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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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raneon 16 February 2019 at 1:05 pm UTC
I had to remove the Proton folders as well, reinstall Proton from the tools menu and restart Steam to get the new Proton running including DXVK 0.96.
massatt212 16 February 2019 at 1:28 pm UTC
are the naruto games working now
Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 ?
liamdawe 16 February 2019 at 2:44 pm UTC
Now I'm home, I've re-tested. Seems the Steam client is definitely having issues updating Proton. Now I've forced it, I can confirm Into the Breach fullscreen is indeed fixed. Updated the text at the bottom of the article.
rogerwlusk 16 February 2019 at 2:51 pm UTC
Hey 3dmark firestrike works now, sort of, it sees my Rx 570 as a generic vga but performance is in line which is cool.
torbido 16 February 2019 at 4:23 pm UTC
When I add non steam game, where is the prefix of these games?
vipor29 16 February 2019 at 5:08 pm UTC
assassins creed III works flawlessly
follower 16 February 2019 at 7:38 pm UTC
vipor29assassins creed III works flawlessly

I wonder if the UPlay fixes will allow Watchdogs 2 to work!
wvstolzing 16 February 2019 at 8:18 pm UTC
vipor29assassins creed III works flawlessly

I wonder if the UPlay fixes will allow Watchdogs 2 to work!

Assassin's Creed II still can't install -- I mean, it gets stuck at the disk space allocation phase, before uplay can even do anything. Weird.
Thormack 16 February 2019 at 10:04 pm UTC
Does it runs Elite Dangerous or we still need that unofficial Proton build?
etonbears 16 February 2019 at 10:17 pm UTC
torbidoWhen I add non steam game, where is the prefix of these games?

Each version of Proton is a management wrapper for Steam-Installed games using a specific version of Wine ( including extension libraries/patches etc ).

As you probably know, each Steam-Installed game is identified by a unique integer number; Proton creates/uses a Wine prefix for each game as a directory named for that unique integer, in the "compatdata" directory of the Steam games library you choose to install in.

I do not think Proton is capable of doing this for non-Steam games, so a non-Steam game will use the wine prefix you chose when installing that game. If you make no wineprefix choice, the default is "~/.wine/".

Note that it is generally better to install each non-steam game to a different wine prefix, since games often have conflicting configuration needs. i.e. Configuring one game may break another if they share a wineprefix.

Hope that helps.
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