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A simple guide to Steam Play, Valve's technology for playing Windows games on Linux

liamdawe,
Looking to test the waters with Linux gaming and don't want to lose access to your favourite Windows games? Here's a simple no-nonsense guide to actually using Steam Play.

A look over the ProtonDB reports for June 2019, over 5.5K games reported to work with Steam Play

liamdawe,
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 for June 2019.

Steam's top releases of May show why Steam Play is needed for Linux

liamdawe,
Valve have put out a news post to highlight some of the top games put onto Steam in May and it's another reminder of why Steam Play is needed.

Steam Play updated as Proton 4.2-8 is out, DXVK also sees a new release with 1.2.3 (updated)

liamdawe,
Steam Play has been updated today reaching 4.2-8 along with DXVK also seeing an update to 1.2.3, let's take a look.

Steam Play Proton 4.2-6 is out, DXVK rebuilt for increased performance

liamdawe,
Valve and CodeWeavers have put out another update to Steam Play, with Proton 4.2-6 now available in your Steam client and on GitHub.

A look over the ProtonDB reports for May 2019, over 5,000 Windows games reported working on Linux

liamdawe,
ProtonDB, the unofficial tracker for checking the status of Windows games played on Linux through Steam Play has another data-dump available. Here's a look for May 2019. We seem to have also reached a new milestone lately, with well over 5,000 Windows games reported to work.

The dev of "Marble It Up!" had intriguing words to say about the native vs Steam Play argument for a Linux version

liamdawe,
Now and then I come across a game on Steam where I ask in the Steam forum about possible Linux support, Marble It Up! is one such game but the developer has decided to let Valve handle it with Steam Play.

Steam Play updated again to 4.2-5 to include newer DXVK, networking and controller fixes

liamdawe,
Valve have pushed out the latest smaller update to Steam Play, this time including an updated DXVK and a bunch of fixes for various games.

Deep Rock Galactic continues being some of the most fun I've had in a while, thanks to Steam Play

liamdawe,
Deep Rock Galactic, a game about badass space Dwarves mining for goodies and one I've highlighted before continues to be awesome with Steam Play on Linux. It just had a rather sweet update too.

SteamOS had another beta update recently, new Steam Play Proton version 4.2-4 is out

liamdawe,
Two bits of Valve news to cover tonight: SteamOS gains a new beta version and it looks like Steam Play Proton will be getting an update soon. Updated: Steam Play 4.2-4 is out.

BattlEye now say they're working with Valve to support Steam Play

liamdawe,
Here's a bit of interesting news to end the week with, BattlEye have said they are working with Valve to get their anti-cheat working with Steam Play/Proton.

Pandemic Express - Zombie Escape is out and works with Steam Play, it's also very weird (updated)

liamdawe,
Pandemic Express - Zombie Escape, from TALLBOYS and tinyBuild puts you and up to 30 people in a large open-world as you try to escape on a Train and it just went into Early Access today.

A look over the ProtonDB reports for April 2019, now over forty thousand reports logged

liamdawe,
ProtonDB, the unofficial tracker for checking the status of Windows games played on Linux through Steam Play has another data-dump available. Here's a look for April 2019.

Steam Play just got two updates with 4.2-3 and 3.16-9, some great stuff included

liamdawe,
Valve and CodeWeavers are doing some great work for Linux gaming, with Steam Play seeing two updates in a single day.

Risk of Rain 2 works very nicely on Linux thanks to Steam Play, it's also pretty crazy

liamdawe,
Risk of Rain 2 from Hopoo Games and Gearbox Publishing recently entered Early Access, it’s already become massively popular and thanks to Steam Play we’re not missing out.
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