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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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Egonaut 21 January 2019 at 9:49 am UTC
alex9k
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 ?

Yes, it is. With your command it will use the system wide wine, instead of Proton. This will force the prefix to be updated to the used Wine version. As you can already imagine, this might do unwanted changes to the prefix. Protontricks however will use the appropriate Proton version.

For the other QoL features Protontricks comes with, you can just go to the Github page.
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