Somehow I missed this. This has been around for a week now (thanks to GOL for noticing). At any rate, Proton 7.0-6 is now available as a release candidate. Playable titles include:

20 bugs have been fixed, ranging from the OSK on Deck for A Plague Tale: Requiem, Xbox Live login fail for As Dusk Falls, multiple monitor support for Project CARS 2, and the blank window when starting the EA app launcher. Four of them are dedicated just to Microsoft Flight Simulator:

  • Fix Microsoft Flight Simulator crashing during longer flights.
  • Fix Microsoft Flight Simulator not displaying live traffic.
  • Fix Microsoft Flight Simulator not starting after a recent game update.
  • Fix Microsoft Flight Simulator crashing when starting next to big cities.
  • Fix being unable to log in to Xbox Live from Main Menu in As Dusk Falls.
  • Fix Septerra Core hanging on redistributables installation.
  • Fix Super House of Dead Ninjas, Enemy Mind, and Out There Somewhere frame hitching every few seconds.
  • Fix on-screen keyboard popping up every time when starting A Plague Tale: Requiem on the Steam Deck.
  • Fix Zeepkist freezing when using controller.
  • Fix Overcooked! All You Can Eat being unable to add a second controller-using player.
  • Fix Quake III: Arena and Quake III: Team Arena displaying weird texture over the menu.
  • Fix the new EA launcher displaying a blank window.
  • Fix Marvel Snap not being able connect to online services.
  • Fix Sackboy: A Big Adventure failing to start the first time it’s launched.
  • Fix Spyro Reignited Trilogy playing intro video in a wrong language.
  • Fix Jurassic World Evolution 2 bad performance with recent Proton versions.
  • Fix multiple monitor support in Project Cars 2.
  • Fix Korean not being rendered correctly in Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII launcher.
  • Fix multiple languages not rendering correctly in Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion.
  • Fix Lost Lands: Dark Overlord, Lost Lands: Dark Lord, Lost Lands: Redemption, and Haunted Hotel: Silent Waters Collector’s Edition crashing when trying to set a wallpaper.

Additionally, wine-mono has been updated to 7.4.0, and DXVK-NVAPI to 0.6. The latter update reports the Ada architecture for NVIDIA 4000 series, fixes DLSS from failing on Ada and later cards, prevents startup crashes with Monster Hunter World on Turing and later cards, internal optimzations, and some other features.

See the patch notes on GitHub. If you come across any issues with this release, be sure to report them on that thread.

As a reminder, to get access to the release candidate build, right-click Proton 7.0 in your Steam library (make sure “Tools” is checked off on the top-left dropdown menu to see it) -> Properties -> Betas -> Select release-candidate from the dropdown menu.

Selecting Proton 7.0-6 RC

Cover image credit: Warner Bros. Games

WARNING: LGC will be shutting down March 7, 2024. See this post for more details.