Wine 1.9.8 Development released

Wine 1.9.8 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; Bug fix update of the Mono engine; More WebServices reader support; Support for gradients in metafiles; Improved table formatting in WinHelp; and various bug fixes.

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Wine 1.9.8 Changelog Bug fixes

  • army men hangs on black screen
  • AvsP Preview window fails to load
  • Multiple DirectX10 games need Texture2D DXGI_FORMAT_R24G8_TYPELESS format support for stencil operations (Battlefield Bad Company 2, Warhammer 40k: Kill Team)
  • MJ’s Help Diagnostics crashes on startup (app provided MonitorEnumProc callback relies on ECX = lprcMonitor)
  • Office 2010 font embedding when exporting to PDF
  • AMD Demo – Whiteout crashes with null-ish pointer read after dxgi_output_GetDisplayModeList
  • Simutronics ‘StormFront.exe’ runs out of wndproc slots (ActiveSkin control)
  • Multiple applications need kernel32 GetFinalPathNameByHandleA/W (64-bit Autodesk Fusion 360, Microsoft OneDrive)
  • Dragon Age 2 system diagnostics tool fails to recognize GeForce GT 425M
  • Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth (Steam) crashes on startup
  • Fifa 2005 Demo version – black and flashing screen
  • GImageX v2.1.1 (gui for ImageX tool from Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit) crashes on unimplemented function wimgapi.dll.WIMCreateFile
  • GImageX v2.1.1 crashes with unimplemented function wimgapi.dll.WIMGetMountedImages
  • Tencent QQ 7.6 crashes on unimplemented function ntoskrnl.exe.PsRemoveLoadImageNotifyRoutine
  • FillRect() confuses 16bit brush handles with color constants
  • SCP Containment Breach page fault
  • Microsoft .NET Runtime Optimization Service 2.x terminates prematurely due to failure to hook up registry notifier
  • dxd9 PresentationInterval not propagated on device Reset
  • wine-mono 4.6 crash when starting .net app – SIGSEGV (APB Reloaded)
  • Geforce 980 maxwell card is not properly detected
  • cmd.exe (native): Unimplemented function KERNEL32.dll.GetConsoleAliasExesLengthW
  • Windows SDK DirectWrite sample crashes on uninitialized parameter
  • Warhammer: Mark of Chaos – Battle March Demo needs unimplemented function sfc.dll.SRSetRestorePoint
  • Doom 4 requires bcrypt RNG provider
  • VirtualDub 1.10.4 crashes when attempting to play video with Directx9/11 backend

Install Wine 1.9.8 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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