Game lag issues on new rig

Just rebuilt my computer, I have Linux 20.04, a SSD, 64gigs of ram, 8 on the graphics card and a cpu that does 4 ghz. When I reloaded the game it is so laggy it’s unplayable. Suggestion welcome. :slight_smile:

Try using different fullscreen options like windowed borderless.

Thanks, I’ll try that. :slight_smile:

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That seems to help a little but still too laggy to play.

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As a Linux user, I suppose you’re using Wine to run SWL.
By default Wine will use the OpenGL renderer, and its performances are not really good with SWL, you gotta use Vulkan renderer.

  1. In your SWL wineprefix, use winetricks to install a few dlls

WINEPREFIX=/path/to/wineprefix winetricks d3dx9_43 d3dx11_43 d3dcompiler_43 dxvk vcrun2015

  1. Then winecfg, go to libraries tab, and set d3d9 to builtin (else the launcher will be buggy)

  2. Start SWL launcher, go to options, and set the game to DirectX11 (DX9 got an issue with shadows on Linux)

  3. Enjoy the game

Dx11 is more prone to crash than dx9, but that’s a game issue (dating from tsw times) that never got fixed (and will never be).

Also, if you’re using a Nvidia gfx card, go for the proprietary driver, the open source one is unfortunately terrible


That made my brain hurt, :slight_smile: But I’ll see if I can do it. Thanks.


Made a SWL guide for Linux