Wine 1.9.16 released with Performance improvements in GDI

Wine 1.9.16 dev recently released, comes with a number of new features, improvements and bugfixes. Notable updates includes better 64-bit binary compatibility on macOS, performance improvements in JavaScript, more progress towards the Direct3D command stream, more shader instructions in Direct3D, performance improvements in GDI, and various bug fixes.

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Wine 1.9.16 Dev Changelog

  • Age of Mythology: Extended Edition needs api-ms-win-crt-stdio-l1-1-0.dll.__stdio_common_vswprintf_s
  • GOG Galaxy crashes with unimplemented function vcruntime140.dll.__std_type_info_destroy_list
  • Into The Stars (UE4 game) crashes while loading with SwapChain->GetFullscreenState error
  • Winzip 6: Unable to install. Controls are missing
  • Spellforce 2 needs d3dx9_36.dll.D3DXCreateTextureShader
  • Trackbar control (msctls_trackbar32) does not send WM_CTLCOLORSTATIC as it does in Windows
  • King Arthur II demo crashes with unimplemented function d3dx10_43.dll.D3DXCpuOptimizations
  • King Arthur II demo crashes with unimplemented function d3dx10_43.dll.D3DX10CreateTextureFromMemory
  • No sound with winepulse.drv in multiple applications when PulseAudio fails to allocate full buffer
  • Purple / Pink reflections in Mass Effect 3
  • Myst V installer will not run.
  • Grafit text labels not displayed properly
  • Devil May Cry 3: Black screen when playing game, but special effects are seen
  • Darkness Within 2 demo: crashes on startup without native d3dx9_40
  • PDF Factory 3.x/4.x installer fails to install printer drivers (winspool.SetPrinterW lacks support for level 8, global default printer settings)
  • Time Warner Cable Connection Manager 1.03.0012.0 does not install
  • See release note for more

Install Wine 1.9.16 Dev on Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus), Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf), Ubuntu 15.04(Vivid Vervet), Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr)

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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