Vulkan Support

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac Feature Suggestions' started by DashtonP, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. DashtonP

    DashtonP Kilo Poster

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    Now that DX11 is implemented, I'm wondering how easy it would be to implement Vulkan support as well (for games like Doom 2016 etc.)? :D
     
  2. GerryH3

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    I'd like to add that as a developer, I could really benefit from Vulkan support. Being able to stay on Mac OS while I code in Visual Studio inside of the Windows VM, compile on both platforms, and test on both platforms, would be a major, major, major productivity booster. Even if I don't get every feature or exact accuracy, that's fine. As long as it's stable and lets me run dev tools, I'm good.

    There's one application in particular that I'd definitely like to see work well: RenderDoc. It's an invaluable development tool for introspecting and debugging a graphics pipeline. I'm willing to bet that Parallels' developers probably use it!

    MoltenVK is a Vulkan -> Metal API translation layer for macOS that already works quite well. Perhaps this could be used as a springboard for Vulkan support within Windows guests on a macOS host. Although I'm sure you're already aware of this, I figured it's worth mentioning.
     
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  3. TheodoreL

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    It will go a long way for Parallels Desktop and Windows gaming to support Vulkan. A number of titles requiring Vulkan are not ported to OS/X, but are still solely Windows (or Windows+Linux).
     
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  4. BenjaminH1

    BenjaminH1 Bit Poster

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    Yes - please add Vulkan support to Parallels -

    Who else wants/ has a need for this? Please add your comments.
     
  5. BenjaminH1

    BenjaminH1 Bit Poster

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    Yes - please add Vulkan support to Parallels -

    Who else wants/ has a need for this? Please add your comments.
     
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  6. BenjaminW6

    BenjaminW6 Bit Poster

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    I would like this- the Vulkan SDK currently isn't working for me under Parallels.
     
  7. Fonsecae

    Fonsecae Bit Poster

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    Yes, please

    For example Gladius needs Vulkan
     
  8. MarkC9

    MarkC9 Bit Poster

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    This would greatly help my productivity too.
     
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  9. Raymond79

    Raymond79 Bit Poster

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    Signed up to voice my desire for Vulkan Support as well. I wouldn't be surprised if it out performed DirectX in some games, especially if Parallels could incorporate something similar to MoltenVK.
     
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  10. JuanS8

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    Also no Man's Sky needs Vulkan, It will be great if this is supported in the future.
     
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  11. ZacB2

    ZacB2 Bit Poster

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    Bump for Vulkan support
     
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  12. BenjaminH1

    BenjaminH1 Bit Poster

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    Please AMD VULKAN Driver Support for Parallels Video Adapter
     
  13. Nick28

    Nick28 Bit Poster

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    I would like to voice my desire for this as well. Being able to ensure that my program compiles on both Mac and Windows without having to restart my machine would really be a life saver. Why would I use parallels if I need to restart my machine to try something on Windows? That sort of defeats the purpose of a VM.
     
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  14. DAVID_CORDER

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    I'd also request the ability for access to Vulkan via Parallels, whether MoltenVK or otherwise.
     
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  15. mtv969

    mtv969

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    Bump for Vulkan, Linux too please.
     
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  16. XxUnkn0wnxX

    XxUnkn0wnxX Bit Poster

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    when will this be supported? - this was 1st mentioned in 2019 with parallels 15
    I cannot play no man's sky...
     

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  17. kevinm17

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    I'd love to run Doom 2016 in Parallels on my Mac... Vulkan or D3D support... I bought it, but have no way to run it... been waiting for compatibility to catch up :)
     
  18. GarrettB5

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    Exact same problem. Please support vulkan if at all possible.
     
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  19. Pierre4

    Pierre4

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    Bump. It would be great if they'd respond and say something.
     
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  20. UmarT

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    Having similar problem with Evil Genius 2, do we have a fix for this one ?
     

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