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Proton is updated with improvements to play Cyberpunk 2077, Red Dead Online and Microsoft Flight Simulator on Linux with Steam Play

That Linux gaming is no longer what it used to be is a truth that no one can deny, thanks to Proton and Steam Play There are thousands of games created for Windows that we can play on Linux almost as if they were native.

And we are not talking about just small indie games or old games, we are talking about even the most ambitious triple A's of recent times, as is the case with Cyberpunk 2077 itself. And now, with the latest Proton update, version 5.13-5 improves support for this and more important games.

Red Dead Online is now playable on Linux

Red Dead Online

One of the most notable new features in this version of Proton is the extended support for the OpenXR virtual reality API, something that now allows you to play Microsoft Flight Simulator in virtual reality mode from Linux, at least with AMD hardware.

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There are many games that improve their compatibility with Proton, and the project highlights the following in its list of changes:

  • The online game already functional in Red Dead Redemption 2 and Red Dead Online.

  • Fixed world sounds in Cyberpunk 2077.

  • Fixed many crashes and issues with Gears Tactics, Fallout 76, Kingdoms Reborn, Need For Speed ​​Hot Pursuit, and Conan Exiles.

  • The screenshot feature now works with Fallout 76 and Path of Exile.

Proton 5.13-5 has also improved support for Direct3D 12 on Vulkan. Also fixed an issue where most games would stop detecting controls when the overlay Steam is present.

If you want to take a look at the games that work best on Linux with Steam Play, remember that you can do it in ProtonDB, the huge community database reporting tens of thousands of Steam video games for Windows on Linux.

Via | Phoronix