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Is it possible to run overlay addons in WINE?
Draconicrose commented on 11 July 2019 at 11:56 am UTC

Hello GoL!

I play Guild Wars 2 through WINE, using the fan pack on the official forums. There is an addon that I would like to run, called TacO, which overlays itself on top of the game window.

It's a separate .exe from the game. On a different Lutris build I tried to run the exe inside the same wine prefix, but it didn't work. As I don't know much about WINE and google is failing me, I was hoping the forum goers here would have a clue as to how to do this.

Shmerl commented on 12 July 2019 at 3:42 am UTC

I suppose it depends on the add-on. For instance Vulkan layer based overlays should work (for Vulkan use case).

Draconicrose commented on 12 July 2019 at 5:08 pm UTC

I actually have no idea what the overlay is based on.

Avehicle7887 commented on 12 July 2019 at 5:20 pm UTC

DraconicroseI actually have no idea what the overlay is based on.

Hi,

ArmoredVehicle here, I haven't dabbled with TacO in Linux but I'll look into it and if possible add a way to easily install it from that package.

Draconicrose commented on 12 July 2019 at 8:01 pm UTC

Avehicle7887
DraconicroseI actually have no idea what the overlay is based on.

Hi,

ArmoredVehicle here, I haven't dabbled with TacO in Linux but I'll look into it and if possible add a way to easily install it from that package.

That would be so good! Using TacO is the only thing I miss from playing on Windows.

Draconicrose commented on 4 September 2019 at 3:32 pm UTC

Avehicle7887
DraconicroseI actually have no idea what the overlay is based on.

Hi,

ArmoredVehicle here, I haven't dabbled with TacO in Linux but I'll look into it and if possible add a way to easily install it from that package.

Hey, have you had any chance to look into this?

Avehicle7887 commented on 4 September 2019 at 8:48 pm UTC

Draconicrose
Avehicle7887
DraconicroseI actually have no idea what the overlay is based on.

Hi,

ArmoredVehicle here, I haven't dabbled with TacO in Linux but I'll look into it and if possible add a way to easily install it from that package.

Hey, have you had any chance to look into this?

Not yet, tbh I've been knee deep in PvP matches lately. I'll get around to it at some point though

Draconicrose commented on 5 September 2019 at 12:58 am UTC

Avehicle7887Not yet, tbh I've been knee deep in PvP matches lately. I'll get around to it at some point though

That's fine! Thank you

Draconicrose commented on 19 January 2020 at 9:14 pm UTC

Avehicle7887I'll get around to it at some point though
Hey, did you ever get around to checking this out? I think my messages are getting lost in the official forum thread! TaCo is really the ONE thing I miss.

Avehicle7887 commented on 19 January 2020 at 10:16 pm UTC

Draconicrose
Avehicle7887I'll get around to it at some point though
Hey, did you ever get around to checking this out? I think my messages are getting lost in the official forum thread! TaCo is really the ONE thing I miss.

I tested it a few times and the overlay does work however there seems to be a transparency issue between it and the game. I checked the logs and TacO itself uses DX11 (basically an invisible window over GW2's DX9, also confirmed in an old dxvk ticket: https://github.com/doitsujin/dxvk/issues/1225 Not much I can do.

Here's what I get as of DXVK 1.5.1:
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Last edited by Avehicle7887 on 20 January 2020 at 1:09 am UTC

Draconicrose commented on 19 January 2020 at 11:25 pm UTC

Avehicle7887Here's what I get as of DXVK 1.5.1:
Oof that's unfortunate. Thank you so much for looking into it! Could you please tell me how you got the overlay to show up? Just so I can, in the future, keep an eye on these issues and check for myself whether it will work or not.

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