Introducing the New Vulkan Configurator (vkconfig)

Vulkan Configurator

LunarG has enhanced the Vulkan Configurator, also known as vkconfig! Read on for links to a LunarG white paper and a video demo that introduce enhancements to this powerful Vulkan developer tool.

What is the Vulkan Configurator

The Vulkan Configurator, also called vkconfig, is a powerful, easy-to-use Vulkan developer tool that manages your system’s automatically loaded (or implicit) layer environment and essentially puts you in charge of your system’s Vulkan implicit layer configuration.

Vkconfig Features

Vkconfig provides several valuable features: 1) allows developers to override the layers’ configuration used by Vulkan applications at runtime, 2) allows the layer configuration to be overridden using vkconfig globally or for a selected list of Vulkan applications, and 3) allows developers to use layers from user-defined directories.

How do I get it?

Vkconfig is delivered with the Vulkan SDK and is available for Windows, Linux, and macOS operating systems.

How do I learn more?

We’ve prepared both a video demo and a white paper to help you get the most out of our Vulkan Configurator improvements.

Let us know what you think

Please contact LunarG to let us know what you think of the new Vulkan Configurator or to offer suggestions for future releases. The best way to reach us is via our GitHub repository using the link shown below:

More information about LunarG

LunarG’s software engineering experts create innovative products and services for open source and commercial customers using leading-edge 3D graphics and compute technologies, including Vulkan, SPIR-V, OpenXR, and OpenGL. We have strengths in performance analysis and tuning, runtime and tools development, shader optimizations, driver development, and porting engines and applications to Vulkan.

For more information about LunarG, please check out our website.

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