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DXVK, the Vulkan compatibility layer for Direct3D 11 and Wine has a fresh release reducing CPU overhead
16 April 2018 at 3:26 pm UTC Likes: 2

cRaZy-bisCuiTThere is a Lutris script, for example for Battlefield 4.


On the other hand I don't get why people claim it's hard to install DXVK. It's actually, as mentioned before, pretty easy. Create a Wine Prefix and either install DXVK via script in that or just copy over the two DLLs. Nothing hard about that.

You just can't say that's easy. For any average Windows user for whom everything has always been just a double click away this can be a show stopper. Even for me that's not easy, I consider myself an advanced user as I used to handle Windows very well and have managed to game on Linux for more than 2 years now.

But when you say "create a Wine Prefix" I know that will require me to search the Web to find out how to do it, it'll most likely take me half an hour or more to understand and do that. Then I'll have to install DXVK via script, which again is not easier than a double click, and then again copy 2 DLLs and put them in a probably hidden folder.

Maybe you're in there for so long that you don't see why people claim some things are hard to do in Linux

Shovel Knight sells 2 million copies, Linux sales account for 1.1% of Steam sales
13 April 2018 at 8:50 am UTC

GuestI would like to share this interesting bit : around me, in France, the only people I know who are using Linux are environmental / left wing militants / activists. Apart from those, I don't know any. Not even people working in computer science (except if they are also militants) and obviously not gamers.

I'm French and don't consider myself an activist, but I consider myself a gamer with close to 3000 hours on the last iterations of the Battlefield Franchise (BC2, BF3 & BF4), plus a lot of other games. So obviously there are some like me, but I agree that I can't see a lot in my environment. I'm trying to make people switch to Linux but gamers I know mainly don't want to leave out their Windows Steam libraries and don't want to mess with Wine and such complicated workarounds

DXVK, the Vulkan compatibility layer for Direct3D 11 and Wine has a fresh release reducing CPU overhead
9 April 2018 at 9:37 am UTC

CAPTNCAPS
cRaZy-bisCuiTDoes someone have the possibility to try out Battlefield 3 and 4?
BF3 I don't think will work because of Battlelog.
I tried out BF4 tho and it works pretty well! There are a few bugs, and (at least on my AMD card) particles draw as black boxes, which can be pretty irritating. Also Punkbuster is not really happy about us using modified DLLs and you probably will get kicked from servers. Singleplayer and Unranked/No PB Servers should be fine though
I was running Medium Settings, 720p on a RX480 at 100-200fps ^-^

Do you happen to have a link to something explaining how to make BF4 work ? All I can see is a Garbage status for the game on WineHQ and can't find any relevant info on making it actually work

Wine 3.5 is out with their own Vulkan loader and plenty of fixes for games
3 April 2018 at 3:17 pm UTC

Guestif you can get origin to go online i used lutris to install battlefield 4 but i can't get origin to go online unless there actually down right now.

If that's single player only then it's not that fun

Thanks anyway !

Wine 3.5 is out with their own Vulkan loader and plenty of fixes for games
3 April 2018 at 9:07 am UTC

Does the mention of Battlefield 3 mean that we can actually play Batllefield 3 under Wine ? That's a game I'd love to play again

Humble Indie Bundle 19 is now live!
30 March 2018 at 12:33 pm UTC

cRaZy-bisCuiTActually it's pretty nice of you guys that you want to give everything to Liam. Please don't forget that if devs don't receive any share, there will be no games anymore, especially not on Linux. Also, if Humble don't receive money they might drop their "decide whom you give money" shared system.


So I'd definitely give Liam 50 % and share the rest between devs and Humble, maybe also 10 % to charity.

Agree with that, for the "system" to continue working there needs to be a kind of balance. My 14 bucks split was 5 for GOL, 5 for the devs, 2 for the Wikimedia Foundation and 2 to Humble, unlike what was feared here when they were acquired they continue to offer good bundles (including Linux) so they deserve to get their cut as well ;)

Humble Indie Bundle 19 is now live!
28 March 2018 at 9:20 am UTC

Nice bundle and nice way to support GOL, took the whole bundle as I had none of the games and they're all available for Linux

Mesa 18.0 released, further advancing Linux graphics drivers
28 March 2018 at 9:04 am UTC

Shmerl
14AMD GPU experience on Linux isn't attractive.

It's pretty smooth these days for games. And way more attractive than Nvidia integration wise.

I have to second that, I've been using Mesa for more than a year now and I've encountered no problems using an RX480. My son using an older HD7950 has some minor ligthing issues in Grid Autosport when facing the sun or another light source but it's not game braking, just a bit weird

Other than that it's really smooth overall.

Some initial thoughts on the Logitech Driving Force G29 Steering Wheel
8 February 2018 at 2:18 pm UTC

XpanderIs your wheel centered when you start up the game? what does jstest-gtk say? shows centered there?

you might want to try to turn off autocenter also.

ltwheelconf --wheel G25 --nativemode --range 900 --autocenter 0"

Yes the wheel is centered when starting the game. If launching Grid or Dirt Rally everything's fine but launching ETS2 it is totally off center.

I've neve never used jstest-gtk so far, I'll give it a try as well as the command you're suggesting, thanks ;)

Some initial thoughts on the Logitech Driving Force G29 Steering Wheel
8 February 2018 at 11:15 am UTC

rustybroomhandleI bought my Logitech wheel just for ETS2 and it changed the entire experience for me. Suddenly the Zen amped up to 11.

Xpander
rustybroomhandleI bought my Logitech wheel just for ETS2 and it changed the entire experience for me. Suddenly the Zen amped up to 11.

Don't forget to put this into your ETS2/ATS folder. For Force Feedback support. Its amazing

https://forum.scssoft.com/viewtopic.php?f=109&t=249622

I have a problem in ETS2 with the G25 since some time, the wheel is not centered, meaning that the truck wheels are straight when the wheel is fully turned right and so it will only turn left.

I've looked for solutions on the web, I've seen others had the same issue but didn't find something that would solve the problem.

If any of you has a clue that would be very welcome as my son really misses playing it. It works good in Dirt Rally and Grid Autosport by the way.

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