Proton GE Custom, designed by Thomas (“Glorious EggrollCrider, software engineer at Red Hat and publisher of the Nobara custom game distribution, now released in the latest version 8-13. Proton v8, which is based on the Windows Wine environment, serves as Valve’s .0-3 infrastructure. Which also acts as a base for playing the latest AAA titles on Steam on Linux as well as on SteamOS.
The experimental proton serves as a starting point
As usual, Proton GE Custom (“GE-Proton”) in Release 8-13 is based on the latest Proton Experimental release, which in turn is based on the latest stable release of the software. As always, the current release of Wine 8.x serves as the foundation. Plus the powerful DirectX compiler to Vulkan DXVK 2.2.
Ancestral: Proton 8.0-3 → experimental proton → G Proton 8-13
Building on Proton 8.0-3, which also serves as the basis for the Proton GE Custom 8-13 fork, Valve is once again integrating several new experimental features with the new Proton Experimental, which will now be tested by players in field tests. Meanwhile, the base of supported games grows to more than 10,000 titles, like the database Proton db documented.
GE Proton 8-12 and 8-13 in a twin pack
Now developer GE-Proton has released 8-12 and 8-13 in a dual package, where 8-13 is just a “mini-bug fix” for 8-12 released the day before. Again, various improvements and various bug fixes have been included in terms of playing through Steam under Linux.
FSR is no longer enabled by default
In addition to support for new games and debug patches for already supported games, AMD Upgrade Technology is deactivated “by default” and must now be activated accordingly using parameters such as the official ones Release notes betrayal by the developer.
- FSR is no longer enabled by default as it has been found to limit game resolution in some games. To enable/use it, you will need WINE_FULLSCREEN_FSR=1 along with the usual options.
Additionally, GE Proton 8-12 and 8-13 contain corresponding patches for the following 12 games:
- far light 84
- Memento Mori
- Comet Gear Xrd
- Titanfall with Northstar
- DCS World Steam version
- Escape from Monkey Island
- Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD
- The big secret of the small town
- Tex Murphy: Supervisor
- Character 5 attackers
- Assetto Corsa
Important core components VKD3D-Proton and DXVK-Git have also been updated, while the latest Wine and Proton patches are included in the release.
Gaming on Linux is on the rise
Last but not least, Valve has made sure with Steam, SteamOS, Steam Deck and their Proton compatibility layer that the theme of “Gaming in Linux” is clearly on the rise and is now an alternative to Windows gaming.
For this reason, the PCGH editorial team has covered more on this topic in recent weeks and will continue to do so.
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source: Glorious Eggroll via GitHub GamingOnLinux
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