October 24, 2020

Valve releases tools for running Windows games on Linux

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Valve today announced the launch of the new Steam Play feature, which allows Linux, Mac and Windows users to play games on any platform more efficiently, and is more compatible with Windows games on Linux systems. There are currently more than 3,000 games on the Steam platform that support the Linux platform, and Valve said that there would be some measures to encourage developers to port games to the Linux platform, allowing Linux Steam users to get more games, especially those that have never been supported. Windows games for Linux.

While introducing the Steam Play feature, Valve also added a Wine-based Proton software release. The software enables Linux and Mac users to install and run Windows games and applications, allowing Windows games to be installed directly on the Linux Steam client. Valve engineer Pierre-Loup Griffais said: “Our goal is to make it easier for Linux Steam users to scale up the game. We have developed measures to enable more developers to develop games for the Linux platform in the future.”