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For those on NVIDIA, the 396.54.05 driver seems to have some noteworthy performance improvements
16 September 2018 at 12:22 pm UTC

No issue for me with DOOM on a multi-monitor setup. Have 2x 2560x1440 monitors, MATE Desktop. All is like it was with previous proton builds

For those on NVIDIA, the 396.54.05 driver seems to have some noteworthy performance improvements
16 September 2018 at 11:48 am UTC Likes: 5

liamdawe
YoRHa-2BWhat they improved in the driver is apparently reporting whether a resource should be created with a dedicated allocation or not, which is necessary on Nvidia hardware to enable things like compression on render targets. DXVK heavily relies on the driver giving correct hints, whereas other native games might not, and DOOM probably doesn't even use the extension because the game is so old.
Thanks for the insight, interesting to know

I guess in future I will need to pick up a few extra games for DXVK/Steam Play testing, when we figure out the issue with DOOM anyway.

dannielloDOOM is not using DXVK because it is Vulkan native game (as option, by default it is using OpenGL), so probably in this case there is no improvement at all.
It's still a Vulkan game and simply one I was going to test, NVIDIA didn't mention in the notes it would mainly help DXVK as the author has pointed out in the comments.

DOOM has zero perf improvements with 396.54.05 over the regular 396.54. As already said its using much older vulkan version.

GTA V on the other hand went from 70-90fps to 90-110FPS in the GPU bound situations (which are the most situations for me with 2560x1440) and the GPU utilization is now a bit lower also, around 90% while it was constantly 100% before

Some thoughts on State of Mind from Daedalic Entertainment
16 September 2018 at 8:05 am UTC Likes: 2

It's an amazing Game imo. Music is great and sets the mood. Setting is amazing and its well presented imo. Only small issues for me were the animations when running where a bit wonky and some cutscenes paused weirdly before continuing. Didnt have any issues with buttons or puzzles. Overall very good game for linux and performs and looks good also. The best Story game i played this year for sure.

Victory At Sea Pacific to release on September 14th with Linux support
4 September 2018 at 5:23 pm UTC Likes: 1

Looks nice. I got the key from the developer as well, but haven't tried yet. When i get some time i try to test also and give feedback.

What are you playing this weekend?
3 September 2018 at 8:18 am UTC

Didn't have much time to play much, but managed to do the Dirt Rally event on Sunday and played a bit GTA V via steam play. Luckily save games worked from my previous non-steam version.

The End of the Sun is a first-person adventure game inspired by Slavic mythology and legends
30 August 2018 at 3:44 am UTC

Yeah, would like to see some gameplay also. But its probably too early for them to show some gameplay. Looks interesting though. added to wishlist to track it.

SCUM, a very exciting sounding open-world survival game should come to Linux
29 August 2018 at 9:02 pm UTC

mylkado they use VULKAN on windows?

no -vulkan, no -opengl

perf is also terrible, so better wait for native version.

Gameplay Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RvCZjBDVZk

BlazeRush is another completely awesome co-op game available for Linux
29 August 2018 at 6:39 pm UTC Likes: 1

I have played around 18 hours of it. Super fun to play with friends, used my 2 steam controllers.
Works flawlessly also on Linux

SCUM, a very exciting sounding open-world survival game should come to Linux
29 August 2018 at 4:49 pm UTC Likes: 1

Woaaah.. First time hearing about this game. Looks really good and i hope to see it on Linux sooner rather than later. Probably won't bother with SteamPlay on this, unless someone reports it to work flawlessly.

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