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Apparently Valve are working with Easy Anti-Cheat to get support in Steam Play (updated: yup)
16 February 2019 at 2:42 am UTC

Comandante ÑoñardoThis can explain the lack of PROTON updates.....
Two months since the last one... That is a lot of time!

ups! I have to correct myself...
There is a new PROTON version!!!

Quote3.16-7:

Fix for fullscreen behavior in Into The Breach.
Fix for crashes in some d3d9 games on Mesa.
Fix for crash when launching certain games, including Path of Exile, the Bloons series, and the Naruto Shippuden series.
Fix for games with special characters in paths, including LEGO Harry Potter.
Improved controller behavior in some games, especially Unity-based games like Subnautica and INSIDE.
Update DXVK to v0.96.
Update FAudio to 19.02.
Restore previous functionality of the Uplay client.
New runtime option for old games that can't handle modern GL extension strings. Set PROTON_OLD_GL_STRING to limit the extension string length.
New runtime option to disable d3d10 support, PROTON_NO_D3D10.
Better support for games that use very old steamworks SDKs, including Lost Planet.
Fixed various problems with the build system, and added a new top-level Makefile to make simple builds much easier.

Apparently Valve are working with Easy Anti-Cheat to get support in Steam Play (updated: yup)
15 February 2019 at 8:44 pm UTC

This can explain the lack of PROTON updates.....
Two months since the last one... That is a lot of time!

New stable Steam client update is out opening the door a little wider for Steam Play on Linux
5 February 2019 at 5:16 pm UTC

g000hI wanted to play a game demo, which was available on Windows, not Linux, and the client wouldn't let me get it (Platform not supported). So I decided to revert the setting above....

Well the game demo is now available, BUT... (it's a big BUT) ... Steam client will attempt to redownload all your Proton titles again (arrgggghhhhh). I jumped in and clicked on the "X" don't download buttons - but guessing that I'll be forced to re-download those titles (Don't know for sure, but not looking forward to the PC being out of action while I wait for all these downloads to finish).

Anyone have advice on this?

Yes. Make backups of the protonic games before messing with the Steamplay settings.

And It is highly recommended to have the protonic library folder on a separated partition/disk...
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So, You can unmount the protonic partition/disk before opening the steam client for to messing with the steamplay settings...
Once you are done with the Steamplay settings, you can mount the protonic partition and add the library folder again.

That is what I do and I never had to re-download any protonic game.

Steam Play versus Linux Version, a little performance comparison and more thoughts
4 February 2019 at 6:16 pm UTC

Dead Island Definitive WORKS via Forced PROTON, but I don't see performance gain.

A quick run over some details from the recent ProtonDB data
3 February 2019 at 3:49 pm UTC

Segata Sanshiro
Comandante ÑoñardoThese are my platinum reports:

I have more reports to do..

What's the deal with the Metro games? Do they run better with proton or something?

Yes. Metro run MUCH better via forced Proton.



liamdaweAnd yes, if you're reporting something as Platinum yet you've used tweaks - that's not Platinum.

Depends of your concept of "tweaks".
For me, a tweak is when I have to manually edit, delete or create some file after the game prefix was created or if I have to install something via console winetricks commands, and that wasn't the case of any of my reports.

Putting something here
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for me is not a tweak.
But it can be a requirement:
If you want to play Alan Wake with Latinamerican spanish audio, you NEED to put -locale=esm

Anyway, the PROTONDB ratings system is subjective....
For me a game works fine or it doesn't.



raneonHow did you write reports for native games?

You have to do it manually with the usual steps.
Example:
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Here, You put the Game ID of the native game you want to report..
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In this example We gonna put 203160, the ID of Tomb Raider.

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Ignore the warning, and continue with your report.

A quick run over some details from the recent ProtonDB data
3 February 2019 at 6:16 am UTC Likes: 2

These are my platinum reports:
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I have more reports to do..

New stable Steam client update is out opening the door a little wider for Steam Play on Linux
2 February 2019 at 4:05 pm UTC Likes: 1

ageresThat stupid Steam deleted some big files from several Windows games, and now I have to redownload gigabytes. For example, 9 GB for Hitman 2.

You have to take precautions as I did, like making backups of protonic games.

But I didn't have that problem, because my steam library is on another disk. I just unmounted it before opening steam and changing the Steamplay configs..
Once I have the Steamplay config I want, I mount the disk again and I add the library folder again, and all my downloaded games are magically there.

New stable Steam client update is out opening the door a little wider for Steam Play on Linux
2 February 2019 at 2:12 am UTC

Still unable to make metro_benchmark.exe work... ¬¬

Talking point: What are you playing this weekend?
29 January 2019 at 3:12 pm UTC

CFWhitman
Comandante ÑoñardoLife is Strange IS an indie game.....

I have no comment on the multiple accounts in Steam issue.

I just wanted to point out that what you linked to is the very definition of not being an indie game. "Indie," from a purely technical viewpoint, means that the developer and the producer/publisher are the same company. The game was developed and produced in an independent manner. In actuality, the intended definition of "indie" means that the producer/publisher was not one of the big video game publishers that produce games using many different developers (that is, even if the development for the particular game involved was done in house by a big publisher, that doesn't really make the game "indie"). Since the developer is a separate company from the producer/publisher of the game, and Square Enix definitely is one of the big video game producers, this game is not an "indie" game in any way, shape, or form.

I agree with the technical definition.
But "Indie" is also used for low budget.

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