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.

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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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