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How to use protondb website

Published on Jan 5, 2021 by: Ahmed Elsayed

 What is Protondb

After the announcement of SteamPlay / Proton, the community decided to invent a way to report how Steam games run under Proton, and at first they made an excel sheet that users could use to add reports about their tested games, then after a little while, they created an interactive website with more advanced tools https://www.protondb.com/

 How to login to protondb

After you enter the website, on the left side you can find an icon to change language, and another icon to Sign in through STEAM that you can use it to get a preview of all games on your Steam Library.

Sign in through Steam picture1

1- Press on Sign in through STEAM, and you will get this login page:

Sign in through Steam picture2

2- Enter the Username, and password of your Steam account

Do not worry, your Steam login credentials will not be shared with the website, only the public information about your profile are shared

Before doing this go your profile settings, and make sure that your profile, and game details are set to public from Privacy Settings


Steam Privacy Settings

I tested Firefox, and it does not log in successfully, so if you have the same issue, try another browser like Chromium, Brave, or Vivaldi.

 How to show reports about your games

1- Login in to the website using your Steam account by following these steps [link]

Then you will be redirected to this page https://www.protondb.com/profile

2- Click on By ProtonDB rating to list all your games sorted by rating.


Protondb Profile Page

Proton has 5 ratings for games: Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Borked, this picture explains them:

Rating definitions

 How to add new reports to protondb

1- Login in to the website using your Steam account by following these steps [link]

You will be redirected to this link https://www.protondb.com/profile

2- Scroll down to System Information.

3- Open Help (menu), then pick System Information

Steam System Information picture1

4- Right click inside, and select Copy all text to clipboard

Steam System Information picture2

5- Go back to https://www.protondb.com/profile and paste the text you copied

6- Visit this link https://www.protondb.com/contribute

7- Enter the name of the game in your library, then press Next.

8- Choose the type of report: SteamPlay Report, or Tinker Report, then press Next.

Protondb Report Page

9- Choose SteamPlay Report for the games that work out of the box without any tweaks, but choose Tinker Report for games that requires some tweaks to work.

10- Answer all the following questions by choosing Yes, or No, then press Next

11- After answering all questions, press SUBMIT

If you want to know more about Proton check these tutorials: