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(Steam's)Proton Has Brought About 6000 Games to Linux So Far


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Apart from the new games that Proton brings us on a regular basis, it’s also important to look as a whole how Proton has changed the landscape over time. While the numbers are always pretty much available on the front page of ProtonDB, I take a slightly different look at it to build a graph of “Platinum” games (i.e. working out of the box without any tricks) to Linux using Proton. And you get this: (click to enlarge)

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A few take-aways from this graph:

 

  • Proton has done far more for Linux gaming than any porting company out there, by bringing about 6000 games to us in less than 2 years.
  • There’s about 100 games every month that get a Platinum rating according to ProtonDB. (because of the recent changes on ProtonDB rating, this is now more accurate than it was before).
  • Proton has become better over time: the percentage of games getting a Platinum rating is steadily increasing over time as well – it used to be about 40% of all unique games reported, and now we are closer to 50%. This is cumulative, so the range will vary month by month but the trend is very clear.

 

This does not even take in account games that are playable with minor modifications (adding a launcher flag, changing the name of an .exe in a directory, etc…) so the real number of games you can actually enjoy with Proton is way higher than that. But “Platinum” sets the bar high and we ought to judge Proton on its promise: making Windows games work on Linux with just one click.

 

So far, it’s been an overwhelming success.

 

 

https://boilingsteam.com/proton-brought-about-6000-games-to-linux-so-far/

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In addition to Josh's link there is more information available here,

 

There's now over 6,000 Linux games on Steam plus thousands more playable with Steam Play Proton

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All of this is only looking at Steam too.

There's still a lot of games that aren't available on Steam at all. Over on GOG.com, even they have close to a thousand games available for Linux. You also have big hitters like Overwatch (which works great), Starcraft II, the Battlefield series and more from certain publishers with their own store launchers. A lot of them can also be played on Linux with Wine, and using Lutris makes them easy to setup too.

 

 

An way back in the mists of time they told me that gaming on linux would never take of. :harhar:

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And most window's games perform better under Linux than they do on windows due to lack of overhead.

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