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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

CodeWeavers has Released CrossOver 18.5.0 for Linux and MacOS

I am very pleased to announce that CodeWeavers has just released CrossOver 18.5.0 for both macOS and Linux.

CrossOver 18.5 now supports OneNote 2016 on Linux.

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Change Log For CrossOver Mac and Linux :

18.5.0 CrossOver - March 21, 2019
  • Core Technology Improvements:
    • CrossOver 18.5 includes an update to Wine 4.0.
    • Reimplementation of XAudio2 using the FAudio library.
  • Linux:
    • Preliminary support for OneNote 2016.
    • Restored support for the latest release of Office 365.
  • Bug Fixes:
    • Fixed a bug disrupting the activation status of Office 2010 bottles upgraded from CrossOver 17.x and earlier.
    • Fixed a bug that caused Office 2010 to attempt and fail configuration on every launch.
    • Fixed an audio regression that prevented sound from working for some game titles.


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Monday, April 1, 2019

How Proton helped improve Wine 4.2

On Tuesday (March 26, 2019), Valve released Proton 4.2, a new update to their Steam Play compatibility layer based on Wine 4.2. The previous major version of Proton was based on Wine 3.16.



As with CodeWeavers's own projects, the strong preference for work going into Proton is to also get the changes into upstream Wine. There are many benefits to this. First, all Wine users will benefit from these fixes, whether they are end users of Wine itself, CrossOver users, or users of any other Wine fork. There are also benefits for the maintainers of Proton. For example, upstreaming patches helps prevent regressions, thanks to Wine's extensive test suite; it lowers the maintenance burden, as there are fewer changes to move between Wine versions; it ensures code quality, since patches to Wine are reviewed by the Wine community; and it widens the pool of users to test, since Wine is used in many, many places other than Proton.

Proton 3.16-8 has 380 commits on top of Wine 3.16. After rebasing onto Wine 4.2, there are 214 commits. That means that 166 patches from the 3.16 branch have either been upstreamed, or are otherwise no longer needed going forward. In addition, a lot of work we have done for Wine 4.2 never got pulled back into Proton 3.16.

Let's take a look at how upstream Wine has improved thanks to Valve's sponsored work on Wine. Below is a list of changes to upstream Wine that were made in order to improve games running in Proton.

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Friday, March 29, 2019

Wine development release 4.5 is now available for Linux FreeBSD and macOS

Wine development release 4.5 is now available for Linux FreeBSD and macOS

The Wine development release 4.5 is now available.

What's new in this release:
  • Support for Vulkan 1.1.
  • Better support for kernel objects in device drivers.
  • Still more Media Foundation APIs implemented.
  • Support for SVG elements in MSHTML.
  • Fixes for case conversion troubles in Turkish locale.
  • Various bug fixes.
The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.


Bugs fixed in 4.5 (total 30):

  19098  Regedit randomly crashes when deleting registry keys
  23455  FileAlyzer 1.6.0.4, Affinity-installer-1.6.5.123 can't load PE images (needs imagehlp.ImageLoad and imagehlp.ImageUnload implementation)
  26445  URLDownloadToFileW does not support FTP URLs
  38087  Settlers III: mouse not working on start screen and menu (after fixing raw input bug 33479)
  38801  Settlers Heritage of Kings crashes when loading a map
  41591  Solidworks 2016 installer needs ADVAPI32.dll.RegLoadAppKeyW
  45322  League Of Legends installer on tr_TR.UTF-8: unknown color "systemhighlight"
  45429  Inno Setup v5.x based game-installers using 'wintb' plugin fail with: 'Runtime error 229 at
' (Win7+ ITaskbarList3 ThumbBar/Thumbnail semi-stubs needed)
  45497  Biamp Systems Nexia v3.3: Button labels missing in DSP controls
  45998  64-bit FACEIT Anti-cheat client claims "Your system is out of date, you are missing important Windows updates!" (needs 'wintrust.CryptCATAdminAcquireContext2' stub)
  46115  Cursor in unity games moving down and to the right one pixel on any mouse interaction
  46222  Star Citizen hang on splash screen
  46643  Belarc Advisor Computer Inventory 9.0 crashes on unimplemented function advapi32.dll.AuditQuerySystemPolicy with WinVer >= Windows Vista
  46807  The Sims hangs when opening menus
  46812  PS4 Remote Play installer 2.8.x fails, claims 'You need the Media Feature Pack' (MsiGetDatabaseState is called from a custom action)
  46830  Gaea 1.0.x installer stops: err:msi:ITERATE_Actions Execution halted, action L"WixSchedInternetShortcuts" returned 1603 (MsiViewGetErrorA/W() needs to be RPC-compatible)
  46833  Multiple application installers fail with err:msi:ITERATE_Actions Execution halted, action L"" returned 1603 (iTunes 12.9.3.3, Dameware Mini Remote Control 10.x)
  46845  Freelancer: character glitches in cutscenes after loading a saved game
  46846  msi x64 installer does not display splash and other texts like a license agreement
  46848  PTC Mathcad Prime 3.0 Web installer crashes on unimplemented function api-ms-win-crt-convert-l1-1-0.dll.wctrans
  46851  Can't input Japanese text after updating to 4.4.
  46881  Power World Simulator installer needs unimplemented function msi.dll.MsiSourceListForceResolutionW
  46885  Multiple applications fail to install with wine-4.4-114-g15f852015a+, reporting err:msi:ITERATE_Actions Execution halted, action L"BindImage" returned 1615  (MS Office 2007, AstroToaster 2.x. MS .NET Framework 4.x)
  46892  redefinition of typedef ‘UUID’
  46894  SIMATIC WinCC V15.1 Runtime installer (.NET 4.0) fails in CoreLib::GetPhysicalMemoryAmountWmi() (missing 'DeviceLocator' property of 'Win32_PhysicalMemory' WMI class)
  46895  SIMATIC WinCC V15.1 Runtime installer (.NET 4.0) fails due to missing 'OperatingSystemSKU' property of 'Win32_OperatingSystem' WMI class
  46906  SIMATIC WinCC V15.1 Runtime installer: SeCon tool 'SeCon_Win32.exe' crashes due to hnetcfg 'INetFwRules::get__NewEnum' not initializing out parameter
  46907  msi crashes in RemoveFiles action for a broken msi
  46908  Support msvcp mtx_init 'mtx_try' flag (0x2) to create a mutex object that supports test and return
  46909  Missing (black) textures in Black & White


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Friday, March 15, 2019

Wine development release 4.4 is now available for Linux FreeBSD and macOS

Wine development release 4.4 is now available for Linux FreeBSD and macOS

The Wine development release 4.4 is now available.

What's new in this release:
  • New MSIDB tool for manipulating MSI databases.
  • Support for custom draw buttons in common controls.
  • Many more Media Foundation APIs implemented.
  • Various bug fixes.
The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.


Bugs fixed in 4.4 (total 50):

  10407  StarForce v3 kernel driver service 'sfhlp02' crashes on unimplemented function ntoskrnl.exe.IoCreateSynchronizationEvent
  10531  Windows Calculator: Color in buttons missing
  13087  Hard Truck Apocalypse fails to load keyboard layout
  17005  Chicken Tournament: Rendering issues
  23175  Zak McKracken - Between Time and Space fails to play back intro video (ICM_DECOMPRESS_GET_FORMAT problems with Xvid)
  25180  Clonk Endeavour's intro video is not rendered correctly (iccvid does not support non-multiple of 4 video width)
  28240  Mipony 1.5.x (.NET 2.0 app): Embedded web browser shown in too small window
  28847  LabChart Reader 7.x crashes due to missing wmvcore 'IWMProfileManager2', CLSID '{7a924e51-73c1-494d-8019-23d37ed9b89a}'
  30548  MediaOne Plus 2.0 PhotoImpact (Ulead PhotoImpact X3) installer runs "regedit" with unsupported "/c" switch
  33506  Microsoft Expression Design 4 (Free Version) crashes when quickly populating main menu items (dropdown sub-menu drawing)
  35251  Skype 4 MSI installer fails to start Skype.exe when finishing installation in Vista mode (TaskService_Connect is a stub)
  35841  R.U.S.E. Demo need wmvcore.dll.WMCreateSyncReader implementation
  35986  Multiple DRM-enabled apps and games crash when being relay traced (game overlay renderer enabled Steam games)
  37325  Rhapsody 4.0 auto setup for DRM crashes on unimplemented function wmvcore.dll.WMCreateBackupRestorerPrivate
  37327  Rhapsody 4.0 crashes on unimplemented function 'wmvcore.dll.WMCreateSyncReaderPriv' when playing a track
  37585  64-bit Chromium browser engine with native API sandboxing/hooking scheme fails if 64-bit ntdll.dll.so is not mapped at desired fixed address (Google Chrome 38+ crashes with WinVer <= Vista)
  37871  GOG.com downloader (.NET 3.5 app) wants wininet.GetUrlCacheConfigInfoA/W implementation
  37972  Multiple application installers fail due to VBScript parser failure in 'Get' method calls (UC Receptionist Console 14 SP6, PostgreSQL 9.3, Symantec VIP Access)
  38791  In server/queue.c, clipping cursor to empty rectangle is off by one pixel (affects "The Long Dark")
  38943  Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War GOTY (Steam) crashes while loading to the menu with Wine-Mono 4.7.5 or earlier
  39606  Infinite loop in StackWalk64
  41226  Sound effects play at incorrect volume in Halo PC and Halo Custom Edition
  42939  NOX App Player v3.8.x (Android Emulator) fails in post-installation step (VirtualBox COM Server raises assert: failed to set self TLS. lasterr=87 thread 'CGMgr')
  42982  Bayonetta can't save settings
  43071  Bayonetta can't read its "system_data" config file
  43851  Monkey Island Special Edition Collection: Installer crashes on the first run
  44423  Office 2007/2010 32bit - links not working
  44793  Epic Games Launcher 7.x crashes on startup (relies on native Windows behaviour: 'shcore.dll' loaded by 'shlwapi.dll')
  44800  FL Studio: Attempting to minimize FL Studio shows a small label instead
  45577  Skyrim tries to install MS VC Redist Package each launch
  45925  WPF application (.NET 4.5) printing fail: crash in unimplemented function prntvpt.dll.PTOpenProviderEx
  45927  Tom Clancy's TheDivision.exe terminates itself a few seconds after launch
  46305  Skyrim, Fallout 3, and Fallout: New Vegas all crash upon clicking 'Play'
  46371  FFXI + Ashita random crash ingame
  46571  FPS Monitor doesn't work (needs gdi32.D3DKMTCloseAdapter stub)
  46579  F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin screen is completely light grey while playing intro movie
  46680  redefinition of typedef ‘fnprintf’
  46706  Eventide H9 Control crashes on unimplemented function bthprops.cpl.BluetoothFindDeviceClose
  46712  Atelier Firis config tool crashes with "Unhandled page fault on execute access"
  46721  Two quotes together (in outer quotes) not parsed correctly in argv
  46731  64-bit dotnet20 installer freezes in 4.2
  46754  Multiple application installers fail in VBscripts due to IWshEnvironment::Item property returning BSTR with embedded null terminator (PostgreSQL 9.3)
  46761  BigNox VM VirtualBox Support Driver 'YSDrv.sys' (part of NoxPlayer 6.x) crashes on unimplemented function ntoskrnl.exe.MmBuildMdlForNonPagedPool
  46762  BigNox VM VirtualBox Support Driver 'YSDrv.sys' (part of NoxPlayer 6.x) crashes on unimplemented function ntoskrnl.exe.ExSetTimerResolution
  46772  Creo Elements/Direct Modeling Express 6.0 installer fails with VBScript parser error: parser_lex '_' not followed by newline
  46783  Metro Exodus crash on start [DXGI]
  46792  Europa Universalis III crashes after start
  46798  Multiple Microsoft applications need support for Antimalware Scan Interface (AMSI) 'AMSI.dll'
  46811  Inquisitor: black screen after start in fullscreen mode
  46835  Wine fails to compile with vkd3d 1.0

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