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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided patch release for Linux, enables Breach mode

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided [Feral Store, Steam] hasn’t been out long, but it already has the first Linux patch available which enables the Breach mode for us.

I’ve tested it out and here’s a video of what you can expect from the Breach mode:
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Overall, Breach seems like it’s okay but nothing special. The main story mode is fantastic, and this is just a little free challenge mode included in the game. Could be fun for an hour or two, but there's not all that much to it.

You can see my previous review and port report on it here.

The patch notes are pretty short:
Quote- Enabled Breach mode features
- Merge in fixes from Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Patch build 616.0


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WorMzy 11 Nov, 2016
I'm still in Prague and still discovering things. I love the amount of detail that goes into these games, but it plays hell with my OCD..
stan 11 Nov, 2016
I see the patch notes say "Improved overall performance for DirectX 11 and 12"; does it translate to performance improvements in the Linux version?
veccher 11 Nov, 2016
stanI see the patch notes say "Improved overall performance for DirectX 11 and 12"; does it translate to performance improvements in the Linux version?

i don't think so, there's no dx on linux (captain obvious), but if it's a dx improvement it probably was made by eidos on dx specifically, and maybe feral didn't even include any of those changes in the linux version at all.
stan 11 Nov, 2016
veccheri don't think so, there's no dx on linux (captain obvious), but if it's a dx improvement it probably was made by eidos on dx specifically, and maybe feral didn't even include any of those changes in the linux version at all.
But Feral didn’t write a specific OpenGL backend for the game, they "wrap" the DirectX calls to translate them to OpenGL, as far as I know. Also any improvement in the engine could result in improved performance.
Mblackwell 11 Nov, 2016
I did some thorough-ish testing using the benchmark and certain scenes and the patch does actually produce a 2-5fps boost under Linux, which starts bringing performance more in line with what Windows was at release (although not necessarily where it is today).
MayeulC 11 Nov, 2016
I am still not sold on this one. I mean: I really want to buy it and play it, but I know my current rig won't handle it.

I am waiting for the new AMD stuff to upgrade, but that won't be before next year.

However, I really want to show some support. Should I buy it now?
johndoe86x 12 Nov, 2016
MyeulCHowever, I really want to show some support. Should I buy it now?

Definitely hold off until you have a proper rig. By that time a few more performance patches may trickle down, and there may even be a sale.
This is definitely a demanding game to run, especially on Linux. I wouldn't try it on anything less than a GTX 1060 or RX480. I had to upgrade my GTX 760 to get it to be playable.
As far as the game goes, I'm very much enjoying it. So definitely plan on picking it up, later!
stan 12 Nov, 2016
I agree; don’t buy something that’s not playable. I’m waiting for performance improvements to get it even though I have a "recommended" GTX 1060, as anything below 50-60 FPS would just be painful to play. I want at least an average of 60 FPS with good graphics.

Edit: BTW thanks Mblackwell for the info about the 2-5 FPS boost you noticed; it doesn’t seem enough to reach an enjoyable framerate just yet but that’s a step in the right direction…


Last edited by stan on 12 November 2016 at 3:06 pm UTC
Mblackwell 12 Nov, 2016
Setting the game to high it looks like on average performance is around 12-15% less than Windows (at least from numbers I have from websites and forums around its release). Prior to the patch the performance difference was 18-20%. So it's quite a bit smoother, although it would be nice to get it within 10%.


Last edited by Mblackwell on 12 November 2016 at 9:12 pm UTC
mahimahis 12 Nov, 2016
The game might be more faster but the game crashes reliably now after coming out of a Metro Station (going up the stairs). Could be a bug in the game itself since I read about several situations where it crashes on Windows.

Once I find some time I'll collect a few more infos and post them here

@Feral thanks for the port and work on it !

It might be possible to enable some more eyecandy with my GTX760 after those performance improvements :)
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