Came here to post the above. Please stop delaying it again now that it is even easier than before. If you put a Proton-test build online (selectable in the BETA tab in the game properties) we can test it right now for you to be ready before the Steamdeck release.
I'm so hyped for hopefully eventually be able to ditch Windows :D
This needs to be enabled as fast as possible. Games on Steam that do not have this change made will be marked as unsupported for Steam Deck/Linux, which may make future Steam Deck users hesitant to buy and play the game. Showing confidence in EAC on the Steam Deck in crucial to obtaining the trust of this new market of consumers.
Please note, as I have already said in this thread...we are enabling for Steamdeck, that is not saying the game is going to be available for linux or proton on the PC - we do not have this information at this stage.
But we will not be launching DbD on the Steamdeck at the launch of the Steamdeck - it will be some time after.
First of all, thanks for taking time to respond to this thread *again*. I really do appreciate that. <3
There seems to be some confusion here. The SteamDeck is a handheld PC, which will be running linux and using proton as a compatibility layer to run windows games on Linux. So saying you won't support Linux/Proton on PC doesn't really make sense from an objective technical standpoint.
I would love for you to take the recent news to the Devs/Product Owners/whoever is responsible, if they aren't aware of it yet and get some new feedback on this topic. I work in Software Development myself and I really don't mean to sound bemeaning, but judging from the article by Valve/EAC this could be implemented by an intern within literal minutes, without ANY changes in the codebase itself. Initial support could be declared experimental and would give you a headstart for the upcoming official launch on the SteamDeck.
Thanks for your hard work and patience. I know Linux users are really a small minority and won't (yet) make a huge difference in your statistics. But we are passionate and I for one would love finally play one of my favorite all-time games on my platform of choice, which happens to be Linux. Have a nice Monday!
Just because they won't support it, doesn't mean it won't work. Initially steam only supported Ubuntu even if it worked on other distroes.
I think Mandy has communicated clearly that
Most companies have quality control to test that things are working, even after "clicking a button".
I understand completely, slowmotion, and to repeat I don't mean to sound bemeaning or demanding at all. However, I think it'd be a mistake to wait until after the SteamDeck has been released to enable EAC support. I guess I sound a little bit impatient (SteamDeck is releasing in a month anyways), but that's only because I used to love this game and can't wait to play it again.
+1 Made a forum account just to support this.
"we are enabling for Steamdeck, that is not saying the game is going to be available for linux or proton on the PC"
That is literally what it means.
BHVR, make last step for support linux, pls
Horizon zero dawn, cuphead, death stranding, hitman, superhot, all verified, it would be amazing to see DBD join that list.
And @MandyTalk , omano is right. enabling steamdeck is the same as enabling for linux+proton. Steam deck IS linux+proton, so whenever anyone says "linux support", you can just interpret it as steamdeck support. Any distinction between the two is too small to matter for games that aren't "native", plus the community will eagerly fix anything that arises, as has happened with many windows-only games before such as Nickelodeon All Star Brawl, where the community developed a day-1 controller api patch to bring the game to linux+proton, which the game devs have graciously implemented which is why NASB is now deck verified.
NASB devs never "supported" linux, they just didn't put roadblocks in our way - and the gaming community is all the better for it.
hey Behaviour this is the proton page for Dead By Daylight, this is people who, on every update check to see if miraculously the game runs on linux, can you please make it so we can play dbd on linux? P L E A S E?
From a game developer with access to these tools provided by Epic Games for EAC - I can confirm that this is a relatively simple process. You are literally ticking a few boxes in your EAC management portal, and updating the games EAC binaries.
This should require very minimal testing.
And if anything, if BHVR does require some degree of testing, surely they could spin up an accessible PTB for users wanting to test it out?
Linux users are by far way more technically knowledgeable than your average Windows user. If anything goes wrong, a Linux user would certainly provide the best kind of feedback, especially given the huge variety of Linux distributions that people may use.
@necrodos seems mandy edited your post. my guess is we're not allowed to put links here. but yeah, it's protondb. anyone can google it. it looks like this:
we're all eagerly awaiting the day DbD's EAC allows Proton compatibility!
Same here, pls BHVR hear us all!
Steam Deck about to release! Looking forward to the announcement about this implementation! Maybe in the Sadako Rising patch? Please oh please! XD
@MandyTalk updated first post with more current links and information.
also note these instructions from Valve. very easy. please pass along.
from above site:
As I've said, please do not expect DbD to be on the launch of Steamdeck.
Thank you @nikodemo I appreciate that you gave that in good will, but our developers are very much aware of what they need to do.
I've been very clear throughout this thread, that this is not something that's going to happen at the launch of Steamdeck. When we're ready to announce DbD for Steamdeck we will do it on our social channels prior to that date. Please keep your eyes there for this happening, but please do not expect this to happen that soon.
ok mandy, sounds good! thank you for your patience and all you do for us! i wait with eager anticipation. :D
Proton has absolutely nothing to do with the steamDeck but anyway!
Is it possible to play at least solo against bots on linux with proton?
I planned to buy the game on Wednesday. I've been playing linux since 2013
when SteamOS Alchemist beta was released. I'm using Lubuntu now and waiting for steamos 3 "Holo" to come out in iso
There is no solo play on DbD against Bots - the closest thing to that is the tutorials or Custom Matches (commonly called Kill Your Friends). However, no you cannot play the game on Linux or Proton, it's only available on Windows 10 or 11.
I expect Steam Deck to be my platform of choice, so this is important to me as well.
Warphead, You dont need Steamdeck, is just a hardware. we need just BHVR accept the support Linux for EAC.
The number of cheaters in this game.
I don't understand the point of anti-cheating in general. I hope the linux support will be fast,
I really want buy the game for test the trapper.
I can play on Linux though, with a little bit of manipulation to Wine & Proton.
How, you did that ?! You can play multiplayer ? Can you give your manipulation and write on protondb and here.
I am interested also.
I know that some people playing games like Genshin Impact can use some sort of hack to disable anti-cheat, but I'd imagine this is hard to do with EAC and would probably get you banned if you were caught (I know that launching Destiny 2 on Linux results in an instaban).
Currently, the best way to play on Linux is Stadia, which has cross-progression with Steam and also allows you to play on mobile (and it works a hell of a lot better than the official DBD mobile game, assuming you have a controller).
I deleted my Windows partition after support for Linux was announced last year, and I usually play DBD on Stadia in the meantime (all my other games work fine).
I won't make a whole new thread for this since we already have one, but how is support for Proton coming along?
My understanding is that even though Epic advertised transitioning to Linux support as being as easy as a push of a button, this was only true for people using the newer version of EAC that nobody other than them uses anyway, and migrating to that required rewriting large sections of the codebase, which made it very difficult to implement.
But this was widely regarded as a scummy move, and they reversed course after being called on it, which means that EAC Linux support should now be relatively easy for older versions of EAC.
As I have said, when we're ready to announce DbD on Steamdeck we will do that through our social media channels, until then there is no update I am afraid.
+1 i hope this is implemented soon, i will play other games until then.
it appears that behaviour has enabled support before the newest chapter because the EAC window loads, but they forgot to place the easyanticheat_x64.so in the game files. (or the anticheat was just updated) Not sure if it's true or not but knowing behaviour they probably forgot. So would yall please hurry? it takes two seconds.
For all of you wondering, it IS just as easy as a couple mouse clicks. My friend has a test game he implimented barebones EAC in his project, went to the sdk page, enabled the checkbox, placed easyanticheat_x64.so in the game directory and it works on linux. It is THAT easy
As I've said so many times now...when we are ready to launch the game on Steamdeck we will announce this. It is not a matter of a few clicks!
There will be no release of the game on Steamdeck without prior announcement so please pay attention to our social channels.