Valve has unleashed Proton 8.0 full with help for a bunch of recent video games, together with some big-name titles that at the moment are playable on the Steam Deck, plus there’s a raft of fixes for varied issues too.
Proton is the compatibility layer used to run Home windows video games, and it powers SteamOS, the (Linux-based) working system of the Steam Deck. So these are essential developments for Valve’s handheld – and there are some particular fixes for the machine, as well.
The massive information is help has been launched for Lifeless House 2023 and Forspoken, together with Nioh 2 and an entire lot of different video games. The complete record is as follows:
- Samurai Maiden
- Lifeless House (2023)
- Nioh 2 – The Full Version
- One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4
- Atelier Meruru
- Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Work
- Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious E book DX
- Blue Reflection
- Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland
- Disney Dreamlight Valley
- Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV
- Warriors Orochi 3 Final Definitive Version
- Exceed – Gun Bullet Kids
- Gungrave G.O.R.E.
- Chex Quest HD
As Gaming on Linux (opens in new tab) stories, Proton 8 requires a GPU that helps Vulkan 1.3 (and sure, the Steam Deck is nice to go on that entrance – all comparatively trendy graphics playing cards can be wonderful).
Proton 8.0 additionally makes particular modifications for the Steam Deck, notably enhancing the way in which sleep/resume works with Tiny Tina’s Wonderland on the hand-held, and fixing a gremlin that causes the on-screen keyboard to pop up when beginning A Plague Story: Innocence (and A Plague Story: Requiem).
There’s additionally improved multi-touch help with Proton 8.0, and the treatment for a difficulty with the 2K Video games launcher failing. Oh, and when you had been experiencing crashes when coming back from a participant profile in Soccer Supervisor 2023, that bug has been banished.
Evaluation: Full Steam Deck forward
It’s clearly good to see a sizeable chunk of latest video games being introduced into the fold for the Steam Deck (and Linux gaming extra broadly, in fact, no matter machine you’re utilizing). In addition to the continued work smoothing over points that varied video games have with the hand-held.
Naturally, there may be gremlins within the works with any new launch, and we’ve seen stories (from Reddit (opens in new tab) and Gaming on Linux) that Age of Empires II: Definitive Version is damaged with the brand new model of Proton. It’ll crash upon opening, with an Xbox login window showing earlier than hanging.
It is a barely odd one in that apparently the sport was wonderful in testing for this launch of Proton, however hopefully the glitch must be resolved quickly sufficient. In addition to, there’s a workaround in you can go offline to open the sport, we’re instructed by a discussion board poster from Gaming on Linux.