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DXVK for Direct3D 11 over Vulkan in Wine has a new 0.60 release
By qptain Nemo, 23 June 2018 at 12:59 am UTC

Whitewolfe80Damn witcher 3 is almost completely playable now, thats amazing and also a little worrying that devs are seeing this progress and just saying yup we dont even need to port it we can release a wine wrapper or just not bother and the community and the wine & dxvk teams will make it playable for those guys and ms will continue to rake in the licence fees for dx12.
I'd like to remind you that the day porting isn't necessary, is the same day using Windows isn't necessary. It goes both ways.

So how does DXVK currently compare to Wine's own OGL-based DX11 support in terms of features? Is there rough parity or one is ahead?

Harebrained Schemes making 'good progress' on the Linux version of BATTLETECH
By Luke_Nukem, 23 June 2018 at 12:45 am UTC

Jmsnz
Luke_Nukem
melkemind
Luke_NukemI've been addicted to this for a while now - playing on macOS.
The game is everything you could hope for, and more.

How's the performance on macOS?

It's... reasonable. I had to turn anti-aliasing off, and reduce effects details - but you know, running on a MacBook Pro with an RX560, and probably with the last openGL version whatever that was. It's good enough for a game or two.

I fully expect the Linux performance to be kilometers ahead.

It’s a metal game... And that’s what you’ll get out of a 560, it’ll be the same on windows.

Oh cool! \m/.

But yeah, honestly though, even with a few deets turned off or down, it still looks great and runs fantastic. Super enjoyable game.

Dead Cells, a 'RogueVania' now has a Beta available for Linux
By AciD, 22 June 2018 at 11:32 pm UTC

Do you guys managed to play it with the Steam Controller?
On my end I 'randomly' display the steam virtual keyboard while playing, which unfocus the game window and inevitably kills you pretty quick :/

I'm playing on Debian Stretch.

The Atari VCS team aren't doing themselves any favours by accusing The Register of being professional trolls
By emphy, 22 June 2018 at 11:23 pm UTC

The company formerly known as Infogrames, that is calling itself Atari nowadays, does not exactly have a recent track record that inspires confidence. Even if they do release that system, it is highly unlikely that it will be anything different from the quick cash grabs any of their other recent releases have been.

DXVK for Direct3D 11 over Vulkan in Wine has a new 0.60 release
By TheRiddick, 22 June 2018 at 10:20 pm UTC

lejimsterI would love to provide apitraces for some non-functioning games I own. But I haven't had any success using that tool so far.

Its generally easier to do it under windows, which is why dual-boot can be quite useful. You could also install windows7 on a external SSD or fast USB driver and use that for testing and producing apitraces.

Dead Cells, a 'RogueVania' now has a Beta available for Linux
By lagh, 22 June 2018 at 9:34 pm UTC

pbWorks great on Arch Linux :-)

And Fedora too!!!

Basemark GPU is a new benchmark tool that supports Linux and many different APIs
By FredO, 22 June 2018 at 9:32 pm UTC

It installs in Ubuntu 16.04 without dependency issues, but I had to change the permissions afterwards to be able to run with my standard user. You can run "Experience Mode" to see the benchmark running in a normal rendered mode.
Once again the difference in "smoothness" between OpenGL and Vulkan is clearly shown, and the GPU is loaded to 100% throughout the benchmark (set to CustomTest, 1920x1080, High Quality):

Vulkan: Score C11333, Average 113, Min 83, Max 197
OpenGL: Score C10524, Average 105, Min 13, Max 233

The Atari VCS team aren't doing themselves any favours by accusing The Register of being professional trolls
By Purple Library Guy, 22 June 2018 at 9:30 pm UTC

Mountain Man
Purple Library GuyEnding the statement with "sad"--I wonder if Atari have decided to go with the "Donald Trump" method of gaining publicity. Machiavelli: "Let them hate, so long as they fear". Trump: "Let them hate, so long as there is buzz".
If we want to continue the Trump analogy, the Atari VCS will have detractor after detractor come forward and tell them it can't be done only for Atari to pull off a brilliant success in the end.
Well, "Let them hate, so long as there is buzz" is actually a quite effective strategy in modern politics. It's very rare for there to be a politician people actually like or respect, so the next best thing is to be disliked but have the most name recognition. Trump is very good at saying and doing things which will get the press to concentrate on him. He may win a second term simply because nobody will have ever heard of whoever challenges him, unless they can draft Oprah or something. Don't know how long the "provocative celebrity" approach will dominate. I think the next stage of American politics will probably be the Berlusconi--after one or two more mergers, someone will end up owning both Fox and CNN et al., and they will be able to run for office with all public voices backing them to the hilt.

I have doubts, however, that name recognition + dislike would be enough to get people to pony up a couple hundred dollars for a game console thing.

Basemark GPU is a new benchmark tool that supports Linux and many different APIs
By devnull, 22 June 2018 at 9:19 pm UTC

Features Free Corporate
GPU Score (Native and Offscreen) Yes Yes
Test Score Details No Yes
Select Test No Yes
Forced result submit Yes No
Internet Connection Required (*) Yes No
Custom Configurations Yes Yes
Test Automation No Yes
Ability to render arbitrary screen(s) No Yes
Data Export No Yes

FYI. That is not cool.

The libcurl3 thing comes from Ubuntu being a little #@$!%. Steam had the same problem.

DXVK for Direct3D 11 over Vulkan in Wine has a new 0.60 release
By Doktor_Mandrake, 22 June 2018 at 8:56 pm UTC Likes: 2

I mean for me, my priority is playing the games I want to play, I want to help support linux too sure, and spent hundreds on games past couple of months for supporting linux and regularly send emails to the dev team thanking them for supporting linux (and drm-free if it's on GOG)... But my main priority personally will always be to play the games I want to play, regardless of OS

Without something like Wine I'd be dual-booting to play these games anyway, and thanks to things like Wine and DXVK I can remain on my OS of choice for a big libary of games that work flawlessly under wine

Personally prefer to look at the positive side to things like wine, as a long-time windows user it really has helped the transition and most importantly it allows me to play even MORE games on linux aside from the already pretty huge collection of games available natively

DXVK for Direct3D 11 over Vulkan in Wine has a new 0.60 release
By Mohandevir, 22 June 2018 at 8:41 pm UTC

jensYep, that's why I want the "man in the middle", to make sure that my purchase counts as a Linux sell.

Sometimes things are clear in your head, but you fail to make it apparent on the paper... Realized I didn't mentionned that part anywhere. My bad! I was two or three shots further than that, but yeah that's the basic reason. Lol!

The FPS Insurgency: Sandstorm looks good from the E3 trailer
By 14, 22 June 2018 at 8:08 pm UTC

The graphics don't really look any better than PS3 Socom, except the resolution. I find that disappointing. I like Insurgency a lot. I have 36 hours logged. (Hey, that's pretty good considering how little I play shooters these days.) But a graphics overhaul to, say, an Insurgency 2 would be quite nice.

Still, there's a pretty good chance I'll get this Sandstorm game on Linux.

DXVK for Direct3D 11 over Vulkan in Wine has a new 0.60 release
By tuubi, 22 June 2018 at 8:00 pm UTC

TheSHEEEP
Sputnik_tr_02
TheSHEEEP396.24.02 for NVIDIA?
Oof... the one currently in the packages is 390.48.
Trying to install more recent drivers from NVidias website has always resulted in completely messing up the graphics drivers - aka nothing works anymore until you repair the X configuration files, etc. Extremely bothersome, so I've stopped using anything that's not in the official packages.
I am using this ppa, never had issues with it on my system, you may want to try.
Thanks, but that is what I have already, and the latest one available on that (at least for Ubuntu 18.04) is 390.
Check again. The package is clearly visible in the published packages list on the linked page. Maybe you were tripped up by the fact that they dropped the nvidia-396 naming scheme and you'll want to install nvidia-driver-396 instead?

Driftland: The Magic Revival, a magical strategy game involving floating islands will come to Linux
By 14, 22 June 2018 at 7:56 pm UTC

Looks really good to me! I hope multiplayer works out.

XENONAUTS 2 hit Kickstarter and it's already funded, hopefully coming to Linux
By seven, 22 June 2018 at 7:56 pm UTC

i loved the first one and i will buy the second one on release if tux is supported
i wouldnt even mind a wine wrap ( like the first one)

XENONAUTS 2 hit Kickstarter and it's already funded, hopefully coming to Linux
By TheRiddick, 22 June 2018 at 7:55 pm UTC

A 3D engine allows for much better tactical gameplay IMO, 2D makes for rather difficult and clunky projectile path determination and also messy destruction calculations.

3D will also allow for better details and perhaps unlocking of camera angles? dunno if that is going to be a thing or not.

DXVK for Direct3D 11 over Vulkan in Wine has a new 0.60 release
By TheSHEEEP, 22 June 2018 at 7:52 pm UTC

Sputnik_tr_02
TheSHEEEP396.24.02 for NVIDIA?
Oof... the one currently in the packages is 390.48.
Trying to install more recent drivers from NVidias website has always resulted in completely messing up the graphics drivers - aka nothing works anymore until you repair the X configuration files, etc. Extremely bothersome, so I've stopped using anything that's not in the official packages.
I am using this ppa, never had issues with it on my system, you may want to try.
Thanks, but that is what I have already, and the latest one available on that (at least for Ubuntu 18.04) is 390.

Edit:
Nevermind that, it's late and I am blind. 396 is indeed there.

Steam Summer Sale is up, free game from Humble Store & Fanatical sale too
By buenaventura, 22 June 2018 at 7:46 pm UTC

I've traded for the following games (trading away unwanted windows bundle keys that I've accumulated since the very first Humble Indie Bundle) in the last week:

Tomb Raider 2013
The Long Dark
Dead Cells
Insurgency
Verdun
The Signal from Tolva
GoNNER
Bioshock Infinite

For free. INSANE. I had no clue how much value I had sitting there! I still have lots of keys left also, feels like I wont buy any new games for a LONG time. Thank you nice people on GoL and steamtrades.com (my list there). I even made sure to get humble gifts only so that developers are sure to get their due. Wow.

DXVK for Direct3D 11 over Vulkan in Wine has a new 0.60 release
By jens, 22 June 2018 at 7:45 pm UTC

Solitary
Shmerl
MohandevirAs long as there is an entity in charge of maintaining the build, just like Feral does, personnally, I'm fine with that.

Why do you need some entity to tell you "it's playable" if it's already playable without any entity?-) But in essence what's good is attention of developers to Linux market in general, that's about it. Other than that, you don't need any entities like Feral if you already can play the game. Especially if they would limit you in some way.

Well, to me personally it makes sense to pay only for games that officially support Linux, wine-wrapped, native, black magic or whatever. The entity isn't there to tell you it's playable, it's there to make accountably sure it's playable and stays that way for reasonable amount of time (everything can break after support ends, pure Windows games included, because of drivers, new OS version, etc).

I follow motto that you vote with your money. Buying Windows games, even if they work well in Wine, seems strange to me... you are not their demographics, not a customer either, why would you buy it? That way nothing will ever change. Only thing that counts is the money, and giving them away for free does not seem particularly smart.

Yep, that's why I want the "man in the middle", to make sure that my purchase counts as a Linux sell. I wouldn't mind the internal implementation at all.

DXVK for Direct3D 11 over Vulkan in Wine has a new 0.60 release
By Doktor_Mandrake, 22 June 2018 at 7:44 pm UTC

Is there any reason Snake Pass won't boot for me when I use DXVK? Guessing it doesn't use DX11 but I wouldn't think that would stop the game from booting?

Really hopeful I'll be able to play that flawlessly using wine like I already can on a couple of other UE4 titles I own like Redout and Tekken 7

For The King is a really great strategic RPG you must try that just got updated
By 14, 22 June 2018 at 7:32 pm UTC

I ruled this one out because I heard that the co-op wasn't great... something to the effect of too little interaction. Has anyone played co-op? I am not sure I'd play For The King on my own unless there is a cool story. I don't play a lot of single-player games just because they're mechanically good.

Basemark GPU is a new benchmark tool that supports Linux and many different APIs
By 14, 22 June 2018 at 7:25 pm UTC

mirv
PikoloIt would have to beat Phoronix Test Suite to be considered... and since it's not open source, it would have to beat it quite a bit.

apples & oranges, near as I can tell. This is a standalone benchmark, not a tool to run other benchmarks.
The reason this GPU benchmark is very appealing to me is because I haven't been able to run the GPU tests from Phoronix. The only GPU benchmarks that work for me are Unigine Heaven and Unigine Valley.

In Monster Prom I was rejected even after letting a princess ride me
By micha, 22 June 2018 at 7:19 pm UTC

Only played the game in locally with friends but we really had a blast every time! =)

Visual novel 'Higurashi When They Cry Hou' part 6 is now out
By namiko, 22 June 2018 at 7:10 pm UTC

liamdaweThey're practically pants
I wear a pair of pants all the time in the spring, autumn and winter when it's cooler; so what are you talking about? ^_- (I do know, it's a joke. )

The Atari VCS team aren't doing themselves any favours by accusing The Register of being professional trolls
By saturnoyo, 22 June 2018 at 7:10 pm UTC

Mountain ManIf we want to continue the Trump analogy, the Atari VCS will have detractor after detractor come forward and tell them it can't be done only for Atari to pull off a brilliant success in the end.
Neither Trump nor the Atari VCS will see such success. We can see what both are doing and it's going pretty terrible.

DXVK for Direct3D 11 over Vulkan in Wine has a new 0.60 release
By Mohandevir, 22 June 2018 at 7:05 pm UTC

Patola
Mohandevir
Shmerl
MohandevirMore than that, an update on an unsuported game may totally break wine support at any moment. Want non-techy users to deal with that?

Sure, but so can the game break, after porters aren't supporting it anymore. So what has higher chances to last longer? I'd bet on the FOSS option in such case. It doens't mean I propose to always use Wine instead of native rewrites, but simply point out that Wine makes it very viable without porters involved already.

You are right. Wine makes it viable. This is where it ends. It will never show up on GoG store, Steam and the likes, in this state. Like it or not, in 2018, this is the name of the game, unless your goal is to keep Linux an elitists platform that only tech-savy people use. If that is your point of view, fine, but this discussion is pointless; we have diverging goals, from the start.
What are you talking about? There are already a lot of games which are wine-wrapped. From the top of my head I can recall at least three that I own -- Two Worlds (GOG), Enclave and Limbo (Steam). I only found out about Limbo after having finished it. In fact, I think the majority of old windows games in GOG that run on Linux are not ports but wine-wrapped versions.

This is exactly what I'm talking about. GoG is taking the responsability of the wine wrapped game and I'm totally fine with that. Where did I mentionned it didn't already exist? Your quotes are in the wrong context.

My original post:

MohandevirLooking at it the other way... If (and there is a lot of them), as an example, GoG decides to use DXVK + Wine, wraps The Witcher 3 with home made hacks, get good performances out of it and put it's official support stamp on it... Is it that bad? As long as there is an entity in charge of maintaining the build, just like Feral does, personnally, I'm fine with that.

Edit: Your quotes are referring to the part when I'm talking about games where the user has to manage wine.

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