NVIDIA DLSS Officially Enabled for Linux Gamers Courtesy of Proton 6.3-8 Update

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Proton, Valve’s Wine-based compatibility layer that allows Linux users to play various Windows games via Steam Play, has received a new update that includes official support for NVIDIA DLSS. Support for green team’s deep learning super sampling technology was actually introduced in the previous update (6.3-7), but it is now no longer in an experimental phase. Note that this doesn’t mean that all Proton games now support NVIDIA DLSS; the performance-boosting feature can only be enabled in titles that have implemented it (e.g., Control, Red Dead Redemption 2).

New games that are playable on Linux via Proton:

  • Age of Empires 4
  • Assassin’s Creed
  • Breath of Death VI
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II singleplayer (202970)
  • DEATHLOOP
  • FIA European Truck Racing Championship
  • Fly’N
  • Game Dev Tycoon
  • Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered
  • GreedFall
  • Mafia II (Classic)
  • Magicka
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (AMD GPUs only)
  • Mass Effect Legendary Edition (ME1 does not have working audio, 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

Proton 6.3-8 chanelog:

  • Added support for an initial set of BattlEye games.
  • Improve compatibility with games using Valve’s CEG DRM.
  • Support DLSS in DX11 and DX12 games (guarded by PROTON_ENABLE_NVAPI=1 and dxgi.nvapiHack = False).
  • Support latest Steamworks SDK.
  • Fix crashes in Project Wingman, Satisfactory and other Unreal Engine 4 games using the Vulkan renderer.
  • Fix a sporadic crash when starting Baldur’s Gate 3.
  • Fix networked multiplayer in RaceRoom Racing Experience.
  • Fix cutscene desync in Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey.
  • Fix audio stuttering in Gahkthun Steam Edition.
  • Fix Atomic Shop and random crashes on start in Fallout 76.
  • Fix Paradox Launcher (used by Europa Universalis IV) failing to display anything.
  • Fix video freezing and causing game to hang in Deep Rock Galactic.
  • Fix Industries of Titan not listing any resolutions and monitors.
  • Fix Bloons TD6 not being able to access account settings, see docs/ICMP_ECHO.md.
  • Fix Project CARS 3 ignoring inputs after Alt+Tab.
  • Fix stuck Alt key after Alt+Tabbing out and back for Warhammer: Chaosbane.
  • Support Thai characters in Mirror and other Unity games.
  • Support Korean and Arabic characters in Cyberpunk 2077 launcher.
  • Fix connection issues in Satisfactory on systems with multiple network interfaces.
  • Fix Biomutant videos not playing.
  • Update dxvk to v1.9.2-13-g714ca482.
  • Update vkd3d-proton to v2.5-50-g0251b404.
  • Update wine-mono to 6.4.1.

Valve’s upcoming handheld, the Steam Deck, leverages Proton in order to run Windows games on its Linux-based SteamOS. Proton now supports over 17,000 games, according to ProtonDB.

Source: GitHub

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