Dungeon Lords Steam Edition – How to Improve FPS and Remove Stutter

Guide to Improve FPS and Remove Stutter


DXVK is a tool to translate DirectX API calls to Vulkan.

For some games this can really improve performance.

Dungeon Lords is known to stutter on even powerful machines in open areas and when loading new areas.

From my testing, on AMD drivers, DXVK 1.10.3 runs flawlessly to remove fps drops and reducing stuttering between new areas. Newer versions have some bugs, such as crashing when hitting Esc on the menu, but they might run fine on Nvidia or Intel GPUs.

How to Install

  1. Go to the official DXVK Github repository.
  2. Download dxvk-1.10.3.tar.gz
  3. Open with 7-Zip.
  4. Go to Dungeon Lords Steam Edition in your Steam library, right click, click on properties, click Local Files, then Browse…
  5. Copy d3d9.dll from x32 in dxvk-1.10.3 to the folder which pops up (root folder) when you click Browse Local Files.
  6. You’re done! To verify it worked, open DLSteamEdition_d3d9.log which should have been made in the same folder.
Jan Bonkoski
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A lifelong gamer Jan Bakowski, also known as Lazy Dice, was always interested in gaming and writing. He lives in Poland (Wrocław). His passion for games began with The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time on the Nintendo 64 back in 1998. Proud owner of Steam Deck, which has become his primary gaming platform. He’s been making guides since 2012. Sharing his gaming experience with other players has become not only his hobby but also his job.

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