Sea of Thieves Proton Experimental

The next Proton Experimental update dropped a couple of days ago, and it brings some nice improvements across the board both for bigger Linux computers with high CPU core counts and the Steam Deck! On the Steam Deck, we have Sea of Thieve's videos working again, and Borderlands GOTY is playable again, while videos for The Finals are now working again, too. We also have some new playable games, like Snares of Ruin 2 and Iragon, while Joe Danger 1 and 2 will no longer crash on AMD GPUs!

The new update should appear in your downloads automatically when you boot up the Steam Deck.

Proton Experimental 3/29/24 Update Changelog:

  • Now playable: Aisling and the Tavern of Elves, Snares of Ruin 2, Iragon.
  • Fixed The Finals not working on machines supporting AVX512 without clearcpuid=304 in the kernel command line.
  • Fixed garbled videos in The Finals.
  • Enabled nvapi for Horizon Forbidden West.Fixed Mars First Logistics not being able to upload to Steam Workshop.
  • Fixed Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 crashing intermittently when switching between menu options.Fixed Joe Danger and Joe Danger 2: The Movie crashing on AMD GPUs.
  • Limited number of cores seen by the following games making them playable on a high core count CPUs:
    • Far Cry 2
    • Far Cry 4
    • The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition
    • Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
    • Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine
    • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II
    • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Chaos Rising
    • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Retribution
    • Outcast - Second Contact
    • Prototype
  • Fixed a few Proton 9.0 regressions:
    • Sea of Thieves is able to play videos on Steam Deck.
    • Borderlands GOTY Enhanced is playable again.

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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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