Also happy to report forcing Proton on Distance works. Even though this game has a native client, 2 highly requested features were missing from the Linux build: Boombox mode and Custom music.
Both work when forcing Proton and using the experimental build!
To load music from your home directory, type “Z:/home/(username)/Music” in the folder name entry for the custom music option.
Only minor gripe is force feedback is slightly off, but it’s a good compromise for boombox mode and custom music!