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Valve Is Teasing "Index" - Its Own VR Headset

While Valve has long been collaborating with HTC and others on VR headsets and other ecosystem work to enhance virtual reality gaming as well as bringing VR support to Linux, the company is finally preparing to release its own high-end VR headset: the Valve Index.

29 March 2019 - Valve Index - 86 Comments
A Lot Of Valve's Proton Work Is Landing Back In Upstream Wine

Yesterday Valve released Proton 4.2 as a big step forward for this Wine-based software that is integral to their "Steam Play" for running Windows games on Linux. CodeWeavers, which is working on Proton/Wine improvements under contract for Valve, provided a look today at the massive amount of patches that have been upstreamed already from Proton to Wine.

27 March 2019 - Proton Patches - 26 Comments
Proton 3.16-7 Updates Against DXVK 0.96, New FAudio

It's been a while since Valve issued a new Proton update for their spin of Wine that powers Steam Play for running Windows games on Linux. Fortunately, in time for any weekend gaming, a new Proton release is now available.

15 February 2019 - Proton 3.16-7 - 15 Comments
Steam Survey Reports The Latest Linux Gaming Marketshare For October

October was very interesting for Linux gaming with no AAA native game ports released but a heck of a lot more Windows games are now running nicely on Linux thanks to Steam Play / Proton / DXVK. So it's quite interesting to see Valve's just-published monthly Steam Survey results for the month prior.

1 November 2018 - With Little Change - 92 Comments
Valve Updates SteamVR AMD Requirements, Recommends Using PPAs On Ubuntu

Valve updated their Linux graphics driver requirements today for using SteamVR. On the NVIDIA side you just need the proprietary 387 driver or newer and you are all set for SteamVR -- assuming your GPU is fast enough to keep pace. But on the AMD side is where there are still relatively tight requirements which leads them to recommending third-party PPAs for the best experience.

4 October 2018 - SteamVR Linux Requirements - 9 Comments

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