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DXVK [GitHub] is such an incredible project to bring Direct3D 11 support to Wine using Vulkan and another exciting release is now out.

Released around three hours ago, version 0.51 has these fixes:

  • Fixed illegal query usage and resulting visual issues in Shadow Warrior 2
  • Fixed bug in the shader compiler causing visual issues in Far Cry 5 and Hitman (2016)
  • Fixed bug causing poor performance in Dark Souls 3, Dishonored 2 and other games using Deferred Contexts
  • Fixed crash in Overwatch caused by incorrect code alignment (#362)
  • Fixed incorrectly reported VRAM size for 32-bit applications

Additionally, a new interesting feature that made it in is "Asynchronous pipeline compilation", currently only supported by the most recent git revisions of the AMD RADV driver. The developer said this about it:

Makes uses of VK_PIPELINE_CREATE_DISABLE_OPTIMIZATION_BIT in an attempt to reduce pipeline compilation stutter, and compiles an optimized version of the pipeline on separate threads.

It's disabled by default, as it seems it may cause issues in certain games.

I've still yet to try out DXVK, mainly as I only usually play native Linux games, very rarely ever touch Wine. Absolutely amazed by the progress with this project though, helping to bridge the gap for new Linux gamers and dual-booters to ease the transition to Linux.

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Kallestofeles 13 May 2018 at 6:47 pm UTC
The developer behind DXVK probably has a ton of great job offers in his mailbox already I imagine.
ziabice 13 May 2018 at 6:58 pm UTC
Liam, you should absolutely try DXVK with The Witcher 3: first time try it with vanilla Wine, then with DXVK. You'll be so impressed by how good is DXVK (and Vulkan, of course) that you'll really reconsider your position about gaming using Wine.
Xpander 13 May 2018 at 7:27 pm UTC
KallestofelesThe developer behind DXVK probably has a ton of great job offers in his mailbox already I imagine.

im quite sure he is already hired, if not he is just insane working 24/7 on it. commits every day, active in the github issues and in discord. Can't be that he is doing this all just for fun
wvstolzing 13 May 2018 at 7:30 pm UTC
Xpander
KallestofelesThe developer behind DXVK probably has a ton of great job offers in his mailbox already I imagine.

im quite sure he is already hired, if not he is just insane working 24/7 on it. commits every day, active in the github issues and in discord. Can't be that he is doing this all just for fun

Wasn't there some speculation that they're employed by Valve, or AMD, or somesuch?
Xpander 13 May 2018 at 7:41 pm UTC
wvstolzing
Xpander
KallestofelesThe developer behind DXVK probably has a ton of great job offers in his mailbox already I imagine.

im quite sure he is already hired, if not he is just insane working 24/7 on it. commits every day, active in the github issues and in discord. Can't be that he is doing this all just for fun

Wasn't there some speculation that they're employed by Valve, or AMD, or somesuch?

rumors yeah. and Valve hired... though its just rumors. Lets wait and see
Leopard 13 May 2018 at 7:41 pm UTC
Xpander
KallestofelesThe developer behind DXVK probably has a ton of great job offers in his mailbox already I imagine.

im quite sure he is already hired, if not he is just insane working 24/7 on it. commits every day, active in the github issues and in discord. Can't be that he is doing this all just for fun

Or he is just a hobbyist , with has lot of money to live without worrying about next day and doing it for fun really

Lol , i know it is nearly impossible but not entirely
Jaromir 13 May 2018 at 7:58 pm UTC
ziabiceLiam, you should absolutely try DXVK with The Witcher 3: first time try it with vanilla Wine, then with DXVK. You'll be so impressed by how good is DXVK (and Vulkan, of course) that you'll really reconsider your position about gaming using Wine.

I have 30 hours TW3 with DXVK and not one crash and it works good on my extremely weak AMD Phenom 8450 CPU.

This technology is unbelievable!
sub 13 May 2018 at 8:11 pm UTC
Is there a similar project for Direct3D 12 --> Vulkan?
crt0mega 13 May 2018 at 8:12 pm UTC
liamdawe
  • Fixed illegal query usage and resulting visual issues in Shadow Warrior 2
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Xpander 13 May 2018 at 8:16 pm UTC
subIs there a similar project for Direct3D 12 --> Vulkan?

yes, theres vk12 project
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