Add DXVK to an existing Wine prefix, improving performance.
This guide focuses on Ubuntu, but the procedure will work on any distribution.
A working Linux install with root privileges.
- # – requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of
- $ – requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user
Wine gaming is sort of a moving target. It always has been. Just when you think you know the lay of the land, something new pops up and disrupts everything. The latest curveball comes in the form of DXVK.
DXVK is a set of replacement
dll files that translate from DirectX 11 to Vulkan. While DXVK is still very new, and it hasn’t even seen its 1.0 release yet, Wine gamers are jumping on board with both feet.
Because it moves DX11 code to Vulkan, DXVK directly addresses the biggest problem with Wine gaming today, incompatibility with newer forms of DirectX. Most games are moving as far from DirextX 9 as possible, and breaking Wine comparability in the process. DXVK has very real potential as a solution.