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Proton

Compatibility tool for Steam Play based on Wine and additional components

  • Linux
  • Steam
Avg rating of 4.3 (7)| 6 comments

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  • Developed byValve Software
  • LicensingOpen Source and Free product.
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  • RatingAverage rating of 4.3
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  • English

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tameresa
  
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Really a lifesaver, thx Steam

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omnibackup2020
  
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Proton only runs on linux due to mac-os lacking a lot of the api. "Just in case you are asking about running Proton on macOS natively (I'm not sure after reading your question): Proton does not work natively on macOS, end of story. macOS is missing several APIs to make this support viable:

eventfd syscall is Linux-specific, without good alternative on macOS

Apple does not support Vulkan, which is needed for DXVK

Apple deprecated OpenGL support, which is needed for WineD3D

macOS is missing support for Python 3 OOTB" -https://www.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/comments/gt3fat/comment/fs9526e/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3

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ab1
  
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Just don't overrate it. Most multiplayer games with Anti-cheat don't work even with latest Proton 7.0-1b.

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ahmed52
  
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great way to play on linux

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erkaf
  
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Really nice. I can play all my Games on Linux.

Thank you Valve for your work to make Linux even better.

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ab1
  
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I used latest Proton both with AMD and NVIDIA cards for the last 1,5 years.

1/3-1/4 of applications don't work at all for many reasons.

It can technically run other applications (2/3 or 3/4) but sometimes at significant cost.

Some applications can see 33–75% reduction in performance.

In many situations AMD and Radeon (very old) cards work slightly worse than medium NVIDIA cards.

Proton is better than old Wine but still far worse than latest Windows. Nobody gives you a guarantee that Proton or Wine will work reliably and without loss of performance.

I saw really weird bugs with very latest versions of Proton. Proton isn't something I would rely upon, but something to try if everything else fails.

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