Gallium-Nine Standalone

Check out → wine-nine-standalone:

Gallium Nine allows to run any Direct3D 9 application with nearly no CPU overhead, which provides a smoother gaming experience and increased FPS.

Gallium Nine Standalone, as the name implies, is a standalone version of the WINE parts of Gallium Nine.

This decouples Gallium Nine from the WINE tree, so that it can be used with any WINE version. There is no need for any WINE patches. A stable, development, or staging WINE release is sufficient.

Gallium Nine Standalone consists of two parts:

  • d3d9-nine.dll: Gallium Nine Direct3D 9 library
  • ninewinecfg.exe: GUI to enable/disable Gallium Nine with some additional info about the current state

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Workaround Discovered For Techland Games On Mesa

Hi folks!

Mesa user John Brooks has posted a → LD_PRELOAD shim for Dying Light which works around → a stupid issue which is aparrantly never going to be fixed.

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How Epic Shoots Their Own Foot With Their Store

Metro Exodus is → Epic Store exclusive and the reason behind all of this crap just drives me nuts.

As some of you might have noticed, Epic founder Tim Sweeney → repeatedly → complained about Microsoft’s Windows Store and how Microsoft is going to kill off competition like Valve’s Steam with that. Instead of complaining, Valve went ahead and pulled a lot of levers to boost Linux gaming as an alternative to Microsoft’s monopolistic ecosystem. Their most iconic move was → releasing Steam for Linux back in 2013, followed by their very own Debian fork called → Steam OS shortly after and development of the free → Steam Runtime which helps Linux games to run on many different distributions – regardless of where you can buy that game. They didn’t stop there but instead 😃aniel-Joins-Valve-Driver" target="_blank">→ hired developers to fix drivers, create → a new translation layer to wrap D3D10/D3D11 calls into Vulkan/SPIRV. They even → worked together with Codeweavers and created an easy-to-use → Wine-based wrapper called "Proton" for running → lots and lots of Windows games on Linux.

So besides bandwidth-related costs and other platform costs like these for keeping Steamworks alive they invested a lot of money to break that monopoly Microsoft has built up. Money don’t grow on trees (except in → Borderlands) and I doubt that they’re able to keep all this stuff running just by selling their own few games. Everyone who publishes games on Steam has to pay 20-30% per sold game to Valve. Yeah, that’s some big chunk. But keep in mind that they’re doing more than just → hosting files and handling payment transactions.

December last year, Tim Sweeney → launched his own store with blackjack and hookers. Their prime feature? Only taking 12% from game developers. It remains to be seen how much Epic is committed to fight against Microsoft’s monopoly with their Windows & Mac only store application. Their engine might support Linux, but the → results → may vary. Maybe because of his → antiquated beliefs? Time will tell. But I'm pretty sure this won't help anyone but Microsoft.

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Proton With Nine-Patches On GitHub

GitHub user popsUlfr has → forked and patched Proton with Gallium-Nine and some additional patches. You can find install-friendly binary releases in his GitHub repo.

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Wine-Staging-Nine 3.8 Tarball

I've uploaded a new 3.8-staging-nine tarball freshly made of Nick Sarnie's PPA. Enjoy!

wget -qO- https://www.c-r-t.tk/files/wine-pol/3.8-staging-nine-x86.tar.xz | tar xvJ -C ~/.PlayOnLinux/wine/linux-x86/

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libstrangle For The Lazy Ones

Never heard of → libstrangle? It's a FPS limiter library which can be LD_PRELOADed in order to run a game with a specified max FPS. I'm using it to reduce my laptop's heat exhaust and to keep my hot-headed Vega chilled. I've built a simple Debian package with the help of "checkinstall". It's not (yet) in my repo but you can safely download (AMD64) it from my site.

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Wine-Staging-Nine 3.3 Tarball

Nick Sarnie has prepared a fresh build of Wine-Staging with Gallium-Nine patches. I've repackaged them for PoL and uploaded them here. You can also install them "the lazy way" with this one-liner:

wget -qO- https://www.c-r-t.tk/files/wine-pol/3.3-staging-nine-x86.tar.xz | tar xvJ -C ~/.PlayOnLinux/wine/linux-x86/

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DXVK Makes Great Progress!

Wow, that's been unexpected. DXVK, which aims to deliver D3D11 via Vulkan, has made great progress. It seems that it's able to render NieR:Automata correctly:

→ Read more on github

→ Download DLLs

→ Download install script for wineprefixes

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Wine-Staging-Nine 2.21 Tarball

I've uploaded wine-staging-nine 2.21 to Wine for PoL.

If you've got wget, you can install it with the following command: wget -qO- https://www.c-r-t.tk/files/wine-pol/2.21-staging-nine-x86.tar.xz | tar xvJ -C ~/.PlayOnLinux/wine/linux-x86/

Warning: This package is completely untested! Thanks for testing @Mme de Faune!

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The Talos Principle: Quick Benchmark

Yesterday I made a quick benchmark of The Talos Prinicple at 1920x1080 with "Ultra"-Preset on my Vega FE/R7 1800X:

Average Min Max
OpenGL 74,5 FPS 6,4 FPS 222,5 FPS
Vulkan 112,9 FPS 4,1 FPS 272,8 FPS

System specs: Kernel 4.14 with DC, Mesa 17.3.2, Ryzen R7 1800X, Radeon Vega Frontier Edition (Air Cooled), 2x8 GB G.Skill DDR4-3200

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Some Tomb Raider (2013) Benchmarks

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Wine-Staging-Nine 2.19 Tarball

I've uploaded wine-staging-nine 2.19 to Wine for PoL.

If you've got wget, you can install it with the following command: wget -qO- https://www.c-r-t.tk/files/wine-pol/2.19-staging-nine-x86.tar.xz | tar xvJ -C ~/.PlayOnLinux/wine/linux-x86/

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Wine-Staging-Nine 2.14 Tarball

I've uploaded wine-staging-nine 2.14 to Wine for PoL.

If you've got wget, you can install it with the following command: wget -qO- https://www.c-r-t.tk/files/wine-pol/2.14-staging-nine-x86.tar.xz | tar xvJ -C ~/.PlayOnLinux/wine/linux-x86/

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OpenMW 0.42 Released, TES3MP 0.6.0 Too

The OpenMW team has released version 0.42.0 of their open source reimplementation of TES3 and their own construction set (OpenMW-CS). It has some interesting new features:

It also fixes a lot of bugs. → Read more here.

They have also announced some fantastic progress on their sister-project TES3MP which is OpenMW-based. Version 0.6.0 has released recently and features working NPC sync. → Read more here.

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Wine-Staging-Nine 2.12 Tarball

I've uploaded wine-staging-nine 2.12 x86 to www.c-r-t.tk/files/wine-pol/2.12-staging-nine-x86.tar.xz because it contains an essential fix for running Steam.

If you've got wget, you can install it with the following command: wget -qO- https://www.c-r-t.tk/files/wine-pol/2.12-staging-nine-x86.tar.xz | tar xvJ -C ~/.PlayOnLinux/wine/linux-x86/

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