How to use Proton GE

What is Proton GE

Proton-GE is an unofficial build of Proton that provides the latest releases of vanilla WINE. It has FFmpeg enabled for FAudio by default, and all of Proton’s patches ported over to be applied to WINE, as well as Wine-staging and VKD3D. It also contains extra patches that is not available for Proton like the problematic Media Foundation fixes.

More information can be found in this link »

How to install Proton GE

  1. Download ProtonUp-Qt

    • You can download ProtonUp-Qt from this link

    • Choose the latest AppImage

      Download ProtonUp-Qt
  2. Run ProtonUp-Qt

    AppImages are portable applications that can run without installation, but you need to give it execute permission.

    • Righ click the AppImage you downloaded before and choose Properties

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  • Tick Allow executing file as program

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  1. Install Proton-GE

    • Under Install for choose Steam, then press Add version

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    • Wait a few seconds, and the latest version of Proton-GE will be choosed automatically.

    • Now, just press Install.

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You must have Wine, and Winetricks installed on your system.

Install Proton-GE as a Flatpak

If you have Steam installed as a Flatpak, which is not recommended, you need to install ProtonUp-Qt as a Flatpak as well.

  • Open the graphical software installer available in your Linux distro like: Discover, Pamac, Mintinstall, or Gnome-software, and search for ProtonUp-Qt

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  • Or you can install it from the terminal using this command:

    flatpak install flathub net.davidotek.pupgui2 -y
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  • Open ProtonUp-Qt from the application menu or from the application launcher, then use it to install Proton-GE as mentioned before.

How to use Proton GE

  1. Right-click on the game you want to use Proton GE with, and choose properties.
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  1. Choose COMPATIBILITY, then tick Force the use of a specific Steam Play compatibility tool, and choose the version of Proton GE you want to use from the list.
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If you want to know how to use Proton-GE outside of Steam, check this tutorial » [link]

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