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bl-ckb-x 12 Jan
Has anybody tried launching AC:V with an AMD GPU? The latest mesa from git should be able to fully support DX12 -> link
I still got no luck starting up that game. Tried with runners like lutris 6.0rc1, wine-stg 6.0rc6, dxvk 1.7.3 and dxvk 1.7.3 with latest vkd3d-proton-libs (d3d12.dll). It still says "Unable to start the game." followed by some activation error.

@LordDaveTheKid: Why did you copy d3d11.dll in the game's directory, when the game is said to be DX12-only?
Quoting: bl-ckb-xHas anybody tried launching AC:V with an AMD GPU? The latest mesa from git should be able to fully support DX12 -> link
I still got no luck starting up that game. Tried with runners like lutris 6.0rc1, wine-stg 6.0rc6, dxvk 1.7.3 and dxvk 1.7.3 with latest vkd3d-proton-libs (d3d12.dll). It still says "Unable to start the game." followed by some activation error.

@LordDaveTheKid: Why did you copy d3d11.dll in the game's directory, when the game is said to be DX12-only?

It was recommended to copy both, as the game is loading also the Dx11 library. But in the end the most relevant focal change for me has been to create an empty Win64 wine prefix from scratch, different than the Ubisoft Connect one.
bl-ckb-x 12 Jan
Did you start up both prefixes then? UbisoftConnect and AC:V separately?

Edit: That's not working for me. If I start ACV in one bottle (prefix), it demands UbisoftConnect (even if it's started in another bottle).

Last edited by bl-ckb-x on 12 January 2021 at 12:32 pm UTC
Quoting: bl-ckb-xDid you start up both prefixes then? UbisoftConnect and AC:V separately?

Edit: That's not working for me. If I start ACV in one bottle (prefix), it demands UbisoftConnect (even if it's started in another bottle).

I am using this Lutris configuration for making the run easier:

Screenshot-2021-01-12-12-30-20.png
bl-ckb-x 12 Jan
Ok, thanks!
So you got two prefixes here: uplay and ac-valhalla-pfx

The prefix "ac-valhalla-pfx" is completely blank? If I add an empty wine-prefix there, it says "Unable to start the game. The uplay installation was not found...."
Quoting: bl-ckb-xOk, thanks!
So you got two prefixes here: uplay and ac-valhalla-pfx
Correct. The former has the full installation (Uplay + the game), and the latter is just an empty one (with a few default libraries).

Quoting: bl-ckb-xThe prefix "ac-valhalla-pfx" is completely blank? If I add an empty wine-prefix there, it says "Unable to start the game. The uplay installation was not found...."
I generated it by launching an empty wine configuration:
WINEPREFIX=/home/user/Games/ac-valhalla-pfx WINEARCH=win64 winecfg

Ubisoft Connect would still be loaded from the former path, but running with the updated prefix.
bl-ckb-x 12 Jan
Hm, no idea what's the difference here. The way you described it doesn't work here. I cannot start up ACV without lauching UbisoftConnect first. And if I launch UbisoftConnect and afterwards ACV within, I get the error "Unable to start the game. The game cannot be activated now. Try again later."
Must be something with Ubisoft. Maybe I tried to launch it too often =/
Quoting: bl-ckb-xHm, no idea what's the difference here. The way you described it doesn't work here. I cannot start up ACV without lauching UbisoftConnect first. And if I launch UbisoftConnect and afterwards ACV within, I get the error "Unable to start the game. The game cannot be activated now. Try again later."
Must be something with Ubisoft. Maybe I tried to launch it too often =/

Probably you are already launching the Ubisoft Connect executable, and that error might be a security issue (I.e.: wrongly triggering an Anti-Cheat control or missing CA Certificates). Which distro are you on?
bl-ckb-x 12 Jan
Ubuntu (Budgie flavor), 5.10 kernel, lutris 0.5.8.2 pretty much standard linux config. Maybe Ubisoft don't like vpns. I'll try another day.
Quoting: bl-ckb-xUbuntu (Budgie flavor), 5.10 kernel, lutris 0.5.8.2 pretty much standard linux config. Maybe Ubisoft don't like vpns. I'll try another day.
No company in the Publishing industry has ever liked VPNs.

Seriously, check if this topic might be relevant for you:
https://www.gamingonlinux.com/forum/topic/4467/post_id=29453

On Debian Bullseye, a few CA Certificates disappeared after an update in last July, and no App running on top of wine (EA Origin, Amazon Kindle, etc.) was able to connect to servers for DRM-protected content.
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