Friday, August 27, 2021

Wine development release 6.16 is now available for Linux FreeBSD and macOS

The Wine development release 6.16 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Initial version of a HID-based joystick backend.
  • Improved high-DPI theming support.
  • More preparation work for the GDI syscall interface.
  • Better CodeView support in WineDump.
  • 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 6.16 (total 36):

  11146  RootsMagic 3.2.x crashes when using 'Publisher' feature
  22741  Enterprise Architect 6.5: crash when generating RTF document
  23382  NVIDIA Demo: Cascades crashes on unimplemented function d3dx10_43.dll.D3DX10CreateFontA
  25359  Internet Explorer 4 setup crashes
  27737  NVIDIA D3D SDK 10 Lightning Sample crashes on unimplemented function d3dx10_43.dll.D3DX10CreateSprite
  27738  Multiple NVIDIA D3D SDK 10 example applications crash on unimplemented function d3dx10_43.dll.D3DX10CreateFontW
  37310  MMS Buchfuehrung und Bilanz fails during online update
  37771  32bit Virtualbox 4.0.8 fails to start on Wow64 wine prefix
  38010  VPython 6.11: python2.7.9 crashes when importing visual
  38136  Clickr: missing letters
  38640  Cygwin/MSYS2 compiled Hello World program couldn't display output in pure Linux console
  38867  Homesite+ (v5.5): Using keyboard shortcut for indenting text wipes out text (but undo restores to correct result)
  38868  Homesite+ (v5.5): If caps-lock is on, exiting Extended Find dialog results in caps-lock state being toggled
  39139  Microsoft Return of Arcade Anniversary Edition setup spawns DelUS.bat which never closes and consumes 100% CPU
  39873  Sumatra PDF 3.1.1 - Wine crashes during reading PDF
  40862  Kingsoft Office 2012 displays a gray editor window with invisible text
  45200  Hitman (2016) doesn't launch in Direct3D 12 mode
  49542  vkGetInstanceProcAddr shouldn't return an address for missing functions
  50405  RTL_USER_PROCESS_PARAMETERS.EnvironmentSize field is not set in process parameters
  50412  Wrong check for needed access rights in QueryServiceConfig2
  51221  Dangerous Water crash when starting a Multiplayer game (requires IDirectPlay8Server_EnumServiceProviders implementation)
  51302  NASCAR '15 Victory Edition gets in infinite loop on launch
  51304  d3dcompiler_43:hlsl_d3d9 and d3dcompiler_47:hlsl_d3d9 fail on AMD GPUs (cw-rx460)
  51547  Comet Busters doesn't start (reports 'Could not load shapes. Probably not enough memory.')
  51550  Unable to run wine at all, could not load kernel32.dll.
  51553  Purple bitmap should be transparent in scrollbar theming
  51570  Tetris (16bit) has regressions in gdi32
  51590  services:service fails when the KDE taskbar is at the top
  51614  NtGdiSetLayout is missing call to release_dc_ptr(dc)
  51620  TemTem crashes before main menu
  51626  Star Citizen crashes on launch
  51632  Downloading Wine-Mono through appwiz hangs/fails
  51635  wine fails to build with glibc 2.34
  51642  EverQuest fails to log in
  51668  mscoree tests fail, .NET executables usually fail to run
  51671  Random Dungeon: Can't show load screen.

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Wednesday, August 25, 2021

WineTricks 20210825 has been released

Winetricks is an easy way to work around problems in Wine.

It has a menu of supported games/apps for which it can do all the workarounds automatically. It also allows the installation of missing DLLs and tweaking of various Wine settings.

This version can be downloaded here.


Putty for Mac
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Saturday, August 21, 2021

Proton 6.3-6 has been released

  • The following games are now playable:
    • Tokyo Xanadu eX+
    • Sonic Adventure 2
    • Rez Infinite
    • Elite Dangerous
    • Blood of Steel
    • Homeworld Remastered Collection
    • Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic
    • Guardians VR
    • 3D Aim Trainer

  • Improve non-English experience in Cyberpunk 2077 and Rockstar Games launchers.
  • Improve launcher behavior in Swords of Legends Online.
  • Improve video playback in Deep Rock Galactic, The Medium, Nier: Replicant, and Contra: Rogue Corps.
  • Add optional support for Nvidia's NVAPI GPU support library and DLSS. It is disabled by default and can be enabled with PROTON_ENABLE_NVAPI=1.
  • Update wine-mono to 6.3.0.
  • Update DXVK to v1.9.1.
  • Update vkd3d-proton to v2.4.
  • Update FAudio to 20.08.
  • Fix Microsoft Flight Simulator hang while loading.
  • Fix Unreal Engine 4 update installation, which impacted Everspace 2 and KARDS.
  • Fix text input and clipboard pasting in Origin overlay and launcher.
  • Fix some music not playing in Planet Coaster.
  • Fix Mafia III: Definitive Edition performance when FPS limiter is enabled.
  • Fix audio playback issues in Fallout: New Vegas, Oblivion, Borderlands 3, and Deep Rock Galactic.
  • Improve cursor capture behavior for fullscreen windows.
  • Improve input handling after focus loss in some games, including Warhammer: Chaosbane and Far Cry Primal.
  • Correct game save locations to improve Steam cloud sync behavior in:
    • Guilty Gear -Strive-
    • Death Stranding
    • Katamari Damacy Reroll
    • Scarlet Nexus

Link to source code

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Friday, August 13, 2021

Wine development release 6.15 is now available for Linux FreeBSD and macOS

The Wine development release 6.15 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • WinSock (WS2_32) library converted to PE.
  • Support for performance data in the registry.
  • More 32->64-bit thunks for NTDLL calls.
  • Improved floating point status handling in the C runtime.
  • More preparation work for the GDI syscall interface.
  • 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 6.15 (total 49):

  21910  File Encryption 2.1 does now show interface and drive units correctly
  25602  Windows Double Explorer: can't add a favorite folder when using Wine Mono
  28257  kernel32/pipe.ok flaky
  33037  Multiple Microsoft product installers fail due to missing registry performance counter information (HKEY_PERFORMANCE_DATA 230, process object)(Visual Studio 6, eMbedded Visual C++ 4.0, SQL Server Management Studio Express 2008 R2)
  34345  AOMEI Backupper: crashes when clicking on "reload" button
  34679  Split/Second Velocity Demo crashes without native d3dx9_36
  34726  e-carte bleue la banque postale: black screen on start
  36159  Google-Earth: no search results and no itinerary displayed
  39302  Multiple D3D example applications crash due to d3dx10_43.dll.D3DX10CreateEffectFromFileW stub (NVIDIA D3D SDK 10 Sparkles, DirectX SDK GPUSpectrogram)
  39365  Gas Guzzlers Combat Carnage demo has wrong rendering with ARB shaders enabled
  39821  Scrollbar theming not working
  41191  Multiple D3D example applications crash due to d3dx10_43.D3DX10CreateEffectFromMemory stub (Separable Subsurface Scattering, Nvidia's CSAA tutorial demo)
  41221  wine-mono crashes with "System.EntryPointNotFoundException" when run under gdb
  41560  Multiple MFC-based BCGControlBar Library examples fail to draw Themed Scrollbars (BCGPVisualStudioGUIDemo, BCGPOutlookDemo)
  41629  Wordpad needs a manifest file.
  41921  Zafehouse: Diaries crashes when attempting to start the game
  42341  Cryostasis: Sleep of Reason demo shows black screen after launch
  47047  Multiple kernel drivers crash due to missing 'ntoskrnl.exe.MmGetPhysicalAddress' semi-stub (64-bit MRAC Anti-Cheat (My.Com Warface) kernel service, DELL BIOS flash utility, BattlEye Anti-Cheat)
  47261  Sysinternals ClockRes returns wrong values (NtQueryTimerResolution/NtSetTimerResolution)
  48583  Waves VST Plugins do not render correctly
  48584  DTS Master Audio Suite displays a black window if dxvk is installed
  48585  DTS Master Audio Suite display turns black if it is minimised then maximised
  48854  When using Wavelab I am unable to save any file
  49067  When working in a Windows CLI environment the up arrow key no longer brings up the last command used.
  49726  ChrisPC Free VPN Connection 2.x crashes on unimplemented function rasapi32.dll.RasSetCredentialsA when clicking 'Connect to VPN'
  50167  Wavelab 6 no longer launches with introduction of wine 5.22
  50419  Windows Movie Maker 2.0 installer fails to register 'l3codeca.acm' codec (missing 'dxtrans.dll', IDXTaskManager)
  50705  Cygwin64 on Wine64-staging closes the console after every command.
  51215  Logos Bible Software crashes when selecting a resource in Library View or Factbook
  51290  Since wine 6.10 does not work HD-mod lobby game Heroes of Might and Magic 3 (HotA)
  51326  Counter:Side: No sound after losing and regaining focus for the first time
  51344  Resident Evil 4 (2007) hangs on start without native d3dx9_30
  51358  Civilization 4: XML load error when trying to start
  51374  GreedFall 1.0.5684 crashes on unimplemented function KERNEL32.dll.GetCurrentPackagePath
  51398  "The Bat!" mailer cannot send mails with attachments anymore
  51419  Multiple games crash on launch using Vulkan renderer (The Park, DARQ, HITMAN 2 (2018), Little Nightmares)
  51452  oleaut32:varformat fails in Wine when the currency sign has two characters or more
  51469  iBall Soft AP Manager crashes on unimplemented function wlanapi.dll.WlanHostedNetworkQueryProperty
  51496  On KDE riched20:editor triggers a clipboard infinite loop, crashing explorer.exe
  51501  FFXIV Launcher shows repeated certificate warning popup
  51519  Multiple applications have issues with network connections (PlayOnline Viewer, Steam).
  51533  Some Radeon driver versions seem to break kernelbase:sync
  51535  Native Access 1.13.3 crashes on unimplemented function virtdisk.dll.DetachVirtualDisk
  51540  PlayOnline Viewer (FFXI) fails to start (Wine built without MinGW).
  51560  Toon Boom Harmony 15 crashes on unimplemented function tbs.dll.Tbsi_GetDeviceInfo
  51568  Zafehouse: Diaries demo crashes on start
  51579  Regression in msvcrt breaks google earth installer
  51586  Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain crashes on launch
  51591  AFxW: file list panes aren't updated at start-up

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Wednesday, August 4, 2021

CodeWeavers CrossOver 21 for Linux Mac and Chrome OS

I’m thrilled to announce that CodeWeavers has released CrossOver 21 for macOS, Linux and Chrome OS!
CrossOver 21 includes an update to Wine 6.0, bringing with it thousands of improvements to a variety of applications. One of the more exciting features of Wine 6.0 is the Vulkan backend for wined3d. This feature is on by default on macOS for 64-bit Direct3D 10/11 games if DXVK is not enabled. Our testing results have largely been positive, but we know of a few games that run with DXVK but do not currently run with wined3d. We also have found a few games that work with wined3d but not DXVK. Notably, NieR:Automata should run on all platforms with wined3d on CrossOver 21, and Skyrim Special Edition should be newly playable on M1 Macs with wined3d. 

macOS users running Big Sur 11.3 or later will also find that Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5 DualSense controllers now work with Bluetooth.

Also relevant to our macOS users is the addition of dark mode support to the CrossOver UI. We hope that dark mode fans whose eyes are currently shocked when they open CrossOver will be pleased with the changes. 

We have several fixes for Office 2016/365 on Linux, including better support for multi-monitor configurations and a fix for problems entering a password to sign in to and activate Office. 

Both our Chrome OS and Linux users should notice faster startup times when opening CrossOver 21

In addition to many other fixes for various applications, we have updated the version of DXVK we ship to 1.7, and we also now ship Wine Mono with CrossOver. 

Lastly, I want to touch on one thing that CrossOver 21 does NOT currently include: support for macOS Monterey. We have been working closely with Apple on a solution, but right now CrossOver will not run on Monterey. We expect to be able to offer support for Monterey on CrossOver later this year in time for Monterey’s release. We will be posting progress updates on our website, so make sure you are subscribed to our blog to get the latest updates on Monterey compatibility.

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Sunday, August 1, 2021

Lutris 0.5.9-beta1 has been released

Lutris helps you install and play video games from all eras and from most gaming systems. By leveraging and combining existing emulators, engine re-implementations and compatibility layers, it gives you a central interface to launch all your games.

The client can connect with existing services like Humble Bundle, GOG and Steam to make your game libraries easily available. Game downloads and installations are automated and can be modified through user made scripts.

Download this version of Lutris from here.

Changelog :

This is the first public beta release for Lutris 0.5.9.

  • Add initial support for Epic Games Store
  • Add support for Steam for Windows as a game source
  • Add support for DXVK-NVAPI and DLSS
  • Add FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) option for compatible Wine versions
  • Add workaround for locale issues when Lutris is launched from Steam
  • Add gamescope option
  • 3rd party services can be enabled or disabled in the preferences
  • The main preferences window has now tabs on the left side
  • Runner configuration is now available from the main preferences window
  • VKD3D is a separate option from DXVK
  • Esync is enabled by default
  • Dolphin is available as a game source (reads games from the emulator's
    local database of games)
  • Scan for installed games when using Steam source
  • Improved automatic installers for GOG, detection of DOSBOX and ScummVM
  • DRM free services (Humble, GOG) can locate existing installations of games
  • Use 7zip as the default extractor when not given an archive type
  • Improve process monitoring, allowing for monitoring of Steam games
  • Disable AMD switchable graphics layer by default (breaks games)
  • Removed support for Gallium 9
  • Removed support for X360CE
  • Removed legacy WineD3D options

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