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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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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XpanderThere are actually more platinum ones as some people report issues with really outdated drivers or have distros that doesn't have file description limits increased to use esync.
Well, hopefully ProtonDB will apply some limits to what entries can do to a rating when they're using rather outdated specs.
jens 11 January 2019 at 3:07 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XpanderThere are actually more platinum ones as some people report issues with really outdated drivers or have distros that doesn't have file description limits increased to use esync.

Yes, but this applies the other way around too. I guess a lot people give a platinum rating if the game barely starts, but this is no indication that a complete play-through with all features (e.g. multiplayer) works without issues.


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axredneck 11 January 2019 at 3:31 pm UTC
x_wing... native ports ... Feral ...
Are Feral ports really much more native than playing using Proton?
einherjar 11 January 2019 at 3:53 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.

If I look at the things like exclusives in Epic Store, Discord, Ubisoft heading away from Steam and so on, I don't think that there will be a lot of AAA Titles on Steam....
So proton perhaps won't bring as (much) AAA Titles, because they don't appear on Steam :-(


Last edited by einherjar at 11 January 2019 at 7:44 pm UTC
Xpander 11 January 2019 at 3:58 pm UTC
jens
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.

Yes, but this applies the other way around to. I guess a lot people give a platinum rating if the game barely starts, but this is no indication that a complete play-through with all features (e.g. multiplayer) works without issues.

Yes, Ofc. But the outdated driver thing boggles me every time. Proton page clearly says whats the minimum drivers required, yet some people still run much older drivers and mark the games "Broken".

Ofc not to mention there are some native games reported also, the ones that don't have linux/steamOS icon in steam but actually have native clients available.
Mohandevir 11 January 2019 at 4:03 pm UTC
On my RX580 + Mesa 18.3 (transform feedback included) and with the latest Proton beta (3.16-6 beta), Witcher 3 runs flawlessly.

The stuttering that was felt (while riding a horse) is totally gone, the experience is really smooth. Didn't notice any graphical glitches or major slowdowns...

I'm really impressed by the pace of developpment and the performances they are getting out of Proton!

Awesome job guys!

Will we see Witcher 3 in the next round of Whitelisted titles?


Last edited by Mohandevir at 11 January 2019 at 6:02 pm UTC
Arehandoro 11 January 2019 at 4:09 pm UTC
I wish it's possible to run Shenmue collection nicely without having to tinker so much soon.
Gonza565 11 January 2019 at 4:10 pm UTC
Been playing Battlefield Bad Company 2 and it's amazing. Other than a little choppiness when you first enter a game, which wears off quickly, it's like native.
Using Proton 3.7.8 though because apparently newer versions don't work as well with it.
Never played BC2 in it's prime. It's decent enough. Think I prefer the more open maps and slower gameplay of BF2 so far though(& 2142).
mylka 11 January 2019 at 4:26 pm UTC
liamdawe
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.

or just take GOLD+PLATINUM

DOOM only has GOLD and its whitelisted
all wolfenstein also just have GOLD

i bought some gold games like prey, ryse and batman and they all work OOTB

btw do you know when its posible to install the windows version even if there is a native port?
both metro just suck on my machine and i wanna try them with proton.
or dead island wont start and i also wanna try with proton
liamdawe 11 January 2019 at 4:35 pm UTC
mylka
liamdawe
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.

or just take GOLD+PLATINUM

DOOM only has GOLD and its whitelisted
all wolfenstein also just have GOLD

i bought some gold games like prey, ryse and batman and they all work OOTB

btw do you know when its posible to install the windows version even if there is a native port?
both metro just suck on my machine and i wanna try them with proton.
or dead island wont start and i also wanna try with proton
Try this: https://github.com/Holston5/Native2Proton
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