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Hot on the heels of Wine 4.0, the excellent DXVK [GitHub] project has another fresh release available this weekend.

Some great sounding improvements made it into this release including more CPU overhead reductions, from reducing "redundant Vulkan API calls" which should help games with a large number of shaders like Shadow of the Tomb Raider. Additionally, GPU synchronization overhead was also reduced which could help performance further. On top of that, there's even efficiency improvements for Tessellation shaders with no more Vulkan validation errors.

It also comes with a healthy set of bug fixes:

  • Fixed incorrect MultiDrawIndirect behaviour introduced in v0.95 (see PR #863)
  • Fixed crash in Resident Evil 2 Demo when using Wine's DXGI implementation (see PR #878)
  • Fixed potential issue with DXVK clearing the wrong render targets, which could lead to various types of rendering errors.
  • Fixed regression introduced in v0.95 that caused rendering issues in Titanfall 2 and potentially other games.
  • Mass Effect Andromeda: Actually report Nvidia GPUs as Nvidia GPUs to fix corrupted screen space reflections (#885)

A new version of the state cache was also implemented, this may cause some stutter while it builds up a new one. The "dxgi.maxFrameLatency" option has returned and "d3d11.fakeStreamOutput" was removed.

Full release notes here.

Sounds like a pretty great release, one I will be trying out plenty during next week. If you do try it out across the weekend, do come back and comment with your experiences.

Now that this and Wine 4.0 is out, hopefully a big update to Steam Play is around the corner. Would be a pretty big update to it.

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Tags: Vulkan, Wine
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Corben 26 Jan, 2019
So the only remaining big point that's still on the list, seems getting those DRM and anti-cheat mechanisms work with wine/proton. Then we would also be able to play the big multiplayer titles, like Fortnite or PUBG... those are still a hurdle for some people to totally switch to Linux I can imagine.

Personally I don't really mind, I don't miss those games. But in general it would be great to be able to have a solution for that.


Last edited by Corben on 26 January 2019 at 11:58 pm UTC
Sundragon 27 Jan, 2019
^ That's more on wine and/or Valve's end I'm afraid. Not much DXVK can do about that.
Avehicle7887 27 Jan, 2019
Quoting: CorbenSo the only remaining big point that's still on the list, seems getting those DRM and anti-cheat mechanisms work with wine/proton. Then we would also be able to play the big multiplayer titles, like Fortnite or PUBG... those are still a hurdle for some people to totally switch to Linux I can imagine.

Personally I don't really mind, I don't miss those games. But in general it would be great to be able to have a solution for that.

Unfortunately there's also the 'Windows Media Foundation' issue which has FMV issues in various games, such as the new Resident Evil 2, Darksiders 1 - Warmastered Edition and a few others I forgot the name of.

Should be an interesting year for Wine with all the projects surrounding it.
bubexel 27 Jan, 2019
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Quoting: Avehicle7887
Quoting: CorbenSo the only remaining big point that's still on the list, seems getting those DRM and anti-cheat mechanisms work with wine/proton. Then we would also be able to play the big multiplayer titles, like Fortnite or PUBG... those are still a hurdle for some people to totally switch to Linux I can imagine.

Personally I don't really mind, I don't miss those games. But in general it would be great to be able to have a solution for that.

Unfortunately there's also the 'Windows Media Foundation' issue which has FMV issues in various games, such as the new Resident Evil 2, Darksiders 1 - Warmastered Edition and a few others I forgot the name of.

Should be an interesting year for Wine with all the projects surrounding it.

Sorry my lack of knowledge, but WMF is not windows media file? i search on internet and exist something called Microsoft media fundation, but not windows. Now im bit confuse.
What is about that issue?


Last edited by bubexel on 27 January 2019 at 1:07 am UTC
linuxhell 27 Jan, 2019
Quoting: CorbenSo the only remaining big point that's still on the list, seems getting those DRM and anti-cheat mechanisms work with wine/proton. Then we would also be able to play the big multiplayer titles, like Fortnite or PUBG... those are still a hurdle for some people to totally switch to Linux I can imagine.

Personally I don't really mind, I don't miss those games. But in general it would be great to be able to have a solution for that.


I think you are the same, anti-cheating is a problem
you say that you do not feel these games but there are people like me who bought a game with anti cheating (battleye) and was annoyed that it does not work with wine / proton and wants to play the game (here you will probably go back to windows)
frakswe 27 Jan, 2019
Played an hour or so of Just Cause 2, not that i was gonna re-install windows or anything but JC2 is one of those games that i need in my life.DXVK&Wine is beyond awesome.


Last edited by frakswe on 27 January 2019 at 8:09 am UTC
Lolo01 27 Jan, 2019
Quoting: Avehicle7887Unfortunately there's also the 'Windows Media Foundation' issue which has FMV issues in various games, such as the new Resident Evil 2, Darksiders 1 - Warmastered Edition and a few others I forgot the name of.

Should be an interesting year for Wine with all the projects surrounding it.

According to this thread , Resident Evil 2 Remastered is working with some tweaks.
strycore 27 Jan, 2019
Quoting: Avehicle7887
Quoting: CorbenSo the only remaining big point that's still on the list, seems getting those DRM and anti-cheat mechanisms work with wine/proton. Then we would also be able to play the big multiplayer titles, like Fortnite or PUBG... those are still a hurdle for some people to totally switch to Linux I can imagine.

Personally I don't really mind, I don't miss those games. But in general it would be great to be able to have a solution for that.

Unfortunately there's also the 'Windows Media Foundation' issue which has FMV issues in various games, such as the new Resident Evil 2, Darksiders 1 - Warmastered Edition and a few others I forgot the name of.

Should be an interesting year for Wine with all the projects surrounding it.

I got the Media Foundation videos to work with Darksiders Warmastered. This is a new feature in Lutris 0.5.0 which allow installing individual cab file components. Darksider s is the only WMF game I have but I would be interested to see if this method works for other games.
Avehicle7887 27 Jan, 2019
Quoting: strycore
Quoting: Avehicle7887
Quoting: CorbenSo the only remaining big point that's still on the list, seems getting those DRM and anti-cheat mechanisms work with wine/proton. Then we would also be able to play the big multiplayer titles, like Fortnite or PUBG... those are still a hurdle for some people to totally switch to Linux I can imagine.

Personally I don't really mind, I don't miss those games. But in general it would be great to be able to have a solution for that.

Unfortunately there's also the 'Windows Media Foundation' issue which has FMV issues in various games, such as the new Resident Evil 2, Darksiders 1 - Warmastered Edition and a few others I forgot the name of.

Should be an interesting year for Wine with all the projects surrounding it.

I got the Media Foundation videos to work with Darksiders Warmastered. This is a new feature in Lutris 0.5.0 which allow installing individual cab file components. Darksider s is the only WMF game I have but I would be interested to see if this method works for other games.

That's wonderful news, got any hints how I can do that without using Lutris? I prefer to use just Wine whenever possible. Thanks
Woodlandor 27 Jan, 2019
I have a few single player games that will not work due to DRM issues.

I’m curious as to what Steam’s terms of service are on modifying the game files as there are obviously removal tools from the pirate community.

On one hand, yes you are removing a “security feature” and likely breaking the EULA of that particular game.

On the other hand, since it was purchased on Steam. The fact that you paid for that game is 100% verifiable ?
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