Proton 5.0-5 Brings Support For Newer Vulkan Extensions, Fixes Game Crashes

Written by Michael Larabel in Valve on 21 March 2020 at 05:49 AM EDT. 2 Comments
As another update to their Wine-based Proton 5.0 series for powering Steam Play, Valve has been readying their next update for enhancing the experience of running Windows games on Linux under Steam.

Proton 5.0-5 was being tidied up last night and includes fixes for recent game crashes, takes care of a network error for at least one game, supports the latest OpenVR SDKs, and has support for new Vulkan extensions used by some recent games.

The change-log for Proton 5.0-5 is available from GitHub.

Released yesterday was also DXVK 1.6 but it looks like that was too late for making it into Proton 5.0-5, but at least we've been seeing Proton updates fairly regularly these days so the wait shouldn't be too long before seeing that updated Direct3D-over-Vulkan layer for Steam Play.
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