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Shmerl 26 Nov, 2021
Quoting: ridgeLook no further
https://github.com/lutris/wine/

Well, that looks like source?

UPDATE: Looks like tags have builds: https://github.com/lutris/wine/tags

But supposedly one for Star Citizen is some special customized one.

Last edited by Shmerl on 26 November 2021 at 8:18 am UTC
ridge 26 Nov, 2021
Quoting: ShmerlWell, that looks like source?

UPDATE: Looks like tags have builds: https://github.com/lutris/wine/tags

But supposedly one for Star Citizen is some special customized one.

Ah, sorry about that! I need to stop assuming everyone knows how to navigate GitHub, honest.

Lutris Wine 6.14 added a supposed fix for Star Citizen, so I believe every version after has it as well since it hasn't been stated that it's removed later on.

For all intents and purposes, downloading " wine-lutris-6.21-5-x86_64.tar.xz" from the releases page should be the one you want.

See 6.14's changelog:
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Shmerl 26 Nov, 2021
Thanks, I'll check the latest one.
skyrrd 28 Nov, 2021
Finally found some time to try some games again so wanted to check out Space Citizen
Installig via lutris went smooth and after setting a higher map count value as sugguested the game ran stable. Or should I rather say walked...or even crawled stable ;).

I know I have a rather outdated rig with Vega 56 (oced to 1680/1100) and a Xeon 1231 but I didn't expect to get avg 15fps with frequent drops below 8 fps regardless of graphics settings and resolution.

Any tipps to improve the situation?
Else I might try again when I have better hardware and the game is closer to being complete...
Shmerl 28 Nov, 2021
Quoting: skyrrdAny tipps to improve the situation?

Just a general idea - try to see where the bottleneck is. Is CPU maxed out, or GPU or memory and etc. But sometimes it's hard to identify the bottleneck. I.e. sometimes it can look like hardware isn't fully utilized but it can be still slow.

Last edited by Shmerl on 28 November 2021 at 7:47 pm UTC
skyrrd 28 Nov, 2021
Quoting: Shmerltry to see where the bottleneck is.

DXVK_HUD shows CPU at 95-100% and graphics settings don't improve fps so I guess I have found my bottleneck.

Wasn't SC supposed to run even on Sandy Bridge and Bulldozer CPUs? But that would be on windows anyway - which I refuse to use anymore if not needed for work related stuff.

Well, I might fiddle around a bit as long as the free flight event lasts but I guess my hardware's just too dusty to get any playable or even enjoyable framerates right now.

Edit:
Seems like there are problems with Fsync (enabled via lutris configuration and with patched kernel)
After disabling it i get 20-30 fps with medium-high details on 1440p CPU@70-90% GPU above 90% walking around in Orison but it still is frequently locking up.
Playing online FPS is a nogo as it starts as dia-show after (re)spawning.



Last edited by skyrrd on 28 November 2021 at 8:32 pm UTC
Ehvis 28 Nov, 2021
Quoting: skyrrdAny tipps to improve the situation?

Don't every use low settings because that increases cpu load to save on gpu load and SC is almost never gpu bound. Also, it also limited to the load on the render thread, so until Gen12/Vulkan are ready fully implemented, things are unlikely to improve on that front (expect 6 to 9 months to get Vulkan ready). This also means that server performance affects your fps. Not sure how Xeon cpus do on single core performance, but this may be an issue.

Run from an SSD (nvme if possible) because an HDD will be very problematic.

Also, there are areas in the game that are simply not designed for current gen hardware (Orison, New Babbage), so getting 20-30 fps there is expected.

Other than that, in space with not too many big ships, things should be fine until the server starts struggling and the solution for the servers (server meshing) is probably 9-12 months out.
skyrrd 28 Nov, 2021
Thanks. Well my CPU is basically a 4th gen i7 without igpu. Dont know about other major important differences. But you can see that it struggles vehemently with SC.

System and game on a 500MB/s ssd (I know, modern ssds are way faster)
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