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Proton Alternatives

Similar projects and alternatives to Proton

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a better Proton alternative or higher similarity.

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Posts with mentions or reviews of Proton. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-09-23.
  • Proton 6.3-7 RC testing
  • Creating custom App Launchers for various games.
  • Epic Games announce full Easy Anti-Cheat for Linux including Wine & Proton
    VAC still doesn't work on Proton
  • List of visual novels not working properly on Steam Deck
    If a Windows game doesn't run on Proton, you can report it at their Proton bugtracker. Some things get fixed pretty quickly, others keep getting pushed down the priority list, but they do actually look at those reports.
  • STEAMOS, uses ext4 for the SD card. Problem for those dual booting with windows 11? | 2021-09-23
    It absolutely can, and Valve supports it. | 2021-09-23
    It does work, but i don't recommend it. performance is bad and linux permissions can break windows permissions. Guide here:
  • Article says that today's students are unfamiliar with the concept of files and folders, is this your experience?
    Keep an eye on Valve's Proton compatibility layer for Linux (it comes with Steam): They're putting a lot more development effort into it now that they're focused on the Steam Deck.
  • Deathloop not launching on latest Fedora 34 with Proton Experimental
  • How to run crysis remastered? | 2021-09-20
  • Proton Experimental gets DEATHLOOP working on Linux with AMD and Nvidia GPUs | 2021-09-17
    The game didn't launch actually.
  • New Experimental Proton version for DEATHLOOP | 2021-09-17
  • Deathloop is now playable on Radv
  • PSA: Fixing the Linux Crash
  • Deathloop doesn’t actually launch with any version of proton, anyone else have this issue?
    Issue on the Proton bug tracker:
  • Deathloop doesn't launch properly (the exe just does nothing) | 2021-09-14
    Hmm, I see. How long does it usually take for these things to be fixed? I see there's a report on Github for it (


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