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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
  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
  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 21 November 2018 at 12:29 pm UTC
It's not really a proper fix, it just takes the (incorrect) assumption that D3D11 command lists will only ever be used once one step further, which by the way also slightly improves performance in other games. This works because the vast majority of games do only use their command lists once.

Still, 2GB of VRAM won't cut it for Dark Souls 3, the game needs 4GB at the very least.

Last edited by YoRHa-2B on 21 November 2018 at 12:30 pm UTC
jens 23 November 2018 at 9:51 am UTC
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robvvI can't even get past the first boss in Dark Souls III. Clearly I am useless :-)

Yeah, same here, it took me more than a week and quite some youtube films or so to get passed. Hint: Stay close to him

It is really a game you have to learn and understand. I don't think that I'll finish this game, I don't have the time for that, but I get to understand why this game has such a big fan base.
deathxxx 24 November 2018 at 11:03 pm UTC
DARK SOULS™ III, does not work for me.
Skyrim and some other games working.

DARK SOULS™ III starts, but after start a New Game, it exit to desktop.
Anyone have same problem?
m-svo 25 November 2018 at 5:11 am UTC
deathxxxDARK SOULS™ III, does not work for me.
Skyrim and some other games working.

DARK SOULS™ III starts, but after start a New Game, it exit to desktop.
Anyone have same problem?
You can get a log of this happening, see here
Then you should probably report it to github
Lots of gamers there, often find fixes for each other.
wolfyrion 20 December 2018 at 5:27 am UTC
deathxxxDARK SOULS™ III, does not work for me.
Skyrim and some other games working.

DARK SOULS™ III starts, but after start a New Game, it exit to desktop.
Anyone have same problem?

I do have the same problem as well, didnt find a solution yet

Last edited by wolfyrion on 20 December 2018 at 5:40 am UTC
YoRHa-2B 20 December 2018 at 10:29 am UTC
deathxxxDARK SOULS™ III, does not work for me.
Make sure you're using the correct graphics drivers as described here. No, the Nvidia driver that ships with Ubuntu 18.04 or 18.10 is not good enough for Proton, it's too old.

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