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Finally, after waiting for a few months NVIDIA has released a new mainline driver which includes Transform Feedback support. Previously, you had to use their special Vulkan beta driver to get it.

The "VK_EXT_transform_feedback" extension is one that was made especially for helping support translation layers from other 3D APIs. In our case, it helps DXVK plus Wine (and so Valve's Steam Play) with certain Windows games when run on Linux.

Additionally, this 415.22 release also adds in the fixed-up support for Unity games not working and solves a build failure with the Linux Kernel 4.20 release candidates. 

If you're on Ubuntu, keep an eye on this PPA where it should land in the next few days for easy installation and updating. I just hope the PPA doesn't break Vulkan again when updating like it did recently. I've sent the maintainers of that PPA a message to notify them of the new release.

For other distributions, you likely already know where to look. For those installing manually, see the NVIDIA website.

Hat tip to bird_or_cage.

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Avehicle7887 7 Dec, 2018
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keanHmm, New NV and Wine I will have to test if Rust became playable or not

Now let's sprinkle over some DXVK seasoning and we got an amazing weekend ahead of us
Liam Dawe 8 Dec, 2018
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Beamboom"keep an eye on this PPA" ¬> what PPA?
https://launchpad.net/~graphics-drivers/+archive/ubuntu/ppa
Woops, fixed.
massatt212 8 Dec, 2018
steam glxchoosevisual failed
With this driver is their any by pass when installing this driver manually ?
igimenez 8 Dec, 2018
Hi! i'm running the 396 driver, it's work fine and i have no problems. it's worth to upgrade to another one? the new drivers are significant better in speed or power consumption?
I wonder why this driver in not yet available at Ubuntu ppa?
jens 9 Dec, 2018
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Comandante ÑoñardoI wonder why this driver in not yet available at Ubuntu ppa?

“Patience you must have my young padawan” ;)
Liam Dawe 9 Dec, 2018
Comandante ÑoñardoI wonder why this driver in not yet available at Ubuntu ppa?
The PPA team is aware, they also have jobs as well (this isn't their job), so updates to the PPA are essentially whenever they have free time to do so.

Honestly, I would like to see Ubuntu have something more official for this in future.


Last edited by Liam Dawe on 9 December 2018 at 7:46 pm UTC
Corben 10 Dec, 2018
I'm wondering... does the Vulkan version (e.g. shown by the DXVK overlay) not correlate with the driver version? I thought so. And if so, it seems that the newer nvidia driver comes with an older Vulkan version?

  • driver 396.54.09 shows Vulkan 1.1.85

  • driver 415.22.0 shows Vulkan 1.1.84


At least I've seen this on twitch videos, and I'm not sure if I'm missing something here?


Last edited by Corben on 10 December 2018 at 2:46 pm UTC
mrdeathjr 10 Dec, 2018
CorbenI'm wondering... does the Vulkan version (e.g. shown by the DXVK overlay) not correlate with the driver version? I thought so. And if so, it seems that the newer nvidia driver comes with an older Vulkan version?

  • driver 396.54.09 shows Vulkan 1.1.85

  • driver 415.22.0 shows Vulkan 1.1.84


At least I've seen this on twitch videos, and I'm not sure if I'm missing something here?

Curiously with 415.18.04 appears this



iiari 10 Dec, 2018
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Got this on Manjaro testing yesterday, and finally Proton is working again. Thanks to all involved in the fix!!
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