I mentioned it in passing in my last article about Rocket League, but the good thing with the latest Proton 4.11 release is that D9VK is now considered mature for wide testing and this opens up many doors for old DirectX 9 games. One of my favorites is Resident Evil 4. If you did try it on Linux prior to Proton 4.11, you may remember it was always showing some weird shadow artifacts making it barely playable. This time it’s fixed, and for good, and the performance is awesome once again with D9VK:
To be completely honest, Resident Evil 4 has not aged very well when it comes to controls. The default control scheme feels really awkward and dated. After all it comes from an era when 3rd person shooters were pretty much a rarity, and it had to deal with a Gamecube controller when it was released. Fun fact, I pretty much purchased a Gamecube at the time just to play the exclusive Capcom games announced for the console. And guess what? Resident Evil 4 did not stay exclusive very long… Damn!
Despite all that, it remains a very well made game (much better than the horrible, horrible Resident Evil 5 and following…) that made Leon cooler than ever.
I am now looking forward to playing the Resident Evil 2 Remake – I know it’s possible to make it work with a few hacks, but I’d rather wait for Valve & Co to make them work out of the box, hopefully soon.
You might want to check out the following articles too!
BoilingSteam lets you access our content for free, but writing articles is a constant investment. We don't use ads or sponsporship, help us make our activities sustainable by donating via Patreon or LiberaPay if you prefer it anonymous. You can follow what we do via our newsletter, our RSS feed, our Mastodon profile or our Twitter feed. We also have Peertube, Youtube and LBRY channels. If you'd like to chat, you can also find us on #boilingsteam:matrix.org. (what is Matrix?)
Unfortunately it doesn’t work on my system, it crash with PROTON_USE_D9VX=1 on launch options. don’t know the cause (ubuntu 19.04, radeon rx560) I really want to play this excellent game again 🙁
Just to double check you sure you are running Proton 4.11? Also the actual launcher command is PROTON_USE_D9VK=1 %command%
You may want to also confirm you are running the latest Mesa drivers. if nothing works post a bug on the d9vk github 🙂
Still not working, but thanks for the advice anyway 🙂
Please report the issue at least 🙂