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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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ageres 9 September 2018 at 4:23 pm UTC
I think it doesn't matter and installing Wine isn't even necessary for using Proton. When you use winetricks (which is not a mandatory part of Wine), it changes some wineprefix which is separate from Wine installation any can later be used by any Wine installation in any WINEPATH. I don't know much about Wine though and can be wrong.
lucifertdark 9 September 2018 at 5:34 pm UTC
ageresI think it doesn't matter and installing Wine isn't even necessary for using Proton. When you use winetricks (which is not a mandatory part of Wine), it changes some wineprefix which is separate from Wine installation any can later be used by any Wine installation in any WINEPATH. I don't know much about Wine though and can be wrong.
Well that's more than I knew before you posted it. Thanks.
cKylec 10 September 2018 at 3:18 am UTC
Loving it! Been using linux since 2006, mostly dual booting and distro hoping. One week ago I cleared windows off my PC and now use it completely as a backup drive with "time shift" and now using Ubuntu full time. Full steam ahead!
N30N 12 September 2018 at 3:09 pm UTC
spacemonkeySince 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 using the `-vr` launch option doesn't work on linux? This is one of the titles that ia tempting me to picking up a headset.
minaka14c 12 September 2018 at 4:17 pm UTC
N30N
spacemonkeySince 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 using the `-vr` launch option doesn't work on linux? This is one of the titles that ia tempting me to picking up a headset.

It should work just fine. It's just not officially supported by the dev. You can videos of it working on Linux on YouTube.
slaapliedje 12 September 2018 at 6:17 pm UTC
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minaka14c
N30N
spacemonkeySince 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 using the `-vr` launch option doesn't work on linux? This is one of the titles that ia tempting me to picking up a headset.

It should work just fine. It's just not officially supported by the dev. You can videos of it working on Linux on YouTube.
Sweet, going to have to remember to give this a try now that I've gotten SteamVR sorted.
slaapliedje 15 September 2018 at 10:55 pm UTC
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Just tried out some Hotdogs, Horseshoes and Hand Grenades. Works flawlessly!
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