Helldivers 2 Proton GE 8-31

A new update to Proton GE was published today, and it brings in some nice changes all around! We have the latest component updates, including the fixes for Helldivers 2 that were added to the Proton Hotfix branch earlier today. We also have some new protonfixes, including ones for Dark and Darker and some for Black Desert Online and Yakuza 5, to fix standalone or non-Steam versions. We also had a fix for GStreamer where an unclosable Wayland window would pop up, and older games will now more properly work with ULWGL!

For those who don't know about Proton GE, how to get it on the Steam Deck, or how to update, check out our Proton GE guide! We go over all of this and explain why having GE is important.

Proton GE 8-31 Update Changelog:


  • updated wine to latest bleeding edge, allows helldivers to run
  • updated vkd3d-proton to latest git
  • updated dxvk to latest git


  • added fix for older games to properly set CWD (current working directory) if executable is not inside the wine prefix


  • fixed this annoying ass unclosable wayland window from popping up when a game uses gstreamer:

Original upstream bugs + fix:


  • added fixes for Dark and Darker (thanks nmlynch94)
  • updated BDO fixes to work with standalone
  • updated Yakuza 5 cutscenes fixes to work on non-steam versions


  • cleaned up various no longer required patches (either upstreamed or already fixed)

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Noah Kupetsky
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