Proton 9.0-1 Released With Many Improvements For Steam Play Linux Gaming

Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Gaming on 2 May 2024 at 01:17 PM EDT. 44 Comments
Valve and CodeWeavers have announced the availability of Proton 9.0-1 as their Wine downstream that pulls in DXVK and VKD3D-Proton along with other changes and powers Steam Play for Linux desktop gaming and on the Steam Deck.

Proton 9.0-1 enables many more Windows games to work with Proton that previously only worked with Proton Experimental. Those newly-enabled games include: Dinogen Online, Photography Simulator Demo, George McGeehan Gamer Hero, The Finals, True Reporter. Mystery of Mistwood, Road to Vostok Demo, WITCH ON THE HOLY NIGHT, Lord of the Rings: Gollum, Sonic Colors: Ultimate, Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 and Yuri’s Revenge, Command & Conquer Tiberian Sun and Firestorm, Aisling and the Tavern of Elves, Snares of Ruin 2, Insanity's Blade, and Bloody Walls.

Proton 9.0-1 also brings changes to make more games playable on high core count CPUs that previously exhibited issues, enabled NVAPI support by default for most games, updated the VKD3D-Proton and DXVK and DXVK-NVAPI versions added Steamworks SDK 1.59 support, and many game-specific fixes.

More details on the now-stable Proton 9.0-1 release derived from Wine 9.0 can be found via GitHub. Look for Proton 9.0-1 rolling out to Linux gamers with Steam shortly.
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