Since the release of ProtonDB, there have been over 2500 games added to Linux!
What is Proton?
Proton is a new tool released by Valve Software that has been integrated with Steam Play to make playing Windows games on Linux as simple as hitting the Play button within Steam. Underneath the hood, Proton comprises other popular tools like Wine and DXVK among others that a gamer would otherwise have to install and maintain themselves. This greatly eases the burden for users to switch to Linux without having to learn the underlying systems or losing access to a large part of their library of games. Proton is still in its infancy so support is inconsistent, but regularly improving.
ProtonDB is used to collaborate on performance on different hardware/software configurations. Allowing the community to work together to get the games working.
First, I would like to say thank you to the community members for helping out. I have gotten a lot of input on the new image. This has also given me better feel for what the community wanted in an image. Which leads me to the next bit of news.
Some of you are undoubtedly wondering why I have not released my Jasper v1.6 image as of yet. Well, I can assure you there are very good reasons.
Firstly, I have had some severe family/health issues come up as of late which take priority. I am also in the middle of moving a family of 5. Combine that with the other reasons below, and I feel that most will feel the wait to be worth it.
This leads me to the next bit of news, however shocking it may be.
There will be no version 1.6 image.
There will be no image at all…
Instead, there will be a full installer.
This is one of the reasons for the delay.
The installer will work with a full GUI, and on the desktop.
Full ubuntu Install.
Fresh RPI install with GUI.
The installer will be iterated on by feature going forward.
We can add community approved features one at a time.