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For those brave enough to attempt to get more Windows games to run through Steam Play, Protontricks is a handy solution and it's been forked.

As the GitHub page says:

This is a simple wrapper script that allows you to easily run Winetricks commands for Steam Play/Proton games. This is often useful when a game requires closed-source runtime libraries that are not included with Proton.

You might be wondering why it was forked, well, it seems the original creator has decided to pack up shop and leave it all behind. So thankfully, the community has already picked up from where it left off.

The developer of this newly forked project said this on Reddit about their newer version:

I've refactored the code and incorporated new fixes and missing features. Most notably the script now detects custom Proton installations and game-specific Proton versions (eg. if you have configured a custom Proton installation for one game), and the script can now be installed and updated using pip. A more detailed changelog can be found here.

Always fun to see what tweaks people can come up with, to make gaming on Linux a better experience however people decide to do it.

Hopefully as Steam Play and everything it includes like Wine, FAudio and DXVK mature, less little fixes will be needed. The less people have to configure and tweak, the more likely we are to win over a larger amount of people to try Linux gaming.

Find the fork here, original here.

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iiari 20 January 2019 at 8:41 pm UTC
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Whoa, I wish the original dev well... Sounds like he has some, uh, issues...

Thanks to the forking devs! This is a quite useful tool for a few titles...
Boldos 20 January 2019 at 8:53 pm UTC
He quit Linux to the world where things "just work"... and then identifies that world as Windows 10?
Really??!


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Ehvis 20 January 2019 at 9:09 pm UTC
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BoldosHe quit Linux to the world where things "just work"... and then identifies that world as Windows 10?
Really??!

I had a grin with the win10 thing as well. If there is anything at work that tries my patience, it's win10. Oh well, everybody can choose what they're comfortable with. Even if others don't understand.
jarhead_h 20 January 2019 at 9:58 pm UTC
Hey great. Any chance we can get a permanent U-Play crack added? So far I'm finding out that all of Ubi's titles work fine on SteamPlay if you can out UPlay.
Leopard 20 January 2019 at 10:55 pm UTC
BoldosHe quit Linux to the world where things "just work"... and then identifies that world as Windows 10?
Really??!

Well , i think he meant something else.

On Windows 10, problem is mostly troubleshooting and swearing to weird Win10 quirks.

On Linux , problem is exploring new things. You had to deal with wine bugs , DRM problems , anti cheat problems etc.

Previous dev just considering gaming side. It is nearly plug&play for people. Install drivers and you're ready to go. No fuss.

Though that being said , as much as i care about games i also care using a sane and predictable system. So Linux works for my needs very well , especially with SteamPlay.

Anyway , i gotta go for playing some Witcher 3. I spent 45 hours already and it is wonderful.
alex9k 20 January 2019 at 11:16 pm UTC
QuoteThis is a simple wrapper script that allows you to easily run Winetricks commands for Steam Play/Proton games. This is often useful when a game requires closed-source runtime libraries that are not included with Proton.

Is this any different from WINEPREFIX=/path/to/prefix winetricks ?


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iiari 21 January 2019 at 12:26 am UTC
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Ehvis
BoldosHe quit Linux to the world where things "just work"... and then identifies that world as Windows 10?
Really??!

I had a grin with the win10 thing as well. If there is anything at work that tries my patience, it's win10. Oh well, everybody can choose what they're comfortable with. Even if others don't understand.
A few times a day I'm forced to use Windows 10, and it drives me crazy too, but thankfully I'm able to spend 95% of my day using most of my work/professional apps via Citrix remote on my laptop with Manjaro KDE.

I'm almost tempted, however, to follow that guy's blog just to wait for the inevitable, "I've had it with Windows 10! It's made me so angry! I'm going to Mac OS, where things just work!"

That said, if all he cares about is playing first-day-of-release, AAA gaming, then Windows 10 is probably where he should be...


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iwantlinuxgames 21 January 2019 at 12:51 am UTC
okay...i've followed the install instructions from the github site, but i get nothing when trying to run protontricks...anyone else tried this?

edit...nvm....found the release packages i'm an idiot .....


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TheRiddick 21 January 2019 at 1:25 am UTC
Most my stuff runs good under Linux these days, except for select titles like KCD at 4k (even 1440p has fps drops for no reason). And of cause Warthunder since their OGL option is trash now, for those things I use Windows10. Hopefully Linux gets a freesync-gsync update soon.
ageres 21 January 2019 at 7:19 am UTC
LeopardOn Windows 10, problem is mostly troubleshooting and swearing to weird Win10 quirks.

On Linux , problem is exploring new things. You had to deal with wine bugs , DRM problems , anti cheat problems etc.
That means, if you are an experienced user, some day you'll stop getting into troubles on Linux, but Win10 will always find a way to screw you.
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