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Everspace 2 in Wine
Shmerl 1 May
I tried the early access version of Everspace 2 in Wine + vkd3d-proton (I have GOG version as a backer).

It works decently during regular gameplay, but cutscenes videos don't work. Did anyone manage to work around that?

Last edited by Shmerl on 1 May 2022 at 4:18 am UTC
kokoko3k 1 May
https://www.protondb.com/app/1128920
Already tried proton ge as suggested?
Shmerl 1 May
I tried the suggestion to use media foundation overrides:

https://github.com/z0z0z/mf-install

But that only helped audio, not video.
kokoko3k 1 May
Quoting: ShmerlI tried the suggestion to use media foundation overrides:
https://github.com/z0z0z/mf-install

But that only helped audio, not video.
I fail to find a suggestion that is about mf without suggesting proton-ge too.
Indeed, the script readme itself suggests to not use it alone anymore:
Quoting: https://github.com/z0z0z/mf-installI would reccommend trying games with latest Proton Experimental, Proton-GE, or Proton-tkg first, and only using this as a backup.
So, what about the whole proton-ge?

Last edited by kokoko3k on 1 May 2022 at 11:35 am UTC
Shmerl 1 May
I saw somewhere even GE developer saying not to use proton-ge for non Steam games for some reasons. What kind of patches are missing in Wine that are needed then?

Last edited by Shmerl on 1 May 2022 at 1:07 pm UTC
MiZoG 1 May
Wine-GE github page mentions that Wine-GE contains "additional media foundation patches for better video playback support" not included in Valve's proton though Everspace 2 is not listed as supported. If I am not mistaken, Valve's direction is replacing problematic video files with re-encoded videos in newer proton builds.
kokoko3k 1 May
Wops, I missed you were using the GOG version.
However, I don't know of any downsides about using GE with it, but I may be wrong.
Quoting: ShmerlI saw somewhere even GE developer saying not to use proton-ge for non Steam games for some reasons. What kind of patches are missing in Wine that are needed then?
If you're asking me, I've no idea.
But if you're really interested, you can build latest proton-ge, verify that it works as intended, and then try to bisect till a point where it acts like wine for videos, then you'll have an answer :)

Last edited by kokoko3k on 1 May 2022 at 1:35 pm UTC
tuubi 1 May
Quoting: ShmerlI saw somewhere even GE developer saying not to use proton-ge for non Steam games for some reasons. What kind of patches are missing in Wine that are needed then?
If he did, he probably didn't mean the builds he specifically puts out for use in Lutris or other non-Steam platforms. Might be worth trying the game with the latest wine-ge-proton binaries and, if it works, looking for relevant patches in the repository.

Last edited by tuubi on 1 May 2022 at 1:43 pm UTC
Shmerl 1 May
tuubi 1 May
Quoting: ShmerlMay be it's this one: https://github.com/GloriousEggroll/wine-ge-custom/blob/master/patches/proton/30-proton-mediafoundation_dllreg.patch
Or one of the mfplat (Media Foundation Platform) patches right after that one.
Shmerl 1 May
That's some massive patch.

https://github.com/GloriousEggroll/wine-ge-custom/blob/master/patches/proton/31-proton-mfplat-patches-valve.patch

I wonder why they can't just use ffmpeg to begin with instead of gstreamer and avoid this kind of stuff.

Last edited by Shmerl on 1 May 2022 at 5:56 pm UTC
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