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The recent Steam Play beta is now out for everyone, plus a minor beta update

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Valve continue pushing ahead with improvements to their Steam Play system with the most recent beta now being out for everyone.

Steam Play 3.7-7 is now the stable version, which includes:

  • Improvements to alt-tab and fullscreen behaviour in many games.
  • Fix mouse behaviour in some games and mice with high sample rates.
  • Update DXVK to v0.80.

If it doesn't show up for you, restart Steam. Hopefully in future the stable updates won't require this, I imagine an improved update flow will be worked on eventually although it's not much hassle to quickly restart Steam.

Additionally, there's a very minor 3.7-8 beta available which only notes that it has "Minor compatibility fixes in preparation for future Proton versions.". While minor, the wording has piqued my interest to see what they're going to be doing.

Also, if you missed it, Valve recently expanded the whitelist too.

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lunix 11 October 2018 at 9:22 am UTC
QuoteImprovements to alt-tab and fullscreen behaviour in many games.

I keep seeing this but it just gets worse and worse with witcher 3.
liamdawe 11 October 2018 at 9:27 am UTC
lunix
QuoteImprovements to alt-tab and fullscreen behaviour in many games.

I keep seeing this but it just gets worse and worse with witcher 3.
Have you reported it to the GitHub?
STiAT 11 October 2018 at 10:37 am UTC
lunix
QuoteImprovements to alt-tab and fullscreen behaviour in many games.

I keep seeing this but it just gets worse and worse with witcher 3.

Interesting, I have absolutely no issue with alt-tab in TW3.
mrdeathjr 11 October 2018 at 12:10 pm UTC
In this wine version err ..... steamplay

Dynasty Warriors 8 Xtreme Legends

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBsgxjY11Uo

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lH3tLAA68E


Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_3i0fePTD0

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

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


The Legend of Korra

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wkx60rezIqA

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZ2uTMFG0nI


Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUYgckDFX4k

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lk72rf3eQxM


Devil May Cry 4 + Mods

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncp2wAJdAIM

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaT086I_kec


Alice Madness Returns

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kE-pP9vv7w

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbFdahSj4ow


Kingdoms of Amalur

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqLch4wI0Ds

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_AIMfPtR_k


LOTR War in North

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOBwDYlMsz4

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5wVKJkaIKQ


Silent Hill Homecoming

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fJNEBdQFFo

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sp6h8Ywb7JE


Alan Wake

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

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYmxFvDk4dc


Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqAhwBwbUL8


Castlevania Mirrors of Fate HD

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3Kwvjv4V7I

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

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Deadlight

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yC39cf97Cnc


Shadow Complex Remastered DX9

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

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Global Ops Commando Lybia

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Velvet Assasin

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Hydrophobia Propecy

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MarechalLima 11 October 2018 at 12:27 pm UTC
STiAT
lunix
QuoteImprovements to alt-tab and fullscreen behaviour in many games.

I keep seeing this but it just gets worse and worse with witcher 3.

Interesting, I have absolutely no issue with alt-tab in TW3.

Probably a bug on Gnome, while using Mate, Cinnamon and Plasma I haven't experienced any issue with alt-tab, but using Gnome It's worse, but still I could do alt-tab, though I haven't tested with the new version of Proton.

EDIT: I saw he is using XFCE, but I haven't tested with it.


Last edited by MarechalLima at 11 October 2018 at 12:31 pm UTC
j3kyl 11 October 2018 at 12:50 pm UTC
I noticed that all my "Windows" games had a minor update of 300MB. Obviously unrelated to the game itself as most of those were released years ago!

I almost dropped a tear when I saw a update on Stalker SOC! haha
massatt212 11 October 2018 at 1:13 pm UTC
can some one test Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 or the series
they work on lutris please check and see if they work on Proton 3.7.8
Feist 11 October 2018 at 1:44 pm UTC
Tried a few games with 3.7-8: "Gray Matter" and "Sleeping Dogs" (original edition) still won't start. "Fallout 3 GotY" still gives me blackscreen with a cursor. However, "Alan Wake" starts again, I don't think it has worked since one of the first Proton versions, it also has music in the main menu for the first time.
pb 11 October 2018 at 3:15 pm UTC
j3kylI noticed that all my "Windows" games had a minor update of 300MB. Obviously unrelated to the game itself as most of those were released years ago!

I almost dropped a tear when I saw a update on Stalker SOC! haha

For me, only Codename Gordon got a 343M update, but it still doesn't work. :-(
Comandante Ñoñardo 11 October 2018 at 3:30 pm UTC
I wonder the purpose of the Track prefix files feature.

I guess Proton will have several versions of WINe and will run the more appropriate for each game...
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