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Friday, April 29, 2022

World Wine News issue 417

This is the 417th issue of World Wine News. Its main goal is to inform you of what's going on around Wine. Wine is an open-source implementation of the Windows API on top of X and Unix. Think of it as a Windows compatibility layer. Wine does not require Microsoft Windows, as it is a completely alternative implementation consisting of 100% Microsoft-free code. 

The full article is here

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Friday, April 22, 2022

Proton 7.0-2 has been released

  • Now playable:
    • Atelier Ayesha
    • Devil May Cry HD Collection
    • Dragon Quest Builders 2
    • A Way Out
    • Fall in Labyrinth
    • King of Fighters XIII
    • Montaro
    • ATRI -My Dear Moments-
    • Guilty Gear Isuka
    • INVERSUS Deluxe
    • Metal Slug 2 and 3 and X
    • One Shot and One Shot: Fading Memory
    • Call of Duty Black Ops 3
    • Saint Seiya: Soldiers' Soul
    • Medieval Dynasty
    • Bright Memory: Infinite
    • Double Dragon Trilogy
    • Baseball Stars 2
    • Elden Ring

 


  • Fix The Last Campfire not starting on the Steam Deck.
  • Fix STAR WARS Jedi Knight - Jedi Academy not displaying anything on the Steam Deck.
  • Fix Unity games crashing on launch with certain peripherals connected (e.g. Logitech's Unifying Receiver).
  • Fix Microsoft Flight Simulator crashing after a recent game update.
  • Fix Quake Champions crashing after a recent game update.
  • Fix multiplayer in UNO.
  • Fix some older games including Deus Ex GOTY, Prey 2006, Quake 4 and Chaser having visible banding especially in shadows compared to older Protons.
  • Fix Swords of Legends Online performance regression.
  • Fix video playback in Atelier Meruru, Cook-out, DJMAX RESPECT V, Gloomhaven, Haven, Rust, Rustler, The Complex, TOHU, Monster Train, Hardspace: Shipbreaker, Car Mechanic Simulator 2021, Nine Sols Demo.
  • Fix DiRT Rally 2 and DiRT 4 not being able to connect to the game server.
  • Fix Cyberpunk 2077 crashing with 4.0 audio setups.
  • Fix random hang on exit in Little Nightmares 2.
  • Fix Civilization VI and Chicken Invaders Universe crashing a few minutes into the game.
  • Fix Assassin's Creed Odyssey displaying unsupported driver warning in the overlay.
  • Fix Persona 4 Golden lacking audio in the cutscenes.
  • Fix low Forza Horizon 5 performance with fsync enabled.
  • Fix Uplay / Ubisoft Connect reliably failing to update with fsync enabled.
  • Fix STAR WARS: Squadrons displaying warning about outdated drivers.
  • Fix Devil May Cry 5 and Capcom Arcade Stadium crashing when scrolling through videos too quickly.
  • Fix GTA V randomly crashing on certain window managers.
  • Fix Teardown randomly crashing.
  • Fix Melty Blood: Type Lumina hanging on the intro video.
  • Fix Arma 3 launcher.
  • Fix VR Chat not handling suspend / resume well.
  • Fix Vampyr and The Beast Inside displaying menus a few pixels wide on Steam Decks.
  • Fix Apex Legends sometimes starting minimized on Steam Decks.
  • Fix Quake Live being unable to connect to multiplayer matches.
  • Fix Killing Floor 2 not connecting to the item server.
  • Fix Xbox login window lagging with updating window's content.
  • Fix Horizon Zero Dawn running in slowmotion.
  • Fix Age of Chivalry crashing when starting a match.
  • Fix Ride 3 having horizontally squished main menu on the Steam Deck.
  • Fix Chrono Trigger intro video stutter.
  • Fix Divinity: Original Sin - Enhanced Edition crash on resolution or vsync change.
  • Update dxvk to v1.10.1.
  • Update vkd3d-proton to v2.6.
  • Update dxvk-nvapi to v0.5.3

 Link to source code

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Wine development release 7.7 is now available for Linux FreeBSD and macOS

The Wine development release 7.7 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • More progress on the PE conversion of the X11 and OSS drivers.
  • Support for UTF-8 as default Ansi codepage.
  • Theming support for control panel applets.
  • 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 7.7 (total 11):

   6682  IrfanView's 4.44 Help -> About window is missing a picture on the left
  24574  RAR Password Recovery Magic initial (registration) window is empty and doesn't allow any interaction
  45916  x64dbg fails to load debuggee, needs ThreadScheduler_ScheduleTask
  52223  activeCodePage utf-8 in application manifest not respected
  52640  Steam does not display anything when using the Vulkan renderer (stack overflow from official Vulkan loader calling into dxgi)
  52679  Anno 1602 / 1602 A.D. graphics too dark / black
  52703  64-bit Irfanview crashes on startup
  52763  ConEmu doesn't work with winver > Win8.1
  52787  Invalid function prototype for "RegisterUserApiHook" when compiling for C++
  52809  steamwebhelper.exe crashes repeatedly since 2aa4673f32
  52825  Capella help crashes with Error "qtwebengingeprocess has serious errors"


Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Lutris 0.5.10.1 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.

This is a small update for the client released a few weeks ago. The goal is mainly to provide some fixes to improve Flatpak compatibility and provide a good experience on the Steam Deck.

A few fixes unrelated to Flatpak have been added as well and the MangoHUD option is now a simple switch (this requires the latest version of MangoHUD to have support for both 32bit and OpenGL games.)

CHANGELOG

  • Check for Steam executable in home folder for Flatpak
  • Adjust the Steam, application and desktop shortcuts to launch with
    Flatpak when necessary
  • Disable local (XDG) service in Flatpak
  • Simplify MangoHUD option (now an On/Off toggle)
  • Remove ability for Lutris to quit Steam
  • Don't default to fsync on older kernels
  • Default to a base resolution when Lutris is unable to read the current
    configuration
  • Fix issue with .NET 4.8 installation which affects the FF XIV launcher
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Friday, April 15, 2022

World Wine News issue 416

This is the 416th issue of World Wine News. Its main goal is to inform you of what's going on around Wine. Wine is an open-source implementation of the Windows API on top of X and Unix. Think of it as a Windows compatibility layer. Wine does not require Microsoft Windows, as it is a completely alternative implementation consisting of 100% Microsoft-free code. 

The full article is here

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Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Wine maintenance release 6.0.4 is now available for Linux FreeBSD and macOS

The Wine maintenance release 6.0.4 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • 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 6.0.4 (total 42):

  12732  Nota Bene crashes on install
  26350  Dungeons demo (OGRE) fails to load its plugins (LoadLibraryEx with LOAD_WITH_ALTERED_SEARCH_PATH and relative path)
  32183  Cannot open console device read only, then read from it to get input
  39699  EDT for Windows installer crashes inside wine`s hhctrl.ocx
  41098  Descent 3 (GOG version) has problem when running with OpenGL renderer (Nvidia proprietary drivers)
  42030  winedbg: Internal crash at 0x9f58fd40
  44202  undname.c fails to parse symbols with rvalue-reference semantics '&&'
  47287  Accessible Event Watcher Tool 'accevent.exe' from Windows 10 SDK (10.0.17763.x) crashes on unimplemented function oleacc.dll.AccessibleObjectFromEvent
  48631  Multiple games display text as squares (Death to Spies: Moment of Truth, Shadow Warrior, Resident Evil 4 HD)
  48950  NVDA needs oleacc.AccessibleObjectFromPoint implementation for mouse tracking
  50370  Gothic 1 doesn't start correctly when screen resolution of the game matches display resolution
  50526  ConEmu wineconsole Ctrl+m has different behavior
  50714  YooSee CMS client 10.0.0.53 crashes after login since Wine 5.12 (ntdll built as PE)
  51163  WinOffice Pro 5.3 stops after splashscreen, needs WMI class SoftwareLicensingProduct
  51195  Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris doesn't launch
  51220  version:info - In Wine the GetFileVersionInfoEx() checks fail in non-English locales
  51396  cl.exe 64bit fails with internal compiler error, needs support for separated code segments in vcruntime140_1
  51598  cmd.exe crashes on "if exist" without arguments
  51821  EVE Online Client Crashes Due to differences in how Wine and Windows handle LdrGetDllPath with dwFlags 0x8 and relative path
  51860  Missing include for uid_t on musl-based systems
  51864  VeraCrypt Installer for 1.24-Update7 (Win8+) fails with HRESULT 0x800288BD
  51911  vbscript does not handle strings in if clauses
  51938  Safe Exam Browser needs "DNSDomain" from Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration
  51959  Missing procedure GetDayLightFlag
  51968  Winaero WEI Tool: Crash due to C:\windows\performance\winsat\datastore missing
  51978  Autodesk Fusion 360 crashes on unimplemented function msvcp140.dll.?table@?$ctype@D@std@@QEBAPEBFXZ
  51983  foobar2000 v1.5.1+ crashes on startup with Wine v6.6+ with Windows version set to "Windows 10"
  52076  Wrong icons placement when using a theme
  52082  Ace Ventura (CD-ROM) crashes on start
  52102  outSPOKEN 3.0 demo crashes on unimplemented function krnl386.exe16.GetLPErrMode
  52141  NetAPI detection in configure is broken
  52173  Kodi crashes on unimplemented function wsdapi.dll.WSDCreateDiscoveryProvider
  52200  Yamizome Liberator (demo): In-game video isn't played.
  52220  TMIDI Player, Cherry: Playback with multiple MIDI ports is broken
  52224  inetmib1:main test times out in linux
  52298  Opening PPT with Freeoffice Presentations crashes on unimplemented function ole32.dll.OleConvertIStorageToOLESTREAMEx
  52327  Wrong WM_CONTEXTMENU message default  processing
  52349  Vortex Mod Manager Starts but Infinitely Loads
  52378  Python WMI module: AttributeError: wbemErrInvalidQuery
  52494  shell32 progman_dde tests crash if run immediately after prefix creation
  52583  ApiSetView does not display export ordinals correctly
  52626  MahjongSoul needs unimplemented function combase.dll.RoSetErrorReportingFlags

Monday, April 11, 2022

WineTricks 20220411 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.

 



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Friday, April 8, 2022

Wine development release 7.6 is now available for Linux FreeBSD and macOS

The Wine development release 7.6 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Mono engine updated to version 7.2.0.
  • More progress on the PE conversion of graphics drivers.
  • Locale support using the new CLDR-based database.
  • 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 7.6 (total 17):

  42309  The Crew (Uplay) crashes at start
  50158  Oculus Runtime won't start: "Could not load file or assembly 'Daybreak'"
  51437  If Windows version changes from 7 to 10, Microsoft Edge calls unimplemented function uiautomationcore.dll.UiaRaiseAutomationPropertyChangedEvent
  52340  wine-mono + RMS Express: COM Port errors connecting to radios
  52401  Improper synchronization in sock_recv/sock_send leads to arbitrary reordering of completion of I/O requests
  52616  SteelSeries GG installer crashes on unimplemented function setupapi.dll.SetupQueryInfVersionInformationW
  52628  game frozen after opening due to infinite loop in winmm.mmioDescend()
  52638  The 64-bit winmm:mci fails and crashes in test_openCloseWAVE() in Wine
  52652  Adobe Photoshop 7.0 crashes on startup
  52658  Swisslog freezes on startup
  52660  chunk allocator for GL uniform buffers kills performance in World of Warships
  52668  Sparx Enterprise architect v15.2 1560 crashing on wine 7.4
  52698  JW Scheduler installer fails to start: "Requires Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2"
  52713  Nota Bene installer has black background
  52721  d3dx9_36:effect, d3dx11_42:d3dx11 and d3dx11_43:d3dx11 broken by use of vkd3d_shader_compile() for D3DCompile2()
  52722  Winetricks dotnet installation hangs at wineserver -w
  52728  wine-7.5 build fails in Ubuntu 18.04

Saturday, April 2, 2022

Lutris 0.5.10 has been released with Steam Deck support

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.

Steam Deck support

We're pleased to announce the release of Lutris 0.5.10! This is the first release since the Steam Deck has started shipping and yes, Lutris runs quite nicely on the device. Many thanks to Valve for providing a dev kit!

Please note that the Flatpak version still needs some work and will be the next point of focus now that 0.5.10 is out. Currently, Lutris has been tested with the installation from the Arch and AUR repositories. This requires disabling the read only flag of your Deck's system drive and should only be done if you're comfortable with Linux to some extent. Consider re-enabling the read-only flag after installing Lutris.

Also note that major SteamOS upgrades might reset the system partition and require you to reinstall Lutris. This hasn't happened yet, and minor Steam Deck updates won't affect your Lutris installation. We hope having the Flatpak version ready before any major upgrade happens.

It's recommended to use the "Create Steam shortcut" when installing games, this will make the game available in the Deck UI and allow you to benefit from Steam Input. If you want to play games in desktop mode and use the Deck controls as a joypad, make sure you configure Steam accordingly, as it is set by default to emulate a keyboard and mouse.

Adding games

Make sure to click the "+" button to see its new functionality. It used to be for adding a game manually but now offers a lot of other options as shown below

Screenshot from 2022-04-01 14-11-20

"Search the Lutris website" replaces the "Community installers" tab in the Lutris service. The Lutris service now acts like the others and simply show your library from lutris.net.

"Scan a folder for games" is useful if you have a folder of games you previously installed with lutris but are no longer indexed in the client. This feature matches folder names with lutris game identifiers and uses the install script to find the correct executable

"Install a Windows game from media" is useful when you want to install a game from a setup.exe in an optical media or a download.

"Install from a local install script" is a GUI version of the previously available -i / --install command line flag and allows you to install local YAML installers

"Add locally installed game" open the dialog to add a game manually, this was the default behavior of the "+" button.

Integrations

Lutris receives 2 new integration with support for Origin and Ubisoft Connect. As with the Epic Games Store integration, you will need to install the Origin and Ubisoft Connect clients to use this integration. This is especially important for Ubisoft Connect, since their API doesn't return all your games and most will be available once you have logged in the Windows client.
Ubisoft Connect also has a tendency to be slow and getting stuck on an "Initializing" dialog. If this happens, close the dialog and retry installing or launching the game you which to play.

The Origin client can sometimes fail to update itself. When this happens click the "cancel" button but when Origin asks you for confirmation to cancel the update, say no and Origin will restart the update process, completing it successfully.

Humble Bundle has made changes to their API and it is currently not possible to log in or install games until we provide a patch.

Changelog

  • Add new window to add games to Lutris, with searches from the website,
    scanning a folder for previously installed games, installing a Windows
    game from a setup file, installing from a YAML script or configuring a
    single game manually.
  • Move the search for Lutris installers from a tab in the Lutris service
    to the window for adding games.
  • Add option to add a Lutris game to Steam
  • Add a coverart format
  • Add integration with EA Origin
  • Add integration with Ubisoft Connect
  • Download missing media on startup
  • Remove Winesteam runner (install Steam for Windows in Lutris instead)
  • PC (Linux and Windows) games have their own dedicated Nvidia shader cache
  • Add dgvoodoo2 option
  • Add option to enable BattleEye anti-cheat support
  • Default to Retroarch cores in ~/.config/retroarch/cores if available
  • Add support for downloading patches and DLC for GOG games
  • Add --export and --import command line flags to export a game a lutris
    game and re-import it (requires --dest for the destination path, feature still experimental)
  • Add command line flags to manage runners: --install-runner, --uninstall-runners,
    --list-runners, --list-wine-versions
  • Change behavior of the "Stop" button, remove "Kill all Wine processes" action
  • Gamescope option is now disabled on Nvidia GPUs
  • Enable F-Sync by default
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Friday, April 1, 2022

World Wine News issue 415

This is the 415th issue of World Wine News. Its main goal is to inform you of what's going on around Wine. Wine is an open-source implementation of the Windows API on top of X and Unix. Think of it as a Windows compatibility layer. Wine does not require Microsoft Windows, as it is a completely alternative implementation consisting of 100% Microsoft-free code. 

The full article is here

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