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Valve seem to be moving pretty quickly with Steam Play, as a new stable Steam Client is out which includes preliminary support for the new Steam Play Beta.

See Also: My thoughts on Steam Play and what it means for Linux gaming.

So essentially, Steam Play is the same as before as it's in Beta but it's now available to everyone on Linux. You no longer need to opt-in to the Beta version of the Steam Client to actually access it. I'm quite surprised they've done this so quickly, it's only been just over a week since it was actually announced.

On top of that, there's also touch control support in the Steam Link app. That's a pretty nice and natural addition, to have proper on-screen controls to play your games with while streaming from your PC to your mobile device. See their guide here for more info.

There's also plenty of fixes to the new Steam Chat, Steam Input, Big Picture Mode and so on.

See the full changelog here.

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x_wing 29 August 2018 at 2:58 pm UTC
This was fast. Nevertheless, they should start working on page similar to winedb. Right know I feel like the game test result/workarounds are quite dispersed on the web/forums. There is a lot of people testing lots of things but much of the knowledge gets lost in the immensity of the web


Last edited by x_wing at 29 August 2018 at 2:59 pm UTC
Doktor_Mandrake 29 August 2018 at 3:08 pm UTC
x_wingThis was fast. Nevertheless, they should start working on page similar to winedb. Right know I feel like the game test result/workarounds are quite dispersed on the web/forums. There is a lot of people testing lots of things but much of the knowledge gets lost in the immensity of the web

There's a google doc that someone sent me, very extensive list too

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1DcZZQ4HL_Ol969UbXJmFG8TzOHNnHoj8Q1f8DIFe8-8/edit#gid=1003113831
Mohandevir 29 August 2018 at 3:08 pm UTC
x_wingThis was fast. Nevertheless, they should start working on page similar to winedb. Right know I feel like the game test result/workarounds are quite dispersed on the web/forums. There is a lot of people testing lots of things but much of the knowledge gets lost in the immensity of the web

Found that link that I like very much (good search tool), through Forbes:

https://spcr.netlify.com/

Source:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2018/08/27/steam-for-linux-adds-1000-perfectly-playable-windows-games-in-under-a-week/#7a4a75ef55ae

Edit: Sorry @legluondunet, seems that I stumbled upon the same link, by different means. Just saw your initial post in the other thread.


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liamdawe 29 August 2018 at 3:09 pm UTC
Doktor_Mandrake
x_wingThis was fast. Nevertheless, they should start working on page similar to winedb. Right know I feel like the game test result/workarounds are quite dispersed on the web/forums. There is a lot of people testing lots of things but much of the knowledge gets lost in the immensity of the web

There's a google doc that someone sent me, very extensive list too

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1DcZZQ4HL_Ol969UbXJmFG8TzOHNnHoj8Q1f8DIFe8-8/edit#gid=1003113831
FYI that document was linked in my thoughts article
the articleThere's also a massive document on Google Docs, with people submitting their findings on how games run. Seems like it's off to a rather good start!


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Comandante Ñoñardo 29 August 2018 at 3:10 pm UTC
This is evidence that Proton is working as planned.
jasonm 29 August 2018 at 3:11 pm UTC
x_wingThis was fast. Nevertheless, they should start working on page similar to winedb. Right know I feel like the game test result/workarounds are quite dispersed on the web/forums. There is a lot of people testing lots of things but much of the knowledge gets lost in the immensity of the web

Whitelisting is what Valve is doing. I've been watching the github requests and from what I see you can't depend on users for this info at large. I see so many people that seem to have fired up a game for 15 minutes and claim it should be whitelisted. That isn't *real* QA at all. As Valve vets games they will be whitelisted. I would assume you will see a lot more whitelisted games popping up in the very near future. It's been a week, I think they've moved quite fast.

There is this community-based spreadsheet that will tell you a lot if you're unaware:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1DcZZQ4HL_Ol969UbXJmFG8TzOHNnHoj8Q1f8DIFe8-8/htmlview?sle=true#gid=0
Mohandevir 29 August 2018 at 3:12 pm UTC
Hey! Happy GamingOnLinux day, Liam!
Doktor_Mandrake 29 August 2018 at 3:16 pm UTC
jasonm
x_wingThis was fast. Nevertheless, they should start working on page similar to winedb. Right know I feel like the game test result/workarounds are quite dispersed on the web/forums. There is a lot of people testing lots of things but much of the knowledge gets lost in the immensity of the web

Whitelisting is what Valve is doing. I've been watching the github requests and from what I see you can't depend on users for this info at large. I see so many people that seem to have fired up a game for 15 minutes and claim it should be whitelisted. That isn't *real* QA at all. As Valve vets games they will be whitelisted. I would assume you will see a lot more whitelisted games popping up in the very near future. It's been a week, I think they've moved quite fast.

There is this community-based spreadsheet that will tell you a lot if you're unaware:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1DcZZQ4HL_Ol969UbXJmFG8TzOHNnHoj8Q1f8DIFe8-8/htmlview?sle=true#gid=0

Maybe some of their current whitelisted games could do with some more work, not to sound like an FPS snob but some levels in Tekken 7 dip and in a fighting game that's not very good
ProfessorKaos64 29 August 2018 at 3:25 pm UTC
That Google doc is a bit of a mess. Vakve is accepting issues ojln the Proton GutHub page, and I think someone pushes results to the wiki there as well. Issue templates are in progress for submissions.
minidou 29 August 2018 at 3:26 pm UTC
Community based survey integrated into steam could be enough of an improvement. Would help a lot the devs so they know what can be tested for whitelisting, too.

Imagine, you try a game with proton, once you close it you get a popup to rate your experience 1-5.
Then you can compile stats on steam website "this game has 83% review with proton". Or even better, in the client "this game has 27% rate with proton for users with a similar system".
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