Apr 17, 2023 2 min read

Valve releases Proton 8, major new version fixes dozens of games

Steam Deck showing Proton 8

Valve has released a new major version of Proton, the compatibility layer created by them and Codeweavers to make Windows games run on Linux and SteamOS.

Version eight comes with a plethora of fixes for dozens of games like Forspoken, the Dead Space remake, and Disney Dreamlight Valley, either enhancing the compatibility with the Steam Deck or making them run in the first place.

The changelog is long, so here it is in full:

  • 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.

Proton 8.0-1 should install automatically on your Steam Deck — but if it doesn‘t show up, you can search for it in the Steam Store on your Steam Deck by looking for "Proton 8.0".

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