Valve's project to support Windows games on Linux brings several improvements and fixes in its 4.11.x series.
One project that gained the spotlight in 2019 was Proton da Valve, a project that changing in kids, makes the games made for Windows run on Linux on Steam through DXVK and from Wine. This project, a partnership between Valve and CodeWeavers.
In the latest versions of Proton, 4.11-9 and 4.11-10, there have been some very important enhancements and fixes, which made it possible for some games to run better besides making Halo: The Master Chief Collection compatible. Check out these improvements below:
Halo: The Master Chief Collection is now playable! Users in older distributions (with gnutls older than 3.5.4) will need the Steam Beta client for now. Some game modes are disabled due to lack of EasyAntiCheat support.
Major improvements in mouse control. In our tests, this improved Fallout 4, Furi, and Metal Gear Solid V mouse behavior.
Added new integer scaling mode, providing clear pixels when scaling. This can be enabled with this environment variable: WINE_FULLSCREEN_INTEGER_SCALING = 1.
Fixed some control mapping issues. This is known to improve Telltale games with Xbox, Cuphead and ICEY controls by using the PlayStation 4 controls via Bluetooth.
Improved processing of the force feedback gamepad, especially for steering wheel controls.
Fixed Metal Gear Solid V crash at startup.
Fixed performance feedback on Xbox control.
Trine 4's frame rate should no longer be locked at 30 FPS.
Fixed frequent crashes on IL-2 Sturmovik.
D9VK updated to 0.40-rc-p (this already incorporated into DXVK, read more here)
FAudio updated to 19.12.
Miscellaneous error errors from DXVK.
Fixed performance drop in version 4.11-8 that affected 32-bit games using DXVK and D9VK.
Fixed low memory GPU report for certain GPUs.
Force feedback from steering wheel control restored.
Fixed crashing starting Crazy Machines 3 with certain GPUs.
Github with all releases, you can check it here. If you prefer to download Proton 4.11-10 (latest version so far) you can access it here and if you need the Proton FAQ you can access this link. This article does not end here, keep exchanging an idea there in our forum. Hope to see you next, a big hug.
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