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Wine 4.3 is out with the XAudio2 reimplementation 'FAudio' included

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The Wine 4.3 development release is quite an interesting one, as it includes Ethan Lee's XAudio reimplementation named FAudio.

Quite a big one, since FAudio could help with a lot of audio issues in games and applications. From Lee's own FAudio GitHub page, it notes (for those who didn't already know) the aim is to have "fully accurate DirectX Audio runtime libraries" which includes "XAudio2, X3DAudio, XAPO, and XACT3".

Aside from FAudio, this release also includes:

  • Mono engine updated to the latest upstream.
  • More modern handling of iconic windows.
  • Improved handling of kernel objects.

There's also 45 bugs that were noted as fixed this round. Included in the fixes are bugs squashed with League of Legends, BattlEye, Heroes of Might and Magic VI, Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood and others too.

See their release announcement here.

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jens 2 Mar, 2019
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Quoting: lunixThis is huge. It will make a lot of games go from silver to gold or even to platinum on protondb.
Sorry to disappoint you, but FAudio was already bundled with Proton so nothing changes in this regard ;). See https://github.com/ValveSoftware/Proton/wiki/Changelog#316-5
Quoting: Grabby
Quoting: lunixThis is huge. It will make a lot of games go from silver to gold or even to platinum on protondb.
But isn't FAudio included in Proton already ?
Yes.


Last edited by jens on 2 March 2019 at 7:54 am UTC
lunix 2 Mar, 2019
Quoting: jens
Quoting: lunixThis is huge. It will make a lot of games go from silver to gold or even to platinum on protondb.
Sorry to disappoint you, but FAudio was already bundled with Proton so nothing changes in this regard ;). See https://github.com/ValveSoftware/Proton/wiki/Changelog#316-5
Quoting: Grabby
Quoting: lunixThis is huge. It will make a lot of games go from silver to gold or even to platinum on protondb.
But isn't FAudio included in Proton already ?
Yes.

But I still needed to install FAudio for Skyrim: Special Edition - and I'm on the steam client beta.
Purple Library Guy 2 Mar, 2019
Quoting: mrdeathjrIf appear before cited behaviour, kill steamwebhelper process with higher cpu usage (another process dont need kill it) and on /bin/cef/cef.win7/ see if have debug file and follow to delete it and delete chrome_elf and libcef.dll
chrome_elf? Something to do with Shadowrun?
jens 2 Mar, 2019
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Quoting: lunix
Quoting: jens
Quoting: lunixThis is huge. It will make a lot of games go from silver to gold or even to platinum on protondb.
Sorry to disappoint you, but FAudio was already bundled with Proton so nothing changes in this regard ;). See https://github.com/ValveSoftware/Proton/wiki/Changelog#316-5
Quoting: Grabby
Quoting: lunixThis is huge. It will make a lot of games go from silver to gold or even to platinum on protondb.
But isn't FAudio included in Proton already ?
Yes.

But I still needed to install FAudio for Skyrim: Special Edition - and I'm on the steam client beta.

Using Steam Beta is something different than using Proton Beta. I would say you are using Proton 3.16 (stable) but not Proton 3.16 Beta. I'm on Steam stable, but have selected "Proton 3.16-7 Beta" in my Steam Play settings. Could you review your settings there?
Your DXVK hud should show DXVK version 0.96, otherwise you are not using Proton 3.16-7 beta.

Edit: You can also set the Proton version per game (Right mouse button on a game -> Properties -> Force the use of a specific Steam Play compatibility tool).


Last edited by jens on 2 March 2019 at 9:06 am UTC
KuJo 2 Mar, 2019
Quoting: jens
Quoting: lunixThis is huge. It will make a lot of games go from silver to gold or even to platinum on protondb.
Sorry to disappoint you, but FAudio was already bundled with Proton so nothing changes in this regard ;). See https://github.com/ValveSoftware/Proton/wiki/Changelog#316-5
Quoting: Grabby
Quoting: lunixThis is huge. It will make a lot of games go from silver to gold or even to platinum on protondb.
But isn't FAudio included in Proton already ?
Yes.
There are next to FAudio2 other fixes in 4.3. As soon Valve adopted 4.3 into Proton we will see much more improvements.


Last edited by KuJo on 2 March 2019 at 10:12 am UTC
Xpander 2 Mar, 2019
come on, bring the new proton out already, it sucks to use wine + windows steam client to have forcefeedback in Dirt Rally 2.0. It doesn't work with proton sadly.
Avehicle7887 2 Mar, 2019
Anyone know how I can use FAudio with older Wine versions? I know Proton does this for a while but how about using it with just Wine?

So far I've managed to build the "libFAudio.so" library but I'm at a roadblock how to get Wine to use it.
VodkaChicken 2 Mar, 2019
Quoting: Avehicle7887Anyone know how I can use FAudio with older Wine versions? I know Proton does this for a while but how about using it with just Wine?

So far I've managed to build the "libFAudio.so" library but I'm at a roadblock how to get Wine to use it.
Try using these mingw builds https://github.com/Kron4ek/FAudio-Builds as dll overrides.
Avehicle7887 2 Mar, 2019
Quoting: VodkaChicken
Quoting: Avehicle7887Anyone know how I can use FAudio with older Wine versions? I know Proton does this for a while but how about using it with just Wine?

So far I've managed to build the "libFAudio.so" library but I'm at a roadblock how to get Wine to use it.
Try using these mingw builds https://github.com/Kron4ek/FAudio-Builds as dll overrides.

Knew I was missing something > building the libraries as native dll's it seems. Will try these thanks :)
lunix 2 Mar, 2019
Quoting: jens
Quoting: lunix
Quoting: jens
Quoting: lunixThis is huge. It will make a lot of games go from silver to gold or even to platinum on protondb.
Sorry to disappoint you, but FAudio was already bundled with Proton so nothing changes in this regard ;). See https://github.com/ValveSoftware/Proton/wiki/Changelog#316-5
Quoting: Grabby
Quoting: lunixThis is huge. It will make a lot of games go from silver to gold or even to platinum on protondb.
But isn't FAudio included in Proton already ?
Yes.

But I still needed to install FAudio for Skyrim: Special Edition - and I'm on the steam client beta.

Using Steam Beta is something different than using Proton Beta. I would say you are using Proton 3.16 (stable) but not Proton 3.16 Beta. I'm on Steam stable, but have selected "Proton 3.16-7 Beta" in my Steam Play settings. Could you review your settings there?
Your DXVK hud should show DXVK version 0.96, otherwise you are not using Proton 3.16-7 beta.

Edit: You can also set the Proton version per game (Right mouse button on a game -> Properties -> Force the use of a specific Steam Play compatibility tool).

Yeah, I used an older version of proton.
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