Mesa 18.2.2 Released With RADV GTA V Fix, Vulkan Additions & D3D9 Patches
Written by Michael Larabel in Mesa on 5 October 2018 at 07:30 AM EDT. 3 Comments
MESA --
Mesa 18.2.2 is out this morning as the second point release to the Q3'2018 stable release series.

Mesa 18.2.2 is much smaller than the ~60 patches in Mesa 18.2.1 but the two dozen or so patches making up 18.2.2 do bring some notable changes:

- Better GTA V support with the RADV Vulkan driver when using Steam Play with DXVK for playing this Windows game on Linux. In particular some reflection issues should be resolved.

- RADV also has a fix to address a GPU hang encountered by Radeon RX Vega hardware with SteamVR.

- vkAcquireNextImage2 support within the ANV and RADV Vulkan drivers.

- ANV now has support for protected memory properties via GetPhysicalDeviceProperties2().

- The Gallium3D Nine "D3D9" state tracker has increased the number of temp registers as well as other improvements.

- That mysterious new Polaris PCI ID is now in Mesa 18.2.2 (0x6FDF).

- Various other fixes.

More details on Mesa 18.2.2 via the announcement. Mesa 18.3-dev meanwhile is in development for release towards year's end.
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