Wine(HQ) gfx problems when running games, how to fix'em?

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Wine(HQ) gfx problems when running games, how to fix'em?

Post by balasahu » Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:48 pm


Ubuntu 18.04 (bionic)
kernel 4.15.0-62-generic
Wine amd64 i386 wine4.15-bionic
It uses directx9 d3dx9_42.dll
card GeForce GT 710

test case: black screen on Skyrim
I can run Skyrim, I can hear the menu sounds (hit Enter and hit ESC),
so I open the console with ~ and type "load lastSavegameName",
the game loads properly, I can unsheath the weapon and swing it,
musics play, all sounds are ok, I can even spawn a wolf but...
The whole time all the screen is COMPLETELY black! and I can see absolutely nothing on the game window!

Another test: Path of Exile was simply crashing.

guesses and more tests

It seems related to graphics drivers vs something?, I read it could be related to shaders too.
I tested nvidia drivers 430 and 390 versions, both failed.
Noveau driver works (I can see the game logo and menus) but is uber slow and wont let me select other screen resolution than 640x480, unusable even for tests unfortunately.
I tried to use winetricks to disable GLSL but didnt work either (the idea was to disable shaders)

What worked

It ran perfecly on ubuntu 16.04,
kernel 4.15.0-50-generic,
wine4.0.0stable-xenial (could may be older ones too like wine2.0.3stable-xenial) (some of these even run on ubuntu 18.04 but the problem persists),
driver nvidia-384_384.130-0ubuntu0.16.04.1_amd64.deb (I got the filename from apt cache)

I lost access to my old ubuntu 16.04 (I lost the boot partition), still trying to recreate it, but I want to stay on 18.04.

I will add more info as soon I figure it out or ppl give me tips.

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