If you play on Linux and you frequently use Proton you might be interested in joining this group.

Giveaways for Proton reports


What are the rules?

There's only one rule: if you win a giveaway from this group you are then required to make a report on how the game runs with Proton on ProtonDB or the Proton Issues tracker. You have 3 months to do this so take your time.
If the game won is native to Linux, you don't have to submit a report unless the Linux build is known to be broken or you weren't able to run it on your system.

How do I join?

Post a comment with a link to your ProtonDB profile or the GitHub account you use to submit reports to the issue tracker and then send a request from the Steam group page. I'll check your profile to see if you actually have some Linux playtime logged (it's fine if you also play on Windows), so make sure your profile is set to Public, at least until I accept your request.

Why should I join?

This group has very few members and there are other Linux groups to join which are public and have no rules. This is for people that like groups such as Playing Appreciated, Playing Matters, Play or Pay or any group that requires something out of the winner of the giveaway.

1 year ago*

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Sent request. Great idea for a group.
Edit: So read the rest of the post! I don't see a unique link for ProtonDB profile page.

1 year ago
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Find your past report, then click the link under your nick.

View attached image.
1 year ago
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I've never made a report though. Is that a requirement to join?

1 year ago
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The site doesn't use Steam ID for the user URLs, so I don't know what else you could do.

1 year ago
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Make a report, I guess! Thanks anyway

1 year ago
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That's alright, you have plenty of Linux playtime logged. Request accepted.

1 year ago
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Great, many thanks.

1 year ago
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1 month ago
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Sorry but it doesn't look like you do, at least not since Steam started tracking time per platform.

1 month ago
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I don't use linux, mainly because gaming seems to be very difficult.
It's a good thing this is getting easier, isn't it?

1 year ago
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It's like a group made for me. :o Here's my ProtonDB profile

1 year ago
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Request accepted.

1 year ago
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1 year ago
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Request accepted.

1 year ago
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ty

1 year ago
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Linux user here ! I mainly play exclusives but this is a great idea/initiative and I encourage it. Maybe someday I will join, for now I'm going to keep to my backlog of exclusives and those 5 proton games :) I might want to create GAs for this group in the future though :)

1 year ago
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Ooh, I'd love an excuse to dust off the ol' Linux distro.

1 year ago
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I am assuming you have yet to submit a Proton report. You also don't seem to have any Linux playtime logged since Steam introduced OS separation in the API. If you could confirm that you are familiar enough with Linux (basically installing Steam and clicking Play) then I'll accept your request.

1 year ago
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1 year ago
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Request accepted.

1 year ago
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Hi !
I love the idea, here's my ProtonDB profile : https://www.protondb.com/users/33114856

1 year ago
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Request accepted.

1 year ago
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Hi! I think this is a great way to encourage reporting to ProtonDB.

https://www.protondb.com/users/29186958

1 year ago
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Request accepted.

1 year ago
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Hi!
I'd like to join. Here's my protondb profile:
https://www.protondb.com/users/188031986

But I've also left reports when protondb was just a Google Sheets document.

1 year ago
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Request accepted.

1 year ago
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I would like to join. I play games exclusively on Linux, been using Linux for more than 12 years now. Currently running Parrot 4.9 (Debian 11) as my main OS. I'm not going to say that i am a fan of Playing Matters movement as I have won here more than I can play in a lifetime but I do try to play Linux games I win (if my computer is capable of running them).
I did submit few items in protondb, currently says "pending" so I can add url here later on. Usually I tend to try to fix issues I have in running games by myself without submitting any reports (unless I can't fix them) but than i submit them to respective games and not something like protondb or winehq

1 year ago
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Submitting problems to the developers is always good, as long as they are willing to fix problems for an unsupported platform, but the main reason I want reports on ProtonDB or the Proton issue tracker is that Windows users willing to switch need a place where they can easily check if their favorite game works.
Anyway, you have plenty of Linux playtime logged so you can send the group request right away if you want. Just post the url of your profile when you get a chance.

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1 year ago
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Hey, where were you two years ago? :-D
I'm leaving SG in a couple of months, but still want to join if you don't mind.
https://www.protondb.com/users/149652782

1 year ago
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Maybe you'll change your mind. Request accepted.

1 year ago
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I already did request on Steam to join the grupe and wanted to make a ProtonDB profile but it looks like there is an issue "auth.protondb.com:3000. PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR". If someone already had this issue?

1 year ago
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Does this happen only on ProtonDB or other sites as well?

1 year ago
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Hello, only on protondb.

It work well on Steamgift, Steamtrade, .backlog-assassins...

I just tried again and same error happen. (Maybe it's related to my extension, I have https everywhere in force mode to always use https)

1 year ago
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Did you try with a different browser or a new browser profile?

1 year ago
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I tried by Chromium and the issue is that auth.proton.com:3000 not support https, by forcing it in http it's working.

I did a report for Plazma Being I will add my protondb profile later when it's accepted.

1 year ago
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Since you are now able to make reports I've accepted your request.

1 year ago
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Thanks, I started playing a bit more so I will try to make a review for each game I completed. For now I must admit I'm pretty impressed many games are just launching with Proton without complaining.

1 year ago
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Request already sent, this is my ProtonDB profile: https://www.protondb.com/users/1737430623

1 year ago
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Request accepted.

1 year ago
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I haven't submitted any bug reports myself, though I have contributed to others: https://github.com/actuallySIG

1 year ago
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Since you have some Linux playtime and GitHub account I am assuming you'll be able to make a report if needed. Request accepted.

1 year ago
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Thanks! I'm curious, what do you count as Linux playtime? Native games?

1 year ago
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The Steam API provides playtime data (among many other things) for users with public profiles, which is also separated by OS. I wrote a bash script to automatically get this information from the profile URL. If you are interested, this is the script:

#!/bin/env bash

# https://partner.steamgames.com/doc/webapi
# https://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/Steam_Web_API

API_URL="https://api.steampowered.com"
API_KEY=XXXXX
PROFILE_URL=$1

VANITY_ID=${PROFILE_URL%/}
VANITY_ID=${VANITY_ID##*/}

STEAM_ID=$(curl -s "${API_URL}/ISteamUser/ResolveVanityURL/v1/?key=${API_KEY}&vanityurl=${VANITY_ID}" |\
jq -r '.response.steamid')

LINUX_PLAYTIME=$(curl -s "${API_URL}/IPlayerService/GetOwnedGames/v1/?key=${API_KEY}&steamid=${STEAM_ID}" |\
jq -r '.response.games[].playtime_linux_forever' |\
awk '{s+=$0} END {print s}')

echo Steam ID: $STEAM_ID
echo Linux playtime: $((H=$LINUX_PLAYTIME/60))h:$(($LINUX_PLAYTIME-$H*60))m:00s

Then you just do: ./script.bash https://steamcommunity.com/id/actuallysig/
You'll have to replace XXXXX with your own API key which you can get from here. You can enter a bogus domain.

1 year ago
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Oh that's really neat.

1 year ago
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You could also check SteamDB Calculator, it shows playtime per platform. For example here is yours:

https://steamdb.info/calculator/76561197982998093/

1 year ago
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Cool, I didn't know about that.

1 year ago
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As I mainly played Dota 2, which has a native version, my ProtonDB profile isn't kept well updated. I recently submitted two reports, both of which are for the game in question shown at the time of making the post and another which should show up on my Steam profile.

I would love to join this group if possible.

1 year ago
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Request accepted.

1 year ago
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I still don't have ProtonDB account, because I didn't really make any reports on games. I will do so in the future. I game on Manjaro mostly, and occasionally on Linux Mint as well.

1 year ago
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Can't verify because your playtime is hidden, but since you promised to give ProtonDB a try I'll accept your request.

1 year ago
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Thank you. I game only on Linux, so it's either native or Proton for me when it comes to Steam.

1 year ago
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Hey. Great idea! Would love to join and possibly help out the fellow Linux users by doing that :)
https://www.protondb.com/users/464608720

1 year ago
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Request accepted.

1 year ago
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May I join if I haven't submitted any reports? I've linked my profile to ProtonDB though.

1 year ago
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Yes, getting people to make reports is why I made the group.

1 year ago
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I never submitted any reports because i don't have much motivation to submit reports for games with plenty of them, in the past i thought about looking for games i have with no reports but never got around to do it. Then i saw this thread and soon after that this one:

[FREE] Football Club Simulator - FCS NS#19 - Steam

And it reminded me of a game of my childhood PC Futbol, saw that it didn't have any reports, tried it and it didn't work, adding flags was useless the game still crashed. I had to uncompress the game assets and then no crash but black screen, now the problem was dxvk so using OpenGL fixed it.

Now that i have my first report (for now, gonna have a look at my Point&Click games with no reports) here's my ProtonDB profile

1 year ago
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That's great. Send a join group request on Steam if you'd like and I'll accept it.

1 year ago
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Added 3 more reports to ProtonDB.

Now i should create a Github account and report the issues in FCS19 and also the failure to capture the screen for the savegame with dxvk in A Stroke of Fate: Operation Bunker

1 year ago
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Just a question:
Anyone else have a problem syncing steam library to protondb? I get this error all the time: "Error loading games. Please ensure both Profile and Game Details are public on this account!"

1 year ago
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Just tried. Finished in no time. No errors.

1 year ago
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i apparantly have too many games :D guessing by network requests, i just hit "too many requests" at some point :D

1 year ago
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Great idea for the group. Here is mine:

https://www.protondb.com/users/1798244793

1 year ago
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Request accepted.

1 year ago
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How does the ProtonDB site work for pending reports?

Earlier Today i had a report for The Samaritan Paradox and when i submitted one for Jack Keane it disappeared (another one for Bizarre Earthquake remained), so i resubmitted.

Now i submitted a report for Alternativa and now Jack Keane and The Samaritan Paradox reports disappeared.Leaving only Alternativa and Bizarre Earthquake. The weirdest thing is that i tried Chromium and there were 0 pending reports, refreshed in Firefox and the 2 remaining are still there. Also tried in Firefox in a private window and again 0 reports pending.

I'll update when the reports get published, and how many and which reports got published.

Did someone else experience this?

1 year ago
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Yes, it always does when you enter more than one report in less than 24 hours, you will only have to wait for them to be published.

1 year ago
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But do they all get published? Also the vanished ones?

1 year ago
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Yes, they are always published, even those temporarily disappeared.

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1 year ago
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Maybe I should try proton again soon, never manage to play any game on it. So I use vanilla WINE.

1 year ago
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