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Valve have one more Steam Play update out before the end of 2018 with 3.16-6

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Today, Valve put out the last Steam Play update of 2018 with Proton 3.16-6 beta now available for fun times.

After you excitedly unwrap your present, you will find (changelog here):

  • Support for gnutls >= 3.0, which should fix many networking issues with games. Note the Steam runtime doesn't ship this yet, so your distribution will need to provide it. For users on distros that don't provide this, Steam Play will still use the Steam runtime library as before. When the Steam runtime is updated, this will be available for all users. In our testing, we saw improvements in Eve Online, DOOM (2016) multiplayer, and HELLDIVERS.
  • Other networking fixes, too. In particular, Hitman 2 and Metal Gear Solid 5 should now be working online.
  • DXVK is upgraded to 0.94. In addition to the DXVK release notes, Dishonored 2 and Middle-earth: Shadow of War appear to be working with this release.
  • Configurable support for forcing the LARGE_ADDRESS_AWARE mode. This can help some games which run out of memory when run in Steam Play, for example Bayonetta.
  • Further improvements to FAudio.

To access it, you will need to find this section of the Steam client settings (you likely need to restart Steam):

The update to gnutls is quite an exciting one, hopefully that will sort out multiplayer in quite a number of titles where it didn't work before in addition to the other networking fixes.

Great to see Valve and co work so diligently on making Steam Play and Linux gaming better together. It's certainly exciting to follow development. I'm sure this will make a number of you happy to tinker with over the holidays.

I can confirm that DOOM multiplayer does indeed now work fine on Ubuntu 18.10:

If you want me to test other games in future, feel free to gift me a game any time.

As always, feel free to report your findings in our comments.

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Liam Dawe 21 December 2018 at 10:30 pm UTC
Skyrim: SE will no longer freeze on the main menu, no NPC voices in the intro yet.
mrdeathjr 21 December 2018 at 10:31 pm UTC
In this proton version

Lego Marvel Super Heroes

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Last test with Pentium G3258 @ 4.1ghz + Artic Cooling Alpine 11 Plus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RskQw8MpTrk

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFHFeEqh_vM


Lego StarWars Complete Saga

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Last test with Pentium G3258 @ 4.1ghz + Artic Cooling Alpine 11 Plus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctOLTyXQbR4

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJnY9HWQlr4


Lego The Movie

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Last test with Pentium G3258 @ 4.1ghz + Artic Cooling Alpine 11 Plus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=029cQpMg2ts

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQMhI5eTO4g


Lego Pirates of Caribbean

image

Last test with Pentium G3258 @ 4.1ghz + Artic Cooling Alpine 11 Plus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXeo_9wyCRs

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8u4v4S9I4bw


Lego Batman

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Last test with Pentium G3258 @ 4.1ghz + Artic Cooling Alpine 11 Plus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdgT9ogMINs

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlOhlL88Q5E


Lego Harry Potter 1-4

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Last test with Pentium G3258 @ 4.1ghz + Artic Cooling Alpine 11 Plus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5wJcWX6SsU

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GclVbvppIFk


Sonic Generations

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Last test with Pentium G3258 @ 4.1ghz + Artic Cooling Alpine 11 Plus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Hj_RjVWt8k

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkrIzEHceLA


Disney Universe

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Last test with Pentium G3258 @ 4.1ghz + Artic Cooling Alpine 11 Plus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rbe56iC5Mw

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rU8_zLoj_yQ


Finn and Jake Epic Quest

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Last test with Pentium G3258 @ 4.1ghz + Artic Cooling Alpine 11 Plus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8RnHTNzrvk

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3Y9pPEzOEI


Tangled

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Last test with Pentium G3220 @ 3.0ghz

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAqBFLqH7KM

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frMwtEWBpXk


On Native Side

Neverwinter Nights

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5sid2FCeR4


And in others

MelonDS 0.71

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7LevfEQpaM





Last edited by mrdeathjr at 22 December 2018 at 2:29 am UTC
wvstolzing 21 December 2018 at 10:32 pm UTC
The gnutls update gives me a bit of hope for stuff behimd the uplay drm.
Liam Dawe 21 December 2018 at 10:37 pm UTC
DOOM multiplayer now works fine.
buenaventura 21 December 2018 at 10:49 pm UTC
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awesome, I am very excited about Dishonored 2!
Comandante Ñoñardo 21 December 2018 at 11:46 pm UTC
buenaventuraawesome, I am very excited about Dishonored 2!
Don't forget that Denuvo was removed recently...
massatt212 22 December 2018 at 12:27 am UTC
Guestthats the problem with alot of these games,they need to remove the drm,i mean the publishers.there is no reason to have drm especially if its on steam,you need the darn client to run the games anyway.

When the Game Get Cracked They Dont need Steam Thats why they use DRM
Multiplayer Games Have no worries with it|
But Single Player Titles suffer the Most
Thormack 22 December 2018 at 1:50 am UTC
Guys, could you recommend some nice free-to-play windows games?


Never used Proton before and don't want to buy win games just for testing.
massatt212 22 December 2018 at 2:15 am UTC
DOTA
Nezchan 22 December 2018 at 3:43 am UTC
ThormackGuys, could you recommend some nice free-to-play windows games?


Never used Proton before and don't want to buy win games just for testing.

Neverwinter is pretty fun and works well in Proton, although you may need to change your mouse polling rate.
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