Monday, December 11, 2017

The WineHQ Wine development release 3.0 RC 1 is now available for Linux and Mac

The WineHQ Wine development release 3.0 RC 1 is now available for Linux and Mac

This is the first release candidate for the upcoming Wine 3.0. It marks the beginning of the code freeze period. There have been many last minute changes, so please give this release a good testing to help us make 3.0 as good as possible.

What's new in this release:
  • Direct3D 11 enabled by default on AMD and Intel GPUs.
  • AES encryption support on macOS.
  • Implementation of the task scheduler.
  • Registry export support in the reg.exe tool.
  • Progman DDE support.
  • OLE data cache improvements.
  • More event support in MSHTML.
  • Relay debugging improvements.
  • 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-rc1 (total 28):

  30899  SlingPlayer 1.5 UI broken
  34328  World of Tanks: Purple graphics errors
  40714  process_attach is executed too early for forwarded exports (Oblivon Script Extender cannot load under wine-staging)
  40832  MultiSpec 2.8.2016 32-Bit: Installs fine but crashes while opening any images
  40866  DigitalMicrograph: crashes when a new script is added to the menu
  40963  Upwards, lonely robot Demo crashes with Too many buffers queued
  41269  MSI uninstaller does not clean up Registry's UpgradeCode, ProductCode
  42128  Anime Studio Professional 8 hogs CPU after it's closed.
  42307  Temple+: needs knownfolder_GetRedirectionCapabilities
  42961  Multiple apps need D3D11 depth bias support (FFXIV, Unigine: Heaven, The Witcher 3)
  43000  wine can't be compiled by gcc-2.95.4 (dsound/dsound_convert.c, C99 ~ lrintf)
  43116  Metal Slug 2 ( can't get past the character selection screen (needs native msvcr120.dll)
  43131  Multiple apps need correct shader translation for discard_z (The Witcher 3, Star Trek Online, .hack//G.U Last Recode)
  43264  The Witcher 3: Black and red face textures and missing vegetation
  43406  NieR:Automata - Bloom to bright
  43902  close() on a closed fd should set errno to EBADF
  43905  pCon Planner crashes using builtin msvcp: access violation reading location 0x60 at basic_ios_char_widen in module msvcp140.
  43932  Fallout 4 (Steam): Low detailed LOD exterior Meshes are rendered Inside interior cell (wine missing support for SV_ClipDistanceN)
  43940  Runtime error: Invalid floating point operation in Dys-Vocal2 installer
  43956  GDI+ is unable to load some truetype fonts
  44022  The pixel format was invalid as specified (Minecraft Java, Soldiers of Anarchy)
  44064  Sims 4: unimplemented function msvcr120.dll._get_purecall_handler
  44075  Unable to set subsystem version with VC++ 2013 link.exe
  44084  Simple WPF/.Net app doesn`t start
  44085  winecfg: Use more secure HTTPS URL in about
  44088  expected declaration specifiers or ‘...’ before ‘va_list’
  44091  The Witcher: Enhanced Edition crashes during gameplay
  44104  Torchlight: rendering issue when GLSL is enabled

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Putty for Mac version 8.7.x FAQ

Here is our current FAQ for "Putty for Mac" it should help answer the most common questions and support request.

(Q) What is Putty for Mac?
(A) Putty is one of the Best Terminal Emulators available today. It Supports different types of Network Protocols such as SSH, FTP, SCP, Telnet etc. In Windows it is used as SSH Client to connect to Your Linux server or for some other purpose But what will you do if you are on Mac? You might be thinking , Is there any Software like Putty for Mac Available? The answer is Yes! With the help of some other Software's we can Use putty on Mac although Putty is used widely on Windows Platform. Official Versions of Putty are available on Unix like Platforms, and now it's widely available for Mac systems running macOS 10.9.5 or higher.

(Q) I get this error when installing ( Error : LaunchServices: Could not store lsd-identifiers file at /private/var/db/lsd/ ) is this a Putty error / bug?
(A) No, it's a Mac OS X bug :) See :

(Q) Can I install Putty on macOS 10.13 High Sierra?
(A) YES!

(Q) How do I expand the Putty window it is very small by default?

(A)  Unfortunately at this time, Putty for Mac does not support resizing an established connection.

What you can do is create another session for your application and set a custom Window size for it by changing the Columns and Rows and then save that for future usage of that application.

I know it is not optimal and hopefully we will be able to support resizing sometime in the future.

(Q) Can I install and run Putty on OSX 10.8.x 10.9.x and 10.10.x or 10.13 High Sierra?
(A) YES! please see this post about PuTTY running on OS X 10.10 and this post about PuTTY running on 10.13 High Sierra.

Putty for Mac running on OSX 10.9.5

(Q) I cannot enter the "#" character, the key combination is Alt-3 on macOS Sierra.
(A)  In Mac, Putty has additional options in Terminal Keyboard. Uncheck Option Key Acts as Meta.  Then Alt-3 should work. See the below screen-shot...

(Q) It is not possible to paste a target host address into a new connection.
(A) Use Command+V keyboard combination (the equivalent to CTRL+V) on macOS.

(Q) It's not obvious how to launch puttygen, pageant, plink etc.
(A) puttygen, pageant, plink etc are command line programs (this is the current putty limitation of mac).  So to access these programs you have to call for example:


You can also place the programs in your PATH variable so that you can just call them from the command line. 

(Q)  Where are the support forums?
(A) Coming Soon!

(Q) Can I get a free trail version?
(A) Sorry but we don't have a trial version at this time, by our 9.0.0 release we plan to have a fully functional demo / trial version available.

(Q) Do you have any videos of Putty running on MacOS
(A) Yes, we posted two short videos of the Putty install and Putty running here.

(Q) What License is Putty for Mac released under?
(A) Putty for Mac is released under a commercial license. The Putty source code is distributed under the MIT license, which is similar in effect to the BSD license. The OS X kernel (darwin) is also released under the BSD license.

(Q) Do you have volume or educational discounts?
(A) Yes, we currently have volume discounts available that max out at 50% off the normal retail price, see this post for more details.

(Q) Do you have a standalone pTerm release?
(A) Yes, after a few request we did a standalone pTerm release it can be found here.

(Q) Where can I purchase Putty for Mac and how much does it cost?
(A) Putty for Mac cost only $15.00 and can be purchased here.

Friday, November 24, 2017

The WineHQ Wine development release 2.22 is now available for Linux and Mac

The WineHQ Wine development release 2.22 is now available for Linux and Mac

What's new in this release:
  • Source selection dialog for scanners.
  • Improvements in ARM64 support.
  • Float audio formats with more than 2 channels in XAudio.
  • Fixes for DLL injection support.
  • Input methods improvements.
  • 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 2.22 (total 14):

  29986  IE6 and IE4 have greenish toolbar icons
  42099  Bedlam (indie game) renders 3D world upside down (DX11)
  42414  The Witcher 3 intro videos don't play
  42701  Multiple apps and games using MS .NET Framework 4.x need api-ms-win-core-winrt-roparameterizediid-l1-1-0.dll.RoGetParameterizedTypeInstanceIID (Mafia III, Daylight)
  43332  rsaenh: Warning and notes while building (GCC 7.1.1)
  43333  shell32: Warning and notes while building (GCC 7.1.1)
  43335  wintrust: Warning and note while building (GCC 7.1.1)
  43336  propsys: Warning and notes while building (GCC 7.1.1)
  43800  Winamp's associations setup window has broken check boxes appearance
  43844  Skyrim can not load skse when upgrade to 2.18
  43904  HeTeMuLu Creator: Can't input some kanji characters properly.
  43946  wineboot crashes with stack smashing on aarch64
  44037  Bricscad v17 crashes on startup, needs ADVAPI32.dll.PerfStartProviderEx
  44054  Wine-mono download dialog should say wine-mono, not Mono

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Lutris 0.4.14 has been released

Lutris helps you install and play video games from all eras and from most gaming systems. By leveraging and combining existing emulators, engine re-implementations and compatibility layers, it gives you a central interface to launch all your games.

The client can connect with existing services like Humble Bundle, GOG and Steam to make your game libraries easily available. Game downloads and installations are automated and can be modified through user made scripts.

Download this version of Lutris from here.

Changelog :

  • Add option to include and exclude processes from monitoring in installers
    and during gameplay.
  • Add winekill installer task
  • Fix lutris eating 100% CPU after game quits
  • Fix the way wine games quit
  • Fix Wine Steam being killed on game exit even if the option is disabled
  • Add support for 64bit dinput8.dll for x360ce
  • Add support for dumbxinputemu as a x360ce alternative
  • Add option to enable xinput9_1_0.dll in x360ce
  • Deprecate koku-xinput option
  • Add system option to enable DRI_PRIME
  • Add more platforms to Mednafen
  • Better controller support for Mednafen
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