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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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qptain Nemo 1 April 2018 at 10:50 pm UTC
gojulThe 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 !
Any water or monster rendering issues you can see?
Patola 1 April 2018 at 11:31 pm UTC
gojulThe 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 !
Faster than wine-staging 2.21 on an nvidia card?
Shmerl 2 April 2018 at 3:11 am UTC
gojulThe Witcher 3 GOTY works like a charm w/ this release

Do you get a good performance with wined3d now?
Shmerl 2 April 2018 at 3:12 am UTC
qptain NemoAny water or monster rendering issues you can see?

These were solved with wined3d a long time ago already. Only dxvk still needs work for some of that.


Last edited by Shmerl at 2 April 2018 at 3:12 am UTC
Shmerl 2 April 2018 at 4:09 am UTC
gojulThe 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 !

I tested it with wined3d. Far from like a charm - performance is still horrible. Wine developers are still working on this (efficient buffer mapping), but it's not ready.


Last edited by Shmerl at 2 April 2018 at 4:10 am UTC
Faattori 2 April 2018 at 11:49 am UTC
I seemed to get a fair bit worse performance with 3.5 but I did also finally install spectre/meltdown mitigation kernels which might account for it.

Though VSYNC is working properly now, menu performance is over a thousand frames per second!
qptain Nemo 2 April 2018 at 3:45 pm UTC
Shmerl
qptain NemoAny water or monster rendering issues you can see?

These were solved with wined3d a long time ago already. Only dxvk still needs work for some of that.
Are there any issues other than performance left there?
Shmerl 2 April 2018 at 3:48 pm UTC
qptain NemoAre there any issues other than performance left there?

For wined3d I know of these:

https://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=43816
https://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=43786

You can check the game entry in Wine AppDB.

Recently, I also noticed an issue with disappearing rendering on NPC faces which is similar to texture flickering above, but it's not the same.


Last edited by Shmerl at 2 April 2018 at 3:49 pm UTC
Kallestofeles 2 April 2018 at 4:46 pm UTC
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Witcher3 performance as per my testing seems to be around 1fps worse in comparisson with wine3.4... but that's, yeah, nothing to talk about.
CSMT pulls the performance down by 5-8fps for me, so just a clean wineprefix only with dxvk seems to have the best performance.

EDIT:
Also, some items in the game are missing still - like Kikimore eggs, they're invisible... it's fun trying to burn invisible items with Igni.


Last edited by Kallestofeles at 2 April 2018 at 5:19 pm UTC
lod 2 April 2018 at 6:12 pm UTC
Comandante ÑoñardoMafia 2 and 3 are DRMFREE at GOG... I wonder if they work fine with this version of wine..

Already played Mafia2 a while ago, that shouldn't be a problem.
But Mafia3 runs very bad.
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