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Valve have pushed out a new Steam Play beta with DXVK 0.80 and more

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As expected, Valve have pushed out an update to Proton for their Steam Play system with a new beta version.

I wrote about an upcoming update recently going over a few of the changes coming, but I didn't expect them to push it out to a beta so soon.

The changelog is small but the improvements are great:

  • Improvements to alt-tab and fullscreen behavior in many games.
  • Fix mouse behavior in some games and mice with high sample rates.
  • Update DXVK to v0.80.

The is in the Proton 3.7-7 beta version, which you need to opt into manually in the Steam Settings:

The upgrade to DXVK alone should bring much better game compatibility, considering the amount of improvements that has gone into it since Steam Play only had DXVK 0.70 before.

I'm hoping the fullscreen improvements will stop the issue I had with DOOM from happening again, where on a two monitor setup it gave me a tiny screen on the wrong monitor.

Great to see progress. Do let us know how you're getting on with it and your thoughts on the new beta in the comments.

Ps. Apologies for the lack of content today, I am sick.

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Botonoski 28 September 2018 at 7:28 pm UTC
Looks like that fixed a mouse bug I was having with Oblivion. I suppose I ought to actually try and beat that game now that I have a convenient way to play it.
Or maybe I'll just play Daggerfall for another 40 hours instead.
massatt212 28 September 2018 at 7:32 pm UTC
GuestDOOM 2016 still gives me black screen when I alt-tab and try to return oh and mouse still invisible in doom when using the steam overlay

I wonder if it will help towards mouse, I swear DOOM 2016 feels more sluggish then I remember playing it on windows

I get about 50-55fps on Arctic Snowfall on Tekken 7, might be a little faster because IIRC i was getting around 45fps previously, still hope to see more improvements to Tekken 7

Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy I found actually WORKS but only if I run it while in Steam Offline Mode, if I play it connected it just crashes after the "press A to start" screen, only tested it briefly in offline mode but it seemed to work pretty well.

Resident Evil HD REmaster and Resident Evil Revelations still give black screen, presumably because I think they both use Windows Media Player.

I'll probably do some more testing over the weekend

My AMD Card Was Lagging in Pefromance in TEKKEN 7 i change compatibility to Windows 10 and i get Solid 60 on that Arctic Snow Stage LMAO WTF
massatt212 28 September 2018 at 8:26 pm UTC
massatt212batman arkham city, asylum and DMC Dvil May Cry still wont boot
Does anyone have a work Around for Net Frame Work Games

Did you try to set Wine config to "Windows XP"?

Give me a quick run down on how to do that
on proton

I gave an example here:

That guy Posted link Works change my steam location from Home and Arnold to what use use im on Ubuntu so it will be different and Steam ID of games Just follow his post

env WINEPREFIX="/home/arnold/.steam/steam/steamapps/compatdata/388410/pfx" WINEPATH="/home/arnold/.steam/steam/steamapps/common/Proton 3.7 Beta/proton" winecfg
Joeyboots80 28 September 2018 at 8:35 pm UTC
Valve is killing it! Exciting times friends!
Windousico 28 September 2018 at 8:54 pm UTC
STiATFor me, not even one game starts with it ... not even those reported working.
Try this.
rcgamer 28 September 2018 at 9:06 pm UTC
I had been using .80 since it was released through DXVK. I haven't found any new games that run but performance in many games is greatly improved.
Swiftpaw 28 September 2018 at 9:12 pm UTC
Get well soon! :3
legluondunet 28 September 2018 at 10:05 pm UTC
Joeyboots80Valve is killing it! Exciting times friends!

What do you mean by "Valve is killing it"?
lejimster 28 September 2018 at 10:40 pm UTC
I hope it won't be too long for stream output support to arrive. The only frustrating thing I'm finding is many games work fine on nvidia but fail to start on my Vega/radv setup, it always seems no matter how good AMD drivers improve, they're always behind in compatibility.
YoRHa-2B 28 September 2018 at 11:04 pm UTC
GuestI think something like stream output support to stream it somewhere else in your house should be on LOW priority myself.
Stream Output is used to generate vertex data on your GPU, and I would assume that your GPU is in the same room as you are.
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