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New driver got pushed from Nvidia fixing the Unity engine regressions, version 415.18.04:


What kind of system are you running? Interested in Grimrock 2.


I didn’t start a new game yet, because I want to finish the first one. But the main menu works fine. It even work in ultrawide unlike the first game. The SteamDB also shows people have almost zero problems. As soon as I finish the first one, I will try it out and fill out a report on ProtonDB.

OS: Fedora 29
KERNEL: 4.19.4-300.fc29.x86_64
CPU: Intel Xeon X3440 @ 3.6Ghz
GPU: Radeon RX Vega 64
GPU DRIVER: 4.4 Mesa 18.2.4
RAM: 24 GB


Mint 19.1 beta cinnamon 64 bit. DOOM 2016 works!!, Followed guide by Level1Techs here

When installed steam for first time, I opted into the latest beta which is " Proton 3.16-5 Beta" as of today 12-13-18, restarted steam, put in " +r_renderapi 1" in the Launcher options BEFORE even clicking to download and install doom, , then downloaded and installed doom 2016 and everything …just…worked! Vulkan was auto selected in the in game settings Advanced menu and it runs like a champ just as equally as in Win 10!! xD giggideeeeeee.

Of course using Ukuu I ensured that I was running latest kernel which is right now 4.19.9 and purged every other one possible that was installed, before downloading and installing doom 2016 within Steam

Whatever issues with Mint Cinnamon that were present in September through Late November were resolved via either the distro version, newer kernel, or perhaps …both?

I love the cinnamon desktop and FINALLY I can run more games here. Thanks Any and everyone for your help months ago :smiley: and of course Level1Techs forum …website builders and upkeepers.


Cinnamon 4.0.x is a massive improvement over 3.8.x. You can now toggle Vsync which is important for Proton.

If you’re on Ubuntu 18.04, it’s worth a try of the bleeding edge PPA for Cinnamon, but just know the risks going in of the mintsources package.

If you’re natively on Mint, the PPA might help to backport 4.0 to older Mint versions.


I have a 144hz monitor and rx 580 8GB vid card with 4790k cpu at 4.6ghz. Thus, I don’t anticipate having to use vsync ever and so far …so good. And be it Wendel or whoever, thank you for word of mouth about Lutris. I just finished playing Diablo III for a while and after it finished downloading everything within the battlenet deal about that game, it runs equally as smoothly as Win 10 ( except needing to enable Low Fx to keep it that smooth…but np though)

I got Crysis 1 ( using the installer through Lutris) working, but it’s a tad bit…jittery. Perhaps there is something I’m missing. But man…I can see that finish line on the horizon…of finally one day soon being able to flip Winblows the bird once and for all.

I wish I could get logitech 710+ keyboard software to run on Linux. I got spoiled to using the g1-g6 keys on the left for different things.


The Crysis 1 jitters is probably the shader cache building - It will get better as you play but it rebuilds from scratch every time your graphics driver updates.


I learn something every day. Thank ya much :smiley:


Thought I’d pipe in and say that I’ve been using Steam Play/Proton with Fedora 29, and it’s been working pretty well so far (with the games I do play). Prey 2017, Killing Floor 2, and DOOM all working as I’d expect. Only game I haven’t had a lot of luck with is Divinity: Original Sin 2.