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Valve developer Pierre-Loup Griffais has tweeted out asking for information on Linux games that don't currently work with radeonsi.

Is anyone maintaining a list of Linux games that don't work on radeonsi? GL compatibility context, extensions Mesa won't implement, etc.

— Pierre-Loup Griffais (@Plagman2) January 9, 2017

I'm sure a few of you have a list of games you know don't work, so why not let them know. They might be able to help Mesa get the games running.

Valve actually hired Samuel Pitoiset, a Mesa developer to work on radeonsi (source):

Samuel PitoisetThis is my last contribution for the Nouveau driver for a while because I have been hired by Valve to work on radeonsi. Do not expect such perf improvements with radeonsi because it already performs really well, unlike Nouveau. But with time and patience we can do better. :-)

So it's quite likely this list will make its way to Samuel to work through.

If anyone wants to keep a public list, I have setup a Wiki page for it.

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gurv 9 Jan, 2017
Quoting: jsa1983Any chance offending games may be reported through other channels other than tweeter?

Steam forum? Mail?

I've got a few of them:

- Crookz
- Grand ages: Medieval
- Dying Light (compatibility profile)
- Dead Island (except for the Ryder campaign, which surprisely works fine)

Apparently it's a problem of GL version detection (core vs compat) for Crookz :
From reading that discussion I suppose the game works fine with the mesa compat override.
ripper 9 Jan, 2017
Chivalry: Medieval Warfare used to work quite ok, now it freezes in the main screen every time.
Screencheat often freezes in the main menu, but not every time. The sound continues to play, though, might be a game bug.
Magicka 2 shows graphical artifacts when taking damage.
Anomaly Warzone Earth never properly started for me (infinite loading), now when I try it it even freezes my desktop (but can kill it from a VT).

Fedora 25, mesa-dri-drivers-13.0.2-2.fc25.x86_64, llvm-libs-3.8.0-1.fc25.x86_64, Radeon R9 270

Last edited by ripper on 10 January 2017 at 11:04 am UTC
Guest 9 Jan, 2017
Quoting: tuxintuxedo
Quoting: meggermanBattleblock theater not launching on AMDGPU-Pro or AMDGPU. Linux Mint 18.

void* memory block::Alloc(unsigned int): (! Assertion `got request for zero bytes!" ) failed.
Just a reminder. On Mint you should also let the system update its kernels (which they officially not really recommend), cause there were a lot of fixes for the radeon and amdgpu driver.

True. But this is with the AMDGPU-Pro driver.
Guest 9 Jan, 2017
Didn't Mad Max have that weird neon hair bug ?
STiAT 9 Jan, 2017
Portal 2 isn't working and valve is asking which games don't work? That one they should at least know about :D...

If they really get the major issues fixed, I may soon have to get a AMD card (I'd love to).

Quoting: ziabiceI have a long list of non working games, but please don't ask me to register to the wiki too!
=> send it to liam or post it here..

Last edited by STiAT on 9 January 2017 at 11:41 pm UTC
ronnoc 10 Jan, 2017
Rocket League:

Gameplay is fine, but all menus and any non-gameplay GUI freezes and the music track stops. Especially bad at startup, the issue will sometimes go away after a while but usually does not. This makes navigating menus sometimes impossible, and things like car customization impossible. Once in a match, the game runs flawlessly.

Ubuntu 16.04
Kernel 4.9
Mesa 13.0.3 (Padol Mesa PPA)
LLVM 3.9.1
MSI 8GB RX 480

Anyone else have this? A recent update seems to have triggered it as it used to work fine.

There's a bug report for that already, but it would be good for Valve to see it as well:
[[amdgpu] Rocket League: long hangs (several seconds) when loading assets (models/textures/shaders?)](

Last edited by ronnoc on 10 January 2017 at 1:11 am UTC
boltronics 10 Jan, 2017
Did Shadow Warrior have a mouse cursor rendering bug under Mesa? Or was that just the proprietary drivers? Can't remember - would have to check.
Shmerl 10 Jan, 2017
Quoting: jsa1983Any chance offending games may be reported through other channels other than tweeter?

Add them to the wiki, they can keep track of it.

Quoting: boltronicsDid Shadow Warrior have a mouse cursor rendering bug under Mesa? Or was that just the proprietary drivers? Can't remember - would have to check.

It works fine with radeonsi / Mesa 13.0.2.

Last edited by Shmerl on 10 January 2017 at 3:10 am UTC
Shmerl 10 Jan, 2017
May be we should also make a wiki page with (32-bit) games affected by large XFS partition (aka broken LFS) bug?
TheRiddick 10 Jan, 2017
If a game requires special compat overrides and such, the developers need to be contacted by Valve to alter the launcher for those running MESA for the time being. People really shouldn't need to get special magic commands setup in order to run games, its annoying and majority of people will NOT know about them.

Last edited by TheRiddick on 10 January 2017 at 3:20 am UTC
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