Steam Play: the new update is out with Proton 4.11-2

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Valve has done great things for gaming for the Linux world, and proof of this is its Steam Play client so that all games with GNU / Linux distributions can enjoy the video game catalog of its Steam store. But besides that, surely you will already know the proton project we've talked a lot about in LxA. It is based on Wine to bring a greater number of native Windows titles to our Linux.

Well, little by little they are launching new versions of their client for Linux and now they already have their new version that includes Proton version 4.11-2. It seems that Valve together with CodeWeavers (the company that develops CrossOver based on Wine), have fixed some problems in this small update of Proton.

On one hand, having this new version Proton 4.11-2 includes changes such as:

  • Proton 4.11-2: it is the second small update of Proton 4.11, which is the name given to the modification that Valve has made of Wine 4.11, and therefore includes all the improvements present in this version of the Wine compatibility layer.
  • DXVK update to v1.3.2: That means big changes, especially in performance. Remember that DXVK is another interesting project that we have already talked about in this blog and that it can translate DirectX API instructions to Vulkan.
  • FAudio update to v19.08: is a project for audio, a reimplementation of XAudio. This way, there are some libraries for the DirectX Audio runtime so that the games that use them work properly in Linux. Includes XAudio2, X3DAudio, XAPO, and XACT3.
  • Wine-mono update to v4.9.2- is a cross-platform, open source Microsoft .NET Framework implementation also required for these native Windows games.
  • Enhancements for displays with highest framerate.
  • Some bug fixes that froze some video games like Earth Defense Force 5, Earth Defense Force 4.1, etc.

If you would like to download Steam Play, you know you can get it from the official Steam website already enjoy gaming ...


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