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  • Mesa 21.1 Squeezes In Improvements For Direct3D 9 (Gallium Nine)

    Phoronix: Mesa 21.1 Squeezes In Improvements For Direct3D 9 (Gallium Nine)

    The feature freeze and code branching for Mesa 21.1 is imminent but last minute feature work continues to pour in. Hitting Mesa Git this morning as the latest activity were some fixes and improvements in Gallium Nine for providing Direct3D 9 support atop Gallium3D drivers to Wine/Windows programs...

    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...r-Gallium-Nine

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    oh gallium9 is still a thing? I wonder if anything uses it?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Kemosabe View Post
      oh gallium9 is still a thing? I wonder if anything uses it?
      People who use it with wine. It seems also to be integrated to Virtualbox according to their source code.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Kemosabe View Post
        oh gallium9 is still a thing? I wonder if anything uses it?
        Yes, - I use it! Also in 2021 not everyone has Vulkan compliant hardware...

        And the best thing is to experience again and again that some old DX9 games are running meanwhile better under Linux (through Wine) then they were running on Windows, - thanks to Gallium Nine. To be clear, I mean that especially in conjunction with older hardware like my polycarbonate iMac from 2006. However, this is most likely also true for retro-gaming (on older hardware) in general.

        Whatever, the compatibility of newer Windows 10 based computers and older software is known to be bad or even non-existent.
        Last edited by lorn10; 15 April 2021, 05:56 AM.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by lorn10 View Post
          However, this is most likely also true for retro-gaming (on older hardware) in general.
          This is also true with recent hardware, as AMD's D3D9 driver is terrible since Navi.

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