So, Valve just made gaming on Linux a whole lot easier.
They took Wine, fixed a couple of things, made it integrate into their steam client natively and released it as open source.
@deegge nice. Hopefully I'll be able to play cuphead without booting into Windows now
@deegge Great work Valve coming to the table with their own version of Wine dubbed Proton. Linux gamers rejoice.
@deegge will they push back upstream?
@deegge have you tried it yet?
@deegge I tried it yesterday by buying The Last Remnant, which is one of the games on the supported list.
Emulation works most of the time, with a single crash during a few hours of gameplay.
The game itself, however, is not fantastic. I'll play for a bit longer before deciding if it's worth my attention.
@loke it must disagree with my eGPU set-up, I guess--16 lanes pushed through 1 via the ExpressCard slot. Though I was able to run it fine on Windows.
@loke Going to give Battlefront 2 a try with Proton. Though I'm assuming it'll run great given its age. There's a setting to run everything on Proton. Might be fun to see how Witcher 3 does.
@ianpaul you'd have to build it yourself if you want to try it with other software, don't you? Do you know if it's easy?
@loke Not sure. I just saw under Steam > Settings > Steam Play > Advanced there's an option to try Proton with everything. When I turned that on every game got an install button on Ubuntu 18.04. It sounds like an Alpha option though, so could be a pleasant surprise or an unstable mess.
@deegge ick ugg. i don't like your description. from what i see, what i understand, valve took & packaged two already underway efforts, vkd3d & vxdk & shipped it under their own name as "steam play".
i would like to give more credit ot valve but i don't think they actually did much at all here, from what i see? how essential were they to either of these translation layers?
@deegge That is awesome, I might have to dig out my Steam Machine and try it out.
Somewhat funny that they highlight the DOOM series though, I mean hasn't ID been a Linux proponent from the get go?
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