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Valve are now offering a chance to test a beta of the next version of Proton in their Steam Play system.

As a reminder: Steam Play is the system built into the Linux version of the Steam client to allow you to play Windows games on Linux. Compatibility varies from game to game, you can see the current titles that Valve have whitelisted in their original announcement.

You can track the changelog here. As for what Proton 3.7-4 has: support for Python 3, DXVK updated to v0.70, better keyboard focus for those on GNOME Shell, controllers hopefully no longer causing long delays on startup and more. Seems like a pretty good update and it's going to be fun to watch it progress.

Actually getting it show up is a little finicky. It didn't seem to appear until after I started a Steam Play title and then restarting Steam, so hopefully they will improve that over time too.

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GustyGhost 25 Aug, 2018
"Valve bows down in submission, accepts Microsoft proprietary standards as de facto."
somebody1121 25 Aug, 2018
I tried the proton beta and DXVK_HUD tells that the version it's 0.64 not 0.70, it's odd.
1xok 25 Aug, 2018
Yes! The Beta of the Beta. :D
Nevertheless 25 Aug, 2018
Quoting: GustyGhost"Valve bows down in submission, accepts Microsoft proprietary standards as de facto."

Oh yes. Microsoft will be so happy about this move!
Liam Dawe 25 Aug, 2018
Quoting: somebody1121I tried the proton beta and DXVK_HUD tells that the version it's 0.64 not 0.70, it's odd.
From what I've read, it is 0.70 just the versioning isn't right.
The_Aquabat 25 Aug, 2018
Sleeping Dogs works for me with the beta.
Dunc 25 Aug, 2018
Quoting: Nevertheless
Quoting: GustyGhost"Valve bows down in submission, accepts Microsoft proprietary standards as de facto."

Oh yes. Microsoft will be so happy about this move!
I said it before: embrace, extend...

Valve are giving Microsoft a taste of their own medicine. How strong a dose remains to be seen, but I'm sure - whether GabeN and co. actually think of it in those terms or not - that's what's going on.
dubigrasu 25 Aug, 2018
Quoting: somebody1121I tried the proton beta and DXVK_HUD tells that the version it's 0.64 not 0.70, it's odd.
https://github.com/ValveSoftware/Proton/issues/479#issuecomment-415929650
Kimyrielle 25 Aug, 2018
So...

What do people think is the better choice to run Windows games now? regular WINE? Staging? Proton?
Sil_el_mot 25 Aug, 2018
With the Beta all tested VR-Games (Budget Cuts, King Graffiti, Holopoint, Gorn, Onward, TheLab, Rick&MOrty) dont even start anymore. :(
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