Games broken on Mesa

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A list of games currently broken in some way on Mesa drivers.

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  • Please make sure you list the Mesa version used.
  • Mesa git, please only put the date and in DD/MM/YY format. This will make it easier to sort the table. (if there's a better way, feel free to discuss it)
  • If you don't know the Mesa version, please do not post it as it's not helpful to anyone.
  • If the game is broken on multiple versions of Mesa, please use a new entry for each one. Only add data to an existing one if you're using the exact same Mesa version.
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  • Only list actual broken games, a game that takes a while start is not broken, for example (that's needing optimization, which is a different topic).
  • If you can't find corresponding bug in the Mesa bug tracker, please help developers and yourself, and file one.
  • For the list of recently fixed games and issues, see Games with recent fixes in Mesa. Transfer fixed games and issues to that list please.

Native Games, General Bugs

Game Bug Link Notes and workarounds GPU Mesa / LLVM Version
Age of Wonders 3 #1038 Strange vertical lines can be observed on the Main Menu all cards all versions
Anima Gate of Memories #1026 Graphical artifacts RX Vega 56 Mesa 18.1.1
Anomaly Warzone Earth Not a Mesa but a game / steam bug. Fix described here Might need additional Steam fix described here After those two fixes, the game is working fine. AMD RX 480, Arch Linux mesa 17.1 / LLVM 4.0.0
Battleblock Theatre May be a game bug. Does not start on official released version. On Steam there is a beta branch that fixes it. You have to contact support to get a code for this, as it is not allowed to be shared :( Support page AMD RX 480, AMD HD 6870 5/01/17 / llvm 3.9
Bioshock: Infinite #1285 Graphical glitches. AMD RX 460 All
Cossacks 3 Immediately crashes. Note: This game is marked as beta on Linux by the devs and while the game get a little further on Nvidia binary drivers it crashes there too. AMD RX 460, Solus mesa 17.2.3 / llvm 5.0.0
Counter strike 1.6 #1010 Textures become corrupt after some time. Radeon R9 380X mesa 17.0
Dirt: Showdown #1258 Using advanced lightning in the options makes the game very slow and shows graphical artifacts. AMD Radeon HD 7970, Arch Linux all mesa versions
Dirt: Showdown #1129 Very slow rendering workaround: MESA_EXTENSION_OVERRIDE='-GL_ARB_shader_image_load_store -GL_ARB_compute_shader' Geforce GTX 750 mesa 17.0
Dolphin (emulator) #107020 #927 Crashing while playing games
Dying Light #1021 The game is crashing upon switching from fullscreen to windowed mode. various cards all versions
Enter The Gungeon #1386 Rendering artifacts various cards all versions
GRID Autosport #601 Broken lightening and reflections. Aruba and Pitcairn cards all versions
Hero Siege #1269 (Probably) missing dependencies: libopenal-dev:i386, libxrandr_dev:i386, libglu-dev:i386 - segfault on startup AMD RX 480 Mesa 17.2-devel / LLVM 5.0-git
Layers of Fear Some furniture and walls are invisible. Tessellation shader compilation failure. Updated testing: Crashed on start-up seems to globally overload new/delete in a way incompatible with Mesa AMD RX 470 (any AMD/Intel?) Mesa 17.x, LLVM 5.0 (also Mesa 13.x?)
Mad Max #427 Random GPU hangs. RX Vega all versions
MXGP3 #1405 Graphical artifacts RX Vega Mesa 19.0 LLVM 8.0.0
Parkitect #1345 Graphical artifacts and black screens. Vega & Tonga cards all versions
Penumbra Overture #1349 Crash when trying to detonate the TNT barrel. RX 580 Mesa 18.3.1-1
Riptale Instant crash on RadeonSI, works with LLVMPIPE (Game Maker bug?). Game starts up if you run the "runner" file directly with R600_DEBUG=mono flag AMD RX580, Arch Linux mesa 18.1.4 / LLVM 6.0.1
Rocket League #201345 Microstuttering. Workaround: set power_dpm_force_performance_level to "high" Polaris and Vega cards all versions
Strike Suit Zero #1209
Sublevel Zero Game FAQ Developers don't really support Linux and specially not Mesa, probably application side. Uses Unity.
See also "Graphics glitches with volumetric lighting on Linux+Mesa+RadeonSI".
Unreal Tournament 99 #967 segfault on opengl init all cards all versions
Unreal Tournament 2004 #1023 Cube map reflection bug various Intel + AMD GPUs
Unreal Tournament 4 0.1.6 changing character models in player options, graphics freezes completely for a while, then displays static with a flickering box on it and either the kernel panics (from radeonsi) or X restarts after a while. Also some textures are completely black every now and then Intel HD 7950, Arch mesa 13.0.3
Valhalla Hills #1263 Instant crash on RadeonSI, memory free of wrong size somewhere in llvm. Bug is marked as fixed in LLVM 4, but it isn't fixed as of LLVM 6. AMD Rx 480, Gentoo Linux mesa 18.0.0 / LLVM 6.0.0
Various games #1393 #1399 Graphical artifacts on the screen. Regression from mesa 19.0.4. workaround: run with AMD_DEBUG=nodma various cards Mesa git LLVM 9.0.0 devel
Various games #108 Multiple Unity games die during startup due to an assertion failure in glXCreateContextAttribsARB. various cards all mesa versions
XCOM: Enemy Unknown #1210 After a few minutes of playing the game will lockup the display completely. various cards all mesa versions

Native Games, Requires Compatibility Context

Game Bug Link Notes and workarounds GPU / Mesa driver Mesa / LLVM Version
Dear Esther native port from Humble Bundle
Dead Island Definitive Edition With OpenGL core profile 4.5 and OpenGL version string 3.0, game opens a pop up saying OpenGL has to be 3.3 at least and it detects 3.0. Launching with MESA_GL_VERSION_OVERRIDE=4.5 MESA_GLSL_VERSION_OVERRIDE=450 fixes it. I tried with override 3.3 and 330 but it didn't work. HD Graphics 630 (Kaby Lake GT2) Mesa 17.2.3
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Non-native (Wine)

Game Bug Link Notes and workarounds GPU / Mesa driver Mesa / LLVM Version
Assassin's Creed: Unity #2217 shadow artifacts under DXVK various cards all versions
CEMU #1334 #1335 Graphical corruptions. Polaris cards all versions
Fall of Light #1324 GPU crash with DXVK under RADV Radeon RX 580 all versions
Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition #544 GPU hangs. Radeon RX Vega all versions
Mafia II #1325 Shadows missing. Radeon R9 285 Mesa 18.2
Overwatch #1284 GPU crash on various cards various cards all versions
Project Cars #855 Trees rendered incorrectly on Azure track. Strange colored flickering on car reflections various cards all versions
The Fruit of Grisaia #1347 Flickering glitches Radeon R9 285 all versions
Various Games #106 Games fail to start: wglChoosePixelFormatARB failed to find a suitable format Affected: Brink, DOOM3: BFG all cards all versions
Wolfenstein II: TNO #1332 FPS noticeably gets a hit in certain areas. Radeon RX Vega all versions

Needs more info, more testing

Game Bug Link Notes and workarounds GPU Mesa / LLVM Version
39 Steps Black screen, never goes beyond that. Has to be kill -9 to get it to close. No error in terminal. Note: Works for me (same hw, same sw) AMD RX 480, Arch Linux mesa 17.1 / LLVM 4.0.0
Absolute Drift Graphic corruption upon launching, multiple squares of horizontal lines. Note: File data.unity3d is missing in the build, can't start the game AMD RX 480, Arch Linux mesa 17.1 / LLVM 4.0.0
AI War: Fleet Command Black screen, never goes beyond that. Has to be kill -9 to get it to close. No error in terminal. Note: Works for me (same hw, same sw) AMD RX 480, Arch Linux mesa 17.1 / LLVM 4.0.0
Magicka 2 Displays graphical artifacts when doing/taking damage (triangles flashing over the characters, definitely when using fire cone) Note: Works with RX480 using mesa 17.1.5 and LLVM 4.0.1 and rx460 mesa 17.1.6 and llvm 4.0.0 AMD R9 270, Fedora 25 mesa 13.0.2 / llvm 3.8.0

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