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I'm looking for a good "launch options" resource
Nanobang 5 Aug
Is there a good source listing all or most launch options regarding proton, vulkan, etc., &c., with decent explanations for their various uses?

I was having sound issues with Dead Island: Riptide recently and I thought, "I bet there's some launch options that might fix this." The problem was I simply didn't know any. In the end I fixed it by replacing the flatpak version of pulseeffects with the one in the Mint repos (?!), but I'm left wondering about proton (&c) launch options.

Any help or insight massively appreciated. :)
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There's the GitHub repository of Proton, with some options, not sure if it is helpful to you though.
I usually just read comments on protonDB to see which launch options to apply, as I don't fully understand all the details of these.
Nanobang 16 Aug
Quoting: furaxhornyxThere's the GitHub repository of Proton, with some options, not sure if it is helpful to you though.
I usually just read comments on protonDB to see which launch options to apply, as I don't fully understand all the details of these.

Thanks for the link, I appreciate that, but I'm really looking for a much more comprehensive list. :)
whizse 16 Aug
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Any single list would quickly be outdated I think. "Proton" makes up quite a few projects so here's a few resources:

Wine debug channels:
https://www.linuxsecrets.com/wine-wiki/Debug_Channels.html

vkd3d (skip down to Environment Variables)
https://github.com/HansKristian-Work/vkd3d-proton

DXVK (check HUD/Debugging) and dxvk.conf for game specific workarounds.

Of course both ProtonDB and the Wine AppDB are always worth checking for workarounds.

There's also driver specific workarounds:

Environment variables here:
https://docs.mesa3d.org/envvars.html

Application specific workarounds here (can also be used as environment variables)
https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/mesa/mesa/-/blob/main/src/util/00-mesa-defaults.conf

...and specific workarounds for SDL, FAudio, PulseAudio etc....

Last edited by whizse on 21 August 2021 at 10:25 am UTC
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