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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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DasCapschen 9 Apr, 2018
Quoting: Arehandoro
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Quoting: Pompesdesky
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Quoting: 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 :(

Someone put an install script on Lutris https://lutris.net/games/battlefield-4/
But essentially, you need a 64bit Wine 3.5 Prefix with DXVK set to Windows 10 and then it should be enough to install Origin and the game.

Following those steps, except setting level of Windows to 10, last night couldn't install Origin, always getting some QTWebInterface errors :/
Have you tried installing it through Lutris? That's what I did and I had no problems with Origin whatsoever.
TheRiddick 10 Apr, 2018
Would love to see KCD tested on a Vega64, give us some high end figures for the amdgpu dc driver. I wonder if it will perform better then NVIDIA cards?¿
razing32 10 Apr, 2018
Any advice on Elex ?
Anyone else try ?
TheRiddick 10 Apr, 2018
Seen some people play it.

As for me I will be giving up on Linux until I change my cpu. Pretty sure my Ryzen 1600 CPU is busted, get lots of very odd crashes for no reason. Works under windows, time to call it quits, glad everyone else is having pretty damn good success non the less.
Arehandoro 10 Apr, 2018
Quoting: CAPTNCAPS
Quoting: Arehandoro
Quoting: CAPTNCAPS
Quoting: Pompesdesky
Quoting: CAPTNCAPS
Quoting: 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 :(

Someone put an install script on Lutris https://lutris.net/games/battlefield-4/
But essentially, you need a 64bit Wine 3.5 Prefix with DXVK set to Windows 10 and then it should be enough to install Origin and the game.

Following those steps, except setting level of Windows to 10, last night couldn't install Origin, always getting some QTWebInterface errors :/
Have you tried installing it through Lutris? That's what I did and I had no problems with Origin whatsoever.

I did but no luck :/
cRaZy-bisCuiT 11 Apr, 2018
Quoting: Pompesdesky
Quoting: CAPTNCAPS
Quoting: cRaZy-bisCuiTDoes someone have the possibility to try out Battlefield 3 and 4?
BF3 I don't think will work because of Battlelog.
[...]

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 :(
This!

Maybe you could set up instructions on WineHQ if you get it working. I will try and do the same. You should state in that case it's been achieved by DXVK - hopefully they will accept that.
Whitewolfe80 11 Apr, 2018
Quoting: cRaZy-bisCuiT
Quoting: Pompesdesky
Quoting: CAPTNCAPS
Quoting: cRaZy-bisCuiTDoes someone have the possibility to try out Battlefield 3 and 4?
BF3 I don't think will work because of Battlelog.
[...]

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 :(
This!

Maybe you could set up instructions on WineHQ if you get it working. I will try and do the same. You should state in that case it's been achieved by DXVK - hopefully they will accept that.

https://lutris.net/games/battlefield-4/ lutris has a working script there are some steps you need to do lutris will install and config origin and dxvk but the game will have to be installed manually it is detailed in the tab
cRaZy-bisCuiT 13 Apr, 2018
Thanks for the Infos! Since BF4 is a Multiplayer game it would be nice to find out which DLLs Punkbuster checks for modification. Maybe it's possible to set them to "native" and pass Punkbuster.


It's almost impossible to play unranked games only since the game is dying anyway and you need all servers to find a game going on. (:
YoRHa-2B 13 Apr, 2018
@cRaZy-bisCuiT Since DXVK doesn't hot-patch or otherwise inject code into the process after the DLLs have been loaded (unlike tools like Reshade etc.), that shouldn't be too much of an issue with most anti-cheat solutions.

If something works with wined3d, it should be working with dxvk as well at least in that regard.


Last edited by YoRHa-2B on 13 April 2018 at 9:49 am UTC
cRaZy-bisCuiT 13 Apr, 2018
Quoting: YoRHa-2B@cRaZy-bisCuiT Since DXVK doesn't hot-patch or otherwise inject code into the process after the DLLs have been loaded (unlike tools like Reshade etc.), that shouldn't be too much of an issue with most anti-cheat solutions.

If something works with wined3d, it should be working with dxvk as well at least in that regard.

Oh well, sorry, this was not DXVK related: In general running games in wine with PunkBuster will cause issues. I'm note sure which files are checked by it but it could be a trial to set them to "native" in wine if only I'd know for sure what they check for. Maybe all DLLs in the game directory? Maybe all the DLLs related to Origin? Mhh...


EDIT:

1. The game runs! Unfortunately I have some weird shader bugs going on there. [0] Do you guys have these glitches as well?
2. As mentioned already, Punkbuster kicks me out of games where it's active. I don't know if there's a workaround to this.

[0]
https://github.com/doitsujin/dxvk/issues/275


Last edited by cRaZy-bisCuiT on 13 April 2018 at 3:59 pm UTC
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