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Nevin Aug 3, 2020 @ 10:56am
Is Proton safe with VAC?
Hi, I'm new to gaming on Linux, and was wondering if proton has been known to trigger VAC bans. The reason I am asking this is because I'm not sure if proton might flag something.

I am currently on ubuntu running xcfe, and haven't installed any sort of malicious programs.
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Nevin Aug 3, 2020 @ 11:01am 
Originally posted by overprocrastinating:
https://www.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/comments/ao23eq/is_vac_alright_with_proton/
Thanks, I also saw this on reddit, but I wanted a second opinion as this was a year ago
Kiba Snowpaw Aug 3, 2020 @ 11:04am 
i dont know about VAC in all games but you can run CS:GO with Proton but the Vac System don't work with proton so you can't play on VAC servers.
🐧 thohal Aug 3, 2020 @ 11:16am 
Originally posted by The Danish Furry Gamer:
i dont know about VAC in all games but you can run CS:GO with Proton but the Vac System don't work with proton so you can't play on VAC servers.

You want to add
-trusted

to the run command...
Nevin Aug 3, 2020 @ 12:08pm 
Originally posted by Ghost:
Proton is known to trigger VAC. See: https://github.com/ValveSoftware/Proton/issues/2704
Thanks, I guess I will stick to windows with gaming for now
🐧 thohal Aug 3, 2020 @ 12:20pm 
@Nevin

CSGO has a native Linux Build......
catbox Aug 3, 2020 @ 7:16pm 
well, real facts, some multiplayer games you'll need to stay on windows
[GNU] Eklypse Aug 4, 2020 @ 8:34pm 
just don't play those games
1chard Aug 6, 2020 @ 2:36pm 
You can use wine and the game will think it is running on windows, works with csgo
Last edited by 1chard; Aug 6, 2020 @ 2:36pm
Marlock Aug 6, 2020 @ 4:46pm 
Originally posted by 1chard:
You can use wine and the game will think it is running on windows, works with csgo
Won't that trigger VAC same as Proton?
Ormgryd Mar 6, 2021 @ 6:21am 
VAC will let you play on Linux with Wine/proton. If the game devs uses battleye or EAC or some other ring0 anti-cheat it's a nogo atm. Some other game devs have inhouse AC and some with let you play online, like blizzard (not activisions COD) and Rockstar (GTA). Destiny 2 (bungie) won't let you play at all. others like Ubisoft can let you play certain games like Assassins creed and The Division 1, but not The divission 2 and For Honor. i don't know why they let you play some but not others.
Last edited by Ormgryd; Mar 6, 2021 @ 6:27am
Marlock Mar 6, 2021 @ 11:01am 
rule of thumb: if there is competitive online multiplayer you should assume it won't work, unless it's VAC (because Valve makes this one themselves and they made Proton, etc) or you find consistent reports from users that it's fine
Last edited by Marlock; Mar 6, 2021 @ 11:01am
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Date Posted: Aug 3, 2020 @ 10:56am
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