Linux & Steam Play support

[This is a direct copy of the news posted originally on Steam]


This post is regarding Valve recently introducing a new version of Steam Play.

In short the main take of that news is “Windows games with no Linux version currently available can now be installed and run directly from the Linux Steam client, complete with native Steamworks and OpenVR support.”

Previously I’ve heard Wine (Steam Play uses a modified distribution of Wine, called Proton) users having some luck running Gun Bombers. Now an active player (thanks Miikka!) told me that Gun Bombers works very well indeed through the new Steam Play.

Miikka was initially experiencing slowdowns but got over them after using the following Steam Launch Command: PROTON_USE_WINED3D11=1

As a developer this is great news because typically a separate Linux version would have to be tested and compiled in order for the game to be played on Linux.

I’m interested to hear from others too that have tried Gun Bombers on Linux and/or the new Steam Play and how your experience was.


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