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Steam Play recently hit 500 Windows games rated as Platinum on ProtonDB

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Here's a fun statistic for you today! Steam Play, Valve's fork of Wine which includes DXVK has recently hit 500 titles rated as "Platinum" when going by ProtonDB reports.

So that's 500 games, that aren't supported by the developer on Linux that should for the most part be click and play from within the Steam client on Linux. If we include games trending towards a Platinum rating, it's even higher at 569. That's pretty impressive considering Steam Play hasn't been out for too long. It's worth mentioning though of course, that Wine has been around for a long time.

This list of 500 games includes titles like Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE, Heat Signature, Shadow Warrior 2, Outlast 2, Hitman 2: Silent Assassin, Red Faction Guerrilla Steam Edition and a lot more interesting titles.

Even so, a lot of this comes down to the vast improvements coming in quickly to the DXVK project which had 28 releases last year and it's not even finished yet. Most recently, DXVK gained improvements to fix issues with FIFA 19 so Football fans will probably enjoy the next DXVK release (and so the Steam Play version that pulls in the update).

I will keep an eye on it and see how the ratings change across this year. Regardless of how some feel about Steam Play, I do think it was a very smart move from Valve and look forward to following the progress. I still have reservations about the short-term and long-term impact of it but Linux gaming simply wouldn't go anywhere with 3-4 AAA releases supported a year and it's far more enticing for users to use Linux if their current games work.

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riusma 11 January 2019 at 12:25 pm UTC
Steam Play is the new "500+ [incremental] Linux games natively available on Steam" headline!
liamdawe 11 January 2019 at 12:31 pm UTC
riusmaSteam Play is the new "500+ [incremental] Linux games natively available on Steam" headline!
Which may be more interesting and valuable to some, since it will include a lot of AAA titles.
riusma 11 January 2019 at 12:36 pm UTC
liamdaweWhich may be more interesting and valuable to some, since it will include a lot of AAA titles.

Indeed! But that brings back some nostalgia!
Beamboom 11 January 2019 at 12:50 pm UTC
liamdawe
riusmaSteam Play is the new "500+ [incremental] Linux games natively available on Steam" headline!
Which may be more interesting and valuable to some, since it will include a lot of AAA titles.


The moment Fallout 4 and GTA 5 is fully running without tampering, I'm all over'em babies.


Last edited by Beamboom at 11 January 2019 at 12:52 pm UTC
jens 11 January 2019 at 12:53 pm UTC
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I really hope that Valves effort pays off and they succeed in the long term in getting substantially more users to Linux (and Steam). Although eventually there are "just" planning for streaming services with all their effort and Linux Desktop users are considered their testing crowd. I'm fine with both
ThePierrasse 11 January 2019 at 1:04 pm UTC
I used to be sceptical about Steam Play and its impact on Linux gaming, but I now have to admit that it's a pretty nice way of getting Steam's older titles to work on our beloved platform. Let's be fair, a lot of those older games would have never gotten a Linux port anyway, so it's basically a case of getting the game on Linux vs not getting it.

I feel like Valve's primary objective is to get as many games as possible to work out-of-the-box under Linux, to make sure they have a backup plan in case Windows becomes a no-go zone for them. Maybe they're also thinking about reviving Steam consoles. This is good for us too since we're always more and more able to recommend Linux for gaming to the average customer.
mrdeathjr 11 January 2019 at 1:49 pm UTC
In this proton version


Sonic and Sega All Stars Racing

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Last test with Pentium G3258 @ 4.1ghz + Artic Cooling Alpine 11 Plus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxJr6q-1ID8

SteamPlay With Core i3 8350K Tri-Core @ 5.0ghz + CoolerMaster Hyper T4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWN0vpfv5AM


Mad Riders

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Last test with Pentium G3258 @ 4.1ghz + Artic Cooling Alpine 11 Plus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3m9vxjG_bw

SteamPlay With Core i3 8350K Tri-Core @ 5.0ghz + CoolerMaster Hyper T4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Haa46o2xqg


Flatout 1

Spoiler, click me
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Last test with Pentium G3258 @ 4.1ghz + Artic Cooling Alpine 11 Plus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=198NV4cgY1E

SteamPlay With Core i3 8350K Tri-Core @ 5.0ghz + CoolerMaster Hyper T4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gm8vfUdFqTg


Flatout 2

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Last test with Pentium G3258 @ 4.1ghz + Artic Cooling Alpine 11 Plus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lr5OMaRiGR8

SteamPlay With Core i3 8350K Tri-Core @ 5.0ghz + CoolerMaster Hyper T4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53hW76OYawc


Trackmania United

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Last test with Pentium G3258 @ 4.1ghz + Artic Cooling Alpine 11 Plus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrRNt_jlLJg

SteamPlay With Core i3 8350K Tri-Core @ 5.0ghz + CoolerMaster Hyper T4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PboQ729CpA


Crash Time II

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Last test with Pentium G3258 @ 4.1ghz + Artic Cooling Alpine 11 Plus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvC9gzcqpJQ

SteamPlay With Core i3 8350K Tri-Core @ 5.0ghz + CoolerMaster Hyper T4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahjCSAxLhYE


Crash Time III

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Last test with Pentium G3258 @ 4.1ghz + Artic Cooling Alpine 11 Plus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BU1LZ75Sbpw

SteamPlay With Core i3 8350K Tri-Core @ 5.0ghz + CoolerMaster Hyper T4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wllqHvUAEs


Need for Speed Hot Pursuit 2010

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Last test with Pentium G3258 @ 4.1ghz + Artic Cooling Alpine 11 Plus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJjzE27RCZY

SteamPlay With Core i3 8350K Tri-Core @ 5.0ghz + CoolerMaster Hyper T4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nh9q2N4mOT4


Burnout Paradise

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Last test with Pentium G3258 @ 4.1ghz + Artic Cooling Alpine 11 Plus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GthP92jZrWI

SteamPlay With Core i3 8350K Tri-Core @ 5.0ghz + CoolerMaster Hyper T4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8SHKmYIE7o


Fuel

Spoiler, click me
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Last test with Pentium G3258 @ 4.1ghz + Artic Cooling Alpine 11 Plus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boV0V06sRPI

SteamPlay With Core i3 8350K Tri-Core @ 5.0ghz + CoolerMaster Hyper T4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRZ1Cn2b8BA


Dirt 3


DX9

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DXVK

Spoiler, click me
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Last test with Pentium G3258 @ 4.1ghz + Artic Cooling Alpine 11 Plus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ori0f5PB1g0

DX9 With Core i3 8350K Tri-Core @ 5.0ghz + CoolerMaster Hyper T4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJElW6oPJdA

DXVK With Core i3 8350K Tri-Core @ 5.0ghz + CoolerMaster Hyper T4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VA3xk2dzUOQ


Alpha Prime

Spoiler, click me
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Last test with Pentium G3258 @ 4.1ghz + Artic Cooling Alpine 11 Plus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zG5HO9HYi2Q

SteamPlay With Core i3 8350K Tri-Core @ 5.0ghz + CoolerMaster Hyper T4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XHSnriSP2E


Unreal II

Spoiler, click me
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Last test with Pentium G3258 @ 4.1ghz + Artic Cooling Alpine 11 Plus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9qng-ladkY

SteamPlay With Core i3 8350K Tri-Core @ 5.0ghz + CoolerMaster Hyper T4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnAcsAjOzCc


Serious Sam 2

Spoiler, click me
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Last test with Pentium G3258 @ 4.1ghz + Artic Cooling Alpine 11 Plus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hTLMJFldnY

SteamPlay With Core i3 8350K Tri-Core @ 5.0ghz + CoolerMaster Hyper T4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzOrLF0j4Nc


Painkiller Black Edition

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Last test with Pentium G3258 @ 4.1ghz + Artic Cooling Alpine 11 Plus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-ZwTa6OUMM

SteamPlay With Core i3 8350K Tri-Core @ 5.0ghz + CoolerMaster Hyper T4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8gj7kkR8Qg


FarCry 1

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Last test with Pentium G3258 @ 4.1ghz + Artic Cooling Alpine 11 Plus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uv0dRQGVDJE

SteamPlay With Core i3 8350K Tri-Core @ 5.0ghz + CoolerMaster Hyper T4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r7XCCISXIo


Operation Flashpoint Dragon Rising

Spoiler, click me
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Last test with Pentium G3258 @ 4.1ghz + Artic Cooling Alpine 11 Plus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khcREy2afr4

SteamPlay With Core i3 8350K Tri-Core @ 5.0ghz + CoolerMaster Hyper T4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXkJj6YJ6_8


Order of War

Spoiler, click me
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Last test with Pentium G3220 @ 3.0ghz

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTgs-JHCx7E

SteamPlay With Core i3 8350K Tri-Core @ 5.0ghz + CoolerMaster Hyper T4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLdR2PR6hqE





Last edited by mrdeathjr at 11 January 2019 at 6:32 pm UTC
x_wing 11 January 2019 at 1:55 pm UTC
From my point of view, we should still give priority to native ports. Which means that if we get to know that Feral or any publisher is making the port, it's wise to wait before buy and play it (and with the current games backlog we have, we have lot of thing to play while waiting ).
Xpander 11 January 2019 at 2:58 pm UTC
There are actually more platinum ones as some people report issues with really outdated drivers or have distros that doesn't have file description limits increased to use esync.
liamdawe 11 January 2019 at 3:04 pm UTC
XpanderThere are actually more platinum ones as some people report issues with really outdated drivers or have distros that doesn't have file description limits increased to use esync.
Well, hopefully ProtonDB will apply some limits to what entries can do to a rating when they're using rather outdated specs.
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