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June 13, 2024

Proton 9.0-2 Update: New Support for Alpha League, Helldivers 2, and More

Valve released today Proton 9.0-2 as the latest stable release of this open-source compatibility tool for Steam Play based on Wine and additional components for playing Windows games on Linux systems.

Proton 9.0-2 is here about five weeks after the major Proton 9.0 release to add support for even more games, including Alpha League, Helldivers 2, Black Desert Online, FreestyleFootball R, Hero’s Land, Iragon, SimCity 3000 Unlimited, Warlords Battlecry III, and Battlezone Gold Edition in VR mode.

This new Proton release also enables controller support via Xalia in the launchers of the Clustertruck, Fallout 4, Fallout 3 Standard and GOTY Editions (partial support only), Mugsters, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (72850), The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition, Tomb Raider: Anniversary, and Tomb Raider: Legend.

On top of that, Proton 9.0-2 improves support for several games that were already supported, including Ghost of Tsushima, Horizon Forbidden West, THE FINALS, Apex Legends, Tekken 8, Halo Infinite, Beat Saber, Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite, FOUNDRY, Granado Espada Japan, Nightingale, Bloons Monkey City, and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier.

The Descent 3, Shatterline, Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood, Viking: Battle for Asgard, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, The Desolate Hope, Tower Princess, We Love Katamari REROLL+ Royal Reverie, GRIS, Akka Arrh, Idle Spiral, VKB Gunfighter SCG, Cosmoteer Starship Architect & Commander, Simon the Sorcerer: 25th Anniversary Edition, Alien Swarm: Reactive Drop, and Cities: Skylines video games also received improvements.

Last but not least, this release adds support for playing the Call of Juarez: Gunslinger and Command & Conquer: The Covert Operations video games on systems with a high core count of CPUs and improves compatibility with OpenComposite.

Under the hood, Proton 9.0-2 uses updated components like DXVK 2.3.1-64-g889802887fa5., vkd3d-proton 2.12-58-gf6d39052afb1, dxvk-nvapi 0.7.0-7-gaae4902b6ff7, Wine Mono 9.1.0, OpenXR 1.1.36, and OpenVR 2.2.3. For more details about this release, check out the changelog on the project’s GitHub page.

You can enable Proton 9.0-2 for your favorite games by right-clicking on the game in your Steam Library, selecting Preferences, and going to the Compatibility section on the left sidebar. Select version 9.0-2 from the drop-down list and it will be automatically downloaded.

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