Wine 1.9.7 Development released with fix to Civilization II crash

Wine 1.9.7 Development version recently released, comes with a number of new features, improvements and bugfixes. This latest release now comes with more work towards the WineD3D command stream; More support for Shader Model 5 shaders; C++ exception handling on x86-64; Support for Windows-style static import libraries; Performance fixes in the XML writer and various bug fixes.

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Wine 1.9.7 Changelog Bug fixes

  • Civilization II crashes on startup
  • Internet Explorer 8 fails to start an InPrivate Browsing session
  • ElsterFormular crashes when trying to print already sent income tax return
  • IE8 shows corrupted previews on the quick tabs screen
  • Nvidia force antialiasing no longer works
  • Alien8 and Head Over Heels crash when window is moved partly off-screen
  • Multiple 64-bit applications need __CxxFrameHandler implementation (Ableton Live 9.1, Adobe Cloud apps)
  • Powerpoint viewer 2003 & 2007 show weird characters (appinstall)
  • Microsoft Publisher 2007 and 2010 crash when opening documents/templates
  • Allied Telesis Smart Switch Management Utility v1.0.0.7 crashes on unimplemented function mgmtapi.dll.SnmpMgrTrapListen
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX960M detected as GTX470
  • The 64 bit mshtml:xmlhttprequest fails on Windows 810
  • dinput: MotoGP 3 demo launcher crashes on leaving key configuration dialog.
  • and many more

Install Wine 1.9.7 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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