Alan Wake 2 Proton 8.0-5

Valve has been revolutionizing playing games on Linux with Proton, and a new version of the compatibility layer has just been released! This one is packed full of more playable games and, even better, more HDR options for already existing games. As someone with a Steam Deck OLED, that makes me extremely excited.

We have some new playable games, which include Assassin's Creed Mirage, Red Tie Runner, and Simon the Sorcerer. We also have those new HDR options, which are available for Resident Evil 2, 3, 7, and 8, Hogwarts Legacy, Mass Effect Legendary Edition, Injustice 2, Alan Wake 2, and Devil May Cry 5. There are also a plethora of fixes being brought in to fix games like Starfield, Halo Infinite, Witcher 3, Crysis Remastered series, Final Fantasy X, and some Steam features. This is a most welcome update, and props to Valve for bringing this one out!

It should download automatically once you turn on the Steam Deck and be selected by default for most games.

Proton 8.0-5 Update Changelog:

  • Now playable:
    • Grotesque Tactics: Evil Heroes
    • Welcome to Princeland
    • Red Tie Runner
    • Simon the Sorcerer: 25th Anniversary Edition
    • Assassin's Creed Mirage
  • Made HDR options available on compatible hardware (including Steam Deck OLED) in the following games: Resident Evil 2, Resident Evil 3, Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, Resident Evil Village, Hogwarts Legacy, Mass Effect Legendary Edition, Injustice 2, Alan Wake 2, Devil May Cry 5.
  • Fixed Baldur's Gate 3 not starting after a recent game update.
  • Fixed Cyberpunk 2077 crashing with DualSense plugged in after a recent game update.
  • Fixed Forza Horizon 5 not working after a recent game update.
  • Fixed Starfield not saving photos in photo mode.
  • Fixed swapped Start / Select buttons on controllers in Starfield and other games using Windows.Gaming.Input.
  • Fixed Halo Infinite crashes on SteamOS 3.5.
  • Fixed Witcher 3 not being able to switch between windowed and fullscreen correctly on XFCE.
  • Fixed Witcher 3 and other games crashing when monitor is turned off and on again.
  • Fixed Hogwarts Legacy crashing on Intel GPUs.
  • Fixed Resident Evil 2 crashing for some users during gameplay.
  • Fixed Crysis 2 Remastered showing only black screen for some users.
  • Fixed Crysis 3 being unable to launch properly due to failed authorization.
  • Fixed Crysis 3 Administrative Approval EA App Window being corrupted on Nvidia.
  • Fixed outdated driver warning in The Last of Us Part I.
  • Fixed Steam Workshop interface randomly not working in Trivia Tricks.
  • Fixed Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster crashing during combat.
  • Fixed Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster crashing after Steam Cloud save updates sets resolution to Non-Deck-Native.
  • Improved audio in Final Fantasy VIII and Freefall 3050AD.
  • Fixed Remnant: From The Ashes and Deep Rock Galactic and possibly other games crashing when too many audio devices are connected.
  • Fixed periodic frame rate drops in Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2.
  • Fixed Mighty Switch Force! Collection crashing on some setups when no controllers are plugged in.
  • Fixed Aura: Fate of the Ages missing some audio cues.
  • Fixed games not being able to switch monitors in fullscreen mode on Cinnamon DE.
  • Fixed triple monitor handling in Project Cars 3 and Project Cars 2.
  • Fixed Elite Dangerous crashing when opening external links.
  • Fixed issues with connecting to online services in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2.
  • Fixed wrong scaling in MareQuest: An Interactive Tail and Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 on Steam Deck when set to fullscreen.
  • Fixed fonts not rendering in the main menu of Aveyond 4: Shadow of the Mist.
  • Fixed Aveyond 4: Shadow of the Mist crashing when clicking on Strategy Guide button.
  • Fixed The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth crashes that mostly happened when using bombs later in a run.
  • Fixed load / save dialogs not working in Idle Spiral on Steam Deck.
  • Fixed font rendering in save / load dialog in Idle Spiral.
  • Fixed multiplayer in NASCAR Heat 5.
  • Fixed multiplayer in DiRT Rally.
  • Fixed The Binding of Isaac cursor desync and focus issues when toggling fullscreen.
  • Fixed video playback in Out of Ore.
  • Fixed multiple memory leaks when playing videos in VRchat using AVPro.
  • Improved support for VKB Gladiator NXT Evo and Virpil Constellation ALPHA-R when hidraw device is accessible.
  • Enabled nvapi for the following titles:
    • Satisfactory
  • Updated Wine Mono to 8.1.0.
  • Updated dxvk to v2.3-21-g1b31aa5d.
  • Updated dxvk-nvapi to v0.6.4-20-g0a7c48b.
  • Updated vkd3d-proton to v2.11-19-g0e681135.

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Noah Kupetsky
A lover of gaming since 4, Noah has grown up with a love and passion for the industry. From there, he started to travel a lot and develop a joy for handheld and PC gaming. When the Steam Deck released, it just all clicked.
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