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The awesome DXVK project for Vulkan D3D11 in Wine has another fresh release out and it's a pretty good one.

Once again, I'm shocked by how quickly it has been releasing updates and solving issues. Considering it's mostly by one person, it's mind-boggling how far it has come in such a short amount of time. Anyway…here's what's new on 0.54.

Improvements

  • Improved performance on AMD cards by making use of host-visible device-local memory
  • Improved GPU utilization and rendering latency in situations with a low number of draw calls
  • Added support for Vsync with half refresh rate and lower

Bug fixes

  • Fixed regression introduced in v0.53 leading to invalid SPIR-V shaders in The Witcher 3
  • Fixed shader compilation failure in Pillars of Eternity II (#408) and Lost Sphear (#406)
  • Fixed crash in Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition (#407)
  • Fixed possible visual issues in Elex caused by non-functional depth-to-color image copies
  • Fixed Vulkan validation errors for typeless multisample resolve operations
  • Fixed Gamma issue with Unreal Engine 4 games on the RADV driver
  • Removed redundant Vulkan API calls

On top of this, something I missed recently was the announcement of another project named DXUP. It's a D3D10 -> D3D11 translation layer, which can be used together with DXVK—clever stuff!

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Blauer_Hunger 7 June 2018 at 9:23 am UTC
With the patch for radv (06d3c65098097675a34035da3043a71061fad17b) that was recently committed to mesa master which fixes the freezes with tw3 and gtav dxvk (#252) is pretty impressive.
Avehicle7887 7 June 2018 at 12:20 pm UTC
I'm particularly interested in that fix for Elex, does this mean the game is now free from graphical errors? If possible could anyone retest it, I've been wanting to play this for a while.
skyrrd 7 June 2018 at 3:29 pm UTC
Avehicle7887I'm particularly interested in that fix for Elex, does this mean the game is now free from graphical errors? If possible could anyone retest it, I've been wanting to play this for a while.

Will take some time but i'll record some minutes of gameplay later
Avehicle7887 7 June 2018 at 3:31 pm UTC
skyrrd
Avehicle7887I'm particularly interested in that fix for Elex, does this mean the game is now free from graphical errors? If possible could anyone retest it, I've been wanting to play this for a while.

Will take some time but i'll record some minutes of gameplay later

Thanks, that would be awesome
cookiEoverdose 7 June 2018 at 3:40 pm UTC
skyrrd
Avehicle7887I'm particularly interested in that fix for Elex, does this mean the game is now free from graphical errors? If possible could anyone retest it, I've been wanting to play this for a while.

Will take some time but i'll record some minutes of gameplay later

You can type in other DXVK versions into Lutris. If it's available it will be downloaded on start (0.53 works, not sure about 0.54, will test tonight).
skyrrd 7 June 2018 at 4:16 pm UTC
here you go:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8dCA1HIoLs

Sorry for bad performance, i have some other task running in bg ;)
strycore 7 June 2018 at 6:11 pm UTC
GuestHow can I get DXVK 0.54 to show up on Lutris? Lutris is still on 0.52 at the moment

Or do I have to wait for Lutris people to update it?

You can just type "0.54" in the DXVK version field.
ziabice 7 June 2018 at 7:55 pm UTC
Avehicle7887I'm particularly interested in that fix for Elex, does this mean the game is now free from graphical errors? If possible could anyone retest it, I've been wanting to play this for a while.

On my system (AMD RX 580 with Mesa 18.0.4 and wine-staging-nine 3.9), game still has those blocky edges around trees (this bug: https://github.com/doitsujin/dxvk/issues/289, that is now corrected in Mesa-git and will go in Mesa 18.1), performance is better than previous version, also occasional flickering when staying into vegetation nearly disappeared.


Still no look running Sleeping Dogs: all I get is a white screen

EDIT: yes, you can play the game without problems!


Last edited by ziabice at 7 June 2018 at 7:56 pm UTC
Avehicle7887 7 June 2018 at 8:59 pm UTC
skyrrdhere you go:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8dCA1HIoLs

Sorry for bad performance, i have some other task running in bg ;)

ziabice
Avehicle7887I'm particularly interested in that fix for Elex, does this mean the game is now free from graphical errors? If possible could anyone retest it, I've been wanting to play this for a while.

On my system (AMD RX 580 with Mesa 18.0.4 and wine-staging-nine 3.9), game still has those blocky edges around trees (this bug: https://github.com/doitsujin/dxvk/issues/289, that is now corrected in Mesa-git and will go in Mesa 18.1), performance is better than previous version, also occasional flickering when staying into vegetation nearly disappeared.

Thanks for the info and the video guys, This may be the first Windows-only game I'll buy in recent years.


Last edited by Avehicle7887 at 7 June 2018 at 9:00 pm UTC. Edited 2 times.
ziabice 7 June 2018 at 9:05 pm UTC
Avehicle7887
skyrrdhere you go:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8dCA1HIoLs

Sorry for bad performance, i have some other task running in bg ;)

ziabice
Avehicle7887I'm particularly interested in that fix for Elex, does this mean the game is now free from graphical errors? If possible could anyone retest it, I've been wanting to play this for a while.

On my system (AMD RX 580 with Mesa 18.0.4 and wine-staging-nine 3.9), game still has those blocky edges around trees (this bug: https://github.com/doitsujin/dxvk/issues/289, that is now corrected in Mesa-git and will go in Mesa 18.1), performance is better than previous version, also occasional flickering when staying into vegetation nearly disappeared.

Thanks for the info and the video guys, This may be the first Windows-only game I'll buy in recent years.

Your're welcome! ;)

Elex is a strange RPG: to farm experience points you don't have to fight, but simply do the quests. Avoid fights until you have earned enough XP, levelled up and bought good equipment. Then, begin the massacre!
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