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The DXVK team have released another new version of their Direct 3D 9/10/11 to Vulkan translation layer with 1.5.2 now available.

Firstly an important note: It requires more up to date drivers again, as they've upped the requirements to Vulkan 1.1 support. A good time to go and check, Vulkan 1.1 has been supported in both NVIDIA and Mesa driver for quite some time now so it really shouldn't be an issue. Why did they up the Vulkan version used? They said the "Vulkan 1.0 fallback path was largely untested and did not always work correctly" and it allowed some code cleaning.

As for what's new, on the Direct 3D 9 support side, they added in some "missing D3D9 swap chain functionality" so more games should run including ATi ToyShop demo, Atelier Sophie and Dynasty Warriors 7. There's also some Direct 3D 9 bug fixes and "minor performance and memory optimizations" so it should run Windows games a bit smoother now.

Multiple other games should also work better with Wine+DXVK and Proton including: Dragon Age Origins, Entropia Universe, Ferentus/Herrcot/Xiones, Gothic 3, Tales of Vesperia, TrackMania United Forever, Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines and Warriors Orochi 4.

See the release notes.

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Tags: Update, Vulkan, Wine
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mrdeathjr 25 January 2020 at 12:17 pm UTC
This dxvk fix various tecmo koei dx9 games case:

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Last edited by mrdeathjr on 25 January 2020 at 12:19 pm UTC
gustavoyaraujo 25 January 2020 at 12:33 pm UTC
mrdeathjrThis dxvk fix various tecmo koei dx9 games case:

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I didn't get Dead of Alive 5 to work properly with steam play. Is there any special tweak to run it?
TheRiddick 25 January 2020 at 1:05 pm UTC
Gothic 3 gives like 5fps with d9vk enabled, dunno whats with that.
mrdeathjr 25 January 2020 at 2:51 pm UTC
gustavoyaraujo
mrdeathjrThis dxvk fix various tecmo koei dx9 games case:

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I didn't get Dead of Alive 5 to work properly with steam play. Is there any special tweak to run it?

Hi i use wine 32bit for most dx9 games, 32bit prefix works better with wmf redistributables, devenum.dll (native) - quartz.dll (native) and others

This days can add new videos (doa 5 is one of them) but for now stay very busy encoding and uploading

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Comandante Ñoñardo 25 January 2020 at 4:22 pm UTC
"minor performance and memory optimizations" for DX9.....
Whats that mean? Can Borderlands: The pre-sequel be played with UHD textures without crashing?
Kiba 25 January 2020 at 8:22 pm UTC
mrdeathjr
Shouldn't you get a better screen? That resolution of your screenshots is very bad my friend.
mrdeathjr 25 January 2020 at 9:56 pm UTC
Kiba
mrdeathjr
Shouldn't you get a better screen? That resolution of your screenshots is very bad my friend.

I dont like actual monitors, normally use more 4:3 games (old games mainly, i dont like newer games)

Botonoski 26 January 2020 at 12:32 am UTC
Lucky me, I was setting up a new wine prefix yesterday and installed this newest release of dxvk without even notcing.
Shmerl 26 January 2020 at 11:25 am UTC
TheRiddickGothic 3 gives like 5fps with d9vk enabled, dunno whats with that.

There were some Gothic related changes past release, so try dxvk master.

https://github.com/doitsujin/dxvk/commit/fdb2b972e9cfae6e4d1dffcf71891932b9ebaba2
YoRHa-2B 26 January 2020 at 7:35 pm UTC
Apparently some community patch makes Gothic 3 run like shit on wine or dxvk (dunno which of the two is the culprit).
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