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Proton beta 3.16-2 is out for Valve's Steam Play system
18 October 2018 at 12:28 am UTC

lejimsterI asked and apparently they've always built the wine part of Proton with debug stuff, Codeweaver developer Andrew Ekium posted this:
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So that could explain the file size difference, no worries. Pierre-Loup closed the bug anyway saying it was fixed and 3.16-3 beta has appeared on steam now. Just downloaded and had a quick test of that myself, so that seems to have solved that problem.

Yeah, I saw that. So it seems that prior to 3.7-7 Steam just wasn't updating it here for some reason. Anyway, it doesn't seem to be an issue any more at least & subsequent updates have been coming through just fine

Proton beta 3.16-2 is out for Valve's Steam Play system
17 October 2018 at 10:03 pm UTC

Well, that's the version I had prior to the release of 3.7-7, and since 3.7-6 was the current version at the time according to Steam that's what it was labelled as. I used it with several games before making that copy & Steam did not try updating it or otherwise give any indication that it was outdated.

That said, prior to using it I did have the Steam beta installed with the intention of trying out Proton but I never got around to it until after it was rolled out to the stable release (at which point I moved back to the stable branch), so it's possible that Steam downloaded an older version and then lost track of it somehow.

Proton beta 3.16-2 is out for Valve's Steam Play system
17 October 2018 at 6:12 pm UTC

dubigrasuIDK, I kept all 3.7* Proton releases, and for all of them the wineserver binary is 3.3MB. Only starting with 3.16* the wineserver binary grew to 3.4MB.

I've done the same with every build since I started using it (which was at 3.7-6, when it was rolled into the stable client). The build I have is here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/wk0vm7qfqfdt51u/proton-3.7-6.tar.xz?dl=0

Proton beta 3.16-2 is out for Valve's Steam Play system
17 October 2018 at 2:47 pm UTC

lejimsterUpdate: Yeah, just looked at DXVK's dll's and checked performance of a title I know well. Looks like they've been compiled in debug mode. I will open an issue on the proton bug tracker.

I'd guess given the huge increase in size for Proton in general with versions 3.7-7 and later this issue probably applies to the Proton as a whole & not just DXVK. e.g. Proton 3.7-6 is about 415MB (just the "dist" directory, sans the share/default_pfx and share/wine/gecko directories), whilst 3.7-7 and later come in at about 815MB. The wineserver binary for 3.7-6 is 478.8KB while for 3.7-7 and later it's 3.3MB+

Proton beta 3.16-2 is out for Valve's Steam Play system
17 October 2018 at 1:51 pm UTC Likes: 1

I noticed that Proton increased in size quite drastically with 3.7-7 (comparing the slightly modified versions I use for my wrappers it's about double the size of 3.7-6; compressed it's almost triple the size). And with 3.16-2 it seems to have gained a few hundred MBs more (the DXVK DLLs have ballooned to almost 300MB). Looks like it's possibly a repeat of this issue?

Valve have updated Steam Play with the 3.16-1 beta based on Wine 3.16 and new DXVK
14 October 2018 at 2:26 pm UTC Likes: 1

Power-Metal-GamesWhen launched, Steam is asking to install some dependences, tries to do it and says that packages are broken etc. At the and I get the same error that I mentioned.

That's a bit different then Try opening Synaptic Package Manager (it's installed by default on Mint but IIRC it needs to be installed separately on Ubuntu) and check for broken packages with Custom Filters --> Broken. You can try fixing them by doing Edit --> Fix Broken Packages

Valve have updated Steam Play with the 3.16-1 beta based on Wine 3.16 and new DXVK
14 October 2018 at 1:42 pm UTC Likes: 2

Power-Metal-GamesThis is just great! I imagine what will be in few months. Even Microsoft joined us.
Meanwhile, I can't even install Steam. I get the message: "You are missing the following 32-bit libraries, and Steam may not run:
libstdc++.so.6", blah, blah.. I tried everything that I find but nothing helps. Probably I destroyed my Ubuntu 18.04 by adding who knows how many different PPAs so maybe I should reinstall the OS and stop doing stupid things again.
Anyway, not a big deal because I work almost all the day, but I guess it's great when you see all this by yourself.

You probably just need to install some missing dependencies. I made a meta-package for Mint 19.x/*Ubuntu 18.04 to install most commonly required dependencies if you're interested in trying that & seeing if it helps: https://www.gog.com/forum/general/the_try_linux_repostrewrite/post334

Humble are doing a Paradox Interactive weekend sale, some good deals for Linux gamers
4 October 2018 at 7:21 pm UTC Likes: 10

Also just to make sure as many people hear about it as possible: GOG are currently giving away Shadow Warrior 2 for the next ~42ish hours.

It's a shame that a native Linux version never happened (I'd have bought it long ago if it did), but now thanks to their giveaway I've made a Wine wrapper for it

GOG are doing a 'Back to School Sale' with plenty of Linux games on sale
4 September 2018 at 1:17 pm UTC Likes: 3

GustyGhostValve has given you a run for your money.

Well, a multi-billion dollar corporation vs one guy working alone in his spare time... :p

GustyGhostAlso do you have any wrapper for Need for Speed Most Wanted (2005)?

I don't have that game

stanI’d definitely buy Elex if it was for Linux, but not paying 20€ for a Windows game.

Yeah, even with things running great thanks to the likes of Proton, DXVK etc. and easier than ever to get set up with SteamPlay & my wrappers I still strongly recommend that people wait for big discounts before buying any Windows-only games, in order to give developers/publishers some incentive to properly support Linux & release more native ports.

baccilusWhat is the best way to get FEAR 2 to run on Linux. I bought a copy from GOG. I also have Codeweaver's crossover.

Try https://www.gog.com/forum/fear_series/fear_fear_2_for_linux

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