Steam & Linux, a perfect marriage (just in time for Steam Deck)

Steam & Linux, a perfect marriage (just in time for Steam Deck)

Steam & Linux

PC gaming is often synonymous with Windows and this applies to major clients that offer digital video games, such as Steam. Despite this, Valve has always worked to offer compatibility with other open source and free operating systems as well, such as Linux. And today, thanks to ProtonDB compatibility, Gabe Newell and associates have achieved a decidedly incredible result.

As reported online, in fact, 80% of the 100 most popular games on Steam are compatible and perfectly playable on Linux. Not only that: even 75% of the most popular games of the Valve client are in fact able to run almost perfectly. This is an extraordinary result, which allows you to adopt the open source system with much more peace of mind as regards the purely playful aspect of the hardware but it is also the result of a decidedly long project, which still has ample room for improvement. br>
ProtonDB is in fact a Valve project that started many years ago that allows games on Steam and compatible with Windows to work automatically with Linux thanks to the combination of different open source tools such as DXVK and Wine. Initially it all took a lot to start but today it is in common use and as shown by the data we have reported above, playing on Linux is much easier than in the past.

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Steam November 2021 top 20 new releases

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Valve’s monthly list of the top 20 new releases on Steam is out covering the November releases. Halo Infinite, Battlefield 2042, and Forza Horizon 5 being on the list is unsurprising. They are some of the biggest releases of the year, and as we close out the year they will most probably appear in Game of the Year conversations. Ruined King: A League of Legends Story also made the list.

“This month features the debut Riot Forge RPG, Ruined King: A League of Legends Story,” reads a Steam blog post. “It’s great to see positive reactions from nostalgic players, fond of familiar characters and lore, alongside praise from newcomers, thrilled with the unique game design and art style.”

Duoyi Games’ Gunfire Reborn was the top release of the month.

“Chinese developers continue to bring popular new content to Steam, while finding increased success with players all around the world,” read the blog. “Gunfire Reborn is a perfect example of this success: developed by a studio in China, but gaining the majority of players from other regions of the world.”


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Learn MoreSteam’s November 2021 top 20 new releases

These are the new-release games that made the most money on Steam during November in no particular order.

  • Jurassic World Evolution 2
  • The Last Stand: Aftermath
  • Farming Simulator 22
  • Battlefield 2042
  • Exo One
  • Ruined King: A League of Legends Story
  • Myth of Empires
  • Fate Seeker II
  • Bright Memory: Infinite
  • Sherlock Holmes Chapter One
  • Unpacking
  • Football Manager 2022
  • BLUE REFLECTION: Second Light
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Gunfire Reborn
  • Russian Fishing 4
  • Steam’s November 2021 top new free releases
  • Halo Infinite
  • Bloons TD Battles 2
  • Russian Fishing 4
  • Cell to Singularity – Evolution Never Ends
  • Soccer Manager 2022
  • Keen eyed readers may have noticed Halo Infinite and Russian Fishing 4 on both lists. Both games offer a free download option in addition to Halo Infinite’s full priced campaign and Russian Fishing 4’s in-game purchases.

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