Valve are moving quickly based on feedback during the beta period, with Steam Play's Proton now having a 3.16-3 beta available.
Compared to previous releases, it's quite minor. Here's what's changed:
- Fixed debug DXVK, again; same issue as originally fixed by 3.7-2 (DXVK DLLs compiled in debug mode). This surfaced again with their new build system.
- Enabled more optimizations and instruction sets for Wine.
- Minor alt-tab fixes for Unreal Engine 1 games.
See the changelog here.
I'm really quite excited to see where they take it. Especially when they roll out showing something about it directly on store pages for games in their whitelist. It's definitely going to be interesting to see how they're going to show this.
As mentioned before: To enable the beta, you need to go into Steam's main settings, locate the Steam Play section in the left panel and choose it from the dropdown box. You do not need the Steam beta client. You may need to restart Steam to get it to actually show up.
By the time I get around to actually playing some games seriously in Proton, I imagine it's going to be incredible. Thinking ahead, I can't imagine how far it's going to progress a year from now. It's going to be a very different gaming world for us.
Ps. It's also nice to know they're reading your comments here.