Proton 6.3-5 RC makes more Windows games run on Linux


Just in time for the weekend, Linux gamers are getting a new build candidate of the upcoming Proton 6.3-5 that powers Valve’s Steam game to run Windows games on Linux.

Along with the Proton 6.3-5 release candidate, there is the new DXVK 1.9 to improve Direct3D 9/10/11 support on Vulkan. This update also now uses DXVK’s DXGI by default to handle GPU device selection. On the Direct3D 12 front, the latest VKD3D-Proton code is now integrated.

Proton 6.3-5 RC enables a number of other Windows games to be playable on Linux including World of Final Fantasy, Trainz Railroad Simulator 2019, Secret of Mana, Hogs of War, Far Cry, Dark Devotion, Crypt Stalker and others. There is also enhanced rendering for Resident Evil 2, Resident Evil 3, Team Sonic Racing, Metal Gear Solid V, The Medium, Deep Rock Galactic, and Bloodstained.

Proton 6.3-5 RC is rounded out with controller improvements, more Cyberpunk 2077 fixes, better support for container-based builds outside of the build VM, and other random game fixes.

More details on Proton 6.3-5 RC via the Proton GitHub. This release candidate is available for easy testing with Steam while it should soon be promoted to stable if those tests go well.

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