Wine 1.8 RC4 released with Adobe Photoshop 5.0 & Hitman 2 fixes

Wine 1.8 RC4 recently released comes with a number of bug fixes, which includes fixes for Hitman 2: Silent Assassin which shows wrong colors with environment bump mapping, Adobe Photoshop 5.0: Type tool fails with stack overflow. See below for full changelog


  •  Dolphin Smalltalk IDE fails when requesting trial on urlmon.dll.URLOpenBlockingStreamA
  • Sandboxie installer needs ‘HKLM\\System\\CurrentControlSet\\Services\\Eventlog\\System’ registry key
  • Cockpit Crash hangs
  • HLMV from Source SDK crashes while starting
  • BioEdit: Minimized windows icons become garbaged
  • WinNER5 database client crashes on startup
  • Buried in Time demo does not start
  • “The Network” demo fails to start without native d3dx9
  • Configure script can’t find 32-bit freetype libraries on 64-bit debian squeeze
  • Miro 5.x/6.x installer does not go beyond “initializing…” phase
  • Wine builtin ‘explorer’ crashes in Win98 mode when browsing virtual ‘C:’ drive
  • Voyage: Journey to the Moon demo shows white screen
  • Gazillionaire has transparency issues
  • DVD Profiler: black squares in the gui
  • Adobe Photoshop 5.0: Type tool fails with stack overflow
  • Setting PROMPT in a batch file resets on exit of batch file
  • Winfiol crashes when changing program preferences
  • RuneScape crashes when switching to OpenGL renderer (glCopyTexSubImage3DEXT blacklisted by extension filtering)
  • Ad-Aware 11.6.306.7947 wants msi.dll.MsiJoinTransaction
  • Blade of Darkness demo hangs with a black screen on start
  • Heroes of the Storm 13.0.37117 crashes on exit needing wevtapi.dll.EvtClose
  • PowerISO 6.4 (32 bits) crashes on installation (needs fusion.dll.CopyPDBs)
  • Original War: user interface gets corrupted after opening the help screen
  • Desktop Holiday Light app crashes

Install Wine 1.8 RC4 on Ubuntu OS

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ricotz/unstable

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install wine1.8 winetricks

Remove Wine:

sudo apt-get remove wine1.8 winetricks
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