Wine 1.9.17 Dev released with Joystick Support Improvements

Wine 1.9.17 Dev recently released, comes with a number of new features, improvements and bugfixes. This includes better exception handling on 64-bit, various improvements in joystick support, some more stream support in the C++ runtime, font embedding improvements, more metafile support in GDI and various bug fixes.


Wine 1.9.17 Dev Changelog

  • Fury 3 does not recognize Gamepad/Joystick
  • Worms 2 (GOG version) fails to start, crashes with a Visual C++ runtime error
  • Worms 2 in-game audio no longer works
  • Art of Murder: Hunt for the Puppeteer (AoM: Cards of Destiny) doesn’t stretch fullscreen properly
  • Microsoft Chat’s comic mode graphical glitches
  • Gun Metal is unresponsive to joystick
  • VisualFEA’s Toolbar is broken (does no line wrapping)
  • Perfect Cherry Blossom controls go crazy
  • Total Commander: Pressing the “Program information” button opens multiple windows instead of just one
  • Geneforge 1 – text gets cut away
  • Shadow Vault has display errors
  • ADO.NET query on a Jet database fails.
  • VirtualDJ Home Free crashes after sitting idle for a few minutes.
  • CAPCOM games using gamepad start with axes X/Y pressed up/left
  • Multiple DirectX9 games need D3D11CreateDevice implementation with D3D_FEATURE_LEVEL_9_x support (Ghost Recon: Future Soldier)
  • See announcement for more

Install Wine 1.9.17 Dev on Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04

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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