After Proton 6.3-7 had only experimentally supported Nvidia’s AI-based and performance-enhancing upsampling, Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) is officially integrated with the release of version 6.3-8. As is well known, Proton is a Windows compatibility layer for Linux that is based on the DirectX-translating runtime environment Wine.
Proton is also part of SteamOS 3.0, which is used by Valve’s upcoming Steam Deck handheld console but doesn’t work here because it uses an AMD chip and is not based on Nvidia’s required “Turing” or “Ampere” architecture. However, gamers will still have a choice between the upscaling technologies AMD FSR and possibly Intel XeSS. Still, as Videocardz.com notes, adding DLSS to SteamOS means that Linux gaming is evolving at a faster pace.
In addition to various other improvements and bug fixes that can be found in the changelog on Github.com, Proton now also supports the anti-cheat engine “BattleEye“, which is used in some games such as Conan Exiles, DayZ, Planetside 2, and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. Valve also confirms that Proton will now support 24 new games, including games that were recently released such as Age of Empires 4, Deathloop, and Guardians of the Galaxy.
- Assassin’s Creed
- Breath of Death VI
- Call of Duty: Black Ops II Einzelspieler (202970)
- FIA European Truck Racing Championship
- Game Dev Tycoon
- Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered
- Mafia II (Classic)
- Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (nur AMD GPUs)
- Mass Effect Legendary Edition (ME1 has no working sound, see # 4823)
- Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom
- Monster Energy Supercross – The Official Video Game
- Monster Energy Supercross – The Official Video Game 2
- Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl
- Penny Arcade’s On the Rain-Slicked Precipice of Darkness 3
- RiMS Racing
- The Riftbreaker
- Sol Survivor
- TT Isle of Man Ride on the Edge
- TT Isle of Man Ride on the Edge 2