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    Steam Play Linux compatibility list grows a hundredfold

    Launched in August with 27 games compatible, Proton now boasts 2,674 working games.
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    Re: Steam Play Linux compatibility list grows a hundredfold

    I hate to be that guy, but...

    Most of these games aren't whitelisted by Steam. You have to manually enable the ability to run non-whitelisted games. The community has made them work, but Steam have yet to officially endorse them/make them work out-of-the-box.

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    Re: Steam Play Linux compatibility list grows a hundredfold

    I'm sure this will interest many Linux users, but my issue with many games isn't that they won't run on Linux. It's that they won't run without Steam. So for me, this is very ho-hum, move on, nothing to see here.

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    Re: Steam Play Linux compatibility list grows a hundredfold

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    I'm sure this will interest many Linux users, but my issue with many games isn't that they won't run on Linux. It's that they won't run without Steam. So for me, this is very ho-hum, move on, nothing to see here.
    Steam will be the easy way to run games, but it sounds like the magic here is really part of Wine so with a bit of effort any Linux distro could do this. It could possibly give a way of running Windows 10 games without using Windows 10. Even if it requires the Steam client and libraries to run, you can install the client without running it let alone logging in and still have the dlls available.

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    Re: Steam Play Linux compatibility list grows a hundredfold

    Only one I'm interested in, Elite Dangerous is borked. https://www.protondb.com/app/359320

    Apparently it's doable with WINE and some heavy tweaking, but I don't have the time for that these days.

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    Re: Steam Play Linux compatibility list grows a hundredfold

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    I'm sure this will interest many Linux users, but my issue with many games isn't that they won't run on Linux. It's that they won't run without Steam. So for me, this is very ho-hum, move on, nothing to see here.
    True, but Proton is open source. So hypothetically, GOG could implement their galaxy client on Linux with Proton for non-native games.
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    Re: Steam Play Linux compatibility list grows a hundredfold

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    True, but Proton is open source. So hypothetically, GOG could implement their galaxy client on Linux with Proton for non-native games.
    Well, I'm a bit rusty but the only GOG client I've ever used was to download. Never needed it to validate play. So that could be of interest.

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    Re: Steam Play Linux compatibility list grows a hundredfold

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    Steam will be the easy way to run games, but it sounds like the magic here is really part of Wine so with a bit of effort any Linux distro could do this. It could possibly give a way of running Windows 10 games without using Windows 10. Even if it requires the Steam client and libraries to run, you can install the client without running it let alone logging in and still have the dlls available.
    Yup, understood. But misses the point. It's Steam I object to. Any game requiring me to use Steam is one I will not buy, regardless of OS platform, which is why i said many Linux users might like this, but not me.

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    Re: Steam Play Linux compatibility list grows a hundredfold

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    Yup, understood. But misses the point. It's Steam I object to. Any game requiring me to use Steam is one I will not buy, regardless of OS platform, which is why i said many Linux users might like this, but not me.
    And specially given the headline I can see where you are coming from. Steam have the most obvious Linux compatibility list going, and Valve put a lot of effort in for this.

    So, given that Steam is a cross platform thing you won't use but is just fronting Wine, this gives you hope to play some Windows 10 games without installing Windows 10. Assuming you can find physical media.

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