Proton 7.0-5 Coming Soon, Improving Steam Deck/Linux Gaming

Valve is preparing to launch the latest update to Steam Play Proton, the compatibility layer to run Windows games on Linux and Steam Deck.

Proton 7.0-5 is now in the Release Candidate testing phase, so it’s not quite ready yet, but you can test it yourself. Right now they are looking for tests and reports on everything that is broken that wasn’t before. For instructions, visit the GitHub topic.

The preliminary changelog (as it may change for the final release):

  • Now playable:

    • rupture
    • Unravel 2
    • Kingdom in the sky
    • ToCollect:Island
    • Nancy Drew: Legend of the Crystal Skull
    • Revolt
    • Warhammer: Vermintide 2
    • Aspire: Ina’s Tale
    • Battle Realms: Zen Edition
    • Deathsmiles II
    • Primal Carnage: Extinction
    • Pico Park Classic Edition
    • Six Ages: Ride Like the Wind
    • Darkstar One
    • Indiana Jones and the Imperial Tomb

  • Fix Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered with dialog about outdated drivers on AMD systems.
  • Fix Final Fantasy IV (3D Remake) without audio.
  • Fix Return to Monkey Island not responding to mouse clicks after a recent game update.
  • Fix upside down videos in VRChat and many other games.
  • Fix Call of Duty Black Ops II Zombies and multiplayer hanging on exit.
  • Fix Bail or Jail Demo crashes when opening the Terms of Service.
  • Improve GTA V situation without loading textures.
  • Fix Red Dead Redemption 2 crashing after a recent game update.
  • Fix Final Fantasy XIV Online launcher functionality after game update.
  • Fix OpenXR compatibility with Blacktop Hoops.
  • Fix stuttering between cutscenes in Disgaea 5.
  • Fix Thrustmaster HOTAS with non-functional watch face in Elite Dangerous.
  • Fix Planet Zoo crashes randomly.
  • Fix SCP: Secret Labratory is not playable after a recent game update (again).
  • Fix Tekken 7 crashes on startup.
  • Implement network video support for The Good Life and VRChat.
  • Update dxvk to v1.10.3-28-ge3daa699.

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 probably shouldn’t be listed as playable as it still has some pretty major issues.

So, Valve, are you ever going to mark Paladins as unsupported again? It’s been broken for months because of the anti-cheat. It really doesn’t inspire confidence in Deck Verified if a known broken game is still listed as playable…

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