Proton 3.16-6 Beta Improves Several Windows Games On Linux During Steam's Winter Sale
Written by Michael Larabel in Valve on 21 December 2018 at 06:42 PM EST. 39 Comments
Valve has made available a new version of their Wine-based Proton layer that powers Steam Play for allowing many Windows games to run seamlessly on Linux via their Steam client. This new Proton 3.16-6 Beta offers up several notable improvements.

First up Proton 3.16-6 Beta pulls in DXVK 0.94 that upgrade alone is notable due to optimizations and various game fixes. This Proton beta update also has support for newer GnuTLS (3.0+) to fix networking issues with many games like Eve Online and Doom 2016, various networking fixes helping games like Hitman 2 and Metal Gear Solid 5, a large-address-aware mode for helping some games previously running out of memory, and further improvements to the FAudio integration.

More details on Proton 3.16-6 via GitHub and the beta can be found when firing up the Steam client.

Overall the timing of this significant Proton upgrade is ideal with Steam's annual Winter/Christmas sale taking place right now where you can fetch some great deals on a variety of games.
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