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Proton 5.0 for Steam Play released - it's a huge update (updated)

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CodeWeavers and Valve today released the big one many have been waiting for! Proton 5.0 for Steam Play is now live.

Looking to get started with Steam Play on Linux? Have no idea what it is? Be sure to check our previous beginners guide for some tips and explanations. We'll be keeping that up to date with any major changes.

This is a big jump too, with Proton moving from Wine 4.11 to Wine 5.0 bringing thousands of changes and likely increased compatibility once again. According to what's been said in the changelog, at least 207 patches from Proton 4.11 were either integrated directly into Wine upstream or aren't needed now.

Since Proton 5.0 brings in the latest DXVK v1.5.4, it also enables Direct 3D 9 to Vulkan by default now too. FAudio was also updated to 20.02, there's also improved surround sound support for older games and improved Steam client integration makes more games with Denuvo playable (Just Cause 3 now works but no saving, Batman: Arkham Knight, Abzu + more).

Overall, a very exciting update for getting more Windows-only titles playable easily on Linux through the native Steam client. Enabling more people to try out Linux and not lose access to their vast library of games.

Full changelog can be found here.

Note: If Proton 5.0 doesn't appear, you can try reloading Steam. It will also download it when you first load a game with it forced as the version for it.


Update 13/03/20 Proton 5.0-2 is out as a minor release:

  • Fix frequent crash introduced in Proton 5.0-1 related to video and audio playback.
  • Fix Planet Coaster crash on launch.
  • Fix Subnautica graphical issue.
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1xok 8 February 2020 at 12:57 pm UTC
Sparhawk
mphuZ
SparhawkAs in?
Something revolutionary.. For example, Proton works on Windows. Work in games with anti-cheat systems.
Working with the anti cheat would be great indeed
Not even CSGO runs on Proton with VAC.
seven 8 February 2020 at 1:10 pm UTC
does anyone else have performance issues in just cause 3, i'm playing in a slideshow....no fun at all


a reboot fixed it


Last edited by seven on 8 February 2020 at 1:23 pm UTC
Mohandevir 8 February 2020 at 1:23 pm UTC
Awesome progression, but I confirm too, still some work to do... No grappling hook in Batman and no saves in Just Cause 3. Performance wise, they are running like native.
Lachu 8 February 2020 at 1:47 pm UTC
I waiting Civilization V could be played nicely. I must use Wine-Steam (lutris) now. The problem occur, because native version don't support my native (Polish) language.
fagnerln 8 February 2020 at 2:04 pm UTC
Mohandevir
Comandante Ñoñardo
ageresWait, does Batman: Arkham Knight really work now? It didn't earlier, though it ran fine with regular Wine Staging.
Not for me...

Update: It works with PROTON_NO_ESYNC=1

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Here with Vsync OFF
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Same here. Batman Arkham Knight works ootb. No ESYNC tweak. Performances are quite good.

For Just Cause 3, it's another story.. Instead of not starting at all, it gets stuck on a black screen...

Edit: Just Cause 3 starts to a black screen but the intro and input sounds can be heard.

Edit 2: It was a Steamos-compositor issue. Just Cause running like a champ at ultra on Gnome desktop.

Can you report this compositor issue?
Mohandevir 8 February 2020 at 2:53 pm UTC
fagnerln
Mohandevir
Comandante Ñoñardo
ageresWait, does Batman: Arkham Knight really work now? It didn't earlier, though it ran fine with regular Wine Staging.
Not for me...

Update: It works with PROTON_NO_ESYNC=1

image

Here with Vsync OFF
image

Same here. Batman Arkham Knight works ootb. No ESYNC tweak. Performances are quite good.

For Just Cause 3, it's another story.. Instead of not starting at all, it gets stuck on a black screen...

Edit: Just Cause 3 starts to a black screen but the intro and input sounds can be heard.

Edit 2: It was a Steamos-compositor issue. Just Cause running like a champ at ultra on Gnome desktop.

Can you report this compositor issue?

In fact, Nvidia 440.59 just got tagged for and installed on Ubuntu 19.10 and both SteamOS-Compositor issues are gone (Shadow of Mordor Vulkan beta and Just Cause 3 black screen).

Hurray!
cookiEoverdose 8 February 2020 at 3:22 pm UTC
Tales of Berseria works now out of the box
dubigrasu 8 February 2020 at 4:17 pm UTC
NightwingD9VK doesn't work for me, but DXVK (dx10,dx11) works well, anyone can help?
When I play old dx9 games, games don't lunch.

OS: Linux Mint 19.3
GPU: RX480
Driver: Mesa from Padoka Stable PPA
For some old (32bit) games you might need the respective Vulkan driver, probably something like mesa-vulkan-drivers:i386.
Nezchan 8 February 2020 at 4:37 pm UTC
Huh, tried out Skyrim (original edition with mods), and when I quit to desktop....it actually exited the program! In the past, the process continued running when I tried to do that.

Wonder if Banished works without tweaking the sound now?
svartalf 8 February 2020 at 4:50 pm UTC
denyasisWoa woa.... Surround sound? Since when did Linux support that?

All I could ever do was mirror stereo to the rear speakers...

That's because it wasn't an easy configurable item. None of the distros bothered to do the things described here:

https://www.halfgaar.net/surround-sound-in-linux

Been around for a while- but when your titles (Mostly open source with a few exceptions until recently- and none of the titles I did had surround capabilities...) didn't support surround...it wasn't as much of a pressing issue.
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