drcancerman Posted June 15, 2022 Share Posted June 15, 2022 (edited) Downloading this modified d3d9.dll will increase the frames considerably. Almost double to double the frames of what you are currently getting. The downsides? So far, I found none. But there could be something. Like being unstable and causing a random crash here or there, which eSim won't be able to help. If that happens, try replicating the same steps you did that caused the crash on Vulkan on the DX9 default file and see if it happens too. Thanks to Mezentius for the DXVK-Async suggestion, test and the DXVK.conf file. INSTALL: Go here https://github.com/doitsujin/dxvk/releases OR https://github.com/Sporif/dxvk-async (Try this if the first one doesn't work for you, the extra steps for this one are highlighted in red. If you choose the first, you don't need to follow the steps in red) Click and download dxvk-1.10.1.tar.gz (depending when you read this, the version will change to a higher, and could work) Go below on this post and download the "dxvk.conf" file if you chose the DXVK-ASYNC method. Open the file with any decompressing program (WinRar, 7zip et al) go to DXVK\x64 folder and drag/decompress the only dll you will use "d3d9.dll" (And "dxgi.dll" for the DXVK-ASYNC) Place the "d3d9.dll" into your ...\eSim Games\SB Pro PE\Release folder (the "dxgi.dll" and the dxvk.conf that can be downloaded below in case you are using the DXVK-ASYNC) Done, now run the simulator and enjoy high frames. To uninstall just go to ...\eSim Games\SB Pro PE\Release and delete only the d3d9.dll file. (and DXGI.DLL if you are using DXVK-ASYNC version) As a bonus, this also allows you to use Reshade. I will update this post based on what I find while trying this longer. My specs are 1080ti, 32GB Ram, Intel Core i7 9700K at 4.7, maxed everything on Steel Beasts graphics settings. These are my findings on the quick test I did, I am copying it from the thread, and I will be honest, the results are very promising. Quote Vulkan: Rarely dipped below 60 FPS, mostly stayed at 65 FPS. Only dipped sub 30 FPS( At 27 and thereabouts) when inside the heavy smoke, and artillery area. Outside of that, 45 and 55 only when it was switching or unstable frames, which means, less than a second. GB RamDX9(Default): Below 30 from the moment I opened into the M60. It hovers around 25 to 30 FPS, rarely over 33 FPS. Inside the artillery and smoke part, it reached 10 to 15 FPS(and danced around those numbers). This replacement DX9 to Vulkan really made the frames go high! I will be making a thread about this later when I have more time. Screenshots with DXVK applied: dxvk.conf Edited June 17, 2022 by drcancerman Added some screenies 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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