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For those who noticed Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III [Steam] was a bit broken on the NVIDIA 384 driver series, Feral has now fixed it.

After the most recent Linux patch, the Vulkan renderer in DOW III was pretty much entirely broken visually. Everything would flash and it was a bit of a mess. Thankfully it also has an OpenGL option (which I believe is the default), so it was at least still playable for those who encountered the issue.

As of today, Feral Interactive has released a patch that fully fixes the Vulkan renderer for DOW III on Linux. I've personally tested it and it's looking good again.

Now we can all go back to hoping there's a sizeable campaign expansion coming. I do enjoy the game, but I want more of it and a big campaign expansion that adds in more missions and more races is something it needs.

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rea987 8 Jan, 2018
Quoting: liamdaweIt's not broken, that's just how it is. A few ports from Feral (and other developers) have per-platform online play. Sometimes Mac and Linux can play together, but not with Windows.

There isn't a single SEGA owned Feral strategy port that supports cross-platform multiplayer. I was hopeful for it until DOW3; but seeing Feral unable affect the development of a game that wasn't out yet in order to make it cross-platform friendly had made me give up. It won't happen. Nevertheless I am fine with existing games.
Purple Library Guy 9 Jan, 2018
Quoting: razing32
Quoting: FredOYeap, I can also confirm that the Vulkan Renderer is fixed again with the Nvidia 384 driver. Back to slaying some Orcs then...

You are an Ork based on your pic :D

I've never heard that Orks were shy about killing one another. :D
FredO 9 Jan, 2018
Quoting: Purple Library Guy
Quoting: razing32
Quoting: FredOYeap, I can also confirm that the Vulkan Renderer is fixed again with the Nvidia 384 driver. Back to slaying some Orcs then...

You are an Ork based on your pic :D

I've never heard that Orks were shy about killing one another. :D

Indeed, in fact I believe it's a common pass-time when boredom comes about. A horde of Goblins would happily join in too :D


Last edited by FredO on 9 January 2018 at 10:11 am UTC
cRaZy-bisCuiT 12 Jan, 2018
Quoting: liamdawe
Quoting: VurdaanMatchmaking is broken on this game, we can't play versus windows players....
It's not broken, that's just how it is. A few ports from Feral (and other developers) have per-platform online play. Sometimes Mac and Linux can play together, but not with Windows.
So yes, it is brocken! Missing feature. A bug.

I used to remind Feral and the community in every single article about this fact in the past. They're not willing to fix that and claim they can't. Getting in touch with the original developer to find a solution seems not in their range of possibilities. I was texting them and Relic as well but nothing happened. They seem not to be interested in more sales and money for everyone. Apart from Single Player, this game is dead under Linux unfortunately. :'/
Liam Dawe 12 Jan, 2018
It's not a bug, that's exactly how it is, as I said. A missing feature is not a bug.

Feral have stated before their reasons. I agree it's not great, but I would still rather have it with limited multiplayer than not have it at all.
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