Linux users patiently waiting for Valve to add the ability to play Windows games on the Linux operating system via Steam. May be pleased to know that a new update has been rolled out this week enabling the ability to enjoy a selection of Windows games on Linux.
Valve explains more in their official update on the Steam community website :
– Windows games with no Linux version currently available can now be installed and run directly from the Linux Steam client, complete with native Steamworks and OpenVR support.
– DirectX 11 and 12 implementations are now based on Vulkan, resulting in improved game compatibility and reduced performance impact.
– Fullscreen support has been improved: fullscreen games will be seamlessly stretched to the desired display without interfering with the native monitor resolution or requiring the use of a virtual desktop.
– Improved game controller support: games will automatically recognize all controllers supported by Steam. Expect more out-of-the-box controller compatibility than even the original version of the game.
– Performance for multi-threaded games has been greatly improved compared to vanilla Wine.
Games that are now available during the initial public beta testing phase include :
Bejeweled 2 Deluxe
Doki Doki Literature Club!
DOOM II: Hell on Earth
FINAL FANTASY VI
Google Earth VR
Into The Breach
Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012
Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013
Mount & Blade
Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword
PAYDAY: The Heist
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl
Star Wars: Battlefront 2
The Last Remnant
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War – Dark Crusade
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War – Soulstorm
For more details jump over to the official “Steam for Linux” blog post on the Steam Community via the link below.
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