Steam DXVK games start and close on Nvidia


This is my first message on the forum I hope it will contains the necessary information :slight_smile:
My system specs are:

  • AMD R5 5600X
  • NVIDIA RTX 3080
  • Kernel 6.0.2
  • NVIDIA drivers 520.56.06

I’m having some issues starting older games in Steam running in 32bits: Resident Evil Remaster HD and Red Alert 3 for example.

Initially I found out that I had AMD for vulkan and uninstalling it and adding lib32-nvidia-utils fixed the issue, but the next day it stopped working.
Games are just starting and closing without any obvious error.

Forcing WINE3D allows the games to start but the performance are pretty bad and it crashes after a bit of time

I’ve added the command PROTON_LOG=1 %command% and here is the file generated

Some commands output if it can help

pacman -Qs nvidia
local/egl-wayland 2:1.1.11-2
    EGLStream-based Wayland external platform
local/gwe 0.15.5-3
    A system utility for controlling NVIDIA GPUs
local/lib32-libvdpau 1.5-1
    Nvidia VDPAU library
local/lib32-nvidia-utils 520.56.06-1
    NVIDIA drivers utilities (32-bit)
local/libvdpau 1.5-1
    Nvidia VDPAU library
local/libxnvctrl 520.56.06-1
    NVIDIA NV-CONTROL X extension
local/nvidia-dkms 520.56.06-2
    NVIDIA drivers - module sources
local/nvidia-hook 1.0-1
    pacman hook for nvidia
local/nvidia-inst 1.3-1
    Script to setup nvidia drivers (dkms version) in EndeavourOS
local/nvidia-installer-common 1.4-1
    Common scripts for nvidia-installer-dkms and nvidia-inst
local/nvidia-installer-db 2.5.8-1
    Database for the script to setup nvidia drivers in EndeavourOS
local/nvidia-installer-dkms 3.5-1
    Script to setup nvidia drivers (dkms version) in EndeavourOS
local/nvidia-settings 520.56.06-1
    Tool for configuring the NVIDIA graphics driver
local/nvidia-utils 520.56.06-2
    NVIDIA drivers utilities
pacman -Qs vulkan
local/lib32-nvidia-utils 520.56.06-1
    NVIDIA drivers utilities (32-bit)
local/lib32-vkd3d 1.4-1
    Direct3D 12 to Vulkan translation library By WineHQ
local/lib32-vulkan-icd-loader 1.3.226-1
    Vulkan Installable Client Driver (ICD) Loader (32-bit)
local/mangohud 0.6.8-2
    A Vulkan overlay layer for monitoring FPS, temperatures, CPU/GPU load and more.
local/nvidia-utils 520.56.06-2
    NVIDIA drivers utilities
local/spirv-tools 2022.1-1 (vulkan-devel)
    API and commands for processing SPIR-V modules
local/vkd3d 1.4-1
    Direct3D 12 to Vulkan translation library By WineHQ
local/vulkan-headers 1:1.3.227-1 (vulkan-devel)
    Vulkan header files
local/vulkan-icd-loader 1.3.226-1
    Vulkan Installable Client Driver (ICD) Loader
local/vulkan-tools 1.3.226-1 (vulkan-devel)
    Vulkan Utilities and Tools
inxi -Ga
  Device-1: NVIDIA GA102 [GeForce RTX 3080 Lite Hash Rate] vendor: ASUSTeK
    driver: nvidia v: 520.56.06 alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm non-free: 515.xx+
    status: current (as of 2022-10) arch: Ampere code: GAxxx process: TSMC n7
    (7nm) built: 2020-22 pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 16 link-max:
    gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s ports: active: none off: DP-1,HDMI-A-1
    empty: DP-2,DP-3,HDMI-A-2 bus-ID: 0b:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:2216
    class-ID: 0300
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.4 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X:
    loaded: nvidia unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,nouveau,nv,vesa
    gpu: nvidia,nvidia-nvswitch display-ID: :0 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 4480x1440 s-dpi: 108 s-size: 1054x342mm (41.50x13.46")
    s-diag: 1108mm (43.63")
  Monitor-1: DP-1 mapped: DP-0 note: disabled pos: primary,left
    model: Acer XF270HU serial: 1402022940 built: 2015 res: 2560x1440 hz: 144
    dpi: 109 gamma: 1.2 size: 597x336mm (23.5x13.23") diag: 685mm (27")
    ratio: 16:9 modes: max: 2560x1440 min: 640x480
  Monitor-2: HDMI-A-1 mapped: HDMI-0 note: disabled pos: right
    model: Huawei AD80HW built: 2021 res: 1920x1080 hz: 75 dpi: 93 gamma: 1.2
    size: 527x296mm (20.75x11.65") diag: 604mm (23.8") ratio: 16:9 modes:
    max: 1920x1080 min: 640x480
  OpenGL: renderer: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA
    520.56.06 direct render: Yes

Make sure you have all requirements

I did follow this page and have the mentioned packages as far as I can tell, like said in introduction it did fixed my initial dxvk::DxvkError issue :slight_smile:

However I don’t know what is the current issue right now, the only “weird” message I assume is the last line

pid 77120 != 77119, skipping destruction (fork without exec?)

But I don’t see any errors in the log otherwise

Sorry, i was a little in hurry to read so had to make sure :wink:

I wonder why you say only 32 bit games… :thinking:
Meaning, absolute most of games are 32 bit, including modern ones.

That probably indicates some issue with dxvk / vulkan

It may be an assumption on my part, but before those games didn’t start because I was indeed missing


And they are a bit older using DXVK, but you are correct I will update the description and replacing 32bits by DXVK, as far as I can tell VKD3D is working fine on Cyberpunk and others games.

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Read some of this:

It looks like those games require some tweaking / forcing specific wine / proton version.

Especially that one:

P.S. Oh and where are my manners…Welcome aboard btw! :partying_face:

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Thanks for the welcome! and great news it worked with

PROTON_USE_WINED3D11=1 %command%

No idea what made DXVK stopped working but at least it’s fine for now

I can’t wait to see what the new AMD gpu will offer and probably switch to then, from what I’ve read I should have less issue than with NVIDIA
Thanks for the help :slight_smile:

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Just one of those games which are little quirky and requires some tweaking :wink:

In the future, if you have some problems like that with specific games first places to search for those quirks:

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