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This is quite an amazing little fix. Marek sent in a patch for Mesa that fixes a bug that has apparently been an issue for around 9 years.

You can see a bug report here (and the issue on Valve's github here), where it's stated that radeonsi has lockups while playing Team Fortress 2. Michel Dänzer commented to note that "the fundamental problem caught by Marek (good catch!) was there for almost 9 years". That's quite amazing for it to be around for so long, and to be fixed by such a small patch.

You can find that actual patch sent in right here. Marek notes it will fix Batman Arkham: Origins in Wine and probably other games too.

The next release of Mesa should again be a pretty decent release thanks to fixes like this getting in!

Thanks for emailing it to me RussianNeuroMancer. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Redneck 12 December 2016 at 8:08 pm UTC
Thanks for the explanation, i just wanted to say that specs ops and borderlands 2 ran pretty well after modifying the ini files. Didn't know about XCOM 2, sorry
edddeduck_feral 12 December 2016 at 11:56 pm UTC
RedneckThanks for the explanation, i just wanted to say that specs ops and borderlands 2 ran pretty well after modifying the ini files. Didn't know about XCOM 2, sorry

No problem it's a pretty cool script and in many cases it might help out if the engine was not fully optimised for Linux

I just know for games like XCOM 2 we spent a lot of time optimising how the texture system worked (among other things) to get the best performance and remove stutters in the gameplay so modifying the ini files can cause negative effects.
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