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For use with Wine and Steam Play Proton, D9VK is the awesome project based on DXVK which translates Direct3D9 to Vulkan for better performance. A big new release just went out.

Codenamed Croakacola, D9VK 0.40 is a big one. D9VK can now use more than 4GB VRAM on 32-bit applications/games, with it being noted to help modded Skyrim/Oblivion and obviously more too. There's also now async presentation across all vendors, some "query flushing" improvements, performance fixes for Risen and Legend of the Heroes: Trails of the Sky, bloom rendering fixes for SpinTyres/Mudrunner and other misc updates.

A new option was also added "d3d9.dialogBoxMode", which you can enable to stop D9VK taking exclusive fullscreen which can help with some nuisance behaviour in games.

Plenty of other bug fixes too that help with Max Payne 2, The Sims 2, Silent Hunter 3, Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Crysis, Need for Speed: Carbon, Risen and probably more.

Great stuff from Ashton as always, good to see D9VK continue to mature for playing older Windows games on Linux through Wine and Proton. It's always fantastic when you don't have to give up older favourites when using Linux and have them perform well.

See the full release notes here.

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Tags: Update, Vulkan, Wine
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vipor29 14 Dec, 2019
Christmas is starting to look real nice
mrdeathjr 15 Dec, 2019
In this d9vk show improvements in various games where wined3d show bad performance or dont run:

Xenus 2 White Gold



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34GyhTVGtCM


Splinter Cell Double Agent



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilZr7k7OY2g


Cities XL Platinum



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyDE1zAz0Vc


Bejeweled 3



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfdBq2SqHRI


Sims 2



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-OlWfT860A


Ice Age 3



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


The Legend of Heroes Trials in Sky The 3rd



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEu40h_nwbY


Shadow Complex Remastered



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SM8CDIm_kZ8


Call of Duty World at War SP



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIjY0szxW34


Warhammer 40000 Space Marines



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvwAqHlh0-4


Resident Evil HD Remastered



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zx-6Qt1fMgs


Castlevania Mirrors of Fate HD



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6T9H2Zy06ic


Aliens vs Predator 2010 Marine



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7jihLN_P8g


Aliens vs Predator 2010 Alien



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5OYGbFCefs


Aliens vs Predator 2010 Predator



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1oTWMI27r0

^_^


Last edited by mrdeathjr on 15 December 2019 at 1:08 pm UTC
barab4 15 Dec, 2019
I hope that Gothic 3 will now work without massive stutters. Does anyone know when will this update be available on Steam? (I don't want to do any manual work, expect right click and select Proton version"


Last edited by barab4 on 15 December 2019 at 11:45 am UTC
Liam Dawe 15 Dec, 2019
barab4I hope that Gothic 3 will now work without massive stutters. Does anyone know when will this update be available on Steam? (I don't want to do any manual work, expect right click and select Proton version"
The next version of Proton would usually pull it in, but no idea when that will be Valve have no release roadmap.
Solitary 15 Dec, 2019
barab4I hope that Gothic 3 will now work without massive stutters. Does anyone know when will this update be available on Steam? (I don't want to do any manual work, expect right click and select Proton version"
I think it's already part of it (I think there is release candidate version, which is most likely on par with full release), check the changelog of the newest Proton (D9VK updated to 0.40-rc-p).
mrdeathjr 15 Dec, 2019
barab4I hope that Gothic 3 will now work without massive stutters. Does anyone know when will this update be available on Steam? (I don't want to do any manual work, expect right click and select Proton version"

In my case stutter is reduced but need edit ge3.ini file:

FpS.Average=60.0
FpS.Min=10.0

to

FpS.Average=75.0
FpS.Min=60.0

Also i dont use proton, i use wine vanillla 32bit compiled (32bit prefix for older games)

without forget have in game binary folder this libraries with d9vk:



^_^


Last edited by mrdeathjr on 15 December 2019 at 12:38 pm UTC
Kelvinhbo 15 Dec, 2019
Rocket League still crashes suddenly, mostly before and after online matches, but sometimes during the match.
BrazilianGamer 15 Dec, 2019
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