Proton 9.0-1 Released to Improve Gaming with Steam

May 06, 2024

The latest release of Proton 9 adds several improvements and fixes an issue that has been problematic for Linux users.

When Proton 9 was initially released, there was a persistent issue for Linux users involving the download of games.

When using Proton 9, if you attempted to download any game the app would say that the download was in progress but would remain at 0%. This not only happened on some Linux distributions but on the Steam Deck as well.

That issue has been resolved with the 9.0-1 release, so anyone having the download issue should upgrade immediately to resume normal functionality.

The download issue isn't the only change found in the new release. Users will find even more Windows games now work on Linux (without having to resort to Proton Experimental), such as:

  • Dinogen Online
  • Photography Simulator Demo
  • George McGeehan Gamer Hero
  • The Finals
  • Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2, Yuri’s Revenge, and Tiberian Sun
  • Aisling and the Tavern of Elves
  • Snares of Ruin 2
  • Bloody Walls

Other games are now available to play on high core count CPUs, such as Far Cry 2/4, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, and more.

Several games saw fixes for various types of issues and Wine Mono was updated to version 9.1.0

You can read the full changelog for version 9.0-1 on the ValveSoftware GitHub page.


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