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Another Beta version of Proton is available for Valve's Steam Play for those who wish to give it a go with the latest fixes.

To avoid some confusion: The Steam Play system as a whole is still in Beta, Proton (Valve's Wine fork) which Steam Play uses has a "3.7-3" version which is the default, but you can also switch to the Beta version of Proton itself in Steam's settings (compatibility tool dropdown box) to get Proton "3.7-6" which was just released today.

Proton 3.7-6 highlights:

  • Fix failure to start VR games.
  • Improvements to fullscreen games running at non-native resolutions.
  • Compatibility fix for games that use Steam integration.
  • Return to previous D3D10 behavior in DXVK to allow games to fallback to D3D9.

Getting it to actually show up in Steam is a bit odd still. Even on a fresh boot today, I had to quit and reload Steam to get the new Beta of Proton to actually show up. Hopefully Valve will improve the user experience there when the Steam Play system is a bit further along.

Also, Valve has now upped the NVIDIA driver requirement to 396.54.

See the changelog here

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belisama 8 September 2018 at 12:27 pm UTC
BotonoskiThe Nvidia driver requirement doesn't seem all that strict. The decade old laptop I have hooked up to my TV ran this beta just fine despite running on version 340.106

Yeah, I'm on 384.130 and have been running several (simple, lightweight) games without problem. I imagine it's going to vary a bit in practice and posting a specific requirement just simplifies their support.
lucifertdark 8 September 2018 at 12:35 pm UTC
dubigrasuI'd go as far as deleting the "Proton 3.7 Beta" folder to make sure the new version is downloaded (after you switch to 3.7-6 in the settings).
I'm glad you mentioned that, I just noticed I have two Proton folders, this might explain why I've been unable to create 32bit prefixes for those games that need .net installing. Deleted both & reinstalling Proton, fingers crossed.
spacemonkey 8 September 2018 at 1:29 pm UTC
Is it possible to install the Windows version of a game that has a native Linux version? Since the VR should work better I would like to try Everspace. But only the Windows version of Everspace supports VR (the Linux version does not). So, is there a way to install the Windows version and use Steam Play?
poisond 8 September 2018 at 1:35 pm UTC
belisama
BotonoskiThe Nvidia driver requirement doesn't seem all that strict. The decade old laptop I have hooked up to my TV ran this beta just fine despite running on version 340.106

Yeah, I'm on 384.130 and have been running several (simple, lightweight) games without problem. I imagine it's going to vary a bit in practice and posting a specific requirement just simplifies their support.

No, 396.51 is required for Vulkan(DXVK).
Sputnik_tr_02 8 September 2018 at 1:59 pm UTC
spacemonkeyIs it possible to install the Windows version of a game that has a native Linux version? Since the VR should work better I would like to try Everspace. But only the Windows version of Everspace supports VR (the Linux version does not). So, is there a way to install the Windows version and use Steam Play?

At the moment it is not possible I think, however there is a feature request for that on github, hopefully Valve will add this feature in the future.
rcgamer 8 September 2018 at 2:09 pm UTC
Nothing too exciting that I can see. One thing I don't like is that you don't have the option to go back to the previous beta. If something gets majorly broken you are just stuck with the newest beta or 3.75.3


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lucifertdark 8 September 2018 at 2:46 pm UTC
spacemonkeyIs it possible to install the Windows version of a game that has a native Linux version? Since the VR should work better I would like to try Everspace. But only the Windows version of Everspace supports VR (the Linux version does not). So, is there a way to install the Windows version and use Steam Play?
Have a look at Native2Proton, I'm pretty sure it does what you want.

https://github.com/Holston5/Native2Proton
axredneck 8 September 2018 at 5:59 pm UTC
spacemonkeyIs it possible to install the Windows version of a game that has a native Linux version? Since the VR should work better I would like to try Everspace. But only the Windows version of Everspace supports VR (the Linux version does not). So, is there a way to install the Windows version and use Steam Play?
https://github.com/ValveSoftware/steam-for-linux/issues/5638
lucifertdark 8 September 2018 at 6:13 pm UTC
axredneck
spacemonkeyIs it possible to install the Windows version of a game that has a native Linux version? Since the VR should work better I would like to try Everspace. But only the Windows version of Everspace supports VR (the Linux version does not). So, is there a way to install the Windows version and use Steam Play?
https://github.com/ValveSoftware/steam-for-linux/issues/5638

That thread over there has grown so fast most people posting seem to have missed the important post I mentioned just above, Native2Proton created by Holston5.
slaapliedje 8 September 2018 at 6:46 pm UTC
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axredneck
spacemonkeyIs it possible to install the Windows version of a game that has a native Linux version? Since the VR should work better I would like to try Everspace. But only the Windows version of Everspace supports VR (the Linux version does not). So, is there a way to install the Windows version and use Steam Play?
https://github.com/ValveSoftware/steam-for-linux/issues/5638

That thread over there has grown so fast most people posting seem to have missed the important post I mentioned just above, Native2Proton created by Holston5.
Would be nicer if they'd just add VR to the Linux version.
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