Wine 1.9.3 released with fix to Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II

Wine 1.9.3 recently released, comes with a number of new features, improvements and bugfixes. This latest release now comes with New version of the Gecko engine based on Firefox 44; JSON support in JavaScript; Improved line breaking in DirectWrite; Some more write support in WebServices; and still more Shader Model 4 instructions.

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Wine 1.9.3 Bug fixes

  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 fails to launch (number of quality levels for D3DMULTISAMPLE_NONMASKABLE multiple-sample type must not exceed 8)
  • Multiple Visual Basic 5/6 applications using ActiveX components depend on Standard OLE Types Typelib which is missing from ‘olepro32.dll’
  • Arcanum: Mouseclicks in character generation screen doubled with pause
  • Yahoo Messenger login crashes on unimplemented function nspr4.dll.PR_SetCurrentThreadName (messenger provided ‘nspr4.dll’ ABI incompatible with Wine Gecko)
  • BioEdit: changing the install directory doesn’t show the change in the GUI
  • Photos opened in Nikon Capture NX 2.4 have inverted red and blue channel for displaying.
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II – Crashes with a page fault
  • __unDName doesn’t support function pointer with type “P8”
  • __unDName doesn’t support data type “$$B”
  • farcry 3 display strange colors
  • LINE program, black window
  • Regression introduced with xaudio2_8
  • “When Monster Strikes”, “The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Redux” require msvcr120.dll._set_FMA3_enable
  • Multiple applications want msdrm.dll (Dassault Systemes CATIA v5, FoxitReader 5.1)
  • IE frame freezes after calling the print dialog
  • Poker Night: changing to non-fullscreen mode crashes X.
  • Starcraft can’t see Direct Cable Connection games hosted on another computer
  • Spurious “You must use msvcrt” error even when __MSVCRT__ is defined (-mno-cygwin)
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic corruptions in dialogues when Conversation Depth of Field is enabled
  • iNode 3.6 client needs ndis.sys.NdisAllocateSpinLock
  • Lego Mindstorms EV3 Software does not find EV3 brick using Bluetooth: needs irprops.cpl
  • IDEA v1.7 fails to start
  • VMware shared folders network provider fails loading in MPR
  • Opening an RTF file with “A Wine application” fails with “File not found”

Install Wine 1.9.3 on Ubuntu Linux OS

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

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install --install-recommends wine-staging

sudo apt-get install winehq-staging

Remove Wine:

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge

sudo ppa-purge ppa:wine/wine-builds
 
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