So what I want to do with this thread is highlight games that play on Linux with either native support, or games that play through proton with minimal configuration. IE, no having to deal with protontricks, winetricks, etc and that nonsense. At most, I will be using a proton-GE. With the Steam Deck on its way, Something like this will be helpful to fellow gamers in the community beyond throwing them at protondb (which is great resource). I am going for an OOTB experience as much as possible or with minimal configuration as possible.] So please, totally feel free to add your folks games you have tried and work on the first try!
So the first game up that I recently got was Tales of Arise. Max settings, 1080p, rtx 3050ti. This game came out on September 10, 2021, this game worked OOTB on launch day! 0 configuration needed
I’ve recently played all three Witcher games, which all work flawlessly* out of the box**. The second game is native, and the others worked with Proton 6.3.
*The first game will crash to a black screen if I alt-tab away from the window or switch workspaces, so save often…
**These games allow importing save files from the first game into the second, and from the second game to the third, so that choices you make in each game are reflected correctly. Since the second game is native and the first and third run through proton, I had to move the files around to make that work properly. Here’s the instructions I followed…
Well Matt pointed out that he will be using Proton-GE and there for I assumed it was withint the realm of “ootb”.
However, the only steps required (other than the usual to enable and use steams proton versions) is to download the package and extract it, create a folder named compatibilitytools.d in your ../steam/root/ folder, and finally put the extracted proton-ge files in the compatibilitytools.d folder. Finally, restart steam and enable and use that specific protonversion.
Or use this tool and it’ll do the above for you:
Yeah, thnx !
I never left, I’ve just not been that active lately.
Well i pointed out that I was using Proton GE because some distros do ship with it by default (Salient, GamerOS/ChimeraOS, Garuda, and few others) also GE has a flatpak install available for it now if I am no mistaken. There is also a CLI app called ProtonUp that keeps proton-ge versions up to date with the newest releases. So there are a few different ways to go about installing it besides the “normal” way. And for me I view the creating the folder and dragging and dropping no different then dealing with game issues on Windows that need DLL fixes. As that maybe about as far as most gamers are willing to go to tinker to get something to work on Windows.
No Man Sky works great under proton for me as long as I launch from the library screen (i.e. not Big Picture mode). I’m using the experimental version of proton (6.3-6+), but it may work on previous versions.
I did not do any fiddling. It just worked, First launch took some time to get all the meshes, etc. in order.
System: Fedora 34 with plasma using Nvidia GTX 980 Ti and proprietary driver (470.63.01).
So i’ve been gaming on Linux for 5yrs now. Proton(Steam),Proton-TKG, Proton-GE(tons of testing and part of the Discord) and I have a list atleast 30 games deep that required 0 config outside of the basic config to play on Linux. I see screenshots here for games, I guess i can post those. If the rules are
Post Screenshot of game w/ title
Post which Proton version works ( ProtonSteam, Proton-GE etc)
Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor
Steam Proton 6.3 Note: there is a Linux version of this game made by feral interactive. I have been playing the Windows version for years on Fedora Linux dating back to WINE-Staging. The game was made specifically for NVidia GPU’s but now works on AMD as well, ignoring the “Incompatible GPU” prompt.
Street Fighter 30th anniversary Edition
No Configuration needed Note:
This is true to the originals, can literally run on anything. What’s most impressive is that it’s still online capable, as were all these 2d fighters. This had to have been since the Steam announcement, since none of these games were capable of online play prior to Aug.2021
Mortal Kombat 11 NEEDS Proton-6.20-GE-1 To work properly (gamepad, full screen)
No other configuration needed. Note:
This game was recently unplayable and buggy. Currently works great with latest GE build.