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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Wine stable release 4.0 is now available for Linux FreeBSD Android and macOS

Wine stable release 4.0 is now available for Linux FreeBSD Android and macOS

The Wine team is proud to announce that the stable release Wine 4.0 is now available.
This release represents a year of development effort and over 6,000 individual changes. It contains a large number of improvements that are listed in the release notes below. The main highlights are:
  • Vulkan support.
  • Direct3D 12 support.
  • Game controllers support.
  • High-DPI support on Android.
The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.


What's new in Wine 4.0
======================


*** Direct3D

- Initial support for Direct3D 12 is implemented. Direct3D 12 support
  requires the vkd3d library, and a Vulkan-capable graphics card.

- The Multi-Threaded Command Stream feature is enabled by default.

- OpenGL core contexts are always used by default when available. In
  the previous release, these were already used by default for
  Direct3D 10 and 11 applications on AMD and Intel graphics
  cards. That has been extended to all graphics cards, and all
  versions of Direct3D before 12.

- Among others, the following notable Direct3D 10 and 11 features are
  implemented:
 
  - Multi-sample textures and views, as well as multi-sample resolves.
  - Per-sample fragment shading.
  - Support for 1D textures.
  - Draws without render target views or depth/stencil views.
  - Multiple viewports and scissor rectangles per draw.
  - Depth clipping control.
  - Depth bias clamping.
  - Stream output without geometry shaders.
  - Several more capability queries.
  - Several more resource formats.

- The "depth bias clamping" feature mentioned above requires the
  ARB_polygon_offset_clamp/EXT_polygon_offset_clamp OpenGL
  extension. All Direct3D 10+ capable hardware should be able to
  support that extension, but it has come to our attention that some
  NVIDIA "Legacy Drivers" do not. We encourage affected users to
  explore whether the Free Software Nouveau drivers meet their needs.

- Several Direct3D 11 interfaces have been updated to version 11.2,
  and several DXGI interfaces have been update to version 1.6. This
  allows applications requiring those newer interfaces to start
  working.

- The first steps towards more fine-grained locking in the Direct3D
  implementation have been taken. This will be an ongoing effort to
  take better advantage of modern high core count CPUs.

- Support for using the correct swap interval is implemented, for both
  DXGI and DirectDraw applications.

- Application-configurable frame latency is implemented for Direct3D
  9Ex and DXGI applications.

- S3TC-compressed 3D textures are supported. S3TC-compressed 2D
  textures were already supported, provided the OpenGL drivers
  supported them.

- When the ARB_query_buffer_object OpenGL extension is available,
  query results can be polled with lower latency, resulting in a
  modest performance improvement in specific cases.

- Validation of Direct3D 8 and 9 resource pool and usage restrictions,
  as well as blit restrictions, has been improved.

- The Direct3D graphics card database recognizes more graphics cards.

- New HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\Direct3D registry keys:
  - "MultisampleTextures" (REG_DWORD)
    Enable (0x1, default) or disable (0x0) support for multi-sample
    textures.
  - "Renderer" (REG_SZ)
    The backend API to target. Possible values are "gl" (default) for
    OpenGL and "gdi" for GDI.

- Deprecated HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\Direct3D registry key:
  - "DirectDrawRenderer"
    This has been superseded by the "Renderer" setting above.

- Removed HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\Direct3D registry key:
  - "StrictDrawOrdering"
    This feature was previously deprecated in favor of the
    multi-threaded command stream feature, and has been completely
    removed.


*** Graphics

- A complete Vulkan driver is implemented, using the host Vulkan
  libraries under X11, or MoltenVK on macOS.

- A builtin vulkan-1 loader is provided as an alternative to the SDK
  loader.

- Icons in PNG format are supported, enabling loading high-resolution
  256x256 icons.

- The standard icons include a 256x256 version to take advantage of
  the PNG support.

- Many Direct2D interfaces have been updated to version 1.2.

- New HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\Direct2D registry key:
  - "max_version_factory" (REG_DWORD)
    Limit the interface version of the ID2D1Factory interface to the
    specified version. 0x0 for ID2D1Factory, 0x1 for ID2D1Factory1,
    etc. By default there is no limit.

- Using an ARGB visual as default X11 visual is supported.

- The old 16-bit DIB.DRV driver is implemented using the DIB engine.

- Polygon drawing in the DIB engine is much faster for large polygons.

- A0, A1 and A2 paper sizes are supported for generic printers.

- Arrows are supported in GdiPlus.


*** Kernel

- Support for running DOS binaries under Wine is removed. When
  execution of a DOS binary is requested, an external DOSBox instance
  is launched. This doesn't apply to Win16 binaries, which are still
  supported internally.

- All the CPU control and debug registers can be accessed by kernel
  drivers, including on 64-bit.

- Events, semaphores, mutexes and timers are implemented in kernel
  mode for device drivers.

- The WaitOnAddress synchronization primitives are supported.

- Reported processor information correctly distinguishes logical and
  physical CPU cores to support hyper-threading.

- Detailed BIOS information can be queried on Linux platforms.

- The various debugger APIs support manipulating a 32-bit Wow64
  process from a 64-bit process context.

- Application settings, compatibility information and execution levels
  are recognized in application manifests.

- The various file I/O completion modes are implemented.

- Debug registers are supported on NetBSD.


*** User interface

- The infrastructure for setting DPI awareness and scaling of non
  DPI-aware applications is implemented. However, actual scaling of
  window contents is only supported on Android at this point.
  Scaling is disabled by default and can be enabled by setting the
  "DpiScalingVer" value under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop.

- Window class redirection is supported, enabling support of Common
  Controls version 6 features for standard USER controls like buttons.

- The standard USER controls Button, Listbox, Combobox, Edit and
  Static support version 6 features, including theming.

- The standard Task Dialog is implemented, including support for
  icons, hyperlinks, progress bars, and various other UI elements.

- Cue banners are supported in version 6 of the Edit control.


*** Desktop integration

- Exporting MIME-type file associations to the native desktop can be
  disabled with a checkbox under the Desktop Integration tab in
  winecfg.  It can be configured programmatically by setting the
  "Enable" value under
  HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\FileOpenAssociations.

- The File Dialog can display file properties like size, times and
  attributes.

- The File Dialog optionally shows the Places toolbar on the left-hand
  side.

- The shell folder Public is used instead of AllUsersProfile to follow
  the behavior of recent Windows versions.

- The shell File Browser supports keyboard shortcuts to rename (F2
  key) and delete (Delete key) shell folders.

- Many standard icons are added to the Shell library.

- Shell Autocompletion is supported.

- In desktop mode the taskbar won't be displayed on top of fullscreen
  windows.

- Additional names are provided for standard cursors to better match
  existing X11 cursor themes.


*** Input devices

- HID game controllers are supported in the XInput and Raw Input APIs.

- An SDL driver is implemented to make SDL game controllers
  available through the HID interface.


*** Internet and networking

- JScript has an EcmaScript compliant mode, which supports a number of
  features not available in legacy mode.

- JavaScript property accessors are supported.

- HTML style object is rewritten to support standard-compliant mode.

- HTML documents respect X-UA-Compatible HTTP header, allowing web
  pages to request specific compatibility mode. The
  HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\MSHTML\CompatMode key may be used to
  override the requested mode.

- MSHTML supports non-HTML elements, allowing limited SVG support.

- A number of new HTML APIs are supported.

- The proxy server can be configured through the Internet Control
  Panel applet.

- Stream I/O is implemented in WebServices.

- The Web Services on Devices API (WSDAPI) is implemented, including
  sending and receiving the various message types.

- More system information is reported through WBEM, including CPU,
  BIOS, video controller, and network adapter properties.


*** Cryptography

- Asymmetric encryption keys, as well as RSA and ECDSA signature
  verification are supported.

- The GCM and ECB encryption chaining modes are supported.

- Optimal Asymmetric Encryption Padding (OAEP) is supported in RSA
  encryption.

- A Kerberos security provider is implemented, supporting Kerberos
  authentication.

- A selection dialog for public key certificates is implemented.

- If available, GnuTLS is used on macOS in preference to the
  CommonCrypto framework.


*** Text and fonts

- Character tables are based on version 11.0.0 of the Unicode Standard.

- The new subpixel font rendering of FreeType >= 2.8.1 is supported.

- When a font face is missing, FontConfig is queried to provide
  possible substitutions.

- The font selected in the console emulator properly scales with the
  display DPI.

- Memory font resources are supported in DirectWrite.

- The builtin Wingdings font contains clock images.


*** Audio

- The Windows Media Player interfaces are implemented and support
  media playback.

- An MP3 decoder is provided as DirectX Media Object.


*** macOS

- The preloader is implemented on macOS, for better address space
  layout compatibility.

- The Command key can be mapped to Ctrl, by setting the
  "LeftCommandIsCtrl" or "RightCommandIsCtrl" values under
  HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\Mac Driver.

- The App Nap energy-saving feature is disabled by default in GUI
  processes. It can be re-enabled by setting the "EnableAppNap" value
  under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\Mac Driver.


*** Android

- Setting the mouse cursor is supported using the APIs available in
  Android >= 7.

- The new version of the Android graphics buffer allocator API is
  supported, to enable graphics support on Android >= 8.

- Android x86-64 platforms are supported also in 64-bit mode, however
  WoW64 mode is not supported yet in the WineHQ packages.


*** ARM platforms

- Stubless COM proxies are implemented on ARM.

- The Windows calling convention for variadic functions is supported
  on ARM64.

- Exception handling and debugging is better supported on ARM64
  platforms.

- The MinGW toolchain is supported for cross-compilation to ARM64.


*** Built-in applications

- The Ping program provides actual pinging functionality using
  IcmpSendEcho.

- The SchTasks task scheduler program can create and delete tasks.

- The RegEdit registry editor has an improved hex editor for binary
  values.

- FOR loops are properly handled in the Command Interpreter.

- The XCopy program supports the /k (keep attributes) option.


*** Internationalization

- The Japanese 106 keyboard is properly supported.

- Translation of timezone names is supported.

- There is a partial translation to the Sinhala language.

- More locales are supported in the Resource Compiler (wrc) and
  Message Compiler (wmc).


*** Development tools

- winedbg supports debugging WoW64 processes.

- In gdb proxy mode, winedbg supports a --port option to specify the
  port used to connect to gdb.

- winegcc uses better heuristics for finding the appropriate lib
  directory for 32/64-bit cross-compiles.

- winegcc supports building native subsystem libraries.

- winegcc also looks for includes in the top-level include directory
  of the installation prefix.

- winebuild supports a -mfpu option for specifying the FPU
  architecture on ARM platforms.

- winedump supports dumping SLTG-format typelibs.


*** IDL compiler

- Application Configuration Files (ACF) are supported.

- Asynchronous interfaces are supported.

- Type and method serialization using encode/decode attributes is
  supported.

- The defaultvalue() attribute is supported for pointer types.

- Generated files are always specific to the target platform. The
  target can be specified the same way as with the other tools,
  using the cpu-manufacturer-os platform specification.

- Nesting of pointers and arrays works correctly.

- Correct size and alignment are generated for encapsulated unions.

- The __int32 type is supported.

- The -robust command line option is recognized (but ignored) for
  compatibility with the Microsoft IDL compiler.

- Multiple typelibs can be generated into a single resource file.


*** .NET

- 32-bit CIL-only .NET binaries are supported on 64-bit.

- The Mono engine is updated to version 4.7.5 with some upstream Mono
  fixes.


*** RPC/COM

- The typelib marshaller is reimplemented. It generates format strings
  and then uses the standard NDR marshalling routines; this way it
  also works on 64-bit and ARM platforms.


*** Installers

- MSI custom actions run in a separate process, enabling proper
  support for mixed 32/64-bit installers.

- Deferred installation actions are supported in MSI.


*** Build infrastructure

- The test framework supports building helper dlls inside a test, to
  allow testing features that require loading an external library.

- The test framework supports testing Windows kernel drivers.

- It is possible to build and run a WoW64 tree from inside the Wine
  source directory. Previously an out-of-tree build was required.

- A .editorconfig file is provided with the recommended indentation
  parameters.


*** Miscellaneous

- The Task Scheduler service and APIs are implemented.

- The Windows Management Instrumentation service is implemented.

- The OPC Services (Open Packaging Conventions, used for Microsoft
  Office XML files) library is implemented.

- The HKEY_PERFORMANCE_DATA magic registry key is partially
  implemented.


*** New external dependencies

- The Vulkan library is used to implement the Vulkan graphics driver.

- The Vkd3d library is used to implement Direct3D 12 on top of Vulkan.

- The SDL library is used to support game controllers.

- The GSSAPI library is used to implement Kerberos authentication.


--
Alexandre Julliard
julliard@winehq.org

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Friday, January 18, 2019

Wine development release 4.0-rc7 is now available for Linux FreeBSD and macOS

Wine development release 4.0-rc7 is now available for Linux FreeBSD and macOS

The Wine development release 4.0-rc7 is now available.
What's new in this release:
  • Bug fixes only, we are in code freeze.
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 4.0-rc7 (total 13):

  20728  Multiple video players crash when opening audio or video file (MPC-HC v1.6.5, PotPlayer 1.5.x)(FilterGraph_create releases/destroys controlling IUnknown)
  26369  A.R.E.S. Extinction Agenda 1.x (.NET 2.0, XNA 3.1 game) crashes during intro ('quartz' FilterGraph2_Connect must translate HRESULT of failures more correctly)
  29461  BurnPlot (VB6 app) fails to start, complaining with "Run-time error '438'" (WshShell3 'SpecialFolders' collection 'item' method invocation fails)
  34884  Touhou Danmakufu 0.12m's font becomes distorted
  35573  gdi32:fonts test_stock_fonts() fails on Windows 7 in the Japanese and Hebrew locales
  36082  Cannot Read Text In "Question" Boxes On Microsoft Money 2005 Installation
  36084  Microsoft Money 2005 Window Going "Black" After Certain Menu Operations
  43211  NVIDIA GeForce Experience 3.x installer fails due to 'setupapi.SetupDiDeleteDeviceInfo' stub
  44796  Age of Empires II: The Conquerors is broken when CSMT is enabled
  45874  Secret Files 1-2: hardware mouse cursor corrupted
  46212  Multiple games have performance issues (Project CARS, NFS: Hot Pursuit (2010), Gas Guzzlers: Combat Carnage)
  46459  Secret Files 1-2, Ufo: Extraterrestrials: mouse cursor invisible when anti-aliasing and hardware mouse enabled
  46480  Invalid write of size 2 in ntoskrnl.exe/tests/ntoskrnl.c

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Phoenicis PlayOnLinux 5.0 - Alpha 2 has been released

Hi everyone!

We wish a happy and successful year! For this first day of 2019, we are glad to release the second alpha version of Phoenicis PlayOnLinux 5.


A new wine builder

We have rewritten from scratch our winebuild platform. To make it short, it is more reliable, more transparent, easier to setup and cross-platform compatible. Any project that needs to use wine could now potentially use it and take advantage of the 1828 different builds. (We admit that some of them are outdated, though).

The winebuild project is open source, uses containers. You can install it on your machine in no time if you want to build wine by yourself.

Support of new wine distributions

Speaking about wine builds, we now support 4 wine distributions:
  • Upstream wine builds are vanilla and unmodified wine (1)
  • Staging wine builds are the wine builds patched by wine-staging
  • Dos support wine builds contains wine and dosbox. (See the next feature)
  • CX contains a wine version patched by codeweavers
We plan to support proton in the next weeks.
All these wine build can be compiled directly through https://github.com/PhoenicisOrg/phoenicis-winebuild/.



(1) Except the very old versions that have a specific suffix is their names, like 1.5.3-heap_allocation_v2-avoid_deadlock, but we are going to move them anyway.

DOS Support

Winebuild now provides dos_support distribution. The way these wine binaries works is very simple: Wine launch script has been modified to detect if the given .exe is Win32 or a DOS executable. If it is a DOS executable, it will set-up a dosbox configuration that will behave consistenly with wine:
  • mount drive_c as C: on dosbox
  • if a autoexec.bat file exists inside the prefix, it will run it
  • support of custom DOS configuration per prefix
  • ...
The script framework has also been modified so that you can tweak some dosbox settings directly from a script. Here is an exemple of "advanced" script
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wine.run(wine.prefixDirectory() + "/drive_c/The Elder Scroll 1: Arena/Arena106.exe"); // Arena106.exe is a w32 fine, wine will run
wine.dosbox()
    .memSize(64)
    .renderAspect(true)
    .cpuCycles("max 95% limit 33000")
    .renderFrameSkip(1);
wine.run(wine.prefixDirectory() + "/drive_c/The Elder Scroll 1: Arena/ARENA.BAT"); // ARENA.BAT is obviously a MS-DOS file, dosbox will run

GoG support

We've added a way to add a web browser view directly inside script wizards. Thanks to this feature, scripts can now authenticate to any website.
Phoenicis can automatically download and install GoG games from your account, as POLv4 used to do during the past years.



A complete demonstration video of gog.com support: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fopp-x9Fz3g&feature=youtu.be
Also, we have made a script pattern for all GoG games: it has drastically simplified them from POLv4. The script are so much easier that we believe that they will be a lot more maintained.

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include(["engines", "wine", "quick_script", "gog_script"]);
var installerImplementation = {
    run: function () {
        new GogScript()
            .name("Teenagent")
            .editor("")
            .applicationHomepage("")
            .author("Quentin P├éRIS")
            .gogSetupFileName("teenagent/en1installer0")
            .category("Games")
            .wineVersion(LATEST_DOS_SUPPORT_VERSION)
            .wineDistribution("dos_support")
            .executable("TEENAGNT.EXE")
            .go();
    }
};

We are planning to add tons of GoG games in the library so stay tuned!

Installation of verbs directly inside a container

You can now install verbs directly from a wine container.

Standalone packages

  • We are now providing standalone packages that can work on any distribution without the need to install JDK runtime. These packages also remove all the feature that we don't need from the JDK. In the future, there will be probably two sorts of packages, but we want to make things easier for you for now.
  • We now provide macOS packages
  • We also support flatpak


I'd like to thank once again all the developers that helped us during the past weeks, plata, madoar, and also all those of you that contributed by reporting bugs, suggesting improvements, or tested phoenicis-winebuild.

Our next goals is to focus on prefix management (change of wine version inside a prefix, add debugging tools, etc...) and performance optimization.

If you have any suggestion or encounter any bug, we encourage you to come in our Github page: https://github.com/PhoenicisOrg/. This version is still at alpha-stage, so please be indulgent.
I also take the opportunity of this news to also announce you that PlayOnLinux and PlayOnMac 4.3.4 has been released. They have been updated to support the new winebuild system, and the different windows of the application have been made resizable. It should fix the HDPI issues some of you were encoutering. We continue to maintain these versions until you are 100% satisfied with POLv5

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Saturday, December 29, 2018

Wine development release 4.0-rc4 is now available for Linux FreeBSD and macOS

Wine development release 4.0-rc4 is now available for Linux FreeBSD and macOS

What's new in this release:
  • Bug fixes only, we are in code freeze.
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 4.0-rc4 (total 10):

  35603  Wine64 build produces extra warning in setupapi comparing to Wine32 build
  40884  Lord of the Rings Online crashes instantly or hangs on start with OSSv4.
  42719  Natsuiro Asagao Residence (demo): complains about timezone settings.
  45805  IoCreateDriver failed to insert driver L"\\Driver\\WineHID" in tree
  46194  Windows PowerShell Core 6.2 Preview 2 for ARM64 crashes due to decoding of instruction from incorrect PC (write watch access causes SIGSEGV)
  46244  incorrect font rendering in WinOmega splash screen
  46296  Wine 4.0-rc1 does not compile with fontconfig 2.6.0 or 2.8.0
  46329  world of tanks hangs in hangar with winsock error
  46362  Natsuiro Asagao Residence (demo) fails to start
  46364  Gecko and Mono packages doesn't save in the target folder

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Saturday, December 15, 2018

Wine development release 4.0-rc2 is now available for Linux FreeBSD and macOS

Wine development release 4.0-rc2 is now available for Linux FreeBSD and macOS

What's new in this release:
  • Bug fixes only, we are in code freeze.
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 4.0-rc2 (total 11):

  19184  File copying fails during installation of Mordor
  23282  SpeQ: Wrong coded linefeed
  25734  Magic: The Gathering Battlegrounds trial hangs upon startup
  36430  valgrind shows a possible leak in shell32/tests/autocomplete.c
  39736  Prototype 2 crashes
  41992  total commander, copy dialog - Esc key not working
  43178  Prototype regression
  43676  Hitman(TM) requires session_set_option - option 84
  44229  Visual C++ 1.51 can't add files to project (GetOpenFileName16() doesn't support custom templates or hooks)
  46231  Button tests for ideal size fail on Arabic locale on Windows
  46270  ReactOS explorer.exe can't delete objects (use-after free caused by incorrect free in STGMEDIUM_Release())

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Friday, November 30, 2018

The Wine maintenance release 3.0.4 is now available for Linux macOS and FreeBSD

The Wine maintenance release 3.0.4 is now available for Linux macOS and FreeBSD

What's new in this release:
  • Added a lot of icons in Shell32
  • 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 3.0.4 (total 47):

  20961  RegEditX 2.x/3.x reports 'Internal error: could not find RegEdit window' on startup (Wine's builtin 'regedit.exe' needs to provide 'RegEdit_RegEdit' window class name)
  22255  Total Commander: Deleting the 1st or 2nd character in an edit box deletes all of them
  22333  Total Commander: Application freezes when the current directory field is editable, and you right-click a regular file and click Properties
  30185  SuperPower 2 demo crashes on launch
  30487  Add icons for 'My Network Places', 'My favorites'
  36884  Drakensang: The Dark Eye demo crashes on startup (needs d3dx9_36.dll.D3DXCreateTeapot implementation)
  37275  Chess Position Trainer 5 (.NET 4.0 app) wants gdiplus.GdipCreateAdjustableArrowCap implementation
  37834  RtlSetCurrentDirectory_U prepends "UNC\" for network paths; the resulting path is invalid
  39906  ODB++ Viewer fails to install due to improper bat file handling (quoting or delimiting problem)
  40598  Warframe 'launcher.exe' reports 'update failed' ('InternetCrackUrlW' must resize buffer when URL canonicalization fails due to insufficient buffer)
  41652  Uplay cannot connect/login to Server
  42470  Frequent critical section timeouts in winetricks dotnet46
  42577  Far manager: needs virtdisk.dll.GetStorageDependencyInformation
  42710  Wechat can not send file to friend
  42870  CurrentBuild registry value is missing
  43036  SetNamedPipeHandleState returns ERROR_ACCESS_DENIED when setting PIPE_NOWAIT
  43125  Device reports coming in too fast
  43488  Bluestacks crashes in ITextService::TxGetVScroll()
  44369  cmd's %0 path variables (e.g. %~dp0) wrong inside subroutine call
  44489  Zwei: The Arges Adventure can't detect installed Indeo 5 codec
  44490  Zwei: The Arges Adventure videos play distorted (Indeo 5 encoded)
  44981  Xenserver console and Vmware management console (client) v5.5 installer fails on 'hcmon' driver service ('EventLog\\System' needs 'Sources' registry key present for WinVer < Windows 7)
  45167  Acronis Disk Director 12 installer fails: action L"_USRCUSTACT_MsiFltSrvInstall_fltsrv_component" returned 1603 (setupapi lasterror leakage)
  45199  Many applications and games fail to start/crash after compiling wine with gcc 8.1.0 and -O2 (GOT/PIC register load code now emitted at function entry, missing hotpatch signatures)
  45372  Resident Evil 7 requires mfplat.dll.MFCreateMFByteStreamOnStream to be implemented
  45478  World of Warcraft: graphical artifacts since 8.0 (BfA)
  45495  Toontown Corporate Clash: fails to launch
  45521  64-bit Sentinel HASP hardlock.sys kernel driver crashes due ntoskrnl emulate_instruction not handling 'cli' and 'sti'
  45529  Custom color scheme applied but wine not respecting current text color of scheme on window columns and statusbar.
  45530  No$Gba crashes with pulseaudio assertion in waveOutOpen
  45535  Rekordbox 5.3.0 terminates with the message "Unexpected application error" (dwrite:dwritetextlayout_Draw out-of-bounds access on empty clustermetrics after failure to resolve layout fonts)
  45552  Kolab E14 Client installation fails
  45602  Wargaming Game Center needs msvcp140.dll._Set_last_write_time
  45603  Total War:Arena needs POWRPROF.dll.PowerEnumerate
  45617  Just Dance 2017: Unimplemented function mfplat.dll.MFCreateSample
  45622  Overwatch crashes when trying to save highlights (needs mfplat.MFTRegisterLocal implementation)
  45644  chromium 64-bit sandbox >=win10 needs UpdateProcThreadAttribute to handle  PROC_THREAD_ATTRIBUTE_CHILD_PROCESS_POLICY
  45715  Just Dance 2017: Unimplemented function mfplat.dll.MFCreateMemoryBuffer
  45722  cmd for loop doesn't work with tokens and delims
  45729  cmd's REM evaluates |
  45731  cmd for loops sensitive to whitespace
  45770  WMP9 crashes with unimplemented function pidgen.dll.PIDGenSimpW
  45784  Bethesda Launcher Updater crashes on unimplemented function msvcp110.xtime_get
  45785  Bethesda Launcher Updater crashes on unimplemented function msvcp110._Xtime_diff_to_millis2
  45786  GTA downgrader (.NET program latest.exe) crashes: "Can't find matching timezone information" ("America/Sao_Paulo")
  45821  Metasploit Console won't start due to missing registry value HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\DataBasePath
  46106  Stable: ARM64 build broken with gcc

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The WineHQ Wine development release 3.20 is now available for Linux FreeBSD and macOS

The WineHQ Wine development release 3.20 is now available for Linux FreeBSD and macOS

What's new in this release:
  • Async interfaces and ACF files in the IDL compiler.
  • Support for substorage transforms in MSI.
  • RPC/COM marshalling fixes.
  • Support for Unicode requests in WinHTTP.
  • Shell Autocomplete optimizations.
  • 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 3.20 (total 36):

   8933  Extremely slow in rendering when running Jane's USAF
  12370  AGEod's American Civil War cannot run (needs native directmusic)
  34384  Media Browser 3 Installer doesn't see .Net 4.5 as installed (wine-mono)
  35320  setlocale(Chinese_China.950) returns NULL
  38066  Memento Mori (Numen: Contest of Heroes): mouse buttons don't work (needs native dinput8)
  41269  MSI uninstaller does not clean up Registry's UpgradeCode, ProductCode
  41356  Multiple applications and games need support for szOID_NIST_sha* OIDs in crypt32 (The Crew (Uplay), Star Wars The Old Republic, PSNow v9.0.5)
  41419  Visio 2013 crashes with unimplemented function msvcp100.dll.?_GetCombinableSize@details@Concurrency@@YAIXZ
  42520  Multiple Wargaming.net games crash on startup in Win7+ mode (XAudio 2.7 'IXAudio2SourceVoice::GetState' called with 'Flags' parameter, causing register corruption) (World of {Tanks, Warships})
  42550  Photoshop CC 2017: Installation Error (needs FileAccessInformation info class)
  43358  EVE Online crashes on startup in Win7+ mode (XAudio 2.7 'IXAudio2SourceVoice::GetState' called with 'Flags' parameter, causing %ESI or %EDI register corruption)
  43464  Elite Dangerous Horizons fails to connect to server with CRC error
  43570  Bravura Easy Computer Sync 1.5 crashes on startup
  44620  `Nt{WaitFor,Release}KeyedEvent()` don't accept null handles, while Windows 7 does.
  44759  Steam show all text with italic font when dwrite is enabled
  45593  Wargaming.net Game Center: Installer deadlocks during download ('ntdll.RtlDeregisterWaitEx' must not synchronously wait when 'CompletionEvent' is NULL)
  45664  64-bit BattlEye 'BEDaisy' kernel service fails in driver entry point due to missing 'ntoskrnl.exe.PsGetProcessWow64Process'
  45665  64-bit BattlEye 'BEDaisy' kernel service fails in driver entry point due to missing 'ntoskrnl.exe.MmCopyVirtualMemory'
  45749  Multiple Node.js based applications/installers need ntdll.NtQueryInformationFile to handle 'FileModeInformation' information class (MS Visual Studio 2017 Installer, FACEIT Anti-cheat client)
  45796  Nvidia GeForce Now installer aborts due to missing 'advapi32.RegQueryReflectionKey' export
  45828  Several Microsoft games bundled with Windows 7 as part of OS install crash upon exit on unimplemented function ntdll.dll.WinSqmIncrementDWORD
  45966  Missing scrollbars in TraCFoil ribs plotting program
  45970  Add support for browseui IProgressDialog PROGDLG_AUTOTIME flag
  45997  iPed 7G 2019 (.NET 4.0 app) v13.0.10800 crashes with System.NotImplementedException at system.drawing.pen.ScaleTransform
  46004  SimSig: scroll bars in Options window do not render
  46015  Nvidia GeForce NOW crashes on unimplemented function IPHLPAPI.DLL.GetIpInterfaceTable
  46035  dotnet sdk 2.1.403 installer crashes with unimplemented Kernel32.FindStringOrdinal
  46040  Intel Extreme Tuning Utility v6.4 kernel driver 'iocbios2.sys' crashes on unimplemented function ntoskrnl.exe.KeSetTargetProcessorDpc
  46057  Multiple applications want 'ntdll.NtQueryInformationToken' to support 'TokenVirtualizationEnabled' (24) info class (Blizzard Battle.net)
  46066  GeForceNOW.exe fails to load due to missing runtime dependencies, needs 'qwave.dll' stub dll (qWAVE - Quality Windows Audio/Video Experience)
  46076  Something goes wrong when sending unicode http request
  46080  Multiple installers are missing title bar buttons
  46081  Multiple installers show readonly drives with broken size
  46084  Skype 8.33.0.50 installer crashes due to unimplemented msvcp140.dll.?_Winerror_map@std@@YAHH@Z
  46085  Multiple ARM64 apps from Windows 10 SDK (10.0.17763.x) need 'api-ms-win-core-winrt-string-l1-1-1.dll' stub dll
  46086  Multiple ARM64 apps from Windows 10 SDK (10.0.17763.x) need 'api-ms-win-core-processthreads-l1-1-3' stub dll

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Saturday, October 27, 2018

The WineHQ Wine development release 3.19 is now available for Linux FreeBSD and macOS

The WineHQ Wine development release 3.19 is now available for Linux FreeBSD and macOS

What's new in this release:
  • Support for file I/O completion modes.
  • WaitOnAddress synchronization primitives.
  • Better support for 32-bit .NET binaries on 64-bit.
  • Improved recovery on broken RPC connection.
  • 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 3.19 (total 31):

  26198  BrainSplode! is not rendered properly
  26936  Advanced SystemCare 6.4 crashes on startup with divide by zero in LVM_GETCOUNTPERPAGE handler ('LISTVIEW_GetCountPerColumn' doesn't account for zero item height)
  28923  utorrent 2.2.1 causes a comctl32 assert
  34711  Terraria Server 1.2.0.x fails on startup (needs CLSID_UPnPNAT {ae1e00aa-3fd5-403c-8a27-2bbdc30cd0e1})
  38189  Multiple applications want 'IHTMLDocument2::put_charset' implementation (Yarxi dictionary, iPed 7G 2019)
  38422  SentriLock SentriCard utility installer 4.0.x crashes with arithmetic exception due to large input rect in 'GdipMeasureCharacterRanges'
  38960  Multiple applications need 'kernel32.SetFileCompletionNotificationModes' implementation (Steam 'steamwebhelper.exe' and Blizzard Battle.net desktop app CEF v3.2+/Chromium v44+ crash in Win7 mode, Sony Xperia Companion 1.7.x)
  39207  Battlefield 2 Demo - Crashes
  39355  The Guild 2 Demo installer crashes when starting copying files
  40289  winedbg --gdb fails to create process
  40470  Wine builtin wordpad.exe crashes with Wine 1.6.2 (out-of-bounds array access in registry_set_filelist)
  40534  Advanced SystemCare 6.4 crashes while retrieving WMI class 'Win32_PhysicalMedia' properties due to unimplemented 'ISWbemPropertySet::get_Count' method
  43177  ClassicStartMenu from Classic Shell 4.3.0 crashes on unimplemented function dwmapi.127 (undocumented DwmpGetColorizationParameters)
  43848  Grand Theft Auto 5 and Tomb Raider 2013 need DepthBiasClamp
  44052  Multiple applications and games fail to run due to missing D2D device and device context and multiple API stubs (Temple+, DJKaty.com 'Simple2D' examples)
  44355  FACEIT Desktop client crashes on startup
  44912  Tibia client reports 'Failed to launch game', needs 'ntdll.RtlCreateUserProcess' implementation
  45197  Project CARS 2 hangs on startup (unhandled standard multisample quality levels)
  45199  Many applications and games fail to start/crash after compiling wine with gcc 8.1.0 and -O2 (GOT/PIC register load code now emitted at function entry, missing hotpatch signatures)
  45659  Paint Shop Pro 2018/2019 Installer complains:`` JavaScript is disabled``, then aborts
  45904  RasAero II crashes in wine-1.6.2 when button is pressed due to argument conversion exception.
  45922  32-bit Black Desert Online 1.0.4.x client crashes on startup (custom imports resolver can't cope with some ucrtbase functions being forwarded to ntdll)
  45932  Assassin's Creed gameplay freezes after looking around with mouse
  45955  Wineconsole: font size is not scaled with system dpi settings
  45971  K-Shoot Mania: Some objects aren't drawn properly.
  45972  Lego Mindstorms EV3 1.3.1 installer crashes
  45982  SofTalk 1.56: Exit abnormally when pressing "Play" button ("Run-time error '5': Invalid procedure call or argument")
  45994  Affinity Designer crashes on unimplemented mscms.WcsEnumColorProfilesSize
  45995  Affinity Designer crashes on unimplemented kernel32.MoveFileTransactedW
  45996  S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call Of Prypyat DX11 benchmark has visual artifacts
  46024  Qt applications crash after call to WTOpen without tablet hardware attached

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

CodeWeavers has Released CrossOver 18.0.0 for Linux and MacOS

I am very pleased to announce that CodeWeavers has just released CrossOver 18.0.0 for both macOS and Linux.

CrossOver's core technology Wine has been updated to version 3.14, bringing thousands of improvements over our previous release to CrossOver 18.



CrossOver 18 significantly improves our support for DirectX 11 via wined3d. It is also the first version of CrossOver with DXVK compatibility, a Vulkan-based Direct3D 10 and Direct3D 11 implementation for Linux and Wine.  Users can now easily install DXVK into new and existing bottles with a simple crosstie.

CrossOver 18 now includes support for Direct3D 12 on Linux by way of VKD3D, a Direct3D 12 to Vulkan translation library.

On Linux, CrossOver 18 runs several popular Blizzard games such as World of Warcraft, Overwatch, and Diablo III.

CrossOver 18 provides full support for the latest version of macOS, 10.14 Mojave.

Mac customers with active support entitlements will be upgraded to CrossOver 18 the next time they launch CrossOver.  Linux users can download the latest version from CodeWeavers.

Change Log For CrossOver Mac and Linux :

18.0.0 CrossOver - October 16, 2018
  • Core Technology Improvements:
    • CrossOver 18 is based on Wine 3.14, with thousands of improvements for Windows application compatibility.
  • Linux:
    • Improved support for DirectX 11 via WineD3D.
    • DXVK Compatibility.
    • Support for DirectX 12 via vkd3d and Vulkan.
  • Application Support:
    • Preliminary support for Outlook 2016 on Linux.
    • Support for Steam in Win 7 bottles.
  • Bug Fixes:
    • Restored support for World of Warcraft, Overwatch, and Diablo III on Linux.
    • Fixed several bugs impacting the Battle.net client.
    • Fixed a bug which caused Office context menus to disappear.
    • Fixed a bug which caused a corrupt file error in Office 2016 when installed with Internet Explorer.



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Saturday, October 13, 2018

The WineHQ Wine development release 3.18 is now available for Linux FreeBSD and macOS

The WineHQ Wine development release 3.18 is now available for Linux FreeBSD and macOS

What's new in this release:
  • Subpixel font rendering with FreeType >= 2.8.1.
  • Support for OAEP algorithm in RSA encryption.
  • Array marshalling fixes in DCOM.
  • Improved DPI scaling in the Wine console.
  • 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 3.18 (total 46):

  13651  Opening privacy settings in Internet Explorer 6 (inetcpl.cpl) cause crash on unimplemented function wininet.dll.PrivacyGetZonePreferenceW
  20613  PVSYST 5 crashed when launched
  25687  "Create directory" button does nothing in ARM Versatile Express installer.
  28267  winhttp tests fail if ISP has a catch-all dns failure page
  32441  winhttp winhttp test changes proxy setting in Windows 8
  35504  LibreOffice 4.2 installer copies MSVC++ runtime files into erroneous 'C:\Win\System\' path (directory targets/properties not re-resolved after updates from custom actions)
  38402  glDebugMessageCallback has mismatched calling convention
  38641  Trying to start a Steam game whilst Steam isn't running doesn't open the game
  39051  TabbedTextOut() incorrect output on tab character
  39508  Microsoft Office 365/OneDrive for Business installer fails in Win8+ mode with 'advapi:ParseStringSidToSid String constant not supported: "OW"' (failure to decode 'Owner Rights' SID 'S-1-3-4')
  40208  Cegid Business Line installer fails in custom script action with "Object doesn't support this property or method: 'ObjRegistry.CreateKey'" (needs 'StdRegProv.CreateKey')
  40303  Control Data passed in DIALOGEX Resource passes pointer with offset sizeof(WORD)
  40703  MSI InstallService does not respect msidbServiceInstallErrorControlVital (0x8000) flag
  41679  netconn_secure_connect: Add calling TRACE, add sock_send retcode to 'send failed' message
  41934  Spreaker Studio 1.4.2 fails to install
  41953  Guitar Hero World Tour (msi_view_get_row Error fetching data for 1)
  42285  Age of empire 3 crashes
  42677  Black Desert Online launcher fails to download/update files, reports "An error occurred while downloading file. (errorcode : 12006 or 13403)"
  43187  EA Origin 'OriginWebHelperService' (QGuiApplication) non-interactive service process crashes due to null monitor info when determining the primary (default) screen
  43242  Hi-Rez Smite (free-to-play online MOBA) SteamLauncherUI.exe (.NET 4.0 app) crashes during installation
  43615  32-bit Process Hacker 2.39.124 crashes in 64-bit WINEPREFIX (advapi32.EnumServicesStatusEx returns garbage on Wow64)
  43621  Life On Mars remake demo has missing sprites
  43878  Multiple apps/games crash on unimplemented function kernel32.dll.GetQueuedCompletionStatusEx (Tokio Rust samples, Star Control: Origins, 1Password-7.2.*)
  43898  Steam: Crashes after regaining focus when in Steam Guard email code window
  44405  Rise Of Nations Extended edition (Steam) crashes when trying to list mods due to missing NULL output buffer handling in CryptBinaryToString()
  44474  Script fails to Run function GetStringValue
  44655  Carmageddon Max Damage: Crash on launch
  44787  1Password-6.8.496 crashes: System.EntryPointNotFoundException (.Net app): Unable to find an entry point named 'SetWindowCompositionAttribute' in DLL 'user32.dll'.
  44902  Baidu Wifi Hotspot crashes in IShellLink::SetIconLocation method due to missing NULL path handling
  45509  64-bit PSIM 11.0.3 fails to install, reports 'err:msiexec:custom_action_server Failed to create custom action server pipe'
  45566  League of Legends 8.12+ needs ntdll.RtlSetUnhandledExceptionFilter
  45588  .Net Framework 4.5.2 (WPF) System.Windows.Media.PixelFormat requires windowscodecs.dll.IWICPixelFormatInfo_{GetChannelCount,GetChannelMask,GetBitsPerPixel}_
Proxy
  45680  Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 (SP1) fails to install in 64-bit WINEPREFIX
  45708  djkaty.com Simple2D demos v1.13: BitmapBrushDemo needs D2D1MakeSkewMatrix
  45709  djkaty.com Simple2D demos v1.13 need support for IWICImagingFactory2, CLSID '{317d06e8-5f24-433d-bdf7-79ce68d8abc2}'
  45723  Occlusion queries always flush (Overwatch)
  45782  mono needs unimplemented function api-ms-win-crt-math-l1-1-0.dll._Cbuild
  45816  Orbit Profile crashes in Unhandled exception: unimplemented function msvcp140.dll.?_Winerror_message@std@@YAKKPADK@Z called
  45830  Fifa 19 Demo refuses to launch past the launcher
  45880  Multiple PC/SC applications crash on unimplemented function winscard.dll.SCardCancel (Aruba key, SmartCard test apps)
  45891  Steam crashes at launch with "GetQueuedCompletionStatusEx() failed: 120" error
  45910  nProtect GameGuard used by multiple MMORPG games crashes on unimplemented function wevtapi.dll.EvtExportLog (4Story, Phantasy Star Online 2)
  45915  x64dbg/x32dbg crash during shutdown on unimplemented function msvcr120.dll.??0_Scoped_lock@_NonReentrantPPLLock@details@Concurrency@@QAE@AAV123
@@Z
  45923  Regression in register_avicap_devices
  45928  Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 10 (.NET 4.6) installer fails, claims KB3118401 is needed ('ucrtbase.dll' missing version resource, >= 10.0.0)
  45942  AnyRail6: crashing when open Options

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

The WineHQ Wine development release 3.17 is now available for Linux FreeBSD and macOS

The WineHQ Wine development release 3.17 is now available for Linux FreeBSD and macOS

What's new in this release:
  • Improved Shell Autocomplete support.
  • More implementation of OPC Services.
  • Improvements to the Pager common control.
  • 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 3.17 (total 36):

  18271  MSI creates incompatible msi file in a specific case of create table
  22995  Adobe FrameMaker 8 installer displays complaint about installation path drive type
  23487  Buccaneer: freezes when changing screen resolution
  25617  Clones   27288  Facade installation ends prematurely when installing to a directory name with a space
  28000  World War One Gold hangs during the initial loading stage
  29603  Ski Challenge 2010: extremely long loading times (unless Win98 mode is set)
  30785  MS Office 2007 reports msxml5 as not installed (WoW64)
  34522  Drakan: Order of the Flame demo crashes before entering the main menu (needs native directmusic dlls)
  34739  manual install of wine gecko gets in the wrong directory in Wow64 wine
  38742  Watch_Dogs fail to run after successful Uplay installation
  39020  aSc TimeTables 2016 (trial): window scrollbar is slow to respond
  41039  Multiple kernel drivers crash on unimplemented function ntoskrnl.exe.FsRtlIsNameInExpression (VirtualBox, QQProtect for Tencent TIM (com.qq.office) 2.1.x)
  41325  Actions of MSI installer properties missing or wrong
  43550  Photoshop Elements 15 spams console with fixme:file:MoveFileWithProgressW MOVEFILE_WRITE_THROUGH unimplemented
  43890  Divinity: Original Sin 2 does not successfully launch
  44583  CryptBinaryToStringW returns wrong required buffer size.
  45036  Cisco Jabber 11.x crashes on unimplemented function IPHLPAPI.DLL.GetIpNetTable2
  45320  cmd creates an environment variable with an empty name
  45347  Google Chrome installer crashes on unimplemented function propsys.dll.InitPropVariantFromCLSID
  45485  Virtual Desktop "has no name"
  45523  FIFA 18 Demo needs KERNEL32.dll.SetProcessWorkingSetSizeEx
  45538  Multiple applications crash on unimplemented function msvcr120.dll.?wait@Concurrency@@YAXI@Z (Amazon Workspaces client, EnginePrime, Bethesda Launcher Updater)
  45569  League of Legends 8.12+ needs NtQueryInformationProcess(ProcessCookie) stub
  45673  Calling delegated proxy methods returns 0x800706b5 (RPC_S_UNKNOWN_IF), "err:rpc:RpcAssoc_BindConnection syntax {xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx}, 0.0 not supported"
  45691  Installation of anno 1404 (GOG version Gold edition) fails on architecture win64 with wine 3.14
  45724  Multiple EndScene calls result in multiple glFlush (FF XIV)
  45813  Orbit Profiler crashes due to unimplemeneted function advapi32.TraceSetInformation()
  45823  Paint.net (4.1.*) installer fails with error messagebox: System.NotImplementedException: : hr = m_pFactory1->CreateDrawingStateBlock
  45831  Slack installer (Squirrel) fails:Unhandled Exception: System.AccessViolationException:at MS.Win32.PresentationCore.UnsafeNativeMethods.WICMetadataQueryReader.ContainsMetadataBy
Name
  45832  Windower 5 beta (FF XI tool) crash: Unhandled Exception: System.NotImplementedException at Windower.UI.Views.RootView.OnSourceInitialized (DwmExtendFrameIntoClientArea should return S_OK)
  45833  Paint.net (4.1.*) installer fails with error messagebox: System.NotImplementedException: d2ddevicecontext.cpp (228) : hr = pDeviceContext->CreateBitmapBrush
  45845  Microsoft Office 2010: installer crashes at the beginning of the installation process
  45848  Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China - player model rendering issues in DX11 mode
  45849  Paint.net (4.1.*) installer fails with error messagebox: System.NotImplementedException: d2ddevicecontext.cpp (326) :  hr = m_pDeviceContext->CreateEffect( apBrush
  45861  PhaseOne CaptureOne 11.2 (.NET 4.7 app) crashes on unimplemented function mscms.dll.WcsGetUsePerUserProfiles


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Sunday, September 16, 2018

The WineHQ Wine development release 3.16 is now available for Linux FreeBSD and macOS

The WineHQ Wine development release 3.16 is now available for Linux FreeBSD and macOS

What's new in this release:
  • Initial implementation of OPC Services.
  • Support for rendering buttons from an ImageList.
  • Better support for CSS properties in MSHTML.
  • Namespace fixes in XML Writer.
  • 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 3.16 (total 43):

  19801  cygwin can't run a batch file from inside a shell script without explicit cmd /c
  22255  Total Commander: Deleting the 1st or 2nd character in an edit box deletes all of them
  22440  Total Commander: The panels showing Brief are not resized vertically when the application window is resized vertically
  24623  Windows Live Essentials 2011 installer doesn't show any options on the first screen (support for BCM_GETIDEALSIZE needed, ideal width and height for a specified button)
  30856  Atmel Studio 6 fails to start with Visual Studio 2010 Isolated Shell, reporting 'Cannot find one or more components. Please reinstall the application.'
  36142  Symantec Norton 360 installer fails ('rpcss' needs to be a proper Windows service)
  37175  Call of Duty 2: Video playback is not working
  38339  Can't change resolution in Call of Duty 4
  38432  Xeon 1.0 (Xbox emulator) fails to load (PE image prelinked into DOS reserved area and default process heap range, no relocation possible)
  40062  Media Player Classic Home Cinema does not show bitmaps in buttons, needs BCM_SETIMAGELIST
  40064  Atmel Studio 7: 'DDAConfigCA' tool (part of Visual Studio 2015 Isolated Shell) crashes on unimplemented function api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.d._configure_wide_argv
  40445  WinSCP main window lacks icons (unimplemented BCM_SETIMAGELIST?) and indentation for hosts
  40598  Warframe 'launcher.exe' reports 'update failed' ('InternetCrackUrlW' must resize buffer when URL canonicalization fails due to insufficient buffer)
  40704  foobar2000 v1.3.10 crashes on alt-F (file menu shortcut)
  42577  Far manager: needs virtdisk.dll.GetStorageDependencyInformation
  42710  Wechat can not send file to friend
  42880  Ragnarok Online doe not clear the loading screen.
  43488  Bluestacks crashes in ITextService::TxGetVScroll()
  45246  Free Manga Downloader(all): no text on some boxes.
  45372  Resident Evil 7 requires mfplat.dll.MFCreateMFByteStreamOnStream to be implemented
  45430  Improve diagnostics of 'D3DxxCreateDevice' failures for warp driver type (D3D10_DRIVER_TYPE_WARP or D3D_DRIVER_TYPE_WARP)
  45617  Just Dance 2017: Unimplemented function mfplat.dll.MFCreateSample
  45622  Overwatch crashes when trying to save highlights (needs mfplat.MFTRegisterLocal implementation)
  45715  Just Dance 2017: Unimplemented function mfplat.dll.MFCreateMemoryBuffer
  45722  cmd for loop doesn't work with tokens and delims
  45727  Quik 7: Regression with button bitmaps after 3.6 release - No any bitmap on the buttons in a messages window
  45729  cmd's REM evaluates |
  45731  cmd for loops sensitive to whitespace
  45735  Neo Manager (formerly known as Alphasmart Manager) not installed, cannot read out via USB
  45738  Unable to compile on macOS after "winhttp: Use winsock sockets"
  45743  Firefox 61.x crashes on startup due to missing pipe server object type information (Chromium Windows sandbox handle duplication service)
  45747  GPU-GPU depth stencil blit is slow (FF XIV)
  45753  Office 2010 reruns setup on starting any app
  45770  WMP9 crashes with unimplemented function pidgen.dll.PIDGenSimpW
  45771  Parts of page(s) content missing when printing (seen in Framemaker 8)
  45784  Bethesda Launcher Updater crashes on unimplemented function msvcp110.xtime_get
  45785  Bethesda Launcher Updater crashes on unimplemented function msvcp110._Xtime_diff_to_millis2
  45786  GTA downgrader (.NET program latest.exe) crashes: "Can't find matching timezone information" ("America/Sao_Paulo")
  45788  Mouse pointer is off from the visible cursor by huge margin in steam, when winecfg DPI is different from Xorg
  45798  NVIDIA GeForce Experience 3.x installer fails due to missing support for 'WinHttpSetOption( ..., WINHTTP_OPTION_RECEIVE_RESPONSE_TIMEOUT, ...)'
  45800  Symantec Eraser Control Driver 'eeCtrl64.sys' (Norton 360) crashes on unimplemented function ntoskrnl.exe.ExReleaseResourceLite
  45802  ReactOS logoff procedure needs 'mpr.WNetClearConnections' to disconnect user session network share connections
  45821  Metasploit Console won't start due to missing registry value HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\DataBasePath

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Saturday, September 1, 2018

Valve Changes Everything: Windows Exclusive Games Now Run On Steam For Linux

I had to blink a few times at today's news from Valve HQ. While we knew it was working on something special to run Windows games on the Steam for Linux client, I didn't expect an announcement this huge, and I didn't expect it so soon. Let's not draw out the suspense. Here's a quote directly from Valve: "Windows games with no Linux version currently available can now be installed and run directly from the Linux Steam client, complete with native Steamworks and OpenVR support."

https://www.codeweavers.com/store/?dealcode=unity


Valve just dropped what's arguably the biggest and most exciting news to hit Linux in years, and that includes SteamOS and the (admittedly failed) Steam Machines movement. This is a different animal. For folks who've wanted to ditch Windows and cite gaming as their biggest reason not to, this could change a lot of minds. Let's get into the details.

For the past two years, Valve has been funding and working on improving existing solutions for Linux that offer compatibility layers for Windows games, such as WINE. WINE, maintained by CodeWeavers, is by far the most widely used tool that allows most -- but not all -- Windows games and software to run on Linux with varying degrees of success. But it's often tricky to get them running smoothly, if at all, even with more elegant software front-ends like Lutris.


Valve is seemingly taking the headaches out of the equation. No more tinkering, no more dependency nightmares, no more guesswork. They've developed their own libraries and a custom version of WINE called Proton. It's open source, meaning anyone can contribute to it and use their own versions within Steam. All of this is being released inside a new Beta version of Steam Play.

Fans of Vulkan, the "close to the metal" graphics API used in games like DOOM, will certainly love the next bit of news: Valve has also made significant contributions to DXVK, and VKD3D, projects that essentially convert DirectX 11 and DirectX 12 (respectively) API calls to Vulkan on the fly. With the Steam Play update on Linux, all DX11 and DX12 implementations are now based on Vulkan. This means a dramatic performance boost compared to OpenGL.

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The WineHQ Wine development release 3.15 is now available for Linux FreeBSD and macOS

The WineHQ Wine development release 3.15 is now available for Linux FreeBSD and macOS

What's new in this release:
  • Support for DPI scaling on Android.
  • HID device support in Raw Input.
  • Many more new icons in Shell32.
  • WinHTTP converted to use Windows Sockets.
  • Syntax fixes in the command line interpreter.
  • 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 3.15 (total 44):

   5610  psexec from pstools doesn't work (needs mpr.WNetAddConnection2W implementation)
  19182  Allow to completely disable MIME-type and application integration
  22333  Total Commander: Application freezes when the current directory field is editable, and you right-click a regular file and click Properties
  28037  cmd: sharing violation when using redirections
  30185  SuperPower 2 demo crashes on launch
  30487  Add icons for 'My Network Places', 'My favorites'
  31744  Multiple GFWL (Games For Windows Live) 3.5 games crash on startup due to incomplete Windows LiveID install (Street Fighter X Tekken)
  36884  Drakensang: The Dark Eye demo crashes on startup (needs d3dx9_36.dll.D3DXCreateTeapot implementation)
  37525  Bionic Commando: No shadows mapping
  37636  u-center from u-blox crashes when attempting to add a log to screen
  37834  RtlSetCurrentDirectory_U prepends "UNC\" for network paths; the resulting path is invalid
  38565  Total Commander fails to redraw long list with Source: Filename setting
  39754  Multisample resolve is not implemented for typeless resources (EVE Online, Hearthstone, Just Cause 2, Outcast Second Contact, VRChat)
  39906  ODB++ Viewer fails to install due to improper bat file handling (quoting or delimiting problem)
  41376  Firefox Ver 49 will not run on Wine 1.8
  41652  Uplay cannot connect/login to Server
  41914  incorrect execute path within nested if (else) statement
  42870  CurrentBuild registry value is missing
  42998  HeidiSQL requires IDispenserManager implementation.
  43036  SetNamedPipeHandleState returns ERROR_ACCESS_DENIED when setting PIPE_NOWAIT
  43911  Invisible menus in Rise of Nations Extended Edition
  44356  Neverwinter: some ingame objects don't render properly
  44369  cmd's %0 path variables (e.g. %~dp0) wrong inside subroutine call
  44653  Everquest Titanium (Project 1999): Significant performance regression from 3.1 to 3.2
  44879  Multiple games crash on unimplemented function api-ms-win-core-timezone-l1-1-0.dll.GetDynamicTimeZoneInformationEffectiveYears (Universe Sandbox 2, Phoenix Point, Trailmakers)
  45084  winebus blocks startup for several seconds when HID devices are detected via udev
  45317  updating wine mono does not change version in uninstaller.exe
  45365  Multiple .NET XNA 3.x/4.x games using Microsoft.Xna.Framework.Media classes crash due to IWMPCore3::newMedia stub
  45366  A.R.E.S. Extinction Agenda 1.x (.NET 2.0, XNA 3.1 game) crashes during intro ('quartz' BasicAudio_put_Volume must return E_NOTIMPL if audio renderer filter not present)
  45468  Phase Shift: tails on sustain notes not visible unless GLSL is disabled
  45475  XM6 Type G: Can't type a specific symbol key on Japanese keyboard.
  45478  World of Warcraft: graphical artifacts since 8.0 (BfA)
  45506  Waves Central: Plugins don't install anymore
  45568  League of Legends 8.12+ fails to start a game (anticheat engine, validation of loaded DLLs)
  45646  chromium 64-bit sandbox >=win8 needs NtCreateLowBoxToken
  45654  CreateNamedPipeW fails when pipe name starts with \\??\\
  45655  Acronis Storage Filter Management Driver 'fltsrv.sys' crashes on unimplemented function 'ntoskrnl.exe.DbgQueryDebugFilterState' in trace mode
  45660  SuperPower 2 demo fails to install
  45663  Multiple 64-bit MSI installers fail with 'err:msiexec:custom_action_server Failed to create custom action server pipe' (MS .NET Framework 4.x, Python 2.7, PSIM 11)
  45671  Wine build: can't write value of type 12 yet
  45681  SDL2 Game Controller API not working anymore with Wine 3.14
  45689  Quik 7: Combobox is not populated properly
  45694  WinHttpOpenRequest: unsafe characters are not escaped
  45726  Firefox 61.x crashes on unimplemented function KERNEL32.dll.GetApplicationRestartSettings

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Friday, August 17, 2018

The WineHQ Wine development release 3.14 is now available for Linux FreeBSD and macOS

The WineHQ Wine development release 3.14 is now available for Linux FreeBSD and macOS

What's new in this release:
  • Support for DXTn texture decompression.
  • Deferral support for MSI install actions.
  • Support for Japanese keyboard in DirectInput.
  • More improvements in the standard Task Dialog.
  • A few more icons in Shell32.
  • 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 3.14 (total 36):

  14552  Chaos League screen is black
  18201  Unable to find the entry point L"CryptExtAddPFX" in L"cryptext.dll"
  20961  RegEditX 2.x/3.x reports 'Internal error: could not find RegEdit window' on startup (Wine's builtin 'regedit.exe' needs to provide 'RegEdit_RegEdit' window class name)
  24674  Civilization V shows white screen instead of video when staring the game
  29474  IconsExtract: Tooltips for Search, Save, Copy, [icon] Properties, and Close buttons do not appear when hovering mouse over button.
  29872  Guild Wars: Character graphic is corrupted
  30641  wine silently replaces requests for d3d texture formats not supported by hardware with invalid requests
  30787  Heroes of Might and Magic V Map Editor takes minutes to start up (winver>=Win2000)
  34989  Multiple installers using Caphyon 'Advanced Installer' (AI) technology hang (Atlassian SourceTree v1.3.2, League of Legends 2013+) (deferred type 1 custom action executed before regular type 1 custom action)
  36742  Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool shows transparent controls (missing 'BrushTypeTextureFill' support)
  37147  Cube World crashes on unimplemented function msvcp110.dll.?_Internal_clear@_Concurrent_vector_base_v4@details@Concurrency@
@IAEIP6AXPAXI@Z@Z
  37624  Adobe CS4 installer fails in 'Adobe_FirewallAuthorize' custom action (multiple 'INetFwOpenPort' property accessors are stubs)
  37773  Mentor Graphics DK Design Suite 5.3/5.4 - Handel-C compiler extremely slow under Wine compared to Windows (heap manager)
  41573  Battle.net: SystemSurvey.exe and Battle.net helper.exe crash (GUI process can't attach to parent process console, 'AttachConsole' is a stub)
  42470  Frequent critical section timeouts in winetricks dotnet46
  42744  Ninite don't installs apps
  43125  Device reports coming in too fast
  44490  Zwei: The Arges Adventure videos play distorted (Indeo 5 encoded)
  44981  Xenserver console and Vmware management console (client) v5.5 installer fails on 'hcmon' driver service ('EventLog\\System' needs 'Sources' registry key present for WinVer < Windows 7)
  45167  Acronis Disk Director 12 installer fails: action L"_USRCUSTACT_MsiFltSrvInstall_fltsrv_component" returned 1603 (setupapi lasterror leakage)
  45382  Multiple games crash with CSMT enabled (The Sting! demo, Call to Power II)
  45457  Irfanview 4.x crashes after ALT key press
  45490  'winedbg' backtraces broken for 32-bit processes in 64-bit WINEPREFIX
  45495  Toontown Corporate Clash: fails to launch
  45521  64-bit Sentinel HASP hardlock.sys kernel driver crashes due ntoskrnl emulate_instruction not handling 'cli' and 'sti'
  45529  Custom color scheme applied but wine not respecting current text color of scheme on window columns and statusbar.
  45530  No$Gba crashes with pulseaudio assertion in waveOutOpen
  45535  Rekordbox 5.3.0 terminates with the message "Unexpected application error" (dwrite:dwritetextlayout_Draw out-of-bounds access on empty clustermetrics after failure to resolve layout fonts)
  45537  Microsoft .NET Framework 4.x installation fails with Wine 3.13 in 64-bit WINEPREFIX
  45552  Kolab E14 Client installation fails
  45554  winex11.drv build fail with GCC 4.5
  45602  Wargaming Game Center needs msvcp140.dll._Set_last_write_time
  45603  Total War:Arena needs POWRPROF.dll.PowerEnumerate
  45643  chrome x64 sandbox >=win8 needs SetProcessMitigationPolicy
  45644  chromium 64-bit sandbox >=win10 needs UpdateProcThreadAttribute to handle  PROC_THREAD_ATTRIBUTE_CHILD_PROCESS_POLICY
  45648  chromium 32-bit sandbox needs UpdateProcThreadAttribute to handle PROC_THREAD_ATTRIBUTE_MITIGATION_POLICY

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

CodeWeavers has Released CrossOver 17.5.1 for Linux and MacOS

I am delighted to announce that CodeWeavers has just released CrossOver 17.5.1 for both macOS and Linux. CrossOver 17.5.1 has many improvements to the core Windows compatibility layer and also specific enhancements for several popular applications.


CrossOver 17.5.1 supports the latest version of Microsoft Office 365 and includes a number of bug fixes to improve Office 2016. Users should see increased stability and encounter fewer crashes.

CrossOver 17.5.1 is the first step towards making CrossOver for macOS fully 64-bit compatible, in anticipation of Apple’s plan to end support for 32-bit applications. As part of our transition to 64-bit, we have removed the Legacy X Window System from CrossOver 17.5.1 The Legacy X Window System had been a fallback display technology since CrossOver 13, used in a limited set of circumstances. Users who require Legacy X Window System support should continue using an earlier version of CrossOver and contact our support team.

macOS customers with active support entitlements will be upgraded to CrossOver 17.5.1 the next time they launch CrossOver. Linux users can download the latest version from  CodeWeavers.

Change Log For CrossOver Mac and Linux :

17.5.1 CrossOver - July 25, 2018
  • Application Support:
    • Fixed a bug that prevented installing and launching games in newly downloaded Steam bottles. Users can now install the latest Steam app and use without modification.
  • macOS:
    • CrossOver 17.5.1 includes preliminary support for the beta version of macOS Mojave 10.14.



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