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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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Comandante Ñoñardo 20 April 2019 at 10:00 pm UTC
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Still borked.
Whitewolfe80 20 April 2019 at 10:20 pm UTC
Oh damn Splinter cell conviction i was able to play the whole first level without crashes thats a first loving the progress these guys/girls are making
Comandante Ñoñardo 20 April 2019 at 11:37 pm UTC
Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 (On sale 60% off, by the way) works OUT OF THE BOX since several Proton versions ago, but it eats more than 4GB of VRAM, even on Low Quality..
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Or that is the system RAM consumed?
Stoney_Fish 21 April 2019 at 9:45 am UTC
Whitewolfe80Oh damn Splinter cell conviction i was able to play the whole first level without crashes thats a first loving the progress these guys/girls are making

You could add a report to ProtonDB game 33229 , to me is looks like no one has made a report for this game yet.
monnef 22 April 2019 at 8:41 am UTC
No more models/shadows flickering in Grim Dawn, yey!
Whitewolfe80 22 April 2019 at 10:03 am UTC
Stoney_Fish
Whitewolfe80Oh damn Splinter cell conviction i was able to play the whole first level without crashes thats a first loving the progress these guys/girls are making

You could add a report to ProtonDB game 33229 , to me is looks like no one has made a report for this game yet.

Might be a bit early for that first level no problems second level 2 minutes in and i had to ssh into the box to kill the game but will have a go at the settings when i get more time.


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slaapliedje 22 April 2019 at 3:11 pm UTC
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TangoBaker
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
Ah yes, I got it to load, first time it didn't actually work right, but the next time it did.

Now if I can just get my Vive Pro to work in Linux without this flashing black line in across the screen. It does this in SteamVR home, and I haven't been able to get it working for quite some time. Works fine in Windows, so I know it's not a hardware thing.
Vortex_Acherontic 23 April 2019 at 4:14 pm UTC
Debianeeryay! i wonder if Elite: Dangerous works now. >_> let the testing begin!

Elite: Dangerous is working with Lutris since a few Month to half a Year now: https://lutris.net/games/elite-dangerous/
Steam Play still fails at opening the Launcher

Here is some game play:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Wrczb4UZOM


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slaapliedje 23 April 2019 at 8:38 pm UTC
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Vortex_Acherontic
Debianeeryay! i wonder if Elite: Dangerous works now. >_> let the testing begin!

Elite: Dangerous is working with Lutris since a few Month to half a Year now: https://lutris.net/games/elite-dangerous/
Steam Play still fails at opening the Launcher

Here is some game play:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Wrczb4UZOM
First time I ran it, it gave me an error (after adding Mono via the commands in the wiki link that was posted earlier. Then it launched and my textures were all missing in the menu. But then I launched it a second time (not sure if I rebooted first) it worked without error and loggied in and saw my cockpit in the spaceport. But it is hard to go back to a 2d screen after VR....
massatt212 24 April 2019 at 12:41 am UTC
Have Anyone got Mortal Kombat 11 Working On Proton or Lutris ?
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