Friday, September 24, 2021

Wine development release 6.18 is now available for Linux FreeBSD and macOS

The Wine development release 6.18 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Shell32 and WineBus libraries converted to PE.
  • Unicode data updated to Unicode version 14.
  • Mono engine updated to version 6.4.0, with COM improvements.
  • More work towards Dwarf 3/4 debug support.
  • HID joystick enabled by default.
  • 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 6.18 (total 19):

  34584  Thai2English doesn't work with Wine-Mono
  38011  ID Photo Maker 3.2 can't import jpegs for editing (needs avicap32.dll.capCreateCaptureWindowW implementation)
  43109  (EZ4_Client) Crashes on start (fixed on staging)
  48442  MPGUI crashes on start with Wine-Mono
  50089  Far Manager 2.0 crashes on start-up
  50244  Melodyne 5: activation via internet fails with 12152 error
  50272  Melodyne 5: activation via internet produces "Unknown Error"
  50498  Intel Assistive Context-Aware Toolkit (ACAT) v1.00.0 (.NET 4.5 app) setup crashes with unimplemented 'System.ServiceModel.Description.MetadataExporter.set_PolicyVersion' using Wine-Mono
  50623  Windows ISO Downloader 8.45 - Error messages and freeze with wine-mono
  51503  vbscript parser error in expression with # char
  51576  Click-N-Type 3.03 virtual keyboard installer sometimes has two task panes
  51596  Unhandled exception code c0000005 when running any 64-bit Winelib application
  51631  winhttp:winhttp and winhttp:notification fail because is out of commission
  51696  ntoskrnl.exe:ntoskrnl outputs too much traces (and broke the Wine tests entirely)
  51723  Timespinner controller triggers aren't properly recognized
  51729  Unable to find an entry point named 'UiaDisconnectProvider' in DLL 'UIAutomationCore.dll'
  51741  Nt*PowerRequest syscalls do not exist on real Windows
  51757  Network application crashes
  51787  Resident Evil 7 crashes on launch

Friday, September 10, 2021

Wine development release 6.17 is now available for Linux FreeBSD and macOS

The Wine development release 6.17 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • WineCfg program converted to PE.
  • Better high-DPI support in builtin applications.
  • More preparation work for the GDI syscall interface.
  • Improved debugger support in Wow64 mode.
  • 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 6.17 (total 12):

  23979  SMSDV's main window is empty
  36887  Trusteer Rapport setup crashes on unimplemented function ntoskrnl.exe.PsGetCurrentProcessSessionId
  37592  Filenames in themed file dialog change size
  40700  Page Scrolling Bar of PDF Eraser not rendered with wine-mono
  45133  Multiple applications need 'ntdll.NtQueryInformationProcess' to support 'ProcessSessionInformation' info class (ProcessHacker, NewProcessFromToken)
  49625  winedbg --command 'info wnd' fails with Exception c0000005
  51655  iphlpapi regression prevents Samsung SDK from working properly
  51672  Imperiums: Greek Wars has small black window on launch (caused by wrong position).
  51693  ntdll:info fails on Windows 7 64-bit
  51702  AFxW: the working directory of launched Unix application isn't set
  51726  wineserver crashes with an assert()
  51728  copypasta in pwcache.c:ctox()

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Lutris 0.5.9-beta2 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 second 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
  • Lutris games can now be launched from Steam
  • 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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