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Valve releases Proton 8.0, the biggest software update for running games on Linux

Valve today released Proton 8.0, the latest version of its open source tool for running Windows games on a GNU/Linux system. The software uses Steam Play based on Wine and additional components.

Proton is a compatibility layer developed by Valve that allows you to play Windows games on Linux. The layer is based on the Vulkan API, which itself offers high performance and low resource consumption, making it a good choice for gaming.

According to Valve’s Pierre-Loup Griffais, the latest version 8.0 is the biggest update to date. Proton now supports some recently released games like Forspoken or Dead Space Remake.

Full list of games now playable with Proton 8.0:

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  • Samurai Maiden
  • Dead Space (2023)
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  • Nioh 2 – The Complete Edition
  • One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4
  • Atelier Meruru
  • Atelier Lydie & Suelle ~The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings~
  • Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book DX
  • blue reflection
  • Atelier Rorona ~The Alchemist of Arland~ DX
  • Disney Dreamlight Valley
  • ROMANCE OF THE THREE KINGDOMS XIV
  • ToGather:Island
  • WARRIORS OROCHI 3 Ultimate Definitive Edition
  • Exceed – Gun Bullet Children
  • Gungrave GORE
  • ChexQuest HD

Proton 8.0 also includes numerous bug fixes to improve support for games that were already playable on Linux such as Forza Horizon 5, Mortal Combat X, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and more.

For Steam Deck users, at least 3,000 games are supported by Proton and a total of more than 8,710 games in the Steam library are marked as playable on this portable console. Visit the website for a full list of supported games ProtonDB.

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