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    Phoronix: Steam Beta Update Now Allows Per-Game Enabling Of Steam Play, Other Improvements

    It was just yesterday that Valve dropped a big Steam client update including several long sought improvements for Linux gamers. Today that's been succeeded by another rather nice beta upgrade...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...Beta-17Jan2019

  • DoMiNeLa10
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    Originally posted by woife View Post
    "... is the ability to force-enable Steam Play on a per-game basis via the title's properties pane"

    Yeah
    Just tried it out, works like really well!
    I bought Painkiller Hell and Damnation a long time ago when it was on sale, but I could never play it because the Linux version was completely broken (heavy visual artifacts).
    The port wouldn't even launch for me at all, so I guess you're lucky. In any case, you're not missing out, that game is a disaster, a huge step down from the original game.

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  • dpanter
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    MXGP3 is a good example of a bad Linux port.

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  • woife
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    "... is the ability to force-enable Steam Play on a per-game basis via the title's properties pane"

    Yeah
    Just tried it out, works like really well!
    I bought Painkiller Hell and Damnation a long time ago when it was on sale, but I could never play it because the Linux version was completely broken (heavy visual artifacts).

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  • johanb
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    Originally posted by phoronix View Post
    This also allows for forcing Linux-native games to be run under Steam Play instead, should you so desire for comparison purposes or avoiding a buggy Linux native game.
    Finally!

    I hate GarrysMod which loads an insane amount of weird dynamic libraries on Linux which makes VIRT usage go past 4gb on larger servers which results in a crash since the game is 32-bit.

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  • JPFSanders
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    And this is why for the foreseeable future my money is with Steam.

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  • schmidtbag
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    Originally posted by Xaero_Vincent View Post
    Just curious, What ports are broken ATM? I would be curious to see if there might be any workarounds.
    I forget if it's Feral (I'm pretty sure it is) but Company of Heroes 2 is pretty bad. It works but the performance is terrible, and it seems you don't have access to higher-quality textures.

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  • Michael_S
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    Originally posted by khnazile View Post
    Why do we even need native steam version now, regular windows steam could be started in standalone proton just fine? Oh, wait a minute....
    Sorry, I don't get the joke. "Oh, wait a minute...." what?

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  • khnazile
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    Why do we even need native steam version now, regular windows steam could be started in standalone proton just fine? Oh, wait a minute....

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  • DoMiNeLa10
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    Well, now I can hope they'll add a faster way to configure Steam's wine prefixes. In pretty much every case I have to dump out their scripts to run winecfg and enable a virtual desktop, plenty of games crap themselves and don't play nicely with dwm. It would also be nice to let people manually fix games that need some configuration to even run (like using winetricks to install .net).

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