Latest Proton full support for Nvidia DLSS with anti-cheat software
For the uninitiated, Proton is the compatibility layer which allows Windows games to be played under Valve’s SteamOS operating system, and version 6.3-8 delivers official support for DLSS in DX11 and DX12 games. This follows Nvidia making its frame rate boosting tech available for Vulkan titles earlier in the year (meaning the likes of Doom Eternal got the benefit of DLSS).
With this wider DirectX support, a ton of titles are now eligible for the DLSS treatment running under Linux via Proton – but obviously, there are only a limited amount of games that support DLSS (the devs have to bake it in), and at this stage, Linux gamers still need to tweak a couple of parameters manually as Gaming on Linux, which spotted this, explains.
Other goodies include a host of freshly compatible Windows games for Proton, and among those are some big-name new releases such as Deathloop, Age of Empires IV and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (note that the latter is for AMD graphics cards only).
Furthermore, a couple of initial games which use the BattlEye anti-cheat system have been announced as fully working under Proton, namely Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord and ARK: Survival Evolved.