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Update: Turns out it's not, as the author of the commit emailed me:
QuoteNo, Batman is NOT being ported to Linux as far as I know. Those shaders were captured from apitrace, which was captured with Wine. There are bug reports in FDO bugzilla with attached apitraces of Batman on Wine. That's where I got the shaders for my private shader-db.

Marek

So this is not the port you're looking for, move along, move along.

Still, it's nice to see open source drivers being improved in such a way, with the use of Windows games in Wine still helping to improve the general Linux experience. It just goes to show how useful Wine is to developers as well as gamers.

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A recent commit to Mesa [Link] that improves performance in radeonsi was emailed in, as it mentions Batman: Arkham Origins [Official Site] in a list of tested games, where all of them are native on Linux apart from that one game.

This is of course highly speculative, but it could be a good indicator of something to come.

See this part in particular (emphasis mine):
QuotePERCENTAGE DELTAS Shaders PARAM exports (affected only)
batman_arkham_origins 589 -67.17 %
bioshock-infinite 1769 -0.47 %
dirt-showdown 548 -2.68 %
dota2 1747 -3.36 %
f1-2015 776 -4.94 %
left_4_dead_2 1762 -0.07 %
metro_2033_redux 2670 -0.43 %
portal 474 -0.22 %
talos_principle 324 -3.63 %
warsow 176 -2.20 %
witcher2 1040 -73.78 %

It's interesting how that list is all native Linux games, apart from Batman: Arkham Origins.

It's possible this was a test in Wine, but originally I thought it was a Virtual Programming port, since the improvement lines up rather well with the improvement to The Witcher 2. I spoke to VP and they assured me it's not them. Other porters didn't respond to my request for a comment.

It will be very interesting to see what happens with this. I will keep an eye on it. I shot off an email to the author of the commit to see if they can shed any light on it, but I doubt it.

Thanks for the note about it ziabice! Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Linas 20 October 2016 at 2:23 pm UTC
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Is this the same Batman game that doesn't even work properly on Windows? Was it ever fixed?
Liam Dawe 20 October 2016 at 2:26 pm UTC
LinasIs this the same Batman game that doesn't even work properly on Windows? Was it ever fixed?
No, that was cancelled and it was going to be by Feral.
Nazkull1 20 October 2016 at 2:30 pm UTC
Are these percentages positive or negative ? Because every percentage number is preceded by a dash. So, I confuse them with negative percentages. I assume that if there has been a performance patch, it is probably positive percentages.

Any thoughts ?
Liam Dawe 20 October 2016 at 2:32 pm UTC
Nazkull1Are these percentages positive or negative ? Because every percentage number is preceded by a dash. So, I confuse them with negative percentages. I assume that if there has been a performance patch, it is probably positive percentages.

Any thoughts ?
I think what this shows, is how much it has reduced something happening, which results in improved performance.
Beamboom 20 October 2016 at 2:42 pm UTC
I would guess this game is wrapped since it have that same insane improvement percentage as the other wrapped game on that list, Witcher 2.

So who could it be if it's not VP? Who else are doing the same kind of things? Or could it be wrapped in a (distributed version of) Wine?

Either way I'm intrigued because imo this is the best of the Batman games so far.


Last edited by Beamboom at 20 October 2016 at 2:42 pm UTC
natewardawg 20 October 2016 at 2:50 pm UTC
Neat!
Liam Dawe 20 October 2016 at 2:52 pm UTC
Updated, no it isn't. It actually was from Wine.
ziabice 20 October 2016 at 2:57 pm UTC
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Now I'm sad.
Mountain Man 20 October 2016 at 3:10 pm UTC
Origins was easily the worst of the Arkham games, but I still would have loved to see it on Linux.
Kiba 20 October 2016 at 3:34 pm UTC
LinasIs this the same Batman game that doesn't even work properly on Windows? Was it ever fixed?
It's fixed, i played it at constant 90fps (GTX 1070). Also, it's a great game, the best game i've played this year, and i played the 4 batman arkham games this year.
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