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The first Steam Play update for this year is out with Proton 3.16-7 beta

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Valve have pushed out a Steam Play beta update with Proton 3.16-7 now available for testing. Lots of fixes!

Not quite the huge upgrade many were expecting, most people thought Valve would be pushing ahead with a major update of Wine but this release still seems like a very nice update overall

Firstly, they've updated DXVK to 0.96 and FAudio to 19.02. This should hopefully mean quite a number of games will see improvements and begin working. Additionally, there has been some controller improvements, with Unity specifically mentioned for games like Subnautica and INSIDE.

As for bug fixes and other changes, here's what they improved:

  • Fix for fullscreen behavior in Into The Breach.
  • Fix for crashes in some d3d9 games on Mesa.
  • Fix for crash when launching certain games, including Path of Exile, the Bloons series, and the Naruto Shippuden series.
  • Fix for games with special characters in paths, including LEGO Harry Potter.
  • Restore previous functionality of the Uplay client.
  • New runtime option for old games that can't handle modern GL extension strings. Set PROTON_OLD_GL_STRING to limit the extension string length.
  • New runtime option to disable d3d10 support, PROTON_NO_D3D10.
  • Better support for games that use very old steamworks SDKs, including Lost Planet.
  • Fixed various problems with the build system, and added a new top-level Makefile to make simple builds much easier.

You can see the changelog here. Looks like it's going to be a fun weekend of testing ahead!

If you're having issues updating, you can select Proton from Steam's tools menu found when you hover over "LIBRARY" -> "TOOLS" and search for "Proton" then install "Proton 3.16 Beta". Seems many people have had issues with it not updating properly.

After some fresh testing, with a forced Proton update I can confirm Into the Breach fullscreen now works as expected—hooray!

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chancho_zombie 16 February 2019 at 11:22 am UTC
mrdeathjrIn this proton version


yes mrdeathjr review please.
benjamimgois 16 February 2019 at 11:40 am UTC
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jens
QuoteI did give Into The Breach a very quick test, but sadly it doesn't look like the fullscreen issue is solved for me. Setting it into fullscreen made it into a bigger window, turned it black and seemed to make it freeze. I had to force-quit, then when loading it up again it was just in a big window with bits cut-off. Looks like they still need to work on that.

Were you really on Beta7 (validate that the DXVK version is indeed 0.96)? It took me some manual steps until Proton was actually updated to Beta7.

How do you manage to get proton to download? i tried to disable and enable again steamplay and deleting the proton folder and now don't have any proton version

Same problem here....
liamdawe 16 February 2019 at 11:42 am UTC
Apparently you can install Proton from the Tools menu in the Steam client, for those having issues above.
somebody1121 16 February 2019 at 11:43 am UTC
liamdaweApparently you can install Proton from the Tools menu in the Steam client, for those having issues above.

Damn, you beat me, i just edited my former comment.
Brisse 16 February 2019 at 11:54 am UTC
After further investigation (DXVK_HUD=version) it does look like Steam wasn't actually using the version of Proton that it said it was. Going to try installing from the Tools menu as suggested.

Edit: Yep, now it's using the latest version.


Last edited by Brisse at 16 February 2019 at 12:08 pm UTC
jens 16 February 2019 at 12:19 pm UTC
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jens
QuoteI did give Into The Breach a very quick test, but sadly it doesn't look like the fullscreen issue is solved for me. Setting it into fullscreen made it into a bigger window, turned it black and seemed to make it freeze. I had to force-quit, then when loading it up again it was just in a big window with bits cut-off. Looks like they still need to work on that.

Were you really on Beta7 (validate that the DXVK version is indeed 0.96)? It took me some manual steps until Proton was actually updated to Beta7.

How do you manage to get proton to download? i tried to disable and enable again steamplay and deleting the proton folder and now don't have any proton version

By installing Proton 3.16 Beta via Library -> Tools. Somehow Proton was marked as installed there, but I guess that is a different story.

Anyway, the DXVK hud has to show 0.96 with the Proton Beta, otherwise it's not Beta 7.

Edit: Ah, I see you already found that option


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jens 16 February 2019 at 12:23 pm UTC
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mrdeathjrIn this proton version


yes mrdeathjr review please.

and please put all the screenshots in a spoiler tag, please remember the poor souls like me that sometimes use a mobile to check this site and then need to scroll themselves close to death ;)


Last edited by jens at 16 February 2019 at 12:24 pm UTC
mrdeathjr 16 February 2019 at 12:28 pm UTC
jensand please put all the screenshots in a spoiler tag, please remember the poor souls like me that sometimes use a mobile to check this site and then need to scroll themselves close to death ;)

But only a few 8 screens, however can put in spoiler some images not all

jens 16 February 2019 at 12:43 pm UTC
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jensand please put all the screenshots in a spoiler tag, please remember the poor souls like me that sometimes use a mobile to check this site and then need to scroll themselves close to death ;)

But only a few 8 screens, however can put in spoiler some images not all


Why not all of them?
mrdeathjr 16 February 2019 at 12:46 pm UTC
jens
mrdeathjr
jensand please put all the screenshots in a spoiler tag, please remember the poor souls like me that sometimes use a mobile to check this site and then need to scroll themselves close to death ;)

But only a few 8 screens, however can put in spoiler some images not all


Why not all of them?

Because see nice and only left 4, reduced 50%

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