Wine 1.7.19 now available with Direct2D support

WineHQ recently released Wine development release 1.7.19. This release comes with a number of new features and bug fixes, including initial support for Direct2D. The latest release is now available in official Ubuntu PPA for install or upgrade.


Key features in this release

  • New JSProxy DLL for automatic proxy configuration.
  • More OLE Accessible Object support.
  • Improvements to the XML writer.
  • Fixes for various memory issues found by Valgrind.
  • Initial headers for Direct2D support.

Bug fixes for the following Windows games and tools

Winamp, Counter-Strike: Source, Dramatica, Gears of War, C&C Red Alert 3, Deus Ex: Invisible War, Wolfenstein (2009), Left 4 Dead 2, Lord of the Rings, Supreme Commander 2, Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War II, Fussball Manager 11, Roller Coaster Tycoon 3, From Dust, Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition, BioShock 2, Batman: Arkham City, ManiaPlanet, A Vampyre Story, Airport Tycoon 2, Dungeons & Dragons Online, eRacer, and Lotus Notes.

For full details of bug fixes, click here

Install Wine 1.7.19

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install wine1.7

Uninstall Wine

sudo apt-get remove wine1.7

 Note: as at the time of writing this post, version 1.7.19 had not been updated in Wine Repository but the above steps will install 1.7.19 when its made available.

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