Proton 8.0 is Finally Here! Peirre-Loup Griffais: "Our biggest rebase to date!"

Proton 8.0 brings many of the changes from Proton Experimental to the mainstream.

Proton 8.0 is Finally Here! Peirre-Loup Griffais: "Our biggest rebase to date!"

After covering what feels like countless Experimental updates, the main user base of the Steam Deck utilizing the Stable branch of Proton will get to experience Valve’s version of the Wine 8.0 translation layer. Eighteen more titles become playable including the Dead Space remake along with fixing a slew of bugs like raytracing in Crysis Remastered and improving multi-touch support. As Valve’s Pierre-Loup Griffais described in a tweet this was the biggest rebase so far and Experimental-8.0 will come shortly after the stable 8.0 release.

It’s always great to be reminded of Valve’s constant improvements to the Deck and Linux gaming as a whole with what feels like weekly changelogs. As an important note, Proton 8.0 requires a GPU that supports Vulkan 1.3 so that would require an Nvidia GTX 700 series or newer and an AMD Radeon RX 400 series. You can find the full changelog down below.

Note: Proton 8.0 requires a GPU that supports Vulkan 1.3.
  • Now playable:
    • Forspoken
    • Samurai Maiden
    • Dead Space (2023)
    • Creativerse
    • Nioh 2 - The Complete Edition
    • One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4
    • Atelier Meruru
    • Atelier Lydie & Suelle ~The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings~
    • Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book DX
    • Blue Reflection
    • Atelier Rorona ~The Alchemist of Arland~ DX
    • Disney Dreamlight Valley
    • ToGather:Island
    • WARRIORS OROCHI 3 Ultimate Definitive Edition
    • Exceed - Gun Bullet Children
    • Gungrave G.O.R.E.
    • Chex Quest HD
  • Fixed 2K launcher failure caused by launcher update.
  • Fixed Arabic fonts in FIFA 21 and 22.
  • Improved CJK font support in many games including NOBUNAGA'S AMBITION: Souzou with Power Up Kit, Stardom 3 and Sword and Fairy 3.
  • Improved sleep/resume functionality on Steam Deck for Tiny Tina's Wonderland.
  • Improved multi-touch support.
  • Fixed native scrollbar being always visible in Final Fantasy XIV Online launcher.
  • Fixed A Plague Tale: Innocence and A Plague Tale: Requiem showing on-screen keyboard when starting the game on the Steam Deck.
  • Fixed rendering issues during cutscenes in Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell.
  • Fixed Japanese keyboard input in Final Fantasy XIV Online.
  • Fixed Football manager 2023 crashing when trying to return from a player profile.
  • Fixed experimental regression: Fall in Labyrinth started crashing on some setups.
  • Improved CJK characters rendering in many games including NOBUNAGA'S AMBITION: Souzou with Power Up Kit.
  • Fixed Life is Strange Remastered crashing at the end of chapter 2.
  • Fixed Alt+Tab not working on Gnome 43.
  • Improved force feedback compatibility for BeamNG and Forza Horizon 5.
  • Fixed regression with Mortal Kombat X performance.
  • Fixed OpenGL launch option for Youropa.
  • Fixed raytracing in Crysis Remastered.
  • Improved multiplayer support in Company of Heroes III.
  • Improved fullscreen support for The Last Blade 2.
  • Fixed regression: Minecraft Dungeons was hanging when disconnecting from multiplayer game.
  • Fixed Immortals Fenyx Rising missing/out-of-order audio lines in cutscenes.
  • Fixed The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt launcher flickering on Wayland.
  • Fixed Story Mode not working in Dead or Alive 6.
  • Enabled nvapi for many games.
  • Updated wine to 8.0.
  • Updated dxvk to v2.1-4-gcaf31033.
  • Updated vkd3d-proton to v2.8-84-g08909d98.
  • Updated dxvk-nvapi to v0.6.2.
  • Updated wine-mono to 7.4.1.
Compatibility tool for Steam Play based on Wine and additional components - ValveSoftware/Proton

So any games on in this changelog you’re looking forward to playing? Are you going to be turning on raytracing Crysis? Any games you want Valve to add support to in the next Proton release? Let us know in the comments down below!