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Valve have now pushed out all the recent beta changes in Steam Play's Proton to everyone
13 September 2018 at 9:17 pm UTC

I played The Witness, it works great on Linux, and behaves in the same way than on W10. Only issue is that there is a bit of performance penalty which I would like if it were fixed in future releases.

Also other small games, like gta2 works excellent and etc.

Turok 2: Seeds of Evil is now officially available on Linux, more coming from Icculus
12 September 2018 at 2:07 pm UTC

I tough he wasn't porting games anymore, since he was focused on SDL2 and stuff.

A multi-vendor extension for transform feedback in Vulkan is being worked on to help DXVK and others
8 September 2018 at 9:46 pm UTC

So after this basically all games (except games with weird drm) will work.

Valve officially confirm a new version of 'Steam Play' which includes a modified version of Wine
26 August 2018 at 11:06 pm UTC

WendigoValve did a really clever move here to force game developers into cross platform development. Publishers will now have to make sure that their games run on all platforms Steam supports, no matter if they intend it to run there or not since the games were made available everywhere. Even though players get a notice when starting a game via proton I guess quite a few will still down vote a game that doesn't run on Linux or OSX, so the Publishers have 3 choices:

1) Do nothing and get a bad rating that affects their future sales of the game.
2) Make sure their game runs with Proton on all operating systems that Steam supports and hope that a future change in Proton doesn't break the game.
3) Do a proper cross platform port or develop future games with cross platform in mind and have control over the game's performance on Linux and OSX.

I guess the third option is the best choice.

that sounds like a dick move from valve

Valve officially confirm a new version of 'Steam Play' which includes a modified version of Wine
22 August 2018 at 10:56 pm UTC

NatedawgI think this is great news!

I can see this discouraging some developers from making a Linux port, but these developers will likely be the same ones who are on the fence about making a Linux port anyway. The ones who have been natively supporting us will likely continue to do so.

Knowing the Linux community, I 'm pretty sure we will still make it a top priority to support publishers like Feral / Aspyr / etc.

but now there is no reason to not buy a game because it doesnt have a linux version, feral business model is in danger.
We will see how things goes.

Valve officially confirm a new version of 'Steam Play' which includes a modified version of Wine
22 August 2018 at 12:47 pm UTC

They definitely now seems to be encouraging more the usage of Vulkan than the port to native linux

NVIDIA are working towards better support for NVIDIA Optimus on Linux
16 August 2018 at 2:32 pm UTC

At least now they are working on it, good prime support on linux has been in the dark since ever.

NVIDIA are working towards better support for NVIDIA Optimus on Linux
16 August 2018 at 2:31 pm UTC Likes: 2

debianxfceLaptops are expensive portable toys, no serious gamer uses them. All that I know who had a gaming laptop are using a desktop computer now.

Gaming is just one of the many things I do with my laptop. For a programmer is very important to have a pc that they can carry around at their will.

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