- Dec 10, 2009
The new Steam Play uses Vulkan.
Compatibility with Direct3D graphics is provided by vkd3d, an implementation of Direct3D 12 that uses Vulkan for high performance, and DXVK, a Vulkan implementation of Direct3D 11.
You Can Play Over 2,600 Windows Games on Linux Via Steam PlayI've been playing around with Steam Proton. Any windows game i started worked perfectly with the exception of Denuvo DRM games like Dishonored 2 and then The Surge which has graphical issues.
At the end of August, Valve announced a new version of Steam Play for Linux that included Proton, a WINE fork that made many Windows games, including more recent ones ,such as Witcher 3, Dark Souls 3 and Dishonored, playable on Linux. Just two months later, ProtonDB says there are over 2,600 Windows games that users can play on Linux, and the number is rapidly growing daily.
Search for games in the Proton Database:Not all games may run perfectly on Linux, but that’s also often the case with Windows 10, which can not play older games as well as previous versions of Windows did, even under Compatibility Mode.
Its really not hard, support is growing quickly. I used to run Ubuntu, but snapd hurts the sata drive in my laptop, so running Manjaro. There is a steam client in the "add remove" programs for Manjaro.I'm a big fan of linux and been using it since 2004.
I however do not recommend it for gaming, just too much hassle. I only have win10 installed on my gaming rig.
If your hardware is not up to spec like mine, try out Manjaro as well. I have not had to drop to command line to install anything yet, which is surprising considering its Arch.So am I. I bought INSIDE on sale last week, it played through on Ubuntu 18.10 flawlessly.