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Huge GE-Proton Update - GE-Proton8-28 & 29 Released

Updated: Jan 30

Glorious Eggroll just rolled out a massive update for the Proton branch. Be sure to support him via his Patreon here.


Main changes:

  • fixed [S_API FAIL] SteamAPI_Init() failed; no appID found. from being reported when running non-steam games

  • non-steam games will now run using wine inside proton rather than calling steam.exe with wine than the game inside steam -- this goes alongside the API failure fix

  • controller axis patch added from 8-27 has been removed as it is now correctly upstreamed

  • added ULWGL support for non-steam games

  • beamng VR patch was removed per request by developers. They have stated they will fix the issue in 0.32

  • black desert online now works

  • wine, dxvk and vkd3d-proton updated to the latest versions


Protonfixes:

  • now using ULWGL-protonfixes

  • can now call the winetricks gui using util.protontricks('gui')

  • winetricks now performs an internet check before attempting any downloads

  • fixed long standing issue with protontricks not being able to install dotnet4* using anything newer than proton 5. works now and no longer requires proton 5.

  • fixed dll overwrites in winetricks, no longer need to maintain a massive list of specific overwriteable dlls in proton

  • Videos now fully working for:

    • Catherine Classic

    • Ys Origin

    • Age of Wonders

  • Model 2 emulator

  • Alien Breed: Impact

  • Alien Breed 2: Assault

  • Alien Breed 3: Descent

  • Black Desert Online NOSTEAM=1 option. Launch game like NOSTEAM=1 %command% to launch non-steam standalone version.


You can follow the releases and see the full release notes here


UPDATE Jan 30 - GE-Proton8-29 Released

  • updated proton bleeding edge to include Tekken 8 online match disconnect fix

  • updated vkd3d-proton

  • fixed the issue with drive_c symlink during prefix creation when using ulwgl (it's now possible to run scripted game installations using ulwgl and proton-ge)


If you need to know how to update or use GE-Protons on the Steam Deck, check out our video below:


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