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Steam Play Proton 4.11-9 is out with a few fixes, plus a new release of Proton GE

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Two Steam Play updates to share this morning! The official Proton was updated to Proton 4.11-9 and Proton 4.20 GE 1 is also up.

Looking to get started with Steam Play on Linux? Be sure to check our previous beginners guide.

First, the official Proton 4.11-9 release handled by Valve and CodeWeavers which is quite a small one. There's a performance regression fix that affected 32-bit games using DXVK and D9VK, reporting too little GPU memory for certain GPUs was fixed and they fixed a crash when launching Crazy Machines 3 with certain GPUs. The only other improvement in this release is the restoration of force feedback for steering wheels.

As usual, find the entire official Proton changelog on GitHub here. Updates are automatic in the Steam client.

Since Steam Play expanded into a system that can enable multiple different compatibility layers, a number of these have popped up like Proton GE which includes a number of extra fixes although it doesn't see as much testing as the official one so keep that in mind. Proton 4.20 GE 1 replaces all previous builds, as it removes some Microsoft Media Foundation work that they can't legally keep in.

That's not all Proton 4.20 GE 1 has though as it also pulls in updates from D9VK, DXVK, FAudio and Vkd3d. Additionally it enables patches to help Origin, GTA V and the Rockstar Game Launcher, Skyrim SkyUI, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order from Origin and so on.

See the Proton GE update and release download here on GitHub.

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BielFPs 28 November 2019 at 1:34 pm UTC
ageresTry ~/.steam/steam/compatibilitytools.d/
Tried this directory too (boxtron uses it) but without success

ageres~/.local/share/Steam/compatibilitytools.d/
I Will try this one today, thanks!
BielFPs 28 November 2019 at 1:51 pm UTC
OFFTOPIC: I've asked the developers of Postal 4 about why they're using Media Foundantion in the game (this is the biggest problem according to protondb and they answer me saying that they will check if it's possible to change this.

Based on their history they will probably make a Linux version too, but it's nice that they are changing the game to be more proton friendly.
ageres 28 November 2019 at 1:53 pm UTC
It seems both ~/.steam/root/ and ~/.steam/steam/ are actually symlinks to ~/.local/share/Steam/. AFAIR, Steam installs itself into ~/.steam on Ubuntu, but now I'm on Manjaro too, and it's ~/.local/share/Steam/ here. Anyway, my compatibilitytools.d folder is in the one with all other Steam folders (bin, package, userdata, etc.)


Last edited by ageres on 28 November 2019 at 1:56 pm UTC
Luke_Nukem 28 November 2019 at 7:27 pm UTC
XpanderForceFeedBack fix! Finally. The main problem with proton has always been the FFB support. I guess i still need my FFBtools from berarma for Dirt Rally 2.0 to work with my G920, but yeah 4.11 version broke FFB for Project Cars 2 completely and it worked somewhat with 4.2-9.

Why do you need the tool for Dirt Rally 2.0? I've got the same wheel, and was thinking about grabbing the game.
Werner 28 November 2019 at 9:54 pm UTC
because with Proton FFB is in most games broken when it comes to Racing Wheels, and Racing Games without Force Feedback are not playable in my eyes.

Take a look here
https://github.com/ValveSoftware/Proton/issues/2366
Xpander 29 November 2019 at 8:40 am UTC
Luke_NukemWhy do you need the tool for Dirt Rally 2.0? I've got the same wheel, and was thinking about grabbing the game.

Like @Werner already said, proton and FFB is a nasty business. Wheel itself works but you need it for FFB and without FFB its no point playing those games.

/home/xpander/Build_Projects/ffbtools-master/bin/ffbwrap --update-fix /dev/input/by-id/usb-Logitech_G920_Driving_Force_Racing_Wheel_for_Xbox_One_0000c58d7f6b6a4c-event-joystick -- %command%

This is the launch option i have to use to get FFB working in this game.
Luke_Nukem 29 November 2019 at 10:41 am UTC
Xpander
Luke_NukemWhy do you need the tool for Dirt Rally 2.0? I've got the same wheel, and was thinking about grabbing the game.

Like @Werner already said, proton and FFB is a nasty business. Wheel itself works but you need it for FFB and without FFB its no point playing those games.

/home/xpander/Build_Projects/ffbtools-master/bin/ffbwrap --update-fix /dev/input/by-id/usb-Logitech_G920_Driving_Force_Racing_Wheel_for_Xbox_One_0000c58d7f6b6a4c-event-joystick -- %command%

This is the launch option i have to use to get FFB working in this game.

It is meant to be fixed in this version though. I've tried a handful of games so far and FFB is good.
neowiz73 19 January 2020 at 1:17 am UTC
BielFPs
ageresTry ~/.steam/steam/compatibilitytools.d/
Tried this directory too (boxtron uses it) but without success

ageres~/.local/share/Steam/compatibilitytools.d/
I Will try this one today, thanks!

Remember if the folder doesn't exist, just create it you'll need to restart steam in order to select the newly installed one...
BielFPs 20 January 2020 at 11:24 am UTC
neowiz73
BielFPs
ageresTry ~/.steam/steam/compatibilitytools.d/
Tried this directory too (boxtron uses it) but without success

ageres~/.local/share/Steam/compatibilitytools.d/
I Will try this one today, thanks!

Remember if the folder doesn't exist, just create it you'll need to restart steam in order to select the newly installed one...

2 Months later and a new reinstall, and my Steam still can't see Proton GE :/
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