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|3.1.2||Mar 6, 2023|
|3.1.1||Dec 11, 2022|
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|2.3.0||May 30, 2021|
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Run any Windows program through Valve's Proton.
Please create an issue on the Github page which lists: system, kernel version, game, shell, and if it is or isn't a Steam game – provide how you had installed it and where it is installed. Additionally provide screenshots of the shell. Try many methods to get it to work and describe what you did in your issue.
Warning: if you are not using a release, use a release.
Defaults to the latest version of Proton.
proton-call -r foo.exe
Defaults to the latest version of Proton, all extra arguments passed to the executable.
proton-call -r foo.exe --goes --to program
--goes --to program are passed to the proton / the program
Uses specified version of Proton, any extra arguments will be passed to the executable.
proton-call -p 5.13 -r foo.exe
Uses custom version of Proton, give the path to directory, not the Proton executable itself.
proton-call -c '/path/to/Proton version' -r foo.exe
Configuration files are extremely simple:
Set your own path to
data (any empty directory),
steam, (the directory steam is installed in), and optionally
common (steam's common directory).
data = "/home/avery/Documents/Proton/env/" steam = "/home/avery/.steam/steam/" # optional common = "/home/avery/.steam/steam/steamapps/common/"
Proton Caller 3.1.0 added support for Steam's runtimes and their options. Selecting a runtime can be done by using
On Proton versions 5 and newer, runtime Soldier is selected automatically
The runtime options can be selected using multiple
log, // PROTON_LOG wined3d, // PROTON_USE_WINED3D nod3d11, // PROTON_NO_D3D11 nod3d10, // PROTON_NO_D3D10 noesync, // PROTON_NO_ESYNC nofsync, // PROTON_NO_FSYNC enablenvapi, // PROTON_ENABLE_NVAPI }
More about these options can be found in Proton's manual.
proton-caller is available as a package in the AUR.
Based on Debian 12+ or Ubuntu 22.04+:
sudo apt install proton-caller
Based on Ubuntu 20.04-21.10:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:benthetechguy/proton-caller sudo apt install proton-caller
.deb file is available for download at the releases page.
.rpm file is available for download at the releases page. There is also a Copr repository available for Fedora 34+ users:
sudo dnf copr enable benthetechguy/proton-caller sudo dnf install proton-caller
An x86_64 Linux binary is available for download at the releases page.
Compile from source:
git clone https://github.com/caverym/proton-caller.git cd proton-caller cargo b --release --locked sudo install -Dm 755 target/release/proton-call /usr/bin/proton-call
Space Engine example:
Make a .desktop launcher. example file
[Desktop Entry] Type=Application Name=Space Engine Comment=Space Engine Exec=proton-call --run SpaceEngine.exe Path=/home/avery/Documents/games/SpaceEngine/system Terminal=false StartupNotify=false
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