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DrYaboll: I'm afraid our only hope to play Cyberpunk 2077 on release is if CD Projekt uses Vulkan instead of DX12.
CDPR avoided answering direct questions, about whether they are using Vulkan in CP2077. It doesn't look good.

One of the key developers who worked on the graphics engine for The Witcher 3 and was also big Vulkan enthusiast, has left the company.
Post edited July 04, 2017 by shmerl
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DrYaboll: I'm afraid our only hope to play Cyberpunk 2077 on release is if CD Projekt uses Vulkan instead of DX12.
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shmerl: CDPR avoided answering direct questions, about whether they are using Vulkan in CP2077. It doesn't look good.

One of the key developers who worked on the graphics engine for The Witcher 3 and was also big Vulkan enthusiast, has left the company.
DX12 is dead...

They have to imitate the policies of big teams like Star Citizen.

Maybe CDPR is dying inside.
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DrYaboll: I'm afraid our only hope to play Cyberpunk 2077 on release is if CD Projekt uses Vulkan instead of DX12.
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shmerl: CDPR avoided answering direct questions, about whether they are using Vulkan in CP2077. It doesn't look good.

One of the key developers who worked on the graphics engine for The Witcher 3 and was also big Vulkan enthusiast, has left the company.
Sounds very bad indeed. Sounds like we can forget about both Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077 for Linux for a very long time, until some genius user manages to port it somehow.

I hate this development, especially from a company like CDPR, that I once thought were 'different'. Like GOG itself, they're moving in the wrong direction :(
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shmerl: How Witcher 3 looks in Wine now (with a few patches).
How does that compare to win version? For me this looks OK-ish, I think the (normal) screenshots do look somewhat better, so this is probably not on par with Win version, but if all the game mechanics works correctly, this level of graphics is more than enough for me personally.

I can skip on some fur/particles/bloom effects, but I would love to see no obvious glitches, or super long loading times, etc...

(I think I did pre-order the W3 back when it did look like linux version will happen, as I already have it in library, but I still don't have any machine to play it :/ )

... anyway, what is ugliest for me in this, that CDPR never explained what happened. If they would at least say "for the moment we don't know how to port this in good enough quality, as we suck as linux developers", it would be OK for me. Although that's stating the obvious, considering their inferior Galaxy client development story (writing it since day 1 as .NET windows thing, even if they planned linux version originally). Looks like they have no competent SW architect and experienced guys to guard the other win developers to not spread the platform specific things over everything.
Maybe Microsoft dropped by with a thick brown envelope to tie them to the DirectX/Windows mast.
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ped7g: How does that compare to win version?
No idea really, since I never played it on Windows. That's one of the best screenshots though. Velen areas had more glitches so far. Wine developers are gradually fixing stuff. If you want more recent tests results, see here.
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ped7g: ... anyway, what is ugliest for me in this, that CDPR never explained what happened.
I agree, that their main and worst failure was their lack of communication. For the timeline of events, see the link in the first post.
Post edited July 21, 2017 by shmerl
Briefly looking through the available jobs here, it doesn't really strike me as "we want experience with linux". Admittedly many of the required skills can be general, but if they really were aiming for true multiplatform support I would think there were more overt linux requirements. C++, C# and the occasional .NET doesn't look like that to me. Unfortunately.

There was some mentions of Maya though, which I see has Linux support, albeit fairly limited.

Does not bode well :(
If CD Projekt RED is following this topic, add another to the list of gamers requesting Linux compatibility (full, not requiring wine, please!) for TW3 and future CDPR titles!
Post edited November 27, 2017 by Snow-Mad
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Snow-Mad: If GOG is following this topic, add another to the list of gamers requesting Linux compatibility (full, not requiring wine, please!) for TW3 and future CDPR titles!
See the first post for wishlist items. GOG follow them, but CDPR make these decisions. And at this point it's clear they are not going to do anything about it.
I actually noticed my mistake the next day, but didn't have time to edit or correct with another post, then forgot. Thanks for letting me know though, shmerl, it was the notification of a reply that reminded me!

I know there's basically no hope left, but I figured all it takes is a minute to post and if enough potential buyers continue adding to the request, maybe someone at CDPR will see enough demand to consider it worthwhile. Going silent or not bothering to say anything guarantees it's forgotten, but a few shows, games and other things have been brought back or ported to other platforms because of strong constant demand, so I add my "vote" in case it may help in this case!

Edit: previous post corrected.
Post edited November 27, 2017 by Snow-Mad
I'd love to see native Linux versions of all Witcher titles.

As an aside, with Vulkan, there will soon be no excuse for new games to be Windows only; in a few years, I will not be buying any newly released Windows only games whatsoever.
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SenileAnimal: in a few years, I will not be buying any newly released Windows only games whatsoever.
You can start doing it now. I'm not buying any new Windows only titles these days.
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SenileAnimal: in a few years, I will not be buying any newly released Windows only games whatsoever.
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shmerl: You can start doing it now. I'm not buying any new Windows only titles these days.
My reasoning is that Vulkan has not been out quite long enough for a more widespread adoption, especially as dev cycles take years, as I'm sure you know. Whereas in a few years, there will be no excuse for game devs.

That said, I am, I agree, and applaud your "speaking with your wallet." Likewise, I haven't been buying any (since I've been a Linux user, 1.5yrs or so), and if I do, which is unlikely, they'll be heavily discounted titles, years after release.
Just play other games. Yooka Laylee and Dreamfall are both on linux and both look more interesting than sloshing around in a swamp while smacking monsters about.

If they don't want us to to play Witcher 3, then play it we should not.
Post edited December 22, 2017 by flatiron
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flatiron: Just play other games. Yooka Laylee and Dreamfall are both on linux and both look more interesting than sloshing around in a swamp while smacking monsters about..
Quite different genres.