Compactor VS dxvk

Compare Compactor vs dxvk and see what are their differences.


A user interface for Windows 10 filesystem compression (by Freaky)


Vulkan-based implementation of D3D9, D3D10 and D3D11 for Linux / Wine (by doitsujin)
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Compactor dxvk
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2.7 9.7
4 months ago 10 days ago
Rust C++
MIT License zlib License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of Compactor. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-06-24.
  • File compression using ‘CompactGUI’? | 2021-10-16
    That's simply not true. I use compact.exe to compress all my games, its NTFS' built-in seamless compression. If you're going to give advice to someone at least make sure you know WTF you are talking about. u/Yes_This_Is_A_User use this one it's a nicer UI.
  • Help me I need Storage!!!! | 2021-10-01
    Hey, i’ve used a program called Freaky/Compacter,, it worked really well for me, got 10gbps off cs go, but it doesn’t work with all games, on gta i got around 800mbps, you should give it a try, it’s a life saver!
  • how bad is it to play games of internal SSD with linux OS runnig of USB
    You can free up a considerable amount of space in Windows by deleting junk files and old windows updates. Run cleanmgr as administrator first (tick all the boxes), reboot and then download and run ccleaner. Further to that, you can seriously free up a ton of space by compressing your games library and program files folders - you can use Compactor for this.
  • Legit my only complaint is storage space | 2021-09-25
  • From 330gb+ down to 100gb~ (steam/epic) | 2021-09-21
    With Freaky Compactor ;
  • If you're on Windows, consider using NTFS filesystem compression to save a LOT of space used by your flight simulators. | 2021-07-26
    The tool in the image is Compactor, a GUI front end to the Windows compact.exe built-in tool to utilise NTFS filesystem compression.
  • Pawsey accidentally leaks specs of AMD MI-Next GPU | 2021-07-06
    Compactor (GUI for built-in win 10 transparent compression) works really well for games, often getting 0.30x-0.65x compression ratios, game updates only decompress and patch what they need and then you just have to rerun the tool to recompress them. depending on your CPU, some games even load faster.
  • Why does my game still stutter after a GPU upgrade?
  • Awesome Rewrite It In Rust - A curated list of replacements for existing software written in Rust | 2021-05-27
    Compactor, a replacement for the venerable CompactGUI
  • Is there an alternative to compile Rust in Windows without having to have a 6GB SDK along just for the linker? | 2021-05-27
    It compresses quite well, at least.


Posts with mentions or reviews of dxvk. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-16.
  • [P] YoHa: A practical hand tracking engine.
    Let's see if I can follow the breadcrumbs, in the meantime here's proof that the maintainer at least uses the game to test: Worth noting their picture is an Automata character, but I'm sure something more substantial has been said.
  • [Epic Games] Paladins Epic Pack and Stubbs The Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse (Free/100% Off) | 2021-10-15
    There is a way to make it work. Download dxvk from and extract d3d11.dll and dxgi.dll from the x64 folder to your game directory. On my pc, I get another error message when I run the game, I klick Ok and the game runs.
  • FFXIV Launcher crashes when using Proton GE, but not when using the official Proton versions.
  • [FREE] Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse & Paladins Epic Pack | 2021-10-14
    Download DXVK from the official repo :
  • 6800xt 50% utilization in DX9 games. the cpu is a 3600xt | 2021-10-14 is your friend.
  • DXVK improves framerate significantly in Flight Simulator 2020 | 2021-10-14
    DXVK has been known to improve framerate and stuttering in a host of games by translating DirectX into Vulkan. MSFS is no exception, I went from ~22 fps to ~40 fps in the UK within densely packed buildings, on an i5 10400F and RTX 2060. It feels significantly smoother.
  • What’s the state of nvidia drivers in modern times?
    Every time we have these threads and people report "everything works fine for me," I have to wonder if these people even use Linux regularly on their computers. Every few months there's something new, whether it's KDE panels breaking, DXVK breaking, Firefox breaking repeatedly, Wayland still not working acceptably, PRIME not being supported for years, still not being supported on older PRIME hardware, Reverse PRIME only just recently being supported with the most recent driver (and even then it still doesn't work right)
  • What I have learned this past year working as a Wine/Proton hacker
  • So I decided to get back into BL2 modding and it made me realize something.
  • Really bad performance all around in Proton
    It's most likely due to Southern Islands cards (R9 270, 270X, 280, 280X, R7 240, 250, 250X, 265, and R5 240) not being able to use Vulkan by default (see this for some info to get started) which is necessary for dxvk. Dxvk is what allows most Windows games to run with acceptable performance by translating D3D9, D3D10, and D3D11 to Vulkan.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Compactor and dxvk you can also consider the following projects:


CompactGUI - Visual Interface for the Windows 10 Compact Function

d912pxy - DirectX9 to DirectX12 API proxy for Guild Wars 2

Reshade-Unlocked - A generic post-processing injector for games and video software.

proton-ge-custom - Compatibility tool for Steam Play based on Wine and additional components

Proton - Compatibility tool for Steam Play based on Wine and additional components

winetricks - Winetricks is an easy way to work around problems in Wine

wine-tkg-git - The wine-tkg build systems, to create custom Wine and Proton builds

lutris - Lutris desktop client in Python / PyGObject

legendary - Legendary - A free and open-source replacement for the Epic Games Launcher

vgpu_unlock - Unlock vGPU functionality for consumer grade GPUs.

GTAIV.EFLC.FusionFix - This projects aims to fix or address some issues in Grand Theft Auto IV Complete Edition