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Linux runs 80% of the 100 most popular games on Steam

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According to the protondb.com service , which collects information on the performance of gaming applications in the Steam catalog on Linux, 80% of the 100 most popular games are currently running on Linux. When looking at the top 1000 games, the support rate is 75% and the Top10 is 40%. In general, out of 21244 tested games, performance was confirmed for 17649 games (83%).

Linux runs 80% of the 100 most popular games on Steam

The rating includes both games directly released for Linux and Windows-builds of games launched using the Proton layer based on the Wine project’s developments and offering a DirectX 9/10/11 implementation based on the DXVK package and DirectX 12 based on vkd3d-proton .

Interestingly, when looking at the top 10 games, 30% have native Linux support, and 10% run through Proton, while for a sample of the top 1,000 games, only 22% are natively supported, and 53% run through Windows launch. -versions in Proton. Of the 10 most popular games on Linux, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, Team Fortress 2 and Grand Theft Auto V work, but PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS, Apex Legends, Halo Infinite, New World, NARAKA: BLADEPOINT and Destiny cannot be launched 2.

Some games that have problems launching in Proton can be successfully launched in the experimental Proton Experimental branch , as well as in the independently-supported Proton GE build , which features a more recent version of Wine, additional patches and the use of FFmpeg. In addition, work is underway to create a new runtime container for Linux – Soldier Linux (Steam Runtime 2).

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