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D9VK, the project based on DXVK for translating D3D9 to Vulkan which is used together with Wine has a massive new release now available.

Joshua Ashton sure is doing some impressive work, how ridiculously quickly this has come along is crazy. I'm constantly astonished by all the work going on in various projects like this, to help keep pushing Linux gaming forwards in so many different ways.

Released just recently, D9VK 0.12 code-named "Cool Lookin' Blue Frog" includes much improved performance in various areas thanks to entirely rewritten texture code, which should be faster overall. There's also a rewritten presentation and swapchain code, improvements to stuttering for games like A Hat in Time and League of Legends and various new features which will also improve rendering in a bunch more games too.

There's also a ton of bug fixes that come along with this release, you can see the full release notes here.

As a reminder, there's a post in our forum with people showing off various shots of it running, quite fun to follow along.

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khalismur 30 May, 2019
Quoting: iwantlinuxgames
Quoting: khalismurHow can you use D9VK with Proton? I'd like to compare proton Skyrim vs D9VK Skyrim

download and extract the latest D9VK archive and extract it.
then perform the following commands in a terminal:

cd d9vk-0.12/

WINEPREFIX=$PATH_TO_STEAM_LIBRAY_LOCATION/steamapps/compatdata/$STEAM_APP_ID/pfx/ ./setup_dxvk.sh install


this will install d9vk into that game's specific proton prefix...running setup_dxvk.sh uninstall will revert the changes....

note that some games under proton with d9vk may exhibit behaviour that may or may not be experienced using vanilla wine/wine-staging....
Cheers for the information man!

I'd read the github page but was unsure if I could simply follow the instructions there using the wineprefix created by Proton. Thanks a lot!
tofuhead 30 May, 2019
Quoting: trawzAwesome! I was playing A Hat in Time through Proton, but the performance was quite bad. Switched to d9vk and it was incredibly fast, but I experienced some crashes. Seems those are fixed now!

hmm, strange, I have been playing HatInTime, and decided to try d9vk because there always has been some problems with textures etc.. well, level doesn't even load for me. I can hear level audio kicking in and then crash on some memory allocation error.. something about video memory.
removed d9vk and works again like before...

.b
Massinissa 30 May, 2019
Damned, there's improvement for League of Legends, but wine is still not updated on Solus, I still can't launch a game xD
Vortex_Acherontic 30 May, 2019
Quoting: x_wing
Quoting: Vortex_Acherontic
Quoting: trawzAwesome! I was playing A Hat in Time through Proton, but the performance was quite bad. Switched to d9vk and it was incredibly fast, but I experienced some crashes. Seems those are fixed now!

Yes! I also once tried that game but with the same issue as you described. I need to check it out as well! :D

I wondering when Lutris will add D9VK support

There are some games that already have support. For example, Sims 4: https://lutris.net/games/the-sims-4/

That thing worked flawlessly on a Intel HD 520 (i3 6006u)... no clue how that is possible.

A quick look at the installer tells me that they just download the 0.11 release from github, extract it and copying it to the DXVK runners "~/.local/share/lutris/runtime/dxvk/d9vk-0.11/" and set the version to d9vk-0.11 like @KohlyKohl said before that it can already be done manually. So the installer takes care of it for you. :D

But I never knew that this was possible by the installer to achieve. And I already wrote a few Lutris installers :D
You learn always something new :D
KohlyKohl 30 May, 2019
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Quoting: Vortex_Acherontic
Quoting: x_wing
Quoting: Vortex_Acherontic
Quoting: trawzAwesome! I was playing A Hat in Time through Proton, but the performance was quite bad. Switched to d9vk and it was incredibly fast, but I experienced some crashes. Seems those are fixed now!

Yes! I also once tried that game but with the same issue as you described. I need to check it out as well! :D

I wondering when Lutris will add D9VK support

There are some games that already have support. For example, Sims 4: https://lutris.net/games/the-sims-4/

That thing worked flawlessly on a Intel HD 520 (i3 6006u)... no clue how that is possible.

A quick look at the installer tells me that they just download the 0.11 release from github, extract it and copying it to the DXVK runners "~/.local/share/lutris/runtime/dxvk/d9vk-0.11/" and set the version to d9vk-0.11 like @KohlyKohl said before that it can already be done manually. So the installer takes care of it for you. :D

But I never knew that this was possible by the installer to achieve. And I already wrote a few Lutris installers :D
You learn always something new :D

The StarCraft II installer is a great example of how to achieve this with an installer in Lutris.

https://lutris.net/games/starcraft-ii/
Vortex_Acherontic 30 May, 2019
Quoting: KohlyKohl
Quoting: Vortex_Acherontic
Quoting: x_wing
Quoting: Vortex_Acherontic
Quoting: trawzAwesome! I was playing A Hat in Time through Proton, but the performance was quite bad. Switched to d9vk and it was incredibly fast, but I experienced some crashes. Seems those are fixed now!

Yes! I also once tried that game but with the same issue as you described. I need to check it out as well! :D

I wondering when Lutris will add D9VK support

There are some games that already have support. For example, Sims 4: https://lutris.net/games/the-sims-4/

That thing worked flawlessly on a Intel HD 520 (i3 6006u)... no clue how that is possible.

A quick look at the installer tells me that they just download the 0.11 release from github, extract it and copying it to the DXVK runners "~/.local/share/lutris/runtime/dxvk/d9vk-0.11/" and set the version to d9vk-0.11 like @KohlyKohl said before that it can already be done manually. So the installer takes care of it for you. :D

But I never knew that this was possible by the installer to achieve. And I already wrote a few Lutris installers :D
You learn always something new :D

The StarCraft II installer is a great example of how to achieve this with an installer in Lutris.

https://lutris.net/games/starcraft-ii/

Yep already looked into the installers who uses d9vk and just installed d9vk 0.12 in my lutris installation :D
Thanks a lot for the hints
khalismur 30 May, 2019
Quoting: khalismurHow can you use D9VK with Proton? I'd like to compare proton Skyrim vs D9VK Skyrim
After some testing, I see Skyrim is somewhat broken with D9VK. Travelling by carriage does not work among other problems. Performance is better though...

EDIT: Apparently the problem was something else, my bad.


Last edited by khalismur on 30 May 2019 at 3:19 pm UTC
JoshuaAshton 30 May, 2019
Quoting: khalismurTravelling by carriage does not work

I literally touch nothing that could do this. I had a friend check this out and it works for him. Definitely not my issue, has to be a game bug or a mod you have installed.


Last edited by JoshuaAshton on 30 May 2019 at 3:16 pm UTC
JoshuaAshton 30 May, 2019
Quoting: tofuhead
Quoting: trawzAwesome! I was playing A Hat in Time through Proton, but the performance was quite bad. Switched to d9vk and it was incredibly fast, but I experienced some crashes. Seems those are fixed now!

hmm, strange, I have been playing HatInTime, and decided to try d9vk because there always has been some problems with textures etc.. well, level doesn't even load for me. I can hear level audio kicking in and then crash on some memory allocation error.. something about video memory.
removed d9vk and works again like before...

.b

Specs? Logs? Anything would be helpful here :)
khalismur 30 May, 2019
Quoting: JoshuaAshton
Quoting: khalismurTravelling by carriage does not work

I literally touch nothing that could do this. I had a friend check this out and it works for him. Definitely not my issue, has to be a game bug or a mod you have installed.
Sorry, apparently the carriage problem is not related to D9VK, you are right.

Thanks a lot for your work into this!
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