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The first DXVK release of 2020 is here with plenty of D3D9 improvements
10 January 2020 at 12:20 pm UTC Likes: 2

kokoko3k
jens
t3g
QuoteThe number of threads used for pipeline compilation was tweaked this time too, hopefully reducing the performance impact on those with 6/8 core CPUs while also allowing CPUs with more than 12 cores to scale it up a bit. You can customize it with the dxvk.numCompilerThreads option.

Is this also available as a launch option?

It needs to go into the configuration file, though you can refer to a configuration file from the Steam launch options.

That said, DXVK has very sane defaults. In almost all situations you are better off without any configuration settings. Please also keep in mind that `numCompilerThreads` is not the magic performance switch people might expect from the name.
Still, they tweaked for high core number.
Mine is just 4; so i guessi i'll have additional overhead if i don't tweak manually.
I wonder if dxvk has no way to query how much cores the system have.

Where do you get that impression from? Please see the commit message https://github.com/doitsujin/dxvk/commit/cd00719122da89a8e654970b4aedd699d4fda8c6
DXVK detects the number of available cores and calculates the number of threads it wants to use (if not overwritten by above setting). The calculation has been tweaked a bit to use more cores when available and also give some air to CPU's with less cores.
Please bear in mind that this affect pipeline compilation from entries in the state cache only. This won't magically make your games much faster. Sticking with the default is really the best choice.

The first DXVK release of 2020 is here with plenty of D3D9 improvements
10 January 2020 at 7:53 am UTC

t3g
QuoteThe number of threads used for pipeline compilation was tweaked this time too, hopefully reducing the performance impact on those with 6/8 core CPUs while also allowing CPUs with more than 12 cores to scale it up a bit. You can customize it with the dxvk.numCompilerThreads option.

Is this also available as a launch option?

It needs to go into the configuration file, though you can refer to a configuration file from the Steam launch options.

That said, DXVK has very sane defaults. In almost all situations you are better off without any configuration settings. Please also keep in mind that `numCompilerThreads` is not the magic performance switch people might expect from the name.

Looks like EA might be banning Linux gamers using Wine to play Battlefield V
3 January 2020 at 6:18 pm UTC Likes: 2

Eike
TheSHEEEPBeing banned by EA is like being banned by the devil from giving him your soul...
People should be thankful.

Reminds me of the worst German tabloid, "BILD". When I stumble upon a page there, it says you cannot read the page with an add blocker, and I always think, phew, that was close...!

Thanks a lot , that made my evening

Some of our most anticipated games for Linux in 2020
3 January 2020 at 6:01 pm UTC

Nice overview. I have Commandos 2 HD Remaster and Starmancer on my radar.
(Furthermore, cough, I hope that Read Dead Redemption 2 becomes playable using Steam Play)

My top 5 Linux games released in 2019, those that truly won me over
3 January 2020 at 5:50 pm UTC

Shadow of the Tomb Raider - my most anticipated game in 2019. It didn't disappoint.
Oxygen Not included.
Civilization VI: Gathering Storm (actually just a DLC)

(I haven't found time for "Life is Strange 2" and "Transport Fever 2", so can't yet comment on these)

Other games I played this year longer than just a few minutes were either older or fall into the Proton/Steam Play category.

Build a transportation empire with Transport Fever 2 out now, same-day support for Linux
21 December 2019 at 9:20 am UTC

Purchased, thanks.
I'm curious how it turns out.

The complete season of Life is Strange 2 is now available on Linux
21 December 2019 at 9:18 am UTC Likes: 1

In my library now, very cool. Thanks.
I could even withstand the steam winter-sale (if any for this edition, I haven't looked) and ordered from Feral's store ;)

Life is Strange 2 releases for Linux on December 19
18 December 2019 at 10:21 pm UTC Likes: 2

SwiftpawBuying games with Linux support and supporting Linux gaming is being a martyr? Buying Linux games is what Linux gamers do and should do, lol...but if you want to be a Windows gamer, have at it.

You're on the wrong website, though, because this is for Linux game news, not for Windows games. Go to pcgamer.com or something if you want Windows game news and don't care about Linux games.

Yeah, this is the correct attitude to get more people using Linux, excellent thinking!

Life is Strange 2 releases for Linux on December 19
18 December 2019 at 8:23 pm UTC Likes: 1

Swiftpaw
jens
TheSHEEEPThis myth of the great downside of "unsupported" is just that, a myth.
It either works or doesn't. The case that it works but then something breaks it only for Proton is rare enough as to be irrelevant.

.. If you don't count in GTA V

There is something to say about support. For me personally I will wait for a Feral port if I know that is coming. I did so with Shadow of the Tom Raider and will do the same with Life is Strange 2.

Otherwise I fully agree with you, Proton works perfectly fine for me for everything else I want to play (with the exception of both RockStar games ) and considering buying for Proton enters the books as Linux purchase, my conscience is clean.

Someone telling you, "Don't worry about the fact we're not giving you support for running this game on your OS, nor worry about the fact you just bought a Windows game and are helping out Windows gaming by doing so, because we're 'going it count it as a Linux sale', yeah, that's it!" and you buying it anyway because you're a gullible sheep is a good thing?

Wow, Microsoft's and Valve's propaganda has worked on some people here apparently, really sad to see. "Count as a Linux sale" is not at all what is happening when you're buying a Windows game and getting zero support for Linux in return. It's a hilarious lie, you're literally helping out Windows gaming and discouraging Linux gaming and support.

The fact you say your conscience is clean reveals it's not. Mine is actually clean because I support Linux gaming by supporting the actual developers who support Linux and help Linux gamers, not the ones who only support Microsoft Windows.

I'm happy for you that you want to play the martyr role until the bitter end, I prefer to live.

Life is Strange 2 releases for Linux on December 19
18 December 2019 at 7:49 pm UTC Likes: 1

TheSHEEEPThis myth of the great downside of "unsupported" is just that, a myth.
It either works or doesn't. The case that it works but then something breaks it only for Proton is rare enough as to be irrelevant.

.. If you don't count in GTA V

There is something to say about support. For me personally I will wait for a Feral port if I know that is coming. I did so with Shadow of the Tom Raider and will do the same with Life is Strange 2.

Otherwise I fully agree with you, Proton works perfectly fine for me for everything else I want to play (with the exception of both RockStar games ) and considering buying for Proton enters the books as Linux purchase, my conscience is clean.

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