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Valve has expanded the Steam Play whitelist to include DARK SOULS III and plenty more

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There I am, in bed about to fall asleep when my phone lights up as I forgot to put it on silent. Thankfully so, as it turns out Valve just expanded the Steam Play whitelist and that's always a bit exciting.

What is the whitelist? These are titles that Valve are confident enough that work out of the box with no additional configuration required. You don't need to turn any extra options on, they should just be click and play like any other Linux game on Steam.

The list has some interesting titles in it as seen on SteamDB, here's the full list of new titles sorted in alphabetical order for easy viewing:

  1. 12 Labours of Hercules VII: Fleecing the Fleece (Platinum Edition)
  2. A Raven Monologue
  3. AaAaAA!!! - A Reckless Disregard for Gravity
  4. Acid Nimbus
  5. Alien Shooter 2: Reloaded
  6. Bullet Candy
  7. DARK SOULS™ III
  8. Dungeon of the Endless™
  9. Endless Road
  10. Final DOOM
  11. FlatOut 2
  12. Glass Masquerade
  13. Hags Castle
  14. I’m not a Monster
  15. Jamestown
  16. LEGO® Star Wars™ III - The Clone Wars™
  17. Mega Man Legacy Collection
  18. Mysterium: A Psychic Clue Game
  19. Nidhogg
  20. Oh...Sir! The Hollywood Roast
  21. PAC-MAN™ Championship Edition DX+
  22. Pathfinder Adventures
  23. Picross Fairytale: Legend of the Mermaid
  24. Poker Night at the Inventory
  25. Primordia
  26. SEPTEMBER 1999
  27. STAR WARS™ - Dark Forces
  28. STEINS;GATE
  29. Samorost 2
  30. South Park™: The Stick of Truth™
  31. Star Explorers
  32. Starless Night
  33. The Curse of Monkey Island
  34. The House of Da Vinci
  35. The Room
  36. Tiny Bridge: Ratventure
  37. Wuppo
  38. Year Walk
  39. Zoombinis

Some rather varied titles available there, on top of all the titles previously added. Good to see Valve reasonably quickly add more, as things do progress forward with projects like DXVK (which forms part of Steam Play) quite quickly.

I'm assuming they won't be adding anything on the store to indicate Steam Play, until they've done a some more rounds on adding to the whitelist. They want it to make an impact of course, so the bigger they can do this the better it's going to be.

Will you be checking out any of the newer titles added? The LEGO game is tempting, since my son would probably absolutely love it and there's simply no sign of any LEGO game of that sort making its way to Linux officially through a proper port so this is the next best thing.

Also, if you missed them, be sure to check out our previous interviews about Steam Play. I spoke to the creator of DXVK, Subset Games (FTL, Into the Breach), Ethan Lee (game porter) and more.

Hat tip to mphuZ on Twitter.

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YoRHa-2B 14 November 2018 at 7:01 am UTC
BrisseThat is awesome that Dark Souls III made the list [...], but to be honest, there's a performance issue that sometimes causes the framerate to take a big dip after loading screens and as far as I know it's not been fixed
Has anyone actually tried using newest Proton with an older DXVK version to check what's actually causing that regression?

I personally can't reproduce the problem at all, the game runs at a nice 60 FPS at all times.
DoctorJunglist 14 November 2018 at 7:08 am UTC
Maybe that's an Nvidia-specific issue?
YoRHa-2B 14 November 2018 at 7:22 am UTC
I've seen reports from AMD users as well, so no. Not sure if there's a pattern, even high-end hardware seems to be affected.
Feist 14 November 2018 at 8:06 am UTC
Huh, that's the second whitelist in a row without a single game of interest for me. Bad luck of the draw i suppose, still I would have hoped that Valve would prioritize: aaa-titles, games with "large crtical acclaim" and games from big studios that have neglected linux in the past.
Xpander 14 November 2018 at 8:09 am UTC
uhh finally Flatout 2 whitelisted. A game that has been working perfectly in wine since 2008
Hori 14 November 2018 at 8:21 am UTC
Dark Souls III and Skyrim were by far my most-wanted unlikely games to have a Linux version. One down, another one left to go.
Valve is a godsent.

I can finally stop playing DS3 on Windows like a casul. I hope that Dark Souls 1 and 2 will also be ported/whitelisted in the future.


Last edited by Hori on 14 November 2018 at 8:23 am UTC
TimeFreeze 14 November 2018 at 8:32 am UTC
STEINS;GATE

PRAISE THE LORD!
Jiskin 14 November 2018 at 8:41 am UTC
YoRHa-2B
BrisseThat is awesome that Dark Souls III made the list [...], but to be honest, there's a performance issue that sometimes causes the framerate to take a big dip after loading screens and as far as I know it's not been fixed
Has anyone actually tried using newest Proton with an older DXVK version to check what's actually causing that regression?

I personally can't reproduce the problem at all, the game runs at a nice 60 FPS at all times.

I'm with NVIDIA and don't have such issue (but 410 series driver). The only thing that may not work in the future, is my gamepad if I keep dying that much...
YoRHa-2B 14 November 2018 at 9:12 am UTC
HoriI hope that Dark Souls 1 and 2 will also be ported/whitelisted in the future.
Dark Souls 1 Remastered has major game engine bugs and is basically unfixable, so probably not.
kuhpunkt 14 November 2018 at 9:20 am UTC
Xpanderuhh finally Flatout 2 whitelisted. A game that has been working perfectly in wine since 2008

But the multiplayer servers are down
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