A new Proton Experimental update was released yesterday that brings in some solid fixes for a muktitude of games, especially the Final Fantasy series. We saw audio and crash fixes for Final Fantasy 8 and 1-/10-2, a Binding of Isaac: Rebirth fix, and the MGS3 crashing issue has been incorporated here. Unfortunately, audio is still missing from cutscenes, but it is playable now! There was also some fixed memory leaks for VRChat and a couple of new games now playable on the experimental branch!

Proton Experimental 11/7/23 Update Changelog:

  • Now playable: Freefall 3050AD, Simon the Sorcerer: 25th Anniversary Edition.
  • Fixed audio in in Final Fantasy VIII.
  • Fixed Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster crashing after Steam Cloud save updates sets resolution to Non-Deck-Native.
  • Fixed Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster crashing during combat.
  • Fixed The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth crashes that mostly happened when using bombs later in a run.
  • Fixed Aveyond 4: Shadow of the Mist crashing when clicking on Strategy Guide button.
  • Fixed METAL GEAR SOLID 3: Snake Eater - Master Collection Version crashing before the opening cutscene. There's still audio missing.
  • Fixed multiple memory leaks when playing videos in VRchat using AVPro.
  • Fixed Proton 8.0-4 regression that was causing Midnight Club II to crash.
  • Fixed Ratchet&Clank: Rift Apart raytracing settings not being exposed on desktops with AMD GPUs.

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Noah Kupetsky
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