07/12/2016 Axel Davy presented improved internal multithreading for Nine! read more
05/04/2015 xf86-video-ati upstream now has full DRI3 and Present support! We recommend radeon users to use this.
01/02/2015 Talk at FOSDEM on Nine status slides
18/11/2014 Nine/st got into upstream Mesa-3D! I'd like to thank everyone for their hard work on coding, buildsystem, testing and helping new users! Thank you guys!
Why exist Gallium Nine project? Because we want see happy Linux users which can enjoy games designed for Windows DX9 at full resolution and details getting maximum performance, which can hardware provide!
How we achieve this goal? By skipping all bottlenecks on way, not doing expensive rewrite native D3D9 calls into OpenGL (which classic wine does), but directly feeding your graphic card (GPU) with D3D9 calls without ugly conversion to OpenGL!
What can you get by installing Gallium Nine enabled Wine? The answer is simple - best performance (feel free to check youtube to watch our happy users gameplays).
We build our technology a top of the Gallium framework which is part of the Mesa-3D library. It allows us to expose Direct3D 9 support!
|cpu: Intel i5-3210M @ 2.50GHz; gpu: AMD HD 7730M|
|60 fps||Ubuntu 14.10 - Native|
|63 fps||Arch Linux* - wine|
|85 fps||Windows 7|
|89 fps||Arch Linux* - wine with Nine support|
|* Arch Linux with llvm SI scheduler + dma copy enabling patch|
Generally also works better in CPU limited scenarios.
The whole package needed to use native Direct3D 9 in wine consists of:
First, you need to allow native Direct3D 9 in wine!
If the Staging tab or Staging Settings group is missing, you do not have the patched Wine!
Now you may want to try your favorite game!
If you want see CPU load and FPS, use Gallium HUD. It provides part of Fraps' functionality, known from Windows. (for 4 core configurations)
Try to run a simple DX9 application from terminal and check the logs. You should see something very similiar to this image below. If you see:
This project is completly open source and everyone can help at least a little. Currently, we looking for
What we can offer?