases for it. I get the idea that it's not a perfect solution and native ports would be preferable, but at least this way we can play these AAA games that nobody seems to port to Linux. Call me happy!

One thing we all could always aim to improve. how we introduce Linux to new comers. It takes a effort to really step to the point of view of a total newbie and fresh intrestee of Linux.

There is so much pieces in this puzzle. We should try to keep things absolutely simple and straight-forward. Bringing things about as calm (i know it's hard as we're all so so passionate!) and clear as humanely possible and so forth.

Noah Chelliah touched this subject spot on in his latest SouthEast LinuxFest speech here https://www.bitchute.com/video/i9eAJxkP69zx/

Ps. I don't know what happened to the 2019 playlist on SouthEastLinuxFest Youtube channel so therefore Bitchute to the rescue!
linuxcity 1 July 2019 at 4:12 pm UTC
i expect that 683 borked games is gonna be alot lower before the thanksgiving holiday this year.once you get that battle eye,or whatever drm is causing some of these games not to work,those 683 games are gonna probably be cut in half.683 games is really not that big and im quite shocked its that small.pretty soon we will be playing most games just fine.
Woodlandor 1 July 2019 at 4:23 pm UTC
gojulGood that games work perfectly with Proton as native ports get more and more scarce. On the flip side Proton works so well that some games that stopped working on Windows like Act of Treason and it made some ports unnecessary.

This made me stop and think.
Can you use Steam Play on Windows? I haven’t had Windows install for a couple years now.

Would be an interesting incentive for some to at least dual-boot to play some cherished classic games. Completely backwards to the reason most people did/do dual boot.
Tuxee 1 July 2019 at 4:28 pm UTC
Woodlandor
gojulGood that games work perfectly with Proton as native ports get more and more scarce. On the flip side Proton works so well that some games that stopped working on Windows like Act of Treason and it made some ports unnecessary.

This made me stop and think.
Can you use Steam Play on Windows?

No. Wine is not available and DXVK is unsupported for Windows. I suppose one could try to get it running but it won't be worth the effort.
g000h 1 July 2019 at 5:29 pm UTC
Eike
QuoteI'm actually somewhat surprised to see less in June

Might be this "going outside" or "vacation" thing...

(Especially northern hemisphere, before somebody complains. ;-) )

I'd also comment that this time of year is when university students and school children are taking exams and cramming in last minute revision.
raneon 1 July 2019 at 6:12 pm UTC
Just some days ago I found out that I had to install the lsb-release package on Arch Linux when Steam beta didn't recognize my distribution as in the past. Before Arch was listed as other on protondb at least for me.

I really like protondb and how easy it is to provide feedback! And people do provide a lot of useful information there too.
MaCroX95 1 July 2019 at 6:22 pm UTC
linuxcityas for people not coming to linux alot of that has to do with people just not wanting to format or change anything they have.they just don't want to come over.i have come across alot of people like that.

That's one big reason, second one is just the amount of third party software support that you get with massively used platform. People tend to stick to the platform they get most support on.
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