The compatibility tool made by Valve in partnership with CodeWeavers had an important update.
This Friday (7), the compatibility tool for games from Valve in partnership with CodeWeavers, O Proton, had an important update in its code and arrived in version 5.0-1, thus relying on version 5.0 of the compatibility tool WINE (s reinforcing "Wine Is Not an Emulator" or WINE not an emulator).
With this new version, some things received an update like DXVK and FAudio for example. The improvements were:
Wine updated to version 5.0. Since Proton's last major release, Wine has undergone over 3,500 patches, which are now integrated with Proton. 207 proton 4.11 patches have been created upstreamed or are no longer needed;
Games that use Direct3D 9 will now switch to DXVK for standard rendering. Users without Vulkan support can return to the OpenGL-based wined3d renderer with the PROTON_USE_WINED3D configuration option;
Enhanced Steam client integration. This makes more games that use Denuvo playable, including Just Cause 3, Batman: Arkham Knight, Abzu and many others;
New environments in Proton will report a newer version of the operating system, which some newer games require. The existing environments will not be changed automatically;
Wine 5.0 includes the beginning of real support for multiple monitors. Expect major improvements in that area soon;
Enhanced surround sound support for older games.
Updated DXVK to v1.5.4 and FAudio to 20.02;
This update was long awaited by the community and it seems that it did not disappoint. The big highlight here was the possibility of running Just Cause 3 and Batman: Arkham Knight, something that was not possible through Steam and only via Lutris in some cases. This thanks to the better integration of Proton with games that have DRM and thus not being a stranger in the nest in the eyes of DRM Denuvo. I venture to say that it can be a big step for more games to come to work, these games being "a great start of compatibility with DRM and even probably the famous Anticheats" and thus enabling online games.
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