Valve Proton adds NVIDIA DLSS support for 24 games

In 2021, GPU manufacturers have made great progress in super-resolution technology. With AMD’s successful launch of FidelitFX Super Resolution (FSR) technology and Intel’s upcoming XeSS technology, Nvidia, which is one step ahead, has also accelerated the pace of advancement in DLSS technology to consolidate its leading position.

In the past few months, Nvidia has done a lot of work around DLSS, successively upgrading DLSS to version 2.3, launching DLAA without scaling, releasing DLSS SDK and Unreal Engine 5 plug-in, etc. to ensure that our technology continues to remain competitive. After Proton 6.3-7 experimental support, Valve has officially supported DLSS technology in Proton 6.3-8, suitable for DirectX 11 and DirectX 12 games.

DLSS Ultra Quality mode

Proton is the Windows compatibility layer of the Linux system, and it is called Wine based on DirectX conversion runtime. As part of SteamOS 3.0, the Steam Deck handheld is currently in use. It’s just that Steam Deck uses the Zen 2+RDNA 2 architecture, so it can’t support DLSS. However, the addition of SteamOS to DLSS means that Linux games are developing rapidly.

Valve confirmed that Proton supports 24 games, including

  • Age of Empires 4
  • Assassin’s Creed
  • Breath of Death VI
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II singleplayer (202970)
  • FIA European Truck Racing Championship
  • Fly’N
  • Game Dev Tycoon
  • Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered
  • GreedFall
  • Mafia II (Classic)
  • Magicka
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (AMD GPUs only)
  • Mass Effect Legendary Edition (ME1 does not have working audio, see #4823)
  • Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom
  • Monster Energy Supercross – The Official Video Game
  • Monster Energy Supercross – The Official Video Game 2
  • Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl
  • Penny Arcade’s On the Rain-Slicked Precipice of Darkness 3
  • RiMS Racing
  • The Riftbreaker
  • Sol Survivor
  • TT Isle of Man Ride on the Edge
  • TT Isle of Man Ride on the Edge 2