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Steam for Linux lets you play Windows games from other stores

by Divya Kiran Kumar
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Steam Play has introduced Steam’s Proton tool. The tool allows Linux clients to install window games and play them. Users can now launch Windows games purchased from other platforms on Linux.

They will be able to do this via the new Steam Proton tool. The move gives Linux a boost that will make it more competitive. For instance, you can now buy a game such as Witcher 3 for windows, add it to the executable Steam for Linux and play it. You can also do the same for the exe game launcher.

A few months ago, it was not possible to run Windows on Linux. Only advanced users could enjoy this service. These new feature has increased Proton’s potential. Steam for Linux allows the launching of games that ship with their native clients on Protons. It gives clients the convenience they need to make life comfortable.

For instance, running the Dying Light & Tomb Raider 2013 in native clients is less exciting than it is in Proton. Also, if you watch the Ark on the native client, you will think that it is a game that was availed ten years ago. But it looks different and much better when you watch the Proton version.

The other notable thing is that the Dead Cells’ version cannot be run on the Steam Controller. But you will have the issue fixed if it is run on Proton. At this point, we can say that so far, Valve, DXVK, and Codeweavers developers have done a great job.

The new features are quite promising and will give viewers something to smile about. But Valve must be prepared to invest more in promotional activities. It will help the world appreciate their effort and bring them more revenue. But if they choose the business with a usual attitude, these additions will not make any impact.

For the rest of the folks out there, if you have not jumped to Linux, this is the time to do so. More exciting games are being added every day. Steam is working hard to ensure that the new titles are accessible to all Linux users.

A lot of new tools have also been integrated into the Steam tool. Clients can now a plugin, play, and enjoy the games. With Linux and Steam Proton, you will have access to a more extensive catalog than you have had before.

It is a move that is expected to motivate developers to target Linux. These new features are, indeed, a game-changer.

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Albin January 30, 2019 - 6:43 PM

For the rest of the *folks* out there

Kiran Kumar January 30, 2019 - 9:02 PM



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