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Wine 3.5 is out with their own Vulkan loader and plenty of fixes for games

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The Wine development team has just put out Wine 3.5, continuing to advance their official Vulkan support.

Here's the highlights:

  • More Vulkan support, including the vulkan-1 loader.
  • Support for RSA and ECDSA cryptographic keys.
  • Improved manifest file parser.
  • Support for the Places toolbar in file dialogs.
  • Various bug fixes.

In previous builds of Wine, to get Vulkan working properly you had to do some manual work. Now that's not the case, as they've put in their own minimal Vulkan loader.

In regards to bug fixes, they noted 58 fixed up until this release. These include problems sorted in games like Empire Earth, Age of Mythology, Battlefield 3, Starcraft 2, The Witcher 3 and more.

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Solitary 31 March 2018 at 9:50 am UTC
ElectricPrismI heard there is a vulnerability in RSA and it should be switched away from. Of course for WINE compatibility it makes sense to have it no matter what.
What vulnerability? Did not hear anything, as far as I know RSA is still good, because otherwise that would be huge news.
IDNO 31 March 2018 at 10:06 am UTC
Look up project gorgon there are a linux release on luanch day. You guys forgot that mmorpg game cuz there isnt that many games out there with mmorpg for linux. What i dont get it with todays games. Some games looks kinda ugly more ugly than cs 1.6 in my option. And it requires gtx 1050 or so xD.
Maybe cuz its expensive Right???.


Last edited by IDNO at 31 March 2018 at 10:22 am UTC
Egonaut 31 March 2018 at 5:45 pm UTC
GuestSorry to sound dumb, but how do I enable this Vulkan-Loader?
You don't, it is enabled by default since Wine 3.5.

However, I found out that I've had to delete the Windows folder from my previous generated Wineprefix to have it work. Probably some previous created libraries don't work together with Wine 3.5 and delete the whole Windows folder is the easiest way.

If you have added any registry keys before (Wine-Vulkan), you should remove those as well. Those aren't needed with Wine 3.5 and might create conflicts.


Last edited by Egonaut at 31 March 2018 at 5:48 pm UTC
JudasIscariot 31 March 2018 at 10:06 pm UTC
Wine Staging 3.5 has just been released.

https://repos.wine-staging.com/alesliehughes/

Summary of the past few weeks
* Rebased to current wine 3.5 (950 patches are applied to wine vanilla)
* All existing bcrypt patches accepted upstream (Thank Hans for reviewing)
* Removed patches that have already being fixed upstream.
* Reviewed and upstreamed patches.

Fixes
* Corrected 1D Texture support.

New Patches
* Added support for Implicit MTA.
* Added more ntoskrnl stubs for BattlEye service
* Added support for fucntion BCryptDeriveKeyPBKDF2
* Added function _crtCaptureCurrentContext for Rise of the Tomb Raider
Mar2ck 31 March 2018 at 10:43 pm UTC
KibaA tutorial for installing DXVK on Lutris would be great. I've tried it but im dumb.
The person who wrote the DXVK scripts for lutris has a tutorial showing how to install it in any wineprefix: View video on youtube.com
Arehandoro 1 April 2018 at 10:07 am UTC
I can't seem to be able to install Galaxy/Origin with this version :/
pete910 1 April 2018 at 1:57 pm UTC
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Does doom 2016 work with this? still on 2.21
DoctorJunglist 1 April 2018 at 2:40 pm UTC
Mar2ck
KibaA tutorial for installing DXVK on Lutris would be great. I've tried it but im dumb.
The person who wrote the DXVK scripts for lutris has a tutorial showing how to install it in any wineprefix: View video on youtube.com
Well, since this wine version, as it already comes with bundled Vulkan, there's no need to install the Vulkan SDK / run installvulkan.sh from dxvk-tools.

Now only the basic steps are needed:
cd /your/dxvk/directory/bin
WINEPREFIX=/your/wineprefix bash setup_dxvk.sh


For most games 64bit dxvk is needed I think, though some require 32bit - eg Assasins Creed IV.

The lastest nightlies can be downloaded from here.
De1m0s 1 April 2018 at 4:28 pm UTC
JudasIscariotWine Staging 3.5 has just been released.

https://repos.wine-staging.com/alesliehughes/

Summary of the past few weeks
* Rebased to current wine 3.5 (950 patches are applied to wine vanilla)
* All existing bcrypt patches accepted upstream (Thank Hans for reviewing)
* Removed patches that have already being fixed upstream.
* Reviewed and upstreamed patches.

Fixes
* Corrected 1D Texture support.

New Patches
* Added support for Implicit MTA.
* Added more ntoskrnl stubs for BattlEye service
* Added support for fucntion BCryptDeriveKeyPBKDF2
* Added function _crtCaptureCurrentContext for Rise of the Tomb Raider

Interesting; which one can i use for Linux Mint?
gojul 1 April 2018 at 5:54 pm UTC
The Witcher 3 GOTY works like a charm w/ this release (except a bit of lag from time to time but not that much) ! Thanks to them for all this hard work !
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