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Valve and CodeWeavers are doing some great work for Linux gaming, with Steam Play seeing two updates in a single day.

Firstly, the older Proton series got updated to 3.16-9 which includes mostly minor changes like an updated DXVK to 1.0.2, a fix for some games failing or crashing in certain locales and fixes to minor xaudio2 and winhttp bugs.

Onto the real goodies now, as Proton 4.2-3 is also available today with some major changes included!

The first one is the inclusion of wine-mono, which they said should enable "many XNA games, Unreal Engine 3 games, game launchers, and more" to work. That's pretty big by itself, so it will be very interesting to see just how many more games become playable with Steam Play thanks to this.

Additionally, some noted titles that are now playable with this release on Linux are NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 4, Evochron Mercenary, the launcher and update for Warframe is now "functional", Age of Empires II HD has fixed text input and something about "Continue maintaining Uplay functionality" which sounds good too.

Proton 4.2-3 also includes an updated DXVK to 1.0.3 and FAudio updated to 19.04-13-ge8c0855.

On top of that, while it's not clearly noted in the changelogs, Ethan Lee (creator of FNA, FAudio, Steam Play development, tons of Linux ports) mentioned in the FNA Discord (can be seen on Twitter in an image too) that Proton 4.2-3 actually uses FNA as the XNA 4.0 implementation. In their own words "This means that all Windows-only XNA games on Steam now use FNA's Windows support when run on Steam for Linux. It essentially puts the tools we've been using to hackport XNA games and drops them into the hands of every single user on Steam. When it comes to increasing the catalog size and user base, this is pretty hard to top!"

Very exciting stuff, I imagine there's going to be lots of Linux gamers excitedly testing plenty of games this weekend.

As always, you can see the changelog here.

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Patola 19 April 2019 at 7:57 pm UTC
Debianeeryay! i wonder if Elite: Dangerous works now. >_> let the testing begin!
Tell me, isn't Elite boring? It seems that way to me after watching lots of gameplay videos. I say that because I have not yet decided if it is worth buying or not. I liked No Man's Sky and absolutely love X4: Foundations, but in Elite you have no legs, right? You're just a ship, you only leave it to be in other ships or the roger in planetary landings with the Horizons extension.
morbius 19 April 2019 at 9:26 pm UTC
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morbiusMutant Year Zero worked great yesterday with Proton 4.2-2, tonight Steam auto updates it to 4.2-3 and the game won't start any more.

It works for me on 4.2-3.

Yes, just needed to restart Steam.
Stoney_Fish 19 April 2019 at 10:03 pm UTC
yar4eFinally! ENSLAVED: Odyssey to the West Premium Edition works perfectly (even with full controller support) "out of the box" in this Proton version! Thank you Valve and WINE team!!!

Thanks for the heads up. I tried it too and it's working great.
Purple Library Guy 20 April 2019 at 1:05 am UTC
Patola
Debianeeryay! i wonder if Elite: Dangerous works now. >_> let the testing begin!
Tell me, isn't Elite boring? It seems that way to me after watching lots of gameplay videos. I say that because I have not yet decided if it is worth buying or not. I liked No Man's Sky and absolutely love X4: Foundations, but in Elite you have no legs, right?
Ableist!
Philadelphus 20 April 2019 at 1:18 am UTC
Ooo, One Finger Death Punch and Battlezone II are running now! OFDP is listed as "bronze" on ProtonDB and BZ II is listed as "borked", and now both just run! Though I haven't tested them hardly at all yet, and OFDP at least won't run full screen…time to do some testing and write some ProtonDB reports!
Comandante Ñoñardo 20 April 2019 at 4:50 am UTC
hmm. Borderlands 2 via forced PROTON doesn't work... SteamCEG, I guess...
Murdered: Soul Suspect still crash while entering the graveyard... C'mon YoRHa-2B!

Resident Evil 7 Teaser: Beginning Hour on Linux via PROTON 4.2-3 works only to the title..
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But, after this screen, the screen turns black and nothing happen.
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And Bioshock Remastered 2 still has the "press SPACE to continue" bug
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Patola 20 April 2019 at 4:54 am UTC
Purple Library Guy
Patola
Debianeeryay! i wonder if Elite: Dangerous works now. >_> let the testing begin!
Tell me, isn't Elite boring? It seems that way to me after watching lots of gameplay videos. I say that because I have not yet decided if it is worth buying or not. I liked No Man's Sky and absolutely love X4: Foundations, but in Elite you have no legs, right?
Ableist!
Ok, let me correct myself. "...in Elite, you have neither legs nor wheelchair, right?" (Please don't count the rover as wheelchair!)
ziabice 20 April 2019 at 8:22 am UTC
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yar4eFinally! ENSLAVED: Odyssey to the West Premium Edition works perfectly (even with full controller support) "out of the box" in this Proton version! Thank you Valve and WINE team!!!

Yes, game works well, but advancing in the game I have lots of graphics glitches: disappearing geometries, black grass and so on, the likes of a non well working shaders.
yar4e 20 April 2019 at 9:50 am UTC
ziabice
yar4eFinally! ENSLAVED: Odyssey to the West Premium Edition works perfectly (even with full controller support) "out of the box" in this Proton version! Thank you Valve and WINE team!!!

Yes, game works well, but advancing in the game I have lots of graphics glitches: disappearing geometries, black grass and so on, the likes of a non well working shaders.

I don't have enough time to test it properly.. You need to make bug report about it, because i can't find it in WINE or Proton bug trackers.

P.S. Looks like the port of this game to Windows is a little bit buggy. So problems you described may be game bugs. For example i fixed bug with striping shadows by modifying engine config files of the game.


Last edited by yar4e at 20 April 2019 at 1:34 pm UTC
TangoBaker 20 April 2019 at 9:39 pm UTC
QuoteWhere is the patch, I'll try it this weekend with my new computer build and Vive Pro.

Here you go. Looks like the patched version isn't required anymore.

https://github.com/redmcg/wine/wiki
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