Steam adds its own version of wine and DXVK into steam beta

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previously running games on linux using wine would report whatever windows version wine has been configured to report. with this linux users should be able to run windows games on linux using steams new wine inside the linux client and have it be reported as a linux sale. big plus not having to setup wine and be counted as a WINDOWS SALE

i’ve opted into the beta and will have a play around with it my library has about 200 or so windows games from bundles/cancelled ports


Fuzz's picture


Big news for Linux users. That’s great!

Robag's picture

looking good here is some more related info

Valve’s “Steam Play” uses Vulkan to bring more Windows games to Linux

Valve announced today a beta of Steam Play, a new compatibility layer for Linux, to provide compatibility with a wide range of Windows-only games.

We’ve been tracking Valve’s efforts to boost Linux gaming for a number of years. As of a few months ago, things seemed to have gone very quiet, with Valve removing SteamOS systems from its store. Last week, however, it became clear that something was afoot for Linux gaming.

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nice find Slacker


linuxslacker's picture

Really enjoying subnautica

sofar ive tested a few(kinda mixed bag for what i got on my account)

Sniper elite v2 doesnt load at all
Sanctum 1 is like 50 fps :/
Viscera cleanup detail – freezes installing dotnet(how do you people stand the first time install crap)
Deus Ex human rev – only loaded to menu but seems working
and subnautica – had to force opengl and theres a very annoying mouse focus bug but works well otherwise

it does make things easier but wine is still wine and buggy as. some games like monsterhunter world and skyrim have been getting good results ive been reading so next sale might pick up some new games :)

sadly most anticheat wont work(same with running it in wine) so some games will not work for that reason

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Supported games

Keep in mind there’s only a short list of supported games at this stage…

Beat Saber
Bejeweled 2 Deluxe
Doki Doki Literature Club!
DOOM II: Hell on Earth
Fallout Shelter
Geometry Dash
Google Earth VR
Into The Breach
Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012
Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013
Mount & Blade
Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword
NieR: Automata
PAYDAY: The Heist
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl
Star Wars: Battlefront 2
Tekken 7
The Last Remnant
Tropico 4
Ultimate Doom
Warhammer® 40,000: Dawn of War® – Dark Crusade
Warhammer® 40,000: Dawn of War® – Soulstorm

But hopefully they’ll expand that list soon!

linuxslacker's picture

yup only a short list but...

yup only a short list but can be enabled for all games easy enough

those ones just show by default

Robag's picture

it's good to see more

AAA titles getting support on the yee old Linux
pity the steam box kind of flopped :(


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