I'm not entirely sure where to start this. I know that Proton is NOT an official way to guarantee workability and function of non-linux games. I also know that most games were not developed with Linux in mind. I also may not know what I'm doing and that could 100% be my issue.
I am having so much trouble getting certain games to work that supposedly have a good rating in ProtonDB like Bannerlord or Elite Dangerous. I try all versions of Proton and I even try DOSBOX because apparently that was a compatibility option. I update all my drivers, system, etc to make sure it's updated accordingly. I know some of these games are supposed to run somewhat well on Linux with the compatibility layer provided by Steam, I've used them before, albeit almost a year ago on a different OS.
Is there something wrong here with using an Ubuntu derivative? Should I consider running Manjaro in a VM? I'm not lacking on system resources so I could justify it, just don't want to have to.
Idk, not entirely sure I'm looking for an answer, maybe a general discussion to see if anyone else is having any issues or to openly discuss this topic as the Steam Deck is nearing launch day and I'm not seeing the 100% Valve was stating. I thought it was a high goal to aim for. I know they are targeting Manjaro for proton, I don't want to switch from Zorin at all as my experience so far has been easier to deal with than an Arch derivative.