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Since there's a lot of excitement around DXVK we've been following it closely and a fresh release made it out last night.

For those who don't remember it, DXVK is the compatibility layer for running Direct3D 11 games in Wine using Vulkan. It's a very promising project, with a lot of people having fun with it already on Linux.

The latest release, version 0.41, has a slight reduction of overall CPU overhead, has better GPU saturation when Deferred Contexts are used for rendering and features a configurable HUD. The announcement also notes five bugs fixed, one which will make Mesa users happy as it fixes tessellation shaders causing a crash in Mesa drivers.

An an example of how it runs, here's a video from well-known Linux YouTuber Xpander showing off Kingdom Come: Deliverance using a previous build of DXVK:

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Very impressive stuff there, hopefully it will make it into Wine proper when it's further developed. Projects like this, could really help more people dual-boot and eventually be full Linux gamers.

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TheRiddick 9 April 2018 at 7:27 am UTC
Tried to get deliverance running on my 1080ti but cryengine says unsupported gpu, needs DX11 compat ... blah blah whatever.


EDIT: well managed to get it to load with audio and HUD but 3d is black, I get the following errors. Probably a minor configuration problem.

0048:fixme:nvapi:NvAPI_D3D_GetObjectHandleForResource (0xac0d3c0, 0x2b106d60, 0xadee9e0): stub
0048:err:nvapi:NvAPI_D3D11_SetDepthBoundsTest Failed to get wined3d device handle!

Last edited by TheRiddick on 9 April 2018 at 8:04 am UTC
NuSuey 9 April 2018 at 7:42 am UTC
Btw, if you guys missed that.. Telltale DX11 games also work in DXVK
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TheRiddick 9 April 2018 at 8:23 am UTC
Well Witcher 3 works wonderfully at 4k (above 60fps), some shader stutter but thats fine. Thought settings are not on ultra or anything, just default stuff.

I just can't for the life of my figure out why KCD has a blank screen on loadup but I can hear the music, see and move the icon, and hear the interface beeps as I pan over them, just can't see anything.

Thinking It could be a mod or something I have installed, or a specific configuration I have done in the files.

Last edited by TheRiddick on 9 April 2018 at 9:36 am UTC
Faattori 9 April 2018 at 8:38 am UTC
TheRiddickI just can't for the life of my figure out why KCD has a blank screen on loadup but I can hear the music, see and move the icon, and hear the interface beeps as I pan over them, just can't see anything.

If you are playing through Steam, try with the Steam Overlay disabled.
TheRiddick 9 April 2018 at 8:46 am UTC
Yeah I have that disabled by default. I'm starting to wonder if the game is flipping out because of screen resolution (im at 4k and its trying to run 1080p), or perhaps some other default game configuration.

I remember under windows it had some issues switching display modes at times.

EDIT: Got a slightly different error this time. 0114:err:d3dcompiler:compile_shader HLSL shader parsing failed.

Thinking the latest version of dxvk might have broke something.

Last edited by TheRiddick on 9 April 2018 at 9:39 am UTC
Pompesdesky 9 April 2018 at 9:37 am UTC
cRaZy-bisCuiTDoes someone have the possibility to try out Battlefield 3 and 4?
BF3 I don't think will work because of Battlelog.
I tried out BF4 tho and it works pretty well! There are a few bugs, and (at least on my AMD card) particles draw as black boxes, which can be pretty irritating. Also Punkbuster is not really happy about us using modified DLLs and you probably will get kicked from servers. Singleplayer and Unranked/No PB Servers should be fine though
I was running Medium Settings, 720p on a RX480 at 100-200fps ^-^

Do you happen to have a link to something explaining how to make BF4 work ? All I can see is a Garbage status for the game on WineHQ and can't find any relevant info on making it actually work
Arehandoro 9 April 2018 at 10:19 am UTC
I finally managed to install dxvk yesterday with The Witcher 3

Firstly I must say, with Wine 3.5, it was much simpler than I was expecting. Only had to download the nightly files of dxvk and apply the script to the wineprefix I had created for the game.

Secondly, the game runs smoothly and nicely. I have everything on High, with some Ultra options enabled, and the experience it's wonderful. However, shadows seem a bit too dark and somehow I can't change the resolution from within the game -Which I guess is running at the native one to my desktop-

Lastly, I will have to give it a go with some other games to do more testing. Are the Arkham Asylum games DX11? Is it possible to setup vk9 and dxvk on the same prefix?
TheRiddick 9 April 2018 at 10:51 am UTC
Yeah witcher 3 works for me but KCD is black screen, so must be a new bug somewhere either in DXVK or NVIDIA drivers? or it could be the recent KCD patch? only someone with a previously working KCD would know.
razing32 9 April 2018 at 11:49 am UTC
Tried to run it and got that. There was also an exception window but I could not select it.
It's odd , I get the two logos then a black screen.
On regular wine (3.4 I think) i managed to see both the intros and the main menu but trying to start a game resulted in a black screen.

Are you using Steam version? If yes, make sure to disable Steam overlay. I've heard it's not compatible with dxvk. GOG version obviously shouldn't have this problem.

It's the GOG version.
But thanks for the heads up.
Geppeto35 9 April 2018 at 12:24 pm UTC
Please can someone points to a clear text tutorial to install DXVK plus the witcher 3, or details here how to do that (in fact lost in winprefix and stuff like that). Thanks
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