Proton 4.11-3 Pulls In D9VK 0.20, Taps Gamepads Directly, Fsync Fixes
Written by Michael Larabel in Valve on 27 August 2019 at 06:54 AM EDT. 9 Comments
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Valve's Wine-based Proton for powering Steam Play to run Windows games on Linux is seeing more exciting work in their 4.11 branch.

Proton 4.11-3 is the new version that integrates D9VK 0.20, games will now attempt to access gamepad devices directly rather than through emulation, various hang and crash fixes to their experimental Fsync performance-boosting feature, support for a configurable spin count for Fsync, improved support for older VR titles, support for newer SteamWorks and OpenVR, and various other fixes.

Proton 4.11-3 is looking to be another hearty update for this crucial component for better Linux gaming on Steam. More details via Proton's GitHub.
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