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The day I'm sure many have waited for has arrived, a new Steam Play beta has been officially released today which includes the important FAudio project. On top of that, even more titles have entered the Steam Play whitelist.

Don't know what the heck Steam Play is? The "too long; didn't read" is that it enables you to play a lot of Windows games on Linux.

Linux game porter Ethan Lee, one of the forces behind FAudio also created an "FAudio for Proton" page to read over to give you a lot more information on what it actually is and what it does. In short: more games should work, more games should work better and it may introduce new issues so keep an eye ear out.

First up, here's the changes for Proton 3.16-5 beta:

  • Completely new implementation of XAudio2, using the FAudio project. This should provide much higher quality audio for games that use XAudio2. Notably, this now supports volume mixing and audio effect processing features that were missing from the old implementation.
  • Better support for embedded Chromium-based web browsers. Games and launchers that contain an embedded web browser may now work better.
  • Update DXVK to 0.93. Also include a fix for some Unity VR games when run with DXVK, like SUPERHOT VR and Job Simulator.
  • Compatibility improvements for changing paths between Linux and Windows using the Steam API. Among other things, this should fix Steam Controller icon images in certain games.
  • Minor fixes for PulseAudio users with certain hardware.
  • For developers, optional support for Vagrant, which should ease the process of creating Proton build VMs.

The changelog for Steam Play's Proton can be found any time on the GitHub Wiki. To access it, you will likely need to re-start Steam for it to be picked up.

Additionally, Valve announced the whitelist was updated with 29 more titles that should "just work". These are:

  • 20XX
  • A Case of Distrust
  • Anime Dress Up
  • Apocalipsis
  • AstroPop Deluxe
  • Avernum 3: Ruined World
  • BEEP
  • Botanicula
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Ultimate Edition
  • Crash Dive
  • Dragon Cliff
  • First Strike: Final Hour
  • Football Tactics & Glory
  • Infinos Gaiden
  • Long Gone Days
  • Mad Tower Tycoon
  • Meteor 60 Seconds!
  • Mushihimesama
  • O.C.D. - On Completeness & Dissonance
  • Objects in space
  • Puzzle Agent 2
  • Rusty Lake Hotel
  • Rusty Lake Paradise
  • Rusty Lake: Roots
  • SYMMETRY
  • Solstice
  • Stronghold HD
  • Subsurface Circular
  • Tactical Monsters Rumble Arena

The whitelist is there so that you can just install them like any other game. For games not on the whitelist that you wish to test, you can check the "Enable Steam Play for all titles" box in the Steam Play section of the Steam client settings.

And I thought this was going to be a pretty normal week… 

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wvstolzing 12 December 2018 at 10:56 am UTC
mrdeathjrIn this proton version

Assasins Creed 1

...

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

https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=MuES02HzDDs

I think you need to edit the link to this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuES02HzDDs

... so DXVK finally works on AC1? Out of the box? There are no updates on protondb just yet.
I also wonder if there's any improvement on the uplay drm'ed titles (AC1 has no uplay/drm).
deathxxx 12 December 2018 at 11:08 am UTC
Leopard
deathxxxSkyrim SE, does not work with lastest SteamPlay.

It needs a wma work and ffmpeg support

If you are willing to work it , try this.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nnaCrUzFbOQyzFQadYKY-JwLaLVZmyNQ/view

Download it and put into :

.steam/compatibilitytools.d/, restart steam

Then choose from SteamPlay settings.

There is no .steam/compatibilitytools.d/ dir.
Ubuntu 18.04.1
Cybolic 12 December 2018 at 11:35 am UTC
theghostMaybe I am too blind to see it but where do I see the Steam-Play label in the shop of supported games?
Suppose I want a list of all officially supported steam-play games how can I get this?
I can't see any Steam-Play label as written here: https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=9439-QHKN-1308&l=english#which
And this list incomplete: https://steamcommunity.com/games/221410/announcements/detail/1696055855739350561

You can add it yourself for now if you're using GreaseMonkey/ViolentMonkey/etc. by using this script. It's quite handy.
Faugn 12 December 2018 at 12:19 pm UTC
Faugn
Leopard
Faugn
Leopard
Faugn
Leopard
Faugn
Leopard
FaugnI wonder what's the process for whitelisting games... It does not look stringent enough: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Ultimate Edition is whitelisted, yet it crashes on startup for me, and according to the ProtonDB entries, I'm not the only one: https://www.protondb.com/app/234080

AMD and Mesa?

Because it looks like running for Nvidia.

Yep...

What is your gpu and Mesa version?
Proton:Beta (3.16-5)
Distro:Arch Linux
Kernel:4.19.8-arch1-1-ARCH
RAM:16 GB
GPU Driver:4.5 Mesa 19.0.0-devel (git-c0de7c21a3)
GPU:Radeon RX 580
CPU:Intel Core i7-3770 @ 3.40GHz

If you are using selected Proton version for all titles instead of game specific selections, that can be the issue.

SteamPlay settings-Third box - Uncheck

I actually don't have it checked, how do you know which version of Proton is effectively used by a game when it's not?

From that list.

https://steamdb.info/app/891390/info/

It shows which Proton version got it whitelisted.

OK, so it should have been using 3.16-4, I'll re-install and try with 3.16-5 Beta.

Nope, same crash with 3.16-5 Beta.
mrdeathjr 12 December 2018 at 12:21 pm UTC
wvstolzing
mrdeathjrIn this proton version

Assasins Creed 1

...

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

https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=MuES02HzDDs

I think you need to edit the link to this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuES02HzDDs

... so DXVK finally works on AC1? Out of the box? There are no updates on protondb just yet.
I also wonder if there's any improvement on the uplay drm'ed titles (AC1 has no uplay/drm).

Fixed

Thanks

massatt212 12 December 2018 at 3:37 pm UTC
Once we get 32bit and Netframe Work i think its GG
and does anyone know how to get DMC Devil May Cry Working Ninja Theory Ver. on SteamPlay
RussianNeuroMancer 12 December 2018 at 4:25 pm UTC
How they pick up games for whitelisting? Whitelist changelogs is always somehow bizarre.
deathxxx 12 December 2018 at 4:46 pm UTC
deathxxx
Leopard
deathxxxSkyrim SE, does not work with lastest SteamPlay.

It needs a wma work and ffmpeg support

If you are willing to work it , try this.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nnaCrUzFbOQyzFQadYKY-JwLaLVZmyNQ/view

Download it and put into :

.steam/compatibilitytools.d/, restart steam

Then choose from SteamPlay settings.

There is no .steam/compatibilitytools.d/ dir.
Ubuntu 18.04.1

I do anyting from there too:
https://github.com/ValveSoftware/Proton

But whatever i put the files, Steam Client just don't see this modified version of Proton.
wvstolzing 12 December 2018 at 4:50 pm UTC
I gave in to my curiosity, and downloaded the whole thing ... but AssCreed 1 still doesn't work. I wonder how the folks on youtube got it to work.
Whitewolfe80 12 December 2018 at 6:31 pm UTC
Beamboom
SirBubbles
Comandante ÑoñardoI wonder if this fix the Fallout 4 audio issues...

I gave it a quick spin, and it did seem to hold together when I used a plasma rifle on full auto. Went around Diamond City a couple of times causing trouble, and it seemed that the audio didn't have any issues. Will have to do further testing of course, and would love to get those FAudio patches for mainstream wine as well.

Ok, wow, hold on here: Are you saying that Fallout 4 now works with Steam Play right out of the box, or are there wine tweaks to be made first?

It does work out of the box howeer there are issues that can be resolved by fiddling around with the install however the best way to play fallout 4 under linux is with lutris the script has already been edited so all you have to do click install and play. IF there are any known issues they are explained in script notes before you click install


Last edited by Whitewolfe80 at 12 December 2018 at 6:32 pm UTC
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