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We Love Katamari on Proton Experimental

A couple of days ago, a new Proton Experimental update was released, making new games playable, fixing regressions, and fixing issues within specific games, and on top of those, we also have controller support enabled for some game launchers! Specifically, this affects Red Faction, Skyrim, Clustertruck, and Mugsters, so, with Proton Experimental, you should be able to completely control the launcher menu with your gamepad.

We also have a couple of new playable games: Insantiy's Blade and Bloody Walls, and we got some improved performance in We Love Katamari REROLL + Royal Reverie. There are also fixes for Nightingale, Shatterline, Call of Juarez, Total War: Warhammer 2, and Summer Islands! It's a great update overall, and makes games a lot more playable on the Steam Deck in terms of performance and gamepad support!

Proton Experimental 4/12/24 Update Changelog:

  • Now playable: Insanity's Blade, Bloody Walls.
  • Enable controller support in the launcher of Red Faction, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (72850), Clustertruck, Mugsters via Xalia.
  • Fix rendering of Japanese characters in the launcher of Granado Espada Japan.
  • Fixed Proton 9.0 regressions:
    • Call to Arms - Gates of Hell: Ostfront no longer closes itself when you start a skirmish.
    • Total War: WARHAMMER II no longer has clicking audio while playing videos.
    • Call of Juarez: Gunslinger no longer crashes on start.
  • Fixed Summer Islands not exitting cleanly with AMD GPUs.
  • Fixed Nightingale not being able to authenticate with Steam on desktop.
  • Fixed Shatterline freezing on loading screen when trying to join a second online match in a session.
  • Fixed Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood failing to launch on a fresh prefix.
  • Improved performance in We Love Katamari REROLL+ Royal Reverie.

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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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