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DXVK for Direct3D 11 over Vulkan in Wine has a new 0.60 release

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Summer heat got you parched? Why not wet your whistle with some Wine as DXVK has a fresh release out today.

A Vulkan-based compatibility layer for Direct3D 11 which allows running 3D applications on Linux using Wine.

DXVK 0.60 is a pretty major release, one which bumps up the recommended driver versions to 396.24.02 for NVIDIA and Mesa 18.1.2 for AMD. It also bumps up the required Wine version to Wine 3.10, requires the "VK_EXT_vertex_attribute_divisor" extension and removes workarounds for the Nvidia 390.xx driver series.

As for fixes and improvements, here's what's new:

  • Initial support for 64-bit floating point instructions 
  • Improved context flush behaviour for games which use queries incorrectly
  • Frostpunk: Fixed severe performance degradation caused by inefficient query usage by the game
  • Optimized use of Vulkan pipeline barriers, leading to higher GPU throughput in some games
  • Optimized use of Vulkan descriptor sets, significantly reducing CPU overhead in some games
  • Final Fantasy XV: Fixed flickering geometry issue
  • Fixed synchronization issues with UAV rendering
  • Fixed rare issue causing DXVK to use incorrect image layouts for render targets
  • Timestamp queries now return the correct GPU timer frequency

Full details on GitHub here

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TheSHEEEP 24 June 2018 at 6:42 pm UTC
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TheSHEEEPYou should just be able to run an .exe installer, for example, as if it was the most normal thing in the world.
Yes it would be very user friendly but it also brings some new problems; (Windows viruses). If everything is automated some harmful software designed for windows will surely take advantage of that. Perhaps users should be warned if that is the case for a distro.
Viruses have always been a selfmade user problem.
I completely removed any kind of firewall and antivir programs years (on Windows, too) and didn't have a single problem - simply because I don't download stuff from shady sites.

Freedom also means freedom to shoot yourself in the foot.
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