Wine 1.8.1 Stable and Wine 1.9.4 Development released

Wine 1.8.1 and Wine 1.9.4 both recently released, comes with a number of new features, improvements, small translation updates and bugfixes. Wine (Wine Is Not An Emulator) as we already know is a software for running Windows applications on Linux machines.


Wine 1.8.1 Changelog

  • Gyldendal dictionary needs ole2disp.dll.SAFEARRAYALLOCDATA
  • Lack of ole2disp.dll.SAFEARRAYDESTROYDESCRIPTOR causes Nota Bene to refuse to launch
  • Internet Explorer 3.01 crashes on some web pages (unimplemented function ole2disp.dll16.VARIANTINIT)
  • Unimplemented function ole2.dll16.READCLASSSTM
  • winverbs doesn’t work, needs ole2disp.dll16.SAFEARRAYALLOCDESCRIPTOR
  • BioEdit: changing the install directory doesn’t show the change in the GUI
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow demo doesn’t work after intro movies
  • GameRanger: unimplemented function dnsapi.dll.DnsFlushResolverCacheEntry_A
  • Umax Astra 4100 USB scanner driver installer needs setupx.dll16.DiBuildDriverIndex in Win9X mode
  • 64-bit StarCraft II v3.0 client crashes immediately on startup (SetThreadContext on self with only DRx registers/CONTEXT_DEBUG_REGISTERS provided)
  • Any Video Converter (AVC) crashes after converting a video, needs msvcr100.dll._wtmpnam_s
  • some *-config scripts in are not crosscompiling friendly
  • Zararadio can not read folder/file name path with Latin characters
  • Cobra 11 – Burning Wheels demo: crashes when starting the tutorial
  • The elder scrolls IV: Oblivion issues
  • GTAIV rendering is broken
  • GetLongPathName not working on case insensitive filesystems when short path is passed
  • Spurious “You must use msvcrt” error even when __MSVCRT__ is defined (-mno-cygwin)
  • Worms Armageddon opens wine explorer instead of running
  • trackbar thumb always at zero on dialog load.
  • StarCraft II: 64bit client crashing regularly due to access violation (0xC0000005)
  • StarCraft II: 64bit client only runs with lowest shader settings
  • Thumb slider doesn’t respond to key events
  • Opening an RTF file with “A Wine application” fails with “File not found”

Wine 1.9.4 Changelog

  • Support for color glyphs and font fallbacks in DirectWrite.
  • Improvements to the WebServices reader.
  • Support for more formats in Direct3D 11.
  • Simplified syntax and clean up of tests marked todo.
  • Various bug fixes.

Install Wine 1.8.1 on Ubuntu Linux OS

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

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install wine1.8 winetricks

Install Wine 1.9.4 Development 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


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