Friday, April 28, 2023

Wine development release 8.7 is now available for Linux FreeBSD and macOS

The Wine development release 8.7 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • DXBC shader parsing delegated to vkd3d.
  • More spool file improvements in the PostScript driver.
  • 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 8.7 (total 17):

 - #9932   Listview highlight issues when drag&drop enabled
 - #23647  Street Fighter 4 Benchmark: Flickering screen with parallel rendering enabled
 - #32089  Window resize enters endless cycle
 - #32958  ReVolt 1207: Crashes when trying to play Stunt Arena
 - #33487  Davar bible software not working
 - #43672  Airscout program does not load under wine 2.0.2
 - #50249  Shapes On A Plane crashes on start
 - #51625  Unravel fails to load
 - #52322  wineserver memory leak during HTTPs download (Genshin Impact Launcher, Qt5)
 - #54424  user32:edit - test_dbcs_WM_CHAR() fails on Windows in mixed locales
 - #54464  Multiple games crash on launch (Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice GOTY, Dark Souls III)
 - #54799  wininet:internet - test_InternetGetConnectedStateExA() fails in the Japanese and Chinese locales in Wine
 - #54808  Access violation in ntdll when running Adolix Split and Merge PDF with .NET Framework installed
 - #54815  wininet:internet - test_InternetErrorDlg() fails on Windows 10 1607
 - #54844  Existing prefixes keep resetting to Win10 when wine is updated
 - #54856  Final Fantasy XI Online: Opening movie doesn't play (redux part II).
 - #54882  Conemu fails to start (cannot attach to process)

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Monday, April 24, 2023

BundleHunt 2023 Summer macOS App Bundle is live

 The Bundle Hunt 2023 Summer macOS Bundle featuring 45 macOS, Windows and Design Tools is now live.

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Friday, April 21, 2023

Lutris 0.5.13-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.


2nd beta release for 0.5.13

  • Add support for Proton
  • Add drag and drop on the main window. Dropped files will be matched
    No-Intro, Redump and TOSEC checksums.
  • Add support for ModDB links in installers (moddb python module required)
  • Added "Missing" sidebar option for games whose directory is missing
  • Re-style the configuration, preferences, installer and add-games windows
  • Group configuration options into sections
  • Added checkbox to stop asking for the launch config for a game
  • Added checkbox to sort installed games first
  • Support for launch-configs in shortcuts and the command line
  • Show platform badges on banners and cover-art
  • Installing games from setup files can now use different presets (Win98, 3DFX, ...)
  • Add filter field to runner list
  • Show game count in search bar
  • Workaround Humble Bundle authentication issues by allowing importing
    cookies from Firefox
  • Add integration
  • Add integration (protobuf dependency required)
  • Improve detection of DOSBox games on GOG
  • Added "Unspecified" Vulkan ICD option
  • Removed ResidualVM (now merged into ScummVM)
  • Detect obsolete Vulkan drivers, warn and default to DXVK 1.x for them
  • Improved High-DPI support for custom media
  • Performance improvements

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Thursday, April 20, 2023

The Wine stable release 8.0.1 is now available for Linux macOS and FreeBSD

The Wine stable release 8.0.1 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Fixes for macOS Ventura 13.3 on Apple Silicon
  • Tamil and Turkish translation updates
  • 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 8.0.1 (total 36):

 - #49615  Device read errors logged in dmesg when running wine commands with empty CD/DVD drive, since 5.5
 - #51345  Regression: Visual Studio 2005 "package load failure"
 - #52506  Setup of game "What's the Secret?" fails to create icon
 - #52878  Free PC Audit fails to show info in 'Brief' tab (needs GetBinaryValue method of the StdRegProv class)
 - #53274  adsldp:ldap - test_ParseDisplayName() sometimes fails to connect to the server
 - #53926  New typelib marshaller depends on IID_IDispatch support from target interface
 - #53981  Chromium broken sandbox due to GetSecurityInfo giving access denied
 - #54030  Snagit needs Win32_Volume class ( 'select deviceid from win32_volume where driveletter =C:')
 - #54215  ListView doesn't refresh when changing between List and Details styles.
 - #54234  vbscript fails to compile when colon follows Else in If...Else
 - #54289  RtlCopyContext buffer overflow
 - #54318  Rich Edit inserts newly composed text at wrong position when system IME composition ends while a selection is active
 - #54337  AviUtl shows Japanese text as garbage after conversion in ExEdit edit box
 - #54353  crypt32:cert - testVerifyRevocation() gets unexpected success in Wine on second run
 - #54357  Spurious fixme message when calling ScrollWindow()
 - #54364  RtlGenRandom fails on systems with more than 128 cores
 - #54371  loader won't launch from PATH unless named "wine"
 - #54376  ws2_32:sock - test_reuseaddr() overflows a sockaddr variable by reading an AF_INET6 peer name into it
 - #54379  since wine 8.0 print doesn't work any more
 - #54432  Missing ntdll.RtlAddressInSectionTable() implementation causes all GraalVM Native Image exes to crash on load
 - #54449  nethack crashes
 - #54456  vbscript memory leak in For Each with SafeArray as group
 - #54457  vbscript memory leaks in interp_redim_preserve
 - #54458  vbscript memory leaks in Global_Split
 - #54489  VarAbs() does not handle BSTR arguments correctly
 - #54490  vbscript fails to compile when statement follows ElseIf
 - #54493  vbscript fails to compile concat when used without space and expression begins with H
 - #54495  Motorola Ready For Assistant does not start, needs ext-ms-win-networking-wlanapi-l1-1-0.dll
 - #54563  The gif is displaying wrongly, with weird backgrounds of various colors
 - #54564  Rich Edit crashes when Ctrl+Right is pressed at past the final paragraph
 - #54570  Saints Row: The Third heavy rain causes heavy fps reductions
 - #54581  SpeedCommander 20 installer crashes on unimplemented function SHELL32.dll.Shell_GetCachedImageIndexW
 - #54617  KakaoTalk IM text edit window leaves artifacts when the text overflows and scroll bar appears
 - #54663  ldp.exe crashes on unimplemented function wldap32.dll.ldap_set_dbg_flags
 - #54690  ldp.exe crashes when attempting to connect to an invalid host
 - #54707  adsldp:ldap - test_DirectorySearch() fails on Windows and Linux

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Proton 8.0-1 released brings more games to Linux

Valve's Proton, which allows Windows games to run on Linux, has been now updated to version 8.0, bringing even more games to Linux OS and Valve's Steam Deck. The latest update is probably one of the biggest yet and much awaited re-base, bringing an extensive list of fixes, as well as a list of new games that are now playable. 

Note: Proton 8.0 requires a GPU that supports Vulkan 1.3.

  • Now playable:
    • Forspoken
    • Samurai Maiden
    • Dead Space (2023)
    • Creativerse
    • Nioh 2 - The Complete Edition
    • One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4
    • Atelier Meruru
    • Atelier Lydie & Suelle ~The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings~
    • Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book DX
    • Blue Reflection
    • Atelier Rorona ~The Alchemist of Arland~ DX
    • Disney Dreamlight Valley
    • ToGather:Island
    • WARRIORS OROCHI 3 Ultimate Definitive Edition
    • Exceed - Gun Bullet Children
    • Gungrave G.O.R.E.
    • Chex Quest HD
  • Fixed 2K launcher failure caused by launcher update.
  • Fixed Arabic fonts in FIFA 21 and 22.
  • Improved CJK font support in many games including NOBUNAGA'S AMBITION: Souzou with Power Up Kit, Stardom 3 and Sword and Fairy 3.
  • Improved sleep/resume functionality on Steam Deck for Tiny Tina's Wonderland.
  • Improved multi-touch support.
  • Fixed native scrollbar being always visible in Final Fantasy XIV Online launcher.
  • Fixed A Plague Tale: Innocence and A Plague Tale: Requiem showing on-screen keyboard when starting the game on the Steam Deck.
  • Fixed rendering issues during cutscenes in Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell.
  • Fixed Japanese keyboard input in Final Fantasy XIV Online.
  • Fixed Football manager 2023 crashing when trying to return from a player profile.
  • Fixed experimental regression: Fall in Labyrinth started crashing on some setups.
  • Improved CJK characters rendering in many games including NOBUNAGA'S AMBITION: Souzou with Power Up Kit.
  • Fixed Life is Strange Remastered crashing at the end of chapter 2.
  • Fixed Alt+Tab not working on Gnome 43.
  • Improved force feedback compatibility for BeamNG and Forza Horizon 5.
  • Fixed regression with Mortal Kombat X performance.
  • Fixed OpenGL launch option for Youropa.
  • Fixed raytracing in Crysis Remastered.
  • Improved multiplayer support in Company of Heroes III.
  • Improved fullscreen support for The Last Blade 2.
  • Fixed regression: Minecraft Dungeons was hanging when disconnecting from multiplayer game.
  • Fixed Immortals Fenyx Rising missing/out-of-order audio lines in cutscenes.
  • Fixed The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt launcher flickering on Wayland.
  • Fixed Story Mode not working in Dead or Alive 6.
  • Enabled nvapi for many games.
  • Updated wine to 8.0.
  • Updated dxvk to v2.1-4-gcaf31033.
  • Updated vkd3d-proton to v2.8-84-g08909d98.
  • Updated dxvk-nvapi to v0.6.2.
  • Updated wine-mono to 7.4.1.

Link to source code

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Saturday, April 15, 2023

Wine development release 8.6 is now available for Linux FreeBSD and macOS

The Wine development release 8.6 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Bundled math library from Musl libc.
  • Gecko engine updated to version 2.47.4.
  • Improved spool file support in the PostScript driver.
  • 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 8.6 (total 25):

 - #11436  Pepakura viewer: err:wgl:X11DRV_wglShareLists Could not share display lists, context already created !
 - #18773  Multiple apps need DirectShow MPEG Layer-3 decoder filter / (The Westerner, 3D Mark 2001SE)
 - #28586  Team Fortress Arcade & Pixel Force: Left 4 Dead music doesn't play
 - #32490  Graphical issues in Inquisitor (red squares painted on the screen)
 - #42372  Watchtower Library 2016 crashes when trying to play a video
 - #49002  Multiple games trigger GL_INVALID_FRAMEBUFFER_OPERATION in wined3d (Free Horror Game "My Place", DiRT Rally 2.0)
 - #49332  CounterPath Bria Solo crashes after login dialog
 - #51178  The Bat! v9.3.4.12: Missing content in TTreeViews on Windows versions higher than 8
 - #52193  schtasks.exe:schtasks fails on Windows 7 when missing privileges
 - #53128  Without elevated privileges schedsvc:rpcapi fails on Windows 7
 - #53269  uiautomationcore:uiautomation fails on Windows 10 1909
 - #53781  Multiple apps crash on unimplemented function CFGMGR32.dll.CM_MapCrToWin32Err (Matrix Awakens MegaCity Unreal Engine 5.1 demo, Hogwarts Legacy)
 - #53983  Chromium broken sandbox, needs NtQueryInformationProcess with ProcessHandleTable
 - #54106  taskschd:scheduler - test_GetTask() fails on Windows 7 when it has insufficient privileges
 - #54109  schedsvc:rpcapi causes taskschd:scheduler to crash on w7u_adm
 - #54110  CubicSDR crashes on unimplemented function msvcp140.dll.?_Rethrow_future_exception@std@@YAXVexception_ptr@1@@Z
 - #54594  dinput:device8 - test_dik_codes() sometimes gets timeouts on the GitLab CI
 - #54634  schtasks.exe:schtasks causes taskschd:scheduler to crash on w7u_adm and w8adm
 - #54666  Compilation fails with gcc 4.8.4 - error: missing binary operator before token "("
 - #54713  dinput:device8 - test_mouse_keyboard() fails on some Window 7 locales
 - #54728  Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 demo takes +- 9 minutes to complete extracting 'Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 DEMO.msi' (disabling 'Light' theme works around)
 - #54772  LDAP Explorer (LEX) fails to connect without SSL
 - #54774  dinput:device8 - test_overlapped_format() sometimes gets a timeout in Wine (GitLab CI)
 - #54781  Wine fails to update existed prefix
 - #54819  DnsQuery_A() mishandles CNAME DNS records

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Friday, April 14, 2023

How to Install Microsoft Office on Linux

 Microsoft Office on Linux is possible. Here are three methods for getting Microsoft Office installed in a Linux environment.

The most widely used office productivity suite in the world is Microsoft Office. It doesn't matter if your PC runs Windows 10 or macOS, it's likely that you're using Microsoft Office. If you're not, you have a colleague who is.

But your PC runs Linux. How on earth are you going to install Microsoft Office on Linux and use it without running into problems?

Getting Microsoft Office on Linux is easy. We cover three methods for running Microsoft Office in a Linux environment.

How to Install Microsoft Office on Linux

You have three ways to run Microsoft's industry-defining office software on a Linux computer:

  1. Use Microsoft Office on the web in a Linux browser
  2. Install Microsoft Office using PlayOnLinux
  3. Use Microsoft Office on a Windows virtual machine

Note that there is no Microsoft Office 365 for Linux. There is also no MS Office for Linux, but these methods let you run Microsoft Office on Linux without the enhancements Office 365 brings. In case you're not sure, here are the differences between MS Office and Microsoft Office 365.

Option 1: Use Microsoft Office in a Browser

It might not be the full Microsoft Office, but what is made available via your browser is certainly good enough for a big chunk of office-based tasks. It's an easy way to start without paying for the full Microsoft Office suite.

Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook can all be accessed via your browser and Microsoft account.

Is your copy of Microsoft Office via monthly subscription to Office 365? Linux users can take advantage of the advanced browser-based tools that make this version of Office almost as complete as the Windows, Mac, and mobile versions.

As the suite is browser-based, it's not going to be available offline. However, you can make things smoother by setting as a desktop shortcut. Files will be saved to the cloud, and the best way to manage this is with a Microsoft OneDrive account.

Without Office 365, you'll get a stripped-back collection of features. Though useful in a pinch, it doesn't do everything you expect.

Option 2: Install Microsoft Office Using PlayOnLinux

Need the full Microsoft Office on Linux? You'll need to install it. Now, you probably think that it isn't possible to install Windows software on Linux, and to a certain degree, that is true. Fortunately, other tools are available to help you install Windows software like Microsoft Word on Linux, along with the rest of the office suite.

The simplest way to install Microsoft Office on Ubuntu is using CrossOver or PlayOnLinux. The following instructions are for installing Office 365 on Ubuntu, but you'll be able to customize this for distros that use different package managers.

Install PlayOnLinux

Begin by opening a terminal and installing winbind:

sudo apt install winbind

This is a tool that ensures that PlayOnLinux correctly links the Windows login on the software you're attempting to install. You may also need to install cURL and p7zip-full if they're not already installed.

Next, install PlayOnLinux.

sudo apt install playonlinux

Alternatively, you can open your distro's app installer. On Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and above, use Ubuntu Software to search for PlayOnLinux and click Install. Wait for the installation to complete.

Now, all you need to do is launch PlayOnLinux from Menu > Applications. To install Microsoft Office, click the Office tab, then either use the search field or browse the list. Note that you'll need to install the full suite, as no individual apps (aside from Project 2010, Word Viewer, and Excel Viewer) are available.

You'll notice that with each app you select in PlayOnLinux, a summary of compatibility is displayed on the right. For further details about this, click the link. A browser window will take you to WineHQ, where you can find out more.

On Linux, you're limited to Microsoft Office 2016 as the latest version (the 32-bit version, at best). For the best, most stable results, use Microsoft Office 2016 (method B). For this, you'll need the installation media (or ISO file) or setup file, along with a genuine product key.

Install Microsoft Office on Ubuntu With PlayOnLinux

With the ISO file ready, click Install.

The PlayOnLinux wizard will start and prompt you to select a DVD-ROM or a setup file. Choose the appropriate option, then Next. If you're using a setup file, you'll need to browse to where this is stored on your Linux system.

Click Next to proceed with the installation. Once complete, Microsoft Office will be ready to run on Linux.

You'll be able to run Microsoft Office from the desktop without separately loading PlayOnLinux, which will run in the background.

Need a feature that is only available in the latest version of Microsoft Office? Consider CrossOver, a paid tool with a free trial that can run more recent versions of Microsoft Office.

Installation of CrossOver is more straightforward than PlayOnLinux, while installation of Office is along similar lines (there is a developmental connection between the two tools).

And yes, having Windows software running effortlessly on your Linux PC really is amazing, isn't it? You'll find that PlayOnLinux can support several other applications, as well as many Windows games. In short, this is how you can install MS Office on Ubuntu.

Option 3: Install Microsoft Office 365 on Linux in a Windows VM

There is another option for anyone wishing to install Microsoft Office on their Linux computer. This isn't as easy as the others, however, unless you're already running a Windows virtual machine.

In this case, all you need to do is boot your virtual machine, sign into Windows, and install Microsoft Office. Linux users can install any version of Office this way, unlike using Wine/PlayOnLinux, which can be useful for file compatibility.

Get Microsoft Office for Linux Today!

Microsoft Office is not the most ideal option for running office tasks on Linux systems. However, if it's what you need to get the job done, you have four good options to install MS Office on Linux.

Yes, open-source alternatives are best for most Linux office productivity tasks but installing Microsoft Office overcomes document compatibility problems. This can prove vital in meeting deadlines or accessing complex spreadsheets and databases.

Once you've sorted out installing Microsoft Office on Linux, don't stop there. You can install much more Windows software on Linux.

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Running WeavePoint on an Apple Mac computer

WeavePoint is made for Windows. There is no WeavePoint version for Mac OS, but you can still run WeavePoint on a Mac.

One option is to use Wine, as CrossOver or PlayOnMac, this does not require Windows. This way, WeavePoint can integrate seamlessly in Mac OS, you don't really "see" Windows, WeavePoint starts and runs from Mac OS.

This page is about installing WeavePoint on a Mac with CrossOver and PlayOnMac (or other versions of Wine). If using Parallels, Boot Camp, WM Fusion or similar, see their instructions instead.

Note that loom control via a serial port will not work under CrossOver/PlayOnMac/Wine at present.

Note that updates of your macOS operating system may require that you also update your Crossover or PlayOnMac versions.

Update March 2023: We now recommend CrossOver. PlayOnMac 4.4.3 cannot be used with WeavePoint and later versions of macOS. We've tested WeavePoint and Crossover 22 with macOS 12.6 Monterey, and it seems to work well. The latest macOS updates has created problems for WeavePoint running under PlayOnMac 4.4.3 or before. WeavePoint starts as normal, but dialogs cannot be opened. This means we cannot recommend PlayOnMac for the moment. A future PlayOnMac update may correct this.


Installation by CrossOver

How to install WeavePoint with CrossOver

For new bottle name, you can write "WeavePoint".



It can be convenient to use a mouse for drawing in the WeavePoint grids. Note that if you use an Apple mouse and it appears to have only one button, you can add right-click in your Mac's System Preferences.

Right-click is used in WeavePoint to erase in grids. Another way to do a right-click is Ctrl+click or click with two fingers on the trackpad.


Some observations

To keep your patterns easily available in one location, it can be recommended to save pattern files in the WeavePoint folder under the Documents folder.

When clicking the yellow button to minimize WeavePoint, the WeavePoint running icon will appear in the Dock. If the program does not reappear when you click the icon, right-click or Ctrl+click the icon and choose WeavePoint.

If the grids do not appear to fill the WeavePoint window correctly, close and restart WeavePoint.


Font size and smoothing

The menu and dialogue text fonts may look slightly different from when you run WeavePoint under standard Windows. Text size will depend on your Mac's screen size and resolution.

If you open CrossOver, click Wine Configuration and then select Graphics, there is a setting for Screen Resolution (DPI). If you increase this to 120 DPI (recommended), menu text, Help text and other texts will get larger.

Text fonts in dialogues etc. may not look as smooth and "dark" as expected. It is possible to fix this, although it may seem a little bit more andvanced. It requires a small, plain text file (like you can make with Notepad in Windows) and must have the subfix .reg. On a Mac, you can use TextEdit. In the Format menu, select Make Plain Text. Copy the text below and paste it in. You can can save it as smoothfont.reg (or something similar). In CrossOver, click the Run command and write Regedit. When Regedit opens, in the Registry menu, click Import Registry File and open your reg file. If a success, fonts should now be better. This is how the file should look (note: a blank line under the version line, only one blank line allowed):

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]


If WeavePoint does not recognize your printer, you can use File/Export/Save as PNG-image, to save a hight quality image and then open the image in a standard Mac program to print it. Another workaround is to install a virtual PDF printer called PDFWriter on your Mac. Once installed you can print to PDFWriter and then open the resulting PDF file in the native Mac program Preview and then print it.

Computer Assisted Looms

If using electronic loom control, note that this will not work under PlayOnMac/CrossOver/Wine at present. If you have an AVL loom with Compu-Dobby IV or later or a Little Weaver, you can use AVLDrive for Mac to run the loom: Design in WeavePoint, save as wif-file and open the pattern in AVLDrive to weave.

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Saturday, April 8, 2023

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Friday, April 7, 2023

How To Play Roblox On Linux

 Roblox is one of the most talked-about and played in the gaming community right now. But with only options for Windows & Mac downloads, many Linux users are feeling left out. But till the devs plan to release an official version, there are several workarounds you can do to get it done for now. So today let’s look at how to get, install, and play Roblox on Linux Ubuntu.

Here’s how to get, install, and play Roblox on Linux Ubuntu:

  1. Open Internet Browser on your Linux system.
  2. We are using Mozilla Firefox for this process.
  3. Go to WineHQ webpage.
  4. Click on “Ubuntu”.
  5. Select the Ubuntu version you have.
  6. Make sure to remove any old Wine package repository first.
  7. This page will guide you with all commands.
  8. Still for your convenience, we will share them here.
  9. Open Ubuntu Terminal with Ubuntu using Ctrl+Alt+T.
  10. Type in 32-bit architecture command:
    • sudo dpkg –add-architecture i386.
  11. Now download the repository key:
    • wget -nc
    • sudo apt-key add winehq.key
  12. Add the repository according to your Ubuntu version:
    • Ubuntu 21.10 – sudo add-apt-repository ‘deb impish main’
    • Ubuntu 21.04 – sudo add-apt-repository ‘deb hirsute main’
    • Ubuntu 20.10 – sudo add-apt-repository ‘deb groovy main’
    • Ubuntu 20.04 | Linux Mint 20.x – sudo add-apt-repository ‘deb focal main’
    • Ubuntu 18.04 | Linux Mint 19.x – sudo add-apt-repository ‘deb bionic main’
  13. Now use the update command:
    • sudo apt update
  14. Use of the below package:
    • Stable branch:
      • sudo apt install –install-recommends winehq-stable
    • Development branch:
      • sudo apt install –install-recommends winehq-devel
    • Staging branch:
      • sudo apt install –install-recommends winehq-staging
  15. We used the Stable branch
  16. Now get Roblox for the Windows version
  17. Wait for it to complete
  18. Open “download folder” in “File Manager”
  19. Find the Roblox file
  20. Right-click, open with, choose “Wine Windows Program Loader”
  21. Roblox will install now
  22. Once done, you will see the Roblox icon on your desktop
  23. Right-click & select “Allow Launch”
  24. Log in with your Roblox account, and enjoy

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Sunday, April 2, 2023

Run Windows software on Mac Linux and ChromeOS with CodeWeavers CrossOver

 Even if you’re not a Windows user, you never know when you might need Windows to run a certain software. For instance, did you know TurboTax for Business is only available on Windows?

If you’re running a Mac, Linux, or ChromeOS operating system, CrossOver+ Windows Compatibility App is a major asset. CrossOver is the easiest way to run Microsoft applications on your non-Windows computer without dealing with the clunkiness of a Windows emulator. Rather than an emulator, CrossOver translates Windows commands to your present operating system, allowing you to run Windows software as if it was designed for your native environment. From productivity software to games, it all runs better, and you can set it up in a matter of minutes.

Michelle Delio of Wired writes, “In general, running CrossOver Office was so similar to using Office on a standard Windows system that it was sometimes difficult to remember the PC was actually running Linux.”

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Wine development release 8.5 is now available for Linux FreeBSD and macOS

The Wine development release 8.5 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Bundled vkd3d upgraded to version 1.7.
  • Better error reporting in the IDL compiler.
  • Support for shared Wow64 Classes registry key.
  • More cleanups in IME support.
  • Support for configuring a WinRT dark theme.
  • 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 8.5 (total 21):

 - #44547  Deus Ex: invisible War v1.2 crashes when using the hotkey to quickload a saved game
 - #46562  Notepad++ 7.6.3 crashes when searching twice and first time found results
 - #47326  Fair Strike fails to map joystick due to IDirectInputDevice8 SetActionMap being a semi-stub.
 - #53704  Bible Black ~La Noche de Walpurgis~ won't start
 - #53794  Sins of the Solar Empire Rebellion (Gog 1.975.1) crashes on unimplemented function concrt140.dll.?_CheckTaskCollection@_UnrealizedChore@details@Concurrency@@IAEXXZ
 - #53981  Chromium broken sandbox due to GetSecurityInfo giving access denied
 - #54560  mscoree:mscoree - test_loadpaths_execute() sometimes gets directory creation errors
 - #54618  VARA FM crashes on unimplemented function pdh.dll.PdhVbGetDoubleCounterValue
 - #54640  Treecomp listviews and possibly other widgets are not drawn
 - #54675  Chocolatey OpenSSH installer fails
 - #54679  Conspiracy's Clean Slate 64K demo crashes due to HLSL shader compilation failure
 - #54687  LibreVR Revive fails to run (CertGetNameStringW with dwType=CERT_NAME_ATTR_TYPE and pvTypePara missing additional fallbacks)
 - #54691  reg.exe:copy, reg.exe:delete, reg.exe:export, reg.exe:import & reg.exe:query (+32-bit reg.exe:add) - The 64-bit tests fail due to ERROR_ACCESS_DENIED errors in Wine
 - #54701  Ultimate Race Pro crashes after intro movies
 - #54702  ldp.exe crashes when attempting to add, delete, modify, or compare an entry without a name
 - #54707  adsldp:ldap - test_DirectorySearch() fails on Windows and Linux
 - #54710  imm32:imm32 - test_ImmEscape() fails in the Korean locale on Windows
 - #54711  imm32:imm32 - test_ImmGetProperty() fails in the Korean locale on Windows
 - #54724  LDAP bind over SSL to a server and port that do not support SSL hangs forever
 - #54727  LDAP Explorer (LEX) throws an exception when attempting to connect over SSL
 - #54729  wine build fails with bison 3.0.5

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