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Just a heads up: in 2024 llvmpipe (Vulkan on CPU driver) is in a good shape for pre-2005 games. Mostly. :).
Trias Feb 26

Not sure if this post will be of any interest to anybody, but anyway.

For the reasons that’s outside of the scope of this topic, I assembled an unusual PC a week ago, with a relatively modern CPU (Ryzen 9 3900X 12 core from 2019) and outdated GPU (GeForce GTX 770 from 2013). This computer was never meant to be a gaming PC, so I didn’t bother to install proprietary driver and just stayed with nouveau.

Still, obviously having nothing better to do, I decided to test it in some older and not demanding games. Lutris failed to recognize my GPU (or it’s driver) and the only working option for Vulkan ICD loader was unspecified: llvmpipe or something similar. In the end I tested about three dozens of games, both native and in wine.

On the pictures above, all but four games were launchable and most of launchables were actually payable, for at least first 5-10 minutes test. The newest and heaviest of tested game was probably Fallout: New Vegas from 2010. It worked but were giving me only 12 FPS in-doors on the lowest graphical settings…

In conclusion I can only repeat the title: it seems llvmpipe is now in a good shape for quite a few 20+ years old games…
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