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.


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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