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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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kneekoo 11 February 2020 at 9:49 am UTC
For anyone interested: Samorost 3 doesn't work with Proton 5.0, but it works with 4.11.
t3g 11 February 2020 at 6:13 pm UTC
What’s nice about using GameHub is I can use Proton, DOSBox, and ScummVM with DRM free GOG games.
jens 11 February 2020 at 6:44 pm UTC
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The_AquabatAnother denuvo game that works is Sherlock Holmes the Devil's daughter.. Don't have time to test it extensively right now. Everything looks ok, but as with AK might have some unexpected crack countermeasures.

AK crashes in certain situations, with crash dump files and all, when e.g. using the hook. I wouldn't say this looks like a deliberate countermeasure, but just like the usual "something is still missing in Wine".

I can grapple the enemies but with objects it just doesn't grab/attach like the grapple fires but it's trying to scratch and attach and it just doesn't stick to anything. does the same happens to you??

at least for me it doesn't crash. I think that not everyone is experiencing the same thing.

it's not wine because on wine staging this doesn't happen the last time I tried.

Thanks for the extra info, interesting. I don't see this behavior on my machine. As soon as I'm pulling the trigger for the hook the picture freezes and a message box like appears.
I have to kill the game and on disk I'm finding crash dumps.

Yes, I also got it running on wine staging, though proton isn't based on wine staging, so some of the staging patches might be responsible, though dunno.
Liam Dawe 13 February 2020 at 8:05 pm UTC
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.
kneekoo 18 February 2020 at 4:32 pm UTC
Samorost 3 is still broken, tested with 5.0-2. With 4.11-12 it works.
Comandante Ñoñardo 18 February 2020 at 5:21 pm UTC
Anyone else is having a lot of stutter and hiccups in Homefront: The revolution?
catbox_fugue 25 February 2020 at 10:42 pm UTC
big highlight for this update

DXVK Version 1.5.2
[b]Vulkan 1.1 is now required, which means that very old drivers will no longer be able to run DXVK:

AMD / Intel: Mesa 17.3 and older
Nvidia: 390.xx and older[/b]

Last edited by catbox_fugue on 25 February 2020 at 10:43 pm UTC
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