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D9VK, the project based on DXVK to provide Vulkan for running Direct3D 9 games in Wine has an actual release now.

It's come along very quickly, with quite a number of games now actually running and faster than with the normal Wine so it's obviously quite impressive. If/when it gets merged with DXVK, this could really help Steam Play too which is another exciting point about it.

Announcing D9VK 0.10, developer Joshua Ashton said:

I am pleased and happy to announce the first release of D9VK -- Version 0.10!

It's beginning to run a large amount of modern (ie. Shader Model 2 and 3) D3D9 games fairly well, so I figured I should probably start shipping releases now that we are at this stage.

There are still a few missing features (Shader Model 1 support is incomplete -- as well as fixed function.)

Hopefully you'll try it out and it'll work. If it doesn't please do report an issue!

See more on the official GitHub page.

In other related news, Lutris also has a dedicated bundle for it now too which you can find here. I've tested it personally with Starcraft II, a game I've owned for a great many years and the performance difference is pretty incredible.

There's also a post in our forum which is quite lively for those who want to regularly share shots of it.

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MekaDragon 8 May 2019 at 7:26 pm UTC
Ok Valve, you know what to do.
Leopard 8 May 2019 at 7:33 pm UTC
MekaDragonOk Valve, you know what to do.

When it matured probably they will include it on Proton. wined3d is enough to cover most of the needs for now , not like wined3d's 11 portion.
BielFPs 8 May 2019 at 7:37 pm UTC
I will test with my GOG Swat 4, once I figure how to activate my RX 540 in my new laptop.
raneon 8 May 2019 at 7:46 pm UTC
I started to test a lot of my games with D9VK and I'm quite impressed how well it already works. Good to see now a first release, it will help to improve it further. I'm very happy to retire WineD3D asap, even though it works quite ok these days, it was a very long road too. Vulkan and translation layers like DXVK combined with Proton really brought Linux gaming forward. D9VK is the next big step!
garpu 8 May 2019 at 7:50 pm UTC
I've been playing GW2 with it, and it works remarkably well. Like it's not a slideshow anymore.
Thormack 8 May 2019 at 8:18 pm UTC
Anyone tested Skyrim?
TheSHEEEP 8 May 2019 at 8:20 pm UTC
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Man... fixed function pipelines.
That's what I had to learn back then for 3D programming, back before there were programmable shaders. Good old times!
lejimster 8 May 2019 at 9:19 pm UTC
Starcraft 2 works pretty well, but it has a few bugs still left to iron out. I need to open a bug report and do some traces, just haven't got around to it.


Last edited by lejimster at 8 May 2019 at 9:25 pm UTC
michaldybczak 8 May 2019 at 9:42 pm UTC
I can't wait to run Massive Effect on it. It still has issues and crashes on wine.
Comandante Ñoñardo 8 May 2019 at 11:24 pm UTC
It will be interesting to see how it works with Alan Wake, Murdered Soul Suspect in dx9 mode, and Crysis in dx9 mode.
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