Valve Releases Proton 7.0 With Major Improvements

On February 15th, Valve released Proton 7.0, a major version of their open-source compatibility tool for Steam Play that introduces numerous new features and supports for more Windows games to play on Linux.

Based on Wine 7.0 and DXVK 1.9.4, Proton 7.0 comes with major improvements for Linux gaming, including improved audio support for the Skyrim and Fallout games, support for local decoding of H264 videos, and initial support for legacy EAC (Easy Anti-Cheat) with Star Wars: Squadrons, Knockout City, and many other games coming soon.

Proton 7.0 also improves support for many titles that were already playable on Linux. For example, it fixes voice chat and multiplayer in Sea of Thieves, fixes multiplayer in Doom Eternal, fixes flickering in Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord’s launcher, fixes audio in Mass Effect 1 from Mass Effect Legendary Edition, and fixes quick save in Castlevania Advance Collection.

Other noteworthy changes include improved Paradox Launcher support, improved Steam Input controller support for games running via Origin, improved Runescape stability, as well as various fixes for hangs and crashes in the Far Cry, Beacon, Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous, Age of Empires IV, and Marvel’s Avengers video games.

(All information was provided by 9to5Linux)

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