EAC support now added for Linux and Mac ahead of Steam Deck's launch.

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Many games already run pretty good. The only ones that don't run are the ones that either use some obscure framework or API or ones that use anti-cheat.

The issue with anti-cheat is that many of them make system calls directly to Windows, which is something that Wine was not capable of handling. This is why many games that use client-side anti-cheat (PUBG, Apex Legends, Rust, etc) did not run on Wine/Proton. But in kernel 5.11, Valve added a patch that allows the kernel to intercept these system calls and handle them in userspace. Thus making it possible for anti-cheat software to work with Wine.

Currently they have only got EAC working. Perhaps Battleye will be next.
 
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