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Friday, June 24, 2022

World Wine News issue 421

This is the 421st 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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Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Vkd3d 1.4 Released

The Wine team is proud to announce that release 1.4 of vkd3d, the Direct3D to Vulkan translation library, is now available.

This release contains improvements that are listed in the release notes. The main highlights are:

  • Many improvements to the HLSL compiler.
  • A new descriptor heap implementation using the VK_EXT_descriptor_indexing extension.
  • A new fence implementation using the VK_KHR_timeline_semaphore extension.

The source is available here.


Friday, June 17, 2022

Wine development release 7.11 is now available for Linux FreeBSD and macOS

The Wine development release 7.11 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Android driver converted to PE.
  • Zero-copy support with GStreamer.
  • High Unicode planes support in case mappings.
  • 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 7.11 (total 34):

  33381  Mayhem Triple renders too small
  33383  Foobar2000 crashes on Alt-H
  34176  Kernel32:CompareStringW strange behavior ?
  35027  Euphoria needs CreateProcessInternalW function
  36720  LCMapString with the parameter NORM_IGNORENONSPACE does not remove diacritics
  39144  SpinTires tech demo wrong rendering after changing screen resolution
  39298  kernel32 does not support custom nls installation.
  45634  enabling CSMT ruins performance for rFactor 1.255
  46281  Multiple Windows 7+ apiset-aware applications fail due to Wine loader lacking support for resolving virtual dlls via 'kernel32.GetModuleHandle' (Archicad 22)
  46782  CompareStringEx does not support SORT_DIGITSASNUMBERS flag
  49210  Mafia and Mafia II: Definitive Edition Launcher crashes with Wine-Mono
  49232  Saints Row The Third Remastered shows floating black rectangles
  50941  Multiple applications crash on unimplemented function WS2_32.dll.WSAConnectByName (TIP-Integral, EasyMiniGW)
  50948  taskmgr.exe: wrong memory usage unit (GB => MB)
  51243  In Wine dinput:keyboard fails if the keyboard layout does not match the display language
  52663  Civilization 4: no text in main menu
  52752  Rich Edit Control does not support drawing OLE objects
  52795  Multiple applications crash in Mesa due to syscall stack overflow (Cyberpunk 2077, Stranger of Paradise, Doom Eternal with ray tracing)
  52831  Kernel32::GetSystemPowerStatus returns invalid data if /sys/class/power_supply/BAT0 is missing
  52841  Leverless arcade controller SOCD cleaning does not work
  52885  Adobe Lightroom Classic 11.1 crash in user32
  52893  GreedFall crashes on launch
  52993  msi:action - test_publish() fails on date change
  52995  shell32:shelllink crashes in Wine cause shell32:shellpath's test_PathResolve()  to fail (test.bat file)
  52998  xaudio2_7:xaudio2 fails on Windows 1909+
  53029  Clipboard cut/paste partially broken in wine 7.8.1.2
  53035  Displaying Out-GridView in Powershell Core crashes with WinVer > Win7
  53038  Epic Games Launcher crashes on start
  53076  Kvaser CanKing needs ntoskrnl.exe.KfRaiseIrql and ntoskrnl.exe.KeLowerIrql
  53082  "explorer: Create clipboard manager thread when creating a desktop." causes hangs on wine startup
  53102  Ubisoft Connect fails to connect to server
  53112  winegstreamer build error
  53136  crypt32:cert - testVerifyRevocation() fails in Wine
  53138  crypt32:chain - testGetCertChain() fails in Wine

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Proton 7.0-3 has been released

  • The following games are now playable:
    • Age of Chivalry
    • Beneath a Steel Sky
    • Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamer Edition
    • Cities XXL
    • Cladun X2
    • Cursed Armor
    • Flanarion Tactics
    • Gary Grigsby's War in the East
    • Gary Grigsby's War in the West
    • Iragon: Prologue
    • MechWarrior Online
    • Small Radios Big Televisions
    • Split/Second
    • Star Wars Episode I Racer
    • Stranger of Sword City Revisited
    • Succubus x Saint
    • V Rising
    • Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide
    • We Were Here Forever


  • Add support for Windows.Gaming.Input.
  • Improve FPS in Street Fighter V during online matches.
  • Improve Sekiro: Shadow Die Twice performance in certain areas.
  • Fix Elden Ring crashing during prolonged gameplay.
  • Fix the new Final Fantasy XIV Online launcher.
  • Fix DEATHLOOP crashing after long system suspend.
  • Fix The Turing Test crashing when starting Chapter 4.
  • Fix controller support in Mini Ninja.
  • Fix Resident Evil Revelations 2 not starting on the Steam Deck.
  • Fix video playback in: Disintegration, Dread X Collection: The Hunt, EZ2ON REBOOT : R, El Hijo - A Wild West Tale, Ember Knights, Outward: Definitive Edition, POSTAL4: No Regerts, Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid, Solasta: Crown of the Magister, Street Fighter V, The Room 4: Old Sins. Fix video playback in Ghostwire: Tokyo and other games using VP8 and VP9 codecs.
  • Fix non-steering-wheel controller support in WRC10.
  • Fix S&box not finding any games to join.
  • Fix The Legend of Heroes: Zero no Kiseki Kai failing to start for the first time.
  • Fix Mortal Kombat Komplete crashing when audio devices with long names are present.
  • Fix handling of external links in Castle Morihisa.
  • Improve text rendering in Rockstar Launcher.
  • Improve steering wheel detection.
  • Support xinput controller reordering on the Steam Deck.
  • Update Wine Mono to 7.3.0.
  • Update dxvk-nvapi to v0.5.4.
  • Update dxvk to v1.10.1-57-g279b4b7e.

 Link to source code

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Friday, June 10, 2022

World Wine News issue 420

This is the 420th 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

MacOS and Windows software bundles, save up to 90% off the normal retail price only at BundleHunt.
 

Friday, June 3, 2022

Wine development release 7.10 is now available for Linux FreeBSD and macOS

The Wine development release 7.10 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • macOS driver converted to PE.
  • Mono engine updated to version 7.3.0.
  • Windows-compatible Unicode collation.
  • Wow64 support in SECUR32.
  • 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 7.10 (total 56):

   3599  Corel Draw 9 printing Issue
   5163  Microsoft Office XP 2002 installer reports error 25003 (installation source corrupted), custom action 'CADpc' returns 1603
   5989  Cannot run uninstall for IE6
   9583  CompareStringW gives incorrect result for some wide strings
  10767  lstrcmp and others do not compare punctuation characters correctly
  16142  Adobe Reader 9.0 outputs error after install, that multiple instances are running
  19743  Acrobat Reader 5 crashes on startup (InterTrust 'docbox.api' plugin incompatible with Windows 7+)
  22603  Can't print page in IE6
  25280  Singularity: no sound in game without Hardware Acceleration = emulation
  26909  HaoZip: Cannot navigate to drive_c
  28437  Panzer Corps: no intro video (requires WMV1 codec)
  30503  Echo: Secrets of the Lost Cavern upside down on BACKBUFFER
  33209  Tribes: Ascend cannot authenticate user
  34025  IE8 help exits silently
  34026  IE8 help pages are blank
  37614  Applications do not always start inside a configured virtual desktop
  37877  boincmgr crashes with wxWidgets error with WinVer > Win81
  38929  Betfair Poker setup fails to connect to the server
  38931  Betfair Poker log-in stops
  46155  Multiple applications need KERNEL32.dll.RaiseFailFastException (RoyalTS v5, Windows PowerShell Core 6.1 for ARM64)
  46775  Steam crashes when attempting to access controller settings for desktop or general
  46857  Steam menus are hidden by macOS native window decoration
  48011  Rebelbetting: unhandled exception on exit
  48025  Betfair Poker crashes
  48270  Rebelbetting sometimes returns insanely high numbers
  48718  unimplemented function KERNEL32.dll.RaiseFailFastException
  49052  Japanese Visual Novel "Natural Vacation" doesn't start (ENIGMA 5.X protected)
  51572  Crash when opening notes panel in Logos Bible Software
  51665  Multiple applications need IDXGIAdapter3::RegisterVideoMemoryBudgetChangeNotificationEvent() (HITMAN 2 (2018), FAR mod for Nier: Automata)
  51788  windowscodecs:wmpformat test_decode() fails randomly
  51936  Honeygain forgets user details
  52032  Bad Mouse Pointer under 32bits app (Poser)
  52127  SlingPlayer 2 crashes on load
  52218  Honeygain exits silently
  52458  Lazarus can't start program for debugging
  52513  CEF does not work with sandbox
  52747  Notepad crashes on a StaticColor X display
  52863  kernel32:actctx fails on Windows 10 1909
  52870  shlwapi:url - The UrlGetPartA() tests fails with a UTF-8 code page
  52882  GPU Caps Viewer 1.54 crashes on start
  52918  Corrupted textures in Visual Studio 2010 using native WPF interfaces.
  52956  Star Citizen crashes on unimplemented function kernel32.dll.SetThreadInformation
  52972  wineusb.sys: add_usb_device erroneously releases critical section on failure path
  52973  A file containing special characters in its name is unreadable/unusable
  53003  XM6 TypeG: some MIDI note-on messages aren't sent to MIDI devices (MIDI running status isn't supported in the MIDI mapper)
  53005  quartz:systemclock Fails after timeGetTime() wraps
  53010  Split/Second crashes on launch
  53016  Steam fails to load pages
  53020  EA Origin is unable to download games
  53022  Hitomi downloader (Technical Preview) crashes at start
  53027  Port Royale 4 crashes with wined3d_texture*
  53034  Lazarus: menu text disappears under mouse if light theme is enabled
  53051  Kvaser software crashes on unimplemented function ntoskrnl.exe.ExNotifyCallback
  53061  Alcoma ASD Client 11.1 fails to start due to missing unicode exports in tapi32
  53079  Linker error during build. winegstreamer:wg_transform.c:526: undefined reference to `gst_sample_set_info'
  53080  Powershell Core crash in FindNLSStringEx