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VKD3D-Proton v2.5 is out for Direct3D 12 on top of Vulkan, improving DirectX Raytracing
18 October 2021 at 8:31 pm UTC

Quoting: Comandante ÑoñardoI downloaded the file NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-470.74.run, set it as executable and extracted all the files..
After copying the file _nvngx.dll the "/usr/lib/nvidia/wine" folder with read only permission, now I have DLSS available.

Thanks for the clue
Cool

VKD3D-Proton v2.5 is out for Direct3D 12 on top of Vulkan, improving DirectX Raytracing
18 October 2021 at 7:35 pm UTC Likes: 2

Quoting: Comandante Ñoñardo
Quoting: jens
Quoting: Comandante ÑoñardoAnyway. I am still unable to activate Death Stranding DLSS on my Nvidia RTX 2060 SUPER using drivers 470.74

Do you have a PRIME setup?
No.

ok, then it should actually just work by using `PROTON_ENABLE_NVAPI=1` and disabling the DXVK nvapi hack for that title. May be you are running into https://old.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/comments/pv37zt/is_dlss_with_proton_already_working/ where _nvngx.dll and nvngx.dll is missing?

Valve launches Deck Verified, to show off what games will work well on the Steam Deck
18 October 2021 at 6:52 pm UTC Likes: 20

Nice, sounds like a valve curated protondb.

VKD3D-Proton v2.5 is out for Direct3D 12 on top of Vulkan, improving DirectX Raytracing
18 October 2021 at 6:48 pm UTC

Quoting: Comandante ÑoñardoAnyway. I am still unable to activate Death Stranding DLSS on my Nvidia RTX 2060 SUPER using drivers 470.74

Do you have a PRIME setup?

Steam Play Proton 6.3-7 is out now, Proton Experimental gets DLSS for DX12 games on Linux
1 October 2021 at 7:42 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: stickyparadigmJust to be clear, this still only works if you have a video card that supports it (RTX 20 or 30), right?

Yes correct.
DXVK-NVAPI mostly just forwards to DXVK/VkD3D-Proton, a bit of magic happens there, but the actual magic still happens in the CUDA kernel in the NVIDIA driver which, well, requires a recent NVIDIA card.

Steam Play Proton 6.3-7 is out now, Proton Experimental gets DLSS for DX12 games on Linux
1 October 2021 at 12:21 pm UTC Likes: 6

Quoting: BeamboomHow do we know when to set PROTON_ENABLE_NVAPI=1? Or maybe rather, when should we not do it?
I mean, we all want a better performance when possible, and DLSS sounds like a good idea to enable by default?

That switch does not just "enables" DLSS, but makes an alternative nvapi.dll/nvapi64.dll implementation visible to the game. NVAPI is NVIDIA's library for all kind of things, from display and power management to D3D9/11/12 extension methods. It is similar to AMD's AGS library but way bigger. That alternative implementation (DXVK-NVAPI) implements only a few methods (among others for supporting DLSS) of that huge API. Most games can cope with the fact that some (most) NVAPI methods are not implemented, but there are probably also games that don't handle this nicely and will just bail out.

Additionally, DXVK spoofs an AMD card by default (there is a DXVK configuration switch to disable this). For nvapi (and thus DLSS for D3D11), DXVK needs to report an NVIDIA card no longer as an AMD card but now as NVIDIA. Some games might choose a different path when seeing NVIDIA instead of AMD, this might make some edge cases visible, which aren't handled yet.

To answer your question, having NVAPI enabled all the time (esp. with AMD spoofing off in DXVK) is a bit more living on the edge, at least currently :)

Trouble is brewing over on GOG due to the HITMAN release needing online for some features
26 September 2021 at 11:42 am UTC

Quoting: Shmerl
Quoting: AnzaSo the point stands, there are online features in single player that make sense. They're not all there to spy on users (it's just that collecting telemetry is always a possibility with online connections).

I'd say argument of anticheat for leaderboards is a very poor justification for requiring on-line connection for actual in-game features.

Hitman has so called elusive targets missions, missions which are timely exclusive and can only be played once (I guess per online account). I could be wrong but for having this watertight I could imagine an always online connection helps a lot.

(You really have just one attempt for such a mission, like perma-death extreme version, this adds a complete new dimension on how to approach such a mission ;) )

Trouble is brewing over on GOG due to the HITMAN release needing online for some features
26 September 2021 at 9:01 am UTC Likes: 10

QuoteIt didn't help that GOG did not mention any of this at release, simply slapping the usual "DRM FREE.

This is where it went wrong in my opinion. So now there are unhappy customers due to not getting what they expected (drm-free in the sense of what the average GOG user makes of it) and an unhappy game studio/publisher which went for the extra mile to offer their game on GOG but got immediately faced with a backslash. I’m sure IO will remember this once the GOG discussion comes up for other titles :(
I’m not GOG user (had a very good time with Ferals port of this game) but I think they deserve their place, sad to see this avoidable sloppiness.

BattlEye confirms Linux support for Steam Deck, will be opt-in like Easy Anti-Cheat
25 September 2021 at 8:09 pm UTC Likes: 3

Quoting: QuinnThere's still a lot of inertia to get past when it comes to the idea of supporting anything related to Linux, especially when it's management making the call. No matter how simple the switches are to flip, the question will be "Do we devote manpower to Linux when it's maybe 1% of the gaming market, and most of them probably dual-boot anyway?"

The trick from the engineering side will be to sell management Steam Deck support without ever mentioning Linux.

GNOME 41 released with performance enhanced, new power modes, store improvements
24 September 2021 at 5:03 am UTC

Quoting: Anorelsan
Quoting: jensFirst thing I do with gnome is installing plata-noir theme (https://gitlab.com/tista500/plata-theme) and papirus icon theme (https://github.com/PapirusDevelopmentTeam/papirus-icon-theme). After that it is the perfect desktop for me. Small tip: learning the keyboard shortcuts makes life on Gnome way easier and using them imho fits much better into the intended way of working.

Curiosity bites me... Can you post a screenshot please?

I'm using gnome 40 with some bits of 41 (Debian Unstable) and for me it's perfect with the dark theme :)

I think Solus 4 uses the same theme/icon set. You can take a look here https://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/solus-4-1-budgie.html (not an article of mine, just searched the Internet and this popped up), I’m using the dark version, that page has screenshots of both the normal and the dark theme.
(Yes, it’s very dark, takes a bit of time to adjust)

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