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Direct3D 12 to Vulkan translation lib VKD3D-Proton 2.2 is out, prepares DirectX Raytracing

By Liam Dawe,
We just recently had the DXVK 1.8 release for Direct3D 9/10/11 to Vulkan and now we also have the VKD3D-Proton 2.2 release landing as well.

Steam Play Proton 5.13-6 is now officially out

By Liam Dawe,
After a rather short testing period with the release candidates only being announced a few days ago, Valve has now pushed out the official release of Steam Play Proton 5.13-6.

Catch up on Collabora's work in the Linux Kernel for futex2 to help Wine & Proton

By Liam Dawe,
There's so much going on when it comes to Linux gaming it can be hard to keep up with it all, especially with many different companies getting involved. Collabora is one that has contracts with Valve and they have a refresher up on some of the work they're doing.

Steam Play Proton has a new build up needing testing with a 5.13-6 RC

By Liam Dawe,
Ready for the next release of the Steam Play Proton compatibility layer? Proton 5.13-6 has hit the Release Candidate stage so it's time to give it a run.

Try out Luxtorpeda, a Steam Play tool to run games in native game engines

By Liam Dawe,
There's quite a few games available on Steam that either don't support Linux, or do support Linux but like the Windows release there's a better way to run it perhaps with an open source game engine. Luxtorpeda will help with that.

VKD3D-Proton begins work to support DirectX Raytracing on Linux

By Liam Dawe,
There's a few mountains that Steam Play Proton still needs to climb over the next few years, to enable more Windows games and more features in those games to work under Linux. One big one is at least in progress.

Steamworks gets Denuvo Anti-Cheat, here's what Irdeto say about Linux support

By Liam Dawe,
Irdeto, the company behind Denuvo and the newer Denuvo Anti-Cheat have announced that developers on Steam can now get direct anti-cheat integration through Steamworks. Here's what they said about working with Linux.

Proton 5.13-5 is now up bringing in some of the experimental changes

By Liam Dawe,
The Proton compatibility layer for running Windows games on Steam for Linux has levelled up some more with the latest Proton 5.13-5 now available to everyone.

Proton Experimental gets Microsoft Flight Simulator VR working on Linux

By Liam Dawe,
A fresh update to Proton Experimental has gone live, the special version of the Proton compatibility layer where all the latest features appear first. Seems like quite a big one, especially if you have a VR kit.

Valve tweaks Proton Experimental further to get Red Dead Online running on Linux

By Liam Dawe,
Proton Experimental is the new testing area where Valve and their partner CodeWeavers continue rolling out extra fixes and improvements to the Proton translation layer for Steam Play.

Valve continues tweaking the new 'Proton Experimental' for Cyberpunk 2077

By Liam Dawe,
With Cyberpunk 2077 being the hot new thing in gaming, Valve and CodeWeavers are trying to ensure it can run nicely through the Steam Play Proton compatibility layer since it doesn't support Linux directly.

Direct3D 12 to Vulkan translation layer VKD3D-Proton version 2.1 is out

By Liam Dawe,
With more titles out and planned to release that will use DirectX 12, the VKD3D-Proton translation layer is another essential bit of open source tech and a new release is out now.

Valve puts up Proton 5.13-4 to get Cyberpunk 2077 working on Linux for AMD GPUs

By Liam Dawe,
Two bits of major news to cover for the Steam Play Proton compatibility layer, with some exciting major changes coming in with updates.

Steam Play Proton 5.13-3 rolls out restoring controller hotplugging

By Liam Dawe,
Valve and CodeWeavers have rolled out another smaller update to the Steam Play Proton compatibility layer.

Valve updates the Steam Linux Container Runtime for Proton 5.13, helps tools like MangoHud

By Liam Dawe,
With the Steam Play Proton 5.13 compatibility tool being a major upgrade, along with it now using the Steam Linux Container Runtime, it did come with some annoying issues that they're now trying to solve.

Collabora put up their patches for Linux Kernel work to help Windows games on Linux

By Liam Dawe,
Collabora, one of the companies working under contract for Valve to help improve Windows game emulation on Linux with the likes of Wine have now sent in some patches to the Linux Kernel mailing list for discussion.

Steam Play Proton 5.13-2 compatibility layer is out now with improved Direct3D 12 support

By Liam Dawe,
The Proton compatibility layer used with Steam Play on Linux has a brand new release out with Proton 5.13-2.

Steam Play Proton 5.13 gets a Release Candidate, Valve working on new Vulkan extension

By Liam Dawe,
Two pieces of Valve news to cover this Tuesday morning including new updates to Steam Play Proton and an upcoming Vulkan extension to help deal with other APIs and porting.

Collabora expect their Linux Kernel work for Windows game emulation in Kernel 5.11

By Liam Dawe,
Collabora have been doing presentations during the Open Source Summit, with one particular talk from Gabriel Krisman Bertazi on the "State of Linux Gaming" being quite interesting. Plus Collabora are hiring.

Steam Play Proton 5.13-1 Linux compatibility layer up and ready for testing

By Liam Dawe,
Valve has released Proton 5.13-1 for testing, this compatibility layer for Steam Play brings with it many advancements for getting more Windows games working on Linux.
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