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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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pb 11 October 2018 at 3:40 pm UTC
Comandante ÑoñardoI 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...

Hopefully, because once a game works perfect for me with (for example) 3.7-3 I don't see a point in updating it risking breakage.
Cestarian 11 October 2018 at 4:50 pm UTC
They need to add dotnet4.x support so we can play they are billions D:
legluondunet 11 October 2018 at 5:48 pm UTC
Proton has a feature I waited for several years in Wine: scaling a fullscreen game in a window fited to your desktop resolution, with ratio and with the ability to alt+tab, whatever the resolution it uses. Wine has not yet this feature even in staging hasn't it?


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lunix 11 October 2018 at 6:08 pm UTC
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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?

I didn't because I can't always reproduce it. I don't know what causes it.
stan 11 October 2018 at 7:46 pm UTC
legluondunetProton has a feature I waited for several years in Wine: scaling a fullscreen game in a window fited to your desktop resolution, with ratio and with the ability to alt+tab, whatever the resolution it uses. Wine has not yet this feature even in staging hasn't it?
Not that I know, and yes it would be very useful especially for older games.
slaapliedje 12 October 2018 at 9:02 am UTC
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Funny thing is, lately I have been playing Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and it randomly crashes to the desktop more often than some of the Proton games. Not sure if I can fault Feral or the game itself or that I am running Debian testing. But playing games with Proton seem more stable than that one :p
cprn 12 October 2018 at 2:35 pm UTC
One of the companies providing software for my former employer had a minor glitch in their application's update system about 3 years ago that resulted in patches not being properly advertised to Linux clients. Obviously they fixed it right away and promised it'll auto update for each instance next time it bootstraps itself during restart. I don't work there for over 2 years but last month when I talked to my former colleagues they didn't hide their jolly grins announcing none of the machines we used to support had a chance to download that update yet. Linux stability is a bitch when it comes to updates on restart.
Eike 12 October 2018 at 2:39 pm UTC
cprnOne of the companies providing software for my former employer had a minor glitch in their application's update system about 3 years ago that resulted in patches not being properly advertised to Linux clients. Obviously they fixed it right away and promised it'll auto update for each instance next time it bootstraps itself during restart. I don't work there for over 2 years but last month when I talked to my former colleagues they didn't hide their jolly grins announcing none of the machines we used to support had a chance to download that update yet. Linux stability is a bitch when it comes to updates on restart.

*lol *
slaapliedje 12 October 2018 at 11:38 pm UTC
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cprnOne of the companies providing software for my former employer had a minor glitch in their application's update system about 3 years ago that resulted in patches not being properly advertised to Linux clients. Obviously they fixed it right away and promised it'll auto update for each instance next time it bootstraps itself during restart. I don't work there for over 2 years but last month when I talked to my former colleagues they didn't hide their jolly grins announcing none of the machines we used to support had a chance to download that update yet. Linux stability is a bitch when it comes to updates on restart.

Ha, yeah sort of helps if they're restarted...
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