tireman
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3D Issue with games

Hello,

Not sure whether I should come here or to the linux amdgpu developers for this one?

With both the current simcity and simcity 4 games there is an issue where the lighting is not correct after having switched from the AMD drivers to the AMDGPU open source drivers on my linux host where the Win7 Pro VM resides. The screenshots attached probably provide a better explanation than I can write for this one. I had not issues with the previous versions of the ati-drivers versions 15.12, 15.9, etc.

My host is running kernel 4.9.33 and Workstation 12.5.7.

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mhampto
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

Hello,

This looks like an issue with the driver at this time and should be followed up with AMD. Let me know the response they provide.

Matt

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tireman
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Thanks.

I'm going to give a newer kernel a try first from the 4.11 or 4.12 branch and see what happens soon as I get some free time in the next few days before posting to the amdgpu maintainers about this. I'll post an update after trying the other kernels to keep you in the loop.

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tireman
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Just updating where I am.. I have tried 4.9.36 without any luck as well as the updated mesa gentoo package. I can't get 4.11.9 to work as vmware-modconfig crashes for someone unknown reason.

I've posted into the gentoo forums if you want to follow along.

https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-p-8088892.html#8088892

[  580.790352] vmware-modconfi[6879]: segfault at 2250 ip 0000000000002250 sp 00007ffddd0bb4d8 error 14 in appLoader[55bec7987000+ad000]

[  601.033585] vmware-modconfi[6893]: segfault at 2250 ip 0000000000002250 sp 00007ffd96222e48 error 14 in appLoader[55ed021f4000+ad000]

[  643.390646] vmware-modconfi[6909]: segfault at 2250 ip 0000000000002250 sp 00007ffd9080f2f8 error 14 in appLoader[556368e49000+ad000]

[  763.550705] vmware-modconfi[6932]: segfault at 2250 ip 0000000000002250 sp 00007fff26267438 error 14 in appLoader[55b174a78000+ad000]

[  766.390794] vmware-modconfi[6940]: segfault at 2250 ip 0000000000002250 sp 00007fff99698b78 error 14 in appLoader[55fd3d40d000+ad000]

[ 1133.143073] vmware[7011]: segfault at 2250 ip 0000000000002250 sp 00007fff7af2a318 error 14 in appLoader[55ea41b70000+ad000]

[ 1157.272453] vmware-modconfi[7023]: segfault at 2250 ip 0000000000002250 sp 00007ffdb143d3f8 error 14 in appLoader[55dc5493b000+ad000]

[ 1160.270199] vmware-modconfi[7031]: segfault at 2250 ip 0000000000002250 sp 00007ffd15658d08 error 14 in appLoader[561aed0f5000+ad000]

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