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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Proton 4.2-2 has been released

 Proton 4.2-2 has been released

  • Corrected command line parameters for some games, including Wadjet Eye games like Blackwell Epiphany.
  • Fixed some games failing or crashing in certain locales like Turkish.
  • Updated FAudio to 19.03-25-g8105923.
  • Fixed a crash when alt-tabbing out of Deus Ex.
  • Restored previous .NET installer functionality.

 

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Proton 4.2-1 has been released

 Proton 4.2-1 has been released

  • Rebased Proton patches on top of Wine 4.2. There are more than 2,400 improvements to Wine between those versions. 166 patches from Proton 3.16 have been upstreamed or are no longer needed.
  • Update DXVK to 1.0.1.
  • Update FAudio to 19.03-13-gd07f69f.
  • Mouse cursor behavior improvements for games including Resident Evil 2 and Devil May Cry 5.
  • Fixes for networking in NBA 2K19 and NBA 2K18.
  • Fixed controller duplication in RiME and other games that use SDL2.
  • Improvements to CJK locales and font support.
  • Wine's Vulkan now supports version 1.1.104 and advertises support for version 1.1 to applications.
  • Proton's fullscreen hack now works for GDI-based games.
  • Better support for games that use IVRInput for controller input in VR.
  • Further improvements and new features in the "easy path" build system. Run "make help" in the Proton directory for documentation.

 

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Monday, April 1, 2019

How Proton helped improve Wine 4.2

On Tuesday (March 26, 2019), Valve released Proton 4.2, a new update to their Steam Play compatibility layer based on Wine 4.2. The previous major version of Proton was based on Wine 3.16.



As with CodeWeavers's own projects, the strong preference for work going into Proton is to also get the changes into upstream Wine. There are many benefits to this. First, all Wine users will benefit from these fixes, whether they are end users of Wine itself, CrossOver users, or users of any other Wine fork. There are also benefits for the maintainers of Proton. For example, upstreaming patches helps prevent regressions, thanks to Wine's extensive test suite; it lowers the maintenance burden, as there are fewer changes to move between Wine versions; it ensures code quality, since patches to Wine are reviewed by the Wine community; and it widens the pool of users to test, since Wine is used in many, many places other than Proton.

Proton 3.16-8 has 380 commits on top of Wine 3.16. After rebasing onto Wine 4.2, there are 214 commits. That means that 166 patches from the 3.16 branch have either been upstreamed, or are otherwise no longer needed going forward. In addition, a lot of work we have done for Wine 4.2 never got pulled back into Proton 3.16.

Let's take a look at how upstream Wine has improved thanks to Valve's sponsored work on Wine. Below is a list of changes to upstream Wine that were made in order to improve games running in Proton.

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Friday, March 29, 2019

Wine development release 4.5 is now available for Linux FreeBSD and macOS

Wine development release 4.5 is now available for Linux FreeBSD and macOS

The Wine development release 4.5 is now available.

What's new in this release:
  • Support for Vulkan 1.1.
  • Better support for kernel objects in device drivers.
  • Still more Media Foundation APIs implemented.
  • Support for SVG elements in MSHTML.
  • Fixes for case conversion troubles in Turkish locale.
  • 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 4.5 (total 30):

  19098  Regedit randomly crashes when deleting registry keys
  23455  FileAlyzer 1.6.0.4, Affinity-installer-1.6.5.123 can't load PE images (needs imagehlp.ImageLoad and imagehlp.ImageUnload implementation)
  26445  URLDownloadToFileW does not support FTP URLs
  38087  Settlers III: mouse not working on start screen and menu (after fixing raw input bug 33479)
  38801  Settlers Heritage of Kings crashes when loading a map
  41591  Solidworks 2016 installer needs ADVAPI32.dll.RegLoadAppKeyW
  45322  League Of Legends installer on tr_TR.UTF-8: unknown color "systemhighlight"
  45429  Inno Setup v5.x based game-installers using 'wintb' plugin fail with: 'Runtime error 229 at
' (Win7+ ITaskbarList3 ThumbBar/Thumbnail semi-stubs needed)
  45497  Biamp Systems Nexia v3.3: Button labels missing in DSP controls
  45998  64-bit FACEIT Anti-cheat client claims "Your system is out of date, you are missing important Windows updates!" (needs 'wintrust.CryptCATAdminAcquireContext2' stub)
  46115  Cursor in unity games moving down and to the right one pixel on any mouse interaction
  46222  Star Citizen hang on splash screen
  46643  Belarc Advisor Computer Inventory 9.0 crashes on unimplemented function advapi32.dll.AuditQuerySystemPolicy with WinVer >= Windows Vista
  46807  The Sims hangs when opening menus
  46812  PS4 Remote Play installer 2.8.x fails, claims 'You need the Media Feature Pack' (MsiGetDatabaseState is called from a custom action)
  46830  Gaea 1.0.x installer stops: err:msi:ITERATE_Actions Execution halted, action L"WixSchedInternetShortcuts" returned 1603 (MsiViewGetErrorA/W() needs to be RPC-compatible)
  46833  Multiple application installers fail with err:msi:ITERATE_Actions Execution halted, action L"" returned 1603 (iTunes 12.9.3.3, Dameware Mini Remote Control 10.x)
  46845  Freelancer: character glitches in cutscenes after loading a saved game
  46846  msi x64 installer does not display splash and other texts like a license agreement
  46848  PTC Mathcad Prime 3.0 Web installer crashes on unimplemented function api-ms-win-crt-convert-l1-1-0.dll.wctrans
  46851  Can't input Japanese text after updating to 4.4.
  46881  Power World Simulator installer needs unimplemented function msi.dll.MsiSourceListForceResolutionW
  46885  Multiple applications fail to install with wine-4.4-114-g15f852015a+, reporting err:msi:ITERATE_Actions Execution halted, action L"BindImage" returned 1615  (MS Office 2007, AstroToaster 2.x. MS .NET Framework 4.x)
  46892  redefinition of typedef ‘UUID’
  46894  SIMATIC WinCC V15.1 Runtime installer (.NET 4.0) fails in CoreLib::GetPhysicalMemoryAmountWmi() (missing 'DeviceLocator' property of 'Win32_PhysicalMemory' WMI class)
  46895  SIMATIC WinCC V15.1 Runtime installer (.NET 4.0) fails due to missing 'OperatingSystemSKU' property of 'Win32_OperatingSystem' WMI class
  46906  SIMATIC WinCC V15.1 Runtime installer: SeCon tool 'SeCon_Win32.exe' crashes due to hnetcfg 'INetFwRules::get__NewEnum' not initializing out parameter
  46907  msi crashes in RemoveFiles action for a broken msi
  46908  Support msvcp mtx_init 'mtx_try' flag (0x2) to create a mutex object that supports test and return
  46909  Missing (black) textures in Black & White


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