Proton Experimental Update: Enhanced Gameplay and Controller Support for We Love Katamari and More on Steam Deck
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Proton Experimental Update: Enhanced Gameplay and Controller Support for We Love Katamari and More on Steam Deck

Nathan Lees
Nathan Lees

A new update for Proton Experimental has just been released, bringing some exciting changes and additions that will enhance your gaming experience on the Steam Deck. This update not only makes new games playable but also fixes issues and enhances performance for existing games. One of the standout features of this update is the enabled controller support for game launchers like Red Faction, Skyrim, Clustertruck, and Mugsters.

With Proton Experimental, you now have the ability to navigate the launcher menu using your gamepad, providing a more seamless and immersive gaming experience. This is a game-changer for players who prefer using controllers over traditional keyboard and mouse setups.

Proton Experimental 4/12/24 Changelog:

  • Now playable: Insanity's Blade, Bloody Walls.
  • Enable controller support in the launcher of Red Faction, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (72850), Clustertruck, Mugsters via Xalia.
  • Fix rendering of Japanese characters in the launcher of Granado Espada Japan.
  • Fixed Proton 9.0 regressions:
    • Call to Arms - Gates of Hell: Ostfront no longer closes itself when you start a skirmish.
    • Total War: WARHAMMER II no longer has clicking audio while playing videos.
    • Call of Juarez: Gunslinger no longer crashes on start.
  • Fixed Summer Islands not exitting cleanly with AMD GPUs.
  • Fixed Nightingale not being able to authenticate with Steam on desktop.
  • Fixed Shatterline freezing on loading screen when trying to join a second online match in a session.
  • Fixed Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood failing to launch on a fresh prefix.
  • Improved performance in We Love Katamari REROLL+ Royal Reverie.

Overall, the latest update for Proton Experimental is a significant step forward in making games more accessible and enjoyable on the Steam Deck. With enhanced performance, controller support, and new playable games, this update caters to the diverse gaming preferences of players worldwide. Whether you're a fan of action-packed adventures or strategy-based gameplay, there's something for everyone in this update.

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