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  • DXVK 1.9.1 is out for translating Direct3D 9/10/11 to Vulkan

    The DXVK project continues to mature its translation layer for Direct 3D 9 / 10 / 11 to Vulkan, something that can be used together with Wine and Proton (along with a few ports using it). If you don't know what Proton is, be sure to check out our dedicated page.

    DXVK 1.9.1 follows on from the big 1.9 release on June 15 that gave us some new features. As a point release, it mainly focuses on cleaning up some bits here and there.

  • DXVK 1.9.1 Released With Several Game Fixes

    DXVK 1.9.1 is out as the newest version of this key component to Steam Play / Proton for running Windows games on Linux with DXVK being responsible for translating Direct3D 9/10/11 calls to Vulkan.

  • SDL2 Lands Support For Client-Side Decorations On Wayland - Phoronix

    The SDL2 library that is commonly used by many cross-platform games landed several patches this weekend to improve its Wayland support.

    The main change from the Git activity this weekend in SDL2 is landing support for using client-side decorations on Wayland.

An interview with Joshua Ashton, developer on the likes of DXVK,

  • An interview with Joshua Ashton, developer on the likes of DXVK, VKD3D-Proton and more

    Time for another GamingOnLinux interview! This time, we have someone who many that follow Valve and Steam Play Proton will be familiar with - it's Joshua Ashton.

  • DXVK 1.9.1 Improves Support for Far Cry 5, GTA IV, Risen 3, Roblox, and Other Games

    The DXVK 1.9.1 release comes one and a half months after DXVK 1.9 to improve support for various games, including Roblox, which should perform much better on NVIDIA GPUs, Risen 3, which should no longer crash on NVIDIA GPUs, as well as GTA IV, which should no longer break when playing with an NVIDIA graphics card.

    The Roblox performance improvements were achieved by rewroting the way staging textures are handled in D3D11, which also reduces memory usage and the number of image copies needed to move data between the GPU and CPU.

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