VKD3D is a Direct3D 12 implementation on top of Vulkan for accelerating Windows D3D12 games with Valve's Steam Play (Proton) and other Wine-based usage. Valve maintains VKD3D-Proton as their own fork of VKD3D.

VKD3D Articles & Reviews

AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D Linux Gaming Performance   Processors   2023-03-02
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 / RTX 4090 Linux Performance   Graphics Cards   2023-02-16
AMD Radeon Linux Gaming Performance On Mesa 20.1 Looking Good With RADV+ACO   Display Drivers   2020-05-04

VKD3D Linux & Open-Source News

Wine 9.0-rc1 Released With Upgraded VKD3D, Wine Wayland Improvements   WINE   2023-12-08
Feral's GameMode 1.8 Adds CPU Core Pinning & Parking   Linux Gaming   2023-12-06
VKD3D-Proton 2.11 Released With DXR Now Enabled By Default & DirectX Ultimate   Vulkan   2023-11-24
Open-Source NVIDIA "NVK" Driver Is Now Conformant For Vulkan 1.0   Nouveau   2023-11-20
Mesa Radeon Vulkan Driver "RADV" Works Around Bugs For Unreal Engine 4 & 5   Mesa   2023-11-15
Terakan Driver Continues Working To Bring Vulkan To The Radeon HD 6000 Series   Radeon   2023-11-09
RADV Hooks Up Image Compression Control To Workaround Game Bugs   Radeon   2023-10-27
Lutris 0.5.14 Released For Better Managing Your Games On Linux   Linux Gaming   2023-10-20
The State Of HDR On The Steam Deck With Valve's Gamescope Compositor   Valve   2023-10-18
Wine-Staging 8.18 Brings Patch For An 8 Year Old Bug Report   WINE   2023-10-15
Valve Releases Proton 8.0-4 As A Big Improvement For Windows Gaming On Linux   Valve   2023-10-05
Intel Comes Up With A Way For Vulkan Sparse Support On Their Existing Linux Driver   Intel   2023-10-03
Wine-Staging 8.17 Released With Fix For Eight Year Old Bug Report   WINE   2023-09-30
Wine 8.17 Released With VKD3D 1.9 Upgrade, Initial Window Management For Wayland Driver   WINE   2023-09-29
AMDVLK 2023.Q3.3 Released With Radeon RX 7700 / 7800 Series Support   Radeon   2023-09-29
Mesa 23.3 Lands Initial Intel Vulkan Driver Sparse Support - Needed For Many Newer Games   Intel   2023-09-28
VKD3D 1.9 Released With HLSL Compiler Improvements, Ability To Inspect DXBC Blobs   WINE   2023-09-22
Valve Is A Wonderful Upstream Contributor To Linux & The Open-Source Community   Valve   2023-09-22
Wine-Staging 8.16 Fixes A 16 Year Old Bug For Games Crashing   WINE   2023-09-17
VKD3D-Proton 2.10 Released With More Performance Improvements, Game/Driver Workarounds   Valve   2023-09-11
RADV Implements NVIDIA DGC Compute Extension   Mesa   2023-08-23
Wine-Staging 8.14 Released - Less Than 500 Patches Atop Upstream   WINE   2023-08-21
CrossOver 23 Enables EA App On Linux, Many Fixes   Linux Gaming   2023-08-16
NVK Merge Request Opened For Landing Open-Source NVIDIA Vulkan Driver In Mesa   Nouveau   2023-07-26
Proton 8.0-3 Released With More Windows Games Running On Linux, Fixes   Valve   2023-07-21
Lavapipe Lands Vulkan Descriptors Support, Can Run Some VKD3D-Proton Games   Mesa   2023-07-01
What's Excited Open-Source Enthusiasts & Linux Users The Most So Far In 2023   Phoronix   2023-06-30
RADV Lands Fragment Shader Interlock Support - Useful For Emulators, DXVK & VKD3D   Radeon   2023-06-26
Wine-Staging 8.11 Brings Performance Improvements, Registering URL Protocol Handlers   WINE   2023-06-25
Vulkan 1.3.254 Published With Another Extension Drafted By Valve   Vulkan   2023-06-16
Wine-Staging 8.10 Adds D3D9 Improvement, Fix For A Bug Open Since 2009   WINE   2023-06-11
Mesa 23.1.2 Released With Intel Fix For VKD3D-Proton, More RADV Fixes   Mesa   2023-06-08
RadeonSI ACO Code Lands More Functionality   Mesa   2023-06-04
Vulkan 1.3.251 Released With One New Extension Worked On By Valve, Nintendo & Others   Vulkan   2023-05-28
Wine-Staging 8.9 Ships With The Very Latest VKD3D Code   WINE   2023-05-28
AMDVLK 2023.Q2.2 Brings New Extension For VKD3D-Proton, Performance Tuning   Radeon   2023-05-22
VKD3D-Proton 2.9 Released With Performance Improvements   Linux Gaming   2023-05-19
DXVK 2.2 Released With D3D11On12 Support, Many Game Fixes   Valve   2023-05-12
Intel's Vulkan Linux Driver Enables GPL By Default While Hiding Mesh Shaders   Intel   2023-05-10
D8VK v1.0 Released For Running Direct3D 8 Games Atop Vulkan   Linux Gaming   2023-05-10
Intel's Experimental Xe Driver For Linux Lacking HuC Media Support For DG2/Alchenist   Intel   2023-05-09
Intel's Vulkan Linux Driver Increases Instruction Heap - Fix For Overwatch   Intel   2023-05-05
Wine 8.7 Released With Another 17 Bugs Fixed   WINE   2023-04-28
Valve Lands Another Radeon Vulkan Performance Optimization For An "Upcoming Game"   Radeon   2023-04-21
RADV Optimized By Valve For An Upcoming Game - Nearly Matching The Windows Performance   Valve   2023-04-20
AMDVLK 2023.Q2.1 Brings Mesh Shaders, Several New Vulkan Extensions   Radeon   2023-04-19
Intel Vulkan Linux Driver Lands Graphics Pipeline Library Support   Intel   2023-04-18
Proton 8.0-1 Published With More Games Now Running On Steam Play   Valve   2023-04-17
Renewed Work For ACO Compiler Support With The RadeonSI Gallium3D Driver   Radeon   2023-04-17
Intel Linux Improvements, AMD openSIL, Zen 4 3D V-Cache & Other March Highlights   Phoronix   2023-04-02
New AMD Ryzen CPUs, Intel Sapphire Rapids, Rust Adoption & More In Q1   Phoronix   2023-03-31
Wine 8.5 Released With VKD3D 1.7 Included, WinRT App Dark Theme   WINE   2023-03-31
Wine's VKD3D 1.7 Implements More Direct3D 12 Functionality Atop Vulkan   WINE   2023-03-24
Mesa 23.1 RADV Gets Vulkan Mesh/Task Shaders Working For AMD RDNA3 GPUs   Mesa   2023-03-23
RADV Lands Another Feature For Helping VKD3D-Proton Tier 3 Functionality   Mesa   2023-03-21
Linux 6.2, Linux 6.3 Developments, KDE Plasma 5.27 & More Made For An Exciting Month   Phoronix   2023-02-28
RADV Working Toward D3D12 FL 12.2 Support With VKD3D-Proton   Mesa   2023-02-27
Mesa's Radeon "RADV" Driver Can Now Handle Cyberpunk 2077 Ray-Tracing   Mesa   2023-02-24
Vulkan 1.3.241 Released With Another Extension To Help VKD3D / Direct3D 12 Emulation   Vulkan   2023-02-16
CrossOver 22.1 Released With Updated VKD3D 1.5, More Gaming Improvements   WINE   2023-02-14
NVIDIA Vulkan Beta Adds Group Handles Extension To Help VKD3D-Proton DXR   NVIDIA   2023-02-04
Vulkan 1.3.240 Brings New Extension To Help With DirectX Ray-Tracing Compatibility   Vulkan   2023-01-26
Wine 8.1 Picks Up Vulkan HDR Extension For Helping With Valve's HDR Gaming Enablement   WINE   2023-01-26
DXVK 2.1 Released With HDR Support, Many Game Improvements   Vulkan   2023-01-24
Wine 8.0 Released With PE Conversion Complete, Progress On WoW64 Support   WINE   2023-01-24
VKD3D-Proton's Hans-Kristian Arntzen Experimenting With Vulkan Video   Vulkan   2023-01-07
Blumenkrantz Back To Working On Zink Improvements For 2023   Mesa   2023-01-05
Microsoft Begins Providing DirectX Shader Compiler Linux Binaries   Microsoft   2022-12-18
VKD3D-Proton 2.8 Brings Many Improvements For Direct3D 12 On Vulkan   Valve   2022-12-15
Wine 8.0-rc1 Released With VKD3D 1.6, Vulkan/OpenGL Thunking Optimizations   WINE   2022-12-09
AMDVLK 2022.Q4.3 Vulkan Driver Released With More Performance Tuning   Radeon   2022-12-09
Valve Implements Opt-In VK_KHR_present_wait For Mesa Vulkan Drivers   Mesa   2022-11-24
RADV Wires Up VK_EXT_descriptor_buffer, VKD3D-Proton Usage Pending   Mesa   2022-11-21
AMDVLK 2022.Q4.2 Brings More Performance Tuning   Radeon   2022-11-10
VKD3D-Proton 2.7 Released With Eight Months Worth Of Changes   Vulkan   2022-10-27
Wine 7.19 Released With VKD3D 1.5, MPEG-4 Audio Support   WINE   2022-10-14
WineConf 2022 Talked Up Vulkan, PE Conversion Progress, Wine 8.0 Early Next Year   WINE   2022-10-08
VKD3D 1.5 Lands In Wine For Updated Direct3D 12 Over Vulkan   Vulkan   2022-09-27
Mesa's Turnip Now Advertises Vulkan 1.3 Support   Mesa   2022-09-22
Mesa 22.2 Released With AMD RDNA3 Prep, Intel Arc Graphics, Many Vulkan Improvements   Mesa   2022-09-20
Vulkan 1.3.228 Promotes One Of Valve's Extensions Used For Efficient D3D12 Emulation   Vulkan   2022-09-15
Radeon Vulkan Driver RADV Lands 3D Sparse Image Support   Mesa   2022-09-07
Steam On Linux Marketshare Crawls Up To 1.27% For August 2022   Valve   2022-09-01
Wine-Based CrossOver 22 Released For Enjoying Windows Apps & Games On Linux   WINE   2022-08-23
Proton 7.0-4 Released For Steam Play With Many Game Fixes, More Playable Titles   Valve   2022-08-16
Vulkan 1.3.224 Introduces Another New Extension To Help Valve's Steam Play   Vulkan   2022-08-04
Mesa 22.2-rc1 Released With AMD RDNA3 & Intel Alchemist Primed, Vulkan Additions   Mesa   2022-08-03
DXVK 1.10.3 Released With Shared Fences - Needed By Halo Infinite On Linux   Linux Gaming   2022-08-02
RADV Continues Getting Ready For Vulkan Mesh Shader Support   Mesa   2022-07-21
RADV Vulkan Driver Now Supports NVIDIA's Device Generated Commands   Radeon   2022-07-17
Intel's ANV Driver Lands VK_EXT_shader_module_identifier - Important For VKD3D-Proton   Intel   2022-07-09
RADV Lands VK_EXT_shader_module_identifier, VKD3D-Proton Prepares Usage   Valve   2022-07-06
NVIDIA 515.49.06 Linux Vulkan Beta Driver Released   NVIDIA   2022-07-02
Vulkan 1.3.219 Released With Two New Extensions   Vulkan   2022-07-02
Wine 7.12 Released With Theming For Qt5 Apps, VKD3D v1.4   WINE   2022-07-01
VKD3D 1.4 Released With More Direct3D 12 Features Supported, Better HLSL Compiler   WINE   2022-06-22
Vulkan Mesh Shaders To Closely Mirror Direct3D 12 Capabilities   Mesa   2022-06-21
Microsoft's "Dozen" Prepares For Vulkan 1.1 Support   Mesa   2022-06-15
Proton 7.0-3 With More Games Running Well On Linux, Experimental Preps More Changes   Valve   2022-06-14
Red Hat Experimenting With "NVK" Nouveau Open-Source Vulkan Driver   Nouveau   2022-06-02
XWayland Adds New Option To Expose Dummy Modes For Gamescope / Steam Deck   Wayland   2022-05-20
X.Org XDC + WineConf Joint Conference Announced For October   X.Org   2022-04-27
RADV Exploring "A Driver On The GPU" In Moving More Vulkan Tasks To The GPU   Radeon   2022-04-25
Proton 7.0-2 Released For Getting More Windows Games Running On Steam Play   Valve   2022-04-21
Wine 7.5 Released With HLSL Compiler Support For Bundled VKD3D   WINE   2022-03-25
"Dozen" Merged Into Mesa For Implementing Vulkan On Direct3D 12   Mesa   2022-03-25
RADV Driver Adds Support For Valve's New VKD3D-Proton Focused Vulkan Extension   Radeon   2022-03-15
Wine 7.4 Released With VKD3D Bundled, WineD3D/D3D12/DXGI Converted To PE   WINE   2022-03-11
Vulkan 1.3.207 Brings Another New Extension From Valve   Vulkan   2022-03-08
DXVK-NVAPI 0.5.3 Released To Improve NVIDIA API Integration For Games On Steam Play   Valve   2022-03-06
DXVK 1.10 Released With More Performance Improvements   Linux Gaming   2022-03-04
VKD3D-Proton 2.6 Released With Many Fixes, Shader Model 6.6 & Optimizations   Vulkan   2022-03-04
VKD3D 1.3 Being Prepared For Release   WINE   2022-03-02
Proton 7.0 Released With More Games Running On Linux, EAC Support, Many Other Updates   Valve   2022-02-16
Qualcomm Open-Source Vulkan Driver Aims To Run More Windows Games Via Wine / Proton   Mesa   2022-02-09
Mesa's "Dozen" Close To Providing Vulkan Over Direct3D 12   Microsoft   2022-02-03
Wine 7.0 Released With Improved Theming, New WoW64 & Much More   WINE   2022-01-18
Wine 7.0's Many Features From Better Theming To Improved HiDPI To New Joystick Driver   WINE   2022-01-07
Mesa's RADV Driver Lands Workaround For Flickering Issue With F1 2021   Linux Gaming   2022-01-01
Mesa's Radeon Vulkan Driver Lands Experimental Mesh Shaders   Radeon   2021-12-31
Recapping Intel's Open-Source/Linux Achievements For 2021   Intel   2021-12-30
CodeWeavers Planning For A Busy 2022 With VKD3D D3D12 For CrossOver   WINE   2021-12-22
More BattlEye-Protected Games Now Working With Steam Play On Linux   Linux Gaming   2021-12-03
Proton 6.3-8 Released With More Windows Games Playable, Support For Some BattlEye Games   Valve   2021-11-24
NVIDIA 470.62.12 Vulkan Beta Driver For Linux Updates Video Support   NVIDIA   2021-11-17
Vulkan 1.2.199 Released With New Extension To Help VKD3D-Proton   Vulkan   2021-11-16
DXVK-NVAPI 0.5 Released With NVIDIA DLSS 2.x Bits, Other Improvements   NVIDIA   2021-11-13
Steam Deck Release Pushed Back To February 2022   Valve   2021-11-10
It's Been 9 Years Since Valve Rolled Out The Steam Linux Beta   Valve   2021-11-06
VKD3D-Proton 2.5 Released With Experimental DXR 1.1, More Games Working   Valve   2021-10-18
Lutris 0.5.9 Released With Support For The Epic Games Store, New Options   Linux Gaming   2021-10-11
Proton Experimental Enables NVIDIA DLSS For D3D12 Games, Proton Now Handles More Games   Valve   2021-10-01
Mesa 21.3 Lands Initial Radeon Ray-Tracing Support In Open-Source RADV Vulkan Driver   Mesa   2021-09-21
NVIDIA 470.74 Linux Driver Released With Several Fixes   NVIDIA   2021-09-20
Multiple Games Are Now Working With RADV's Ray-Tracing Code   Mesa   2021-09-17
AMD Just Squeezed More Workstation Performance Out Of Its RadeonSI Driver   Radeon   2021-09-10
Vulkan 1.2.191 Released With New Extension To Make Wiser Memory Decisions   Vulkan   2021-09-07
Proton 6.3-6 Released With More Games Running, Optional NVIDIA DLSS Support   Valve   2021-08-20
RADV Lands Fast Clear Improvements, Helping RDNA With VKD3D-Proton   Radeon   2021-08-10
Many Interesting Talks On Deck For The X.Org Developers Conference 2021   X.Org   2021-08-04
AMD + Valve Working On New Linux CPU Performance Scaling Design   AMD   2021-08-02
LE9, Canonical's Profits, Steam Deck, & Loongson 3A5000 Made For An Exciting July   Phoronix   2021-08-01
RADV Ray-Tracing Now Rendering Quake II RTX Correctly But Very Slowly   Radeon   2021-07-27
China's Alternative To GSoC Is Seeing Some Interesting Summer Open-Source Projects   Free Software   2021-07-11
VKD3D-Proton 2.4 Released With Better Performance, Sparse 3D Textures   Valve   2021-07-08
The Most Popular Intel Linux/Open-Source News From H1'2021   Intel   2021-07-08
Steam On Linux Still Tap Dancing Around 0.9% Marketshare   Linux Gaming   2021-07-02
Proton 6.3-5 Released With A Number Of Improvements For Windows Games On Linux   Linux Gaming   2021-06-25
NVIDIA Posts 470 Linux Driver Beta With Better Wayland Support, DLSS + Improved PRIME   NVIDIA   2021-06-22
NVIDIA Releasing DLSS Support For Vulkan API Games On Linux Tomorrow   NVIDIA   2021-06-21