Wine 1.9.18 Dev released with Improved IME window handling

Wine 1.9.18 Dev recently released, comes with a number of new features, improvements and bugfixes. This includes Support for multiple kernel drivers in a single process, More WebServices reader support, Various improvements in joystick support, Some more work towards the Direct3D command stream, GDI performance improvements, Improved IME window handling, Compatibility fixes in the clipboard support, and various bug fixes.

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Wine 1.9.18 Dev Changelog

  • Microsoft Office 2000 Server Extensions Configuration Wizard ‘CFGWIZ.EXE’ needs msvcirt.dll?cout@@3Vostream_withassign@@A
  • Loading a 3d model with a test program fails
  • Videos play upside down in multiple games (Fable: The Lost Chapters, Mob Ties Tokyo, Star Wars Republic Commando, SAS: Secure Tomorrow, Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA)
  • SmartMusic 2012/2014 crashes on startup (Core Audio adapter ‘PKEY_DeviceInterface_FriendlyName’ property not supported)
  • Multiple applications have a problem with typing Chinese/Japanese with IME (Nabeta Jisho for Japanese, YY and Netease POPO for Chinese)
  • Spartan demo: no label on main menu icons
  • sdb2xml (.NET 2.0 app) crashes on unimplemented function apphelp.dll.SdbGetAppPatchDir
  • Folder names not clickable
  • Fallout 4 needs DXGI_FORMAT_BC7_UNORM_SRGB
  • Wings of Vi – black screen on launch
  • See announcement for more

Install Wine 1.9.18 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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