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Developer Joshua Ashton is certainly keeping busy, with another brand new release of D9VK now available.

As a reminder: D9VK is based on DXVK. While DXVK focuses on translating D3D11 and D3D10 into Vulkan for use in Wine, D9VK focuses on D3D9. Eventually, they should hopefully merge into one awesome project.

Version 0.13f - "Hypnofrog" is coming in less than a week after the last release, yet still manages to sound interesting given that's not a lot of time. There's some "New General API Stuff", "New Fixed Function Support", "New Shader Support" and bug fixes for "D3D9" and "DXSO (Shader Fixes)".

Most of the changelog is highly technical language for those of you who understand graphics APIs. The main takeaway, as always, is that each new release should bring more compatibility with Windows games in Wine that use DirectX 9. Since D9VK uses Vulkan, it should perform better than vanilla Wine.

You can see the full list of changes on GitHub.

If you've been testing out D9VK, do let us know how you've been getting on in the comments. I love seeing all the progress with projects like this, very exciting stuff for those of us who just want to click play.

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rustybroomhandle 15 July 2019 at 7:34 pm UTC
Still slashing my way through Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen running on Glorious Eggroll's custom proton, with the latest D9VK manually installed on top of it as it was a version or so behind. Smooth smooth.
ElectricPrism 15 July 2019 at 7:37 pm UTC
Anyone playing this with Eldewrito yet?
lqe5433 15 July 2019 at 7:55 pm UTC
I don't want these converting projects, just all Stadia games ported to Linux Desktop.
TheSHEEEP 15 July 2019 at 8:00 pm UTC
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Vortex_Acherontic 15 July 2019 at 9:20 pm UTC
Finally HITMAN Blood money and The Void is fully playable with all GFX features enabled I love D9VK and of course DXVK
aFoxNamedMorris 15 July 2019 at 9:56 pm UTC
ElectricPrismAnyone playing this with Eldewrito yet?

It works. Even renders the custom UI and menus correctly. It's perfectly legible and I see no more obvious visual glitches.

EDIT: Some distant transparent geometry (sky terrain) may or may not render incorrectly. I never played on Windows, so I have no idea if this was already the case.


Last edited by aFoxNamedMorris on 15 July 2019 at 10:11 pm UTC
gradyvuckovic 15 July 2019 at 11:26 pm UTC
Fantastic work Josh! =D
mrdeathjr 16 July 2019 at 3:52 pm UTC
This is some titles running with d9vk:

GTA SA + Mods + Cleo

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Last test with Pentium G3258 @ 4.1ghz + Artic Cooling Alpine 11 Plus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5gi6toZnXk

With Core i3 8350K Tri-Core @ 5.0ghz + Zalman CNPS 10x Performa+

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pOP7duOulw

D9VK With Core i3 8350K Tri-Core @ 5.0ghz + Zalman CNPS 10x Performa+

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRe9TrUx9HY


Resident Evil 6 + Mods

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Last test with Pentium G3258 @ 4.1ghz + Artic Cooling Alpine 11 Plus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THYmmDqss3Y

With Core i3 8350K Tri-Core @ 5.0ghz + Zalman CNPS 10x Performa+

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUBlXq7HlKA

D9VK With Core i3 8350K Tri-Core @ 5.0ghz + Zalman CNPS 10x Performa+

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eNE7t_WQKs


Kingdoms of Amalur

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Last test with Pentium G3258 @ 4.1ghz + Artic Cooling Alpine 11 Plus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqLch4wI0Ds

With Core i3 8350K Tri-Core @ 5.0ghz + Zalman CNPS 10x Performa+

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_AIMfPtR_k

D9VK With Core i3 8350K Tri-Core @ 5.0ghz + Zalman CNPS 10x Performa+

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2_vF2X9u-A


Age of Empires II HD

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Last test with Pentium G3258 @ 4.1ghz + Artic Cooling Alpine 11 Plus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_RtRolfDH0

With Core i3 8350K Tri-Core @ 5.0ghz + Zalman CNPS 10x Performa+

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dX9QwJ1Tazo

D9VK With Core i3 8350K Tri-Core @ 5.0ghz + Zalman CNPS 10x Performa+

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBUKQ2LPWNY


Loki

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Last test with Pentium G3258 @ 4.1ghz + Artic Cooling Alpine 11 Plus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgWC0iHZ1SI

With Core i3 8350K Tri-Core @ 5.0ghz + Zalman CNPS 10x Performa+

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iFHdbn-Os8

D9VK With Core i3 8350K Tri-Core @ 5.0ghz + Zalman CNPS 10x Performa+

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e77Wdtjbp0s


Melty Blood Actress Again

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Last test with Pentium G3258 @ 4.1ghz + Artic Cooling Alpine 11 Plus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERZ4vfe2YSg

D9VK With Core i3 8350K Tri-Core @ 5.0ghz + Zalman CNPS 10x Performa+

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wJXmkTIUf0


Magical Battle Festa

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Last test with Pentium G3258 @ 4.1ghz + Artic Cooling Alpine 11 Plus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EsLVrb2XNA

D9VK With Core i3 8350K Tri-Core @ 5.0ghz + Zalman CNPS 10x Performa+

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Exa7JgiHRA


Collin Mc Rally 2004

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Last test with Pentium G3258 @ 4.1ghz + Artic Cooling Alpine 11 Plus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zc7K9BL0-6M

D9VK With Core i3 8350K Tri-Core @ 5.0ghz + Zalman CNPS 10x Performa+

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7dR1jj8yi0


Ford Racing Off Road

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Last test with Pentium G3258 @ 4.1ghz + Artic Cooling Alpine 11 Plus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKvU4JN_fos

D9VK With Core i3 8350K Tri-Core @ 5.0ghz + Zalman CNPS 10x Performa+

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwtYCRLe0Ds


Timeshift

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Last test with Pentium G3258 @ 4.1ghz + Artic Cooling Alpine 11 Plus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oagF8WEYX-o

D9VK With Core i3 8350K Tri-Core @ 5.0ghz + Zalman CNPS 10x Performa+

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1NmMCun3YU


Demonicon

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Last test with Pentium G3258 @ 4.1ghz + Artic Cooling Alpine 11 Plus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2YR8MbamCU

D9VK With Core i3 8350K Tri-Core @ 5.0ghz + Zalman CNPS 10x Performa+

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEjOWLdqmWY





Last edited by mrdeathjr on 16 July 2019 at 4:50 pm UTC
Guerrilla 17 July 2019 at 3:18 am UTC
This is one of those projects that I'm very excited to try out but can't get it working on my own.

I hope it'll eventually become an easy-to use option with Lutris or something out-of-the-box with Steamplay.
MayeulC 17 July 2019 at 8:50 pm UTC
ElectricPrismAnyone playing this with Eldewrito yet?

I just tried the "Halo online" install script from Lutris. Didn't work out of the box, so I drag and dropped those D9VK dlls into the folder, and everything now seems to be working fine

I'm eager to try the multiplayer, but I need some time first

Now someone cook us a splitscreen script!

This is on sway/wayland, btw.
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