Friday, December 20, 2019

Wine development release 5.0-rc2 is now available for Linux FreeBSD and macOS

The Wine development release 5.0-rc2 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 5.0-rc2 (total 36):

  10696  Direct3D mode in Age of Wonders 2 demo is unusably slow and glitchy
  18879  The Sims 3: Textures go Black and sometimes Abnormal patterns.
  26276  StarFisher: Crashes when entering a New Event
  30506  GdipGraphicsClear() needs to overwrite pixels, not alpha blend (Text misrendered in Brain Workshop)
  31399  Pegasus Mail 4.6x is crashing
  31543  Warface not started
  35205  WOLF RPG Editor 2.10: Updating the whole texture in IDirect3DDevice9::UpdateTexture() breaks font caches
  35731  Startopia: menu contents flicker
  38054  DoDragDrop() should abort when IDropSource::QueryContinueDrag fails
  38596  Photo Ninja 1.2.5 (32 bit) crashes on startup
  38981  Super Mario Bros X v1.3.x crashes when starting game with sound enabled
  39804  Algodoo v2.1.0 crashes on startup
  42942  Disgen 2016: Fatal error when adding a person to the database (Sqlite).
  43189  Christmas Magic crashes on start without native d3drm
  44734  D3D accelerates can't be enabled in Plants Vs Zomies ,When this is selected,It says hardware not supported.
  46981  winetricks -q --verify dotnet461 crashes under win64
  47275  winecfg fails to connect to mountmgr on 64-bit
  47350  Winecfg crashes on exit (macOS wine built without mingw)
  47364  COM ports do not work
  47565  winetricks vcrun* verbs fail with Wine 4.12(+), when using a 32-bit WINEPREFIX
  47649  Wavelab 6 Installs but cannot launch (Mingw generates misplaced stack pointer in DECLSPEC_HOTPATCH stubs for 32-bit)
  47817  Gameforge Client: Cannot launch TERA
  47856  Logos Bible Software (.Net 4.7.2 app) crashes in win8/10 (probably RtlQueryUnbiasedInterruptTime insufficiency)
  47959  WINE fails to configure on CYGWIN
  47993  Epic Games Launcher crashes at the installation
  48059  IMVU Social Network Client hangs
  48088  Wrong color mapping with client-side graphics on 256-color X server
  48160  cl.exe (visual studio 2017) fails to compile c++ due to error C2177: constant too big
  48183  Running most applications causes a crash in krnl386.exe DllMain() when the Windows version is set to non-NT
  48239  MTGA Launcher fails to download the game (regression)
  48261  Batman: Arkham Knight hangs when trying to close upgrade screen
  48273  Relay debugging is broken in a --without-mingw build
  48288  kernelbase: Japanese character wrongly reported as invalid.
  48300  timezone info not found for 'CET' spam on prefix creation
  48304 Game Center incorrectly determines the version of Windows that is being used, therefore it does not start, because it requires at least Windows 7.
  48314  Building wine on CentOS7 fails due to lack of libkrb5

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Saturday, December 14, 2019

Proton 4.11-10 has been released

 Proton 4.11-10 has been released

  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection is now playable! Users on older distributions (with gnutls earlier than 3.5.4) will require the Steam Beta client for now. Some game modes are disabled due to missing EasyAntiCheat support.
  • Major improvements to mouse handling. In our testing, this improved Fallout 4, Furi, and Metal Gear Solid V mouse behavior.
  • Added new integer scaling mode, to give sharp pixels when upscaling. This can be enabled with this environment variable: WINE_FULLSCREEN_INTEGER_SCALING=1.
  • Fix a couple of controller mapping issues. This is known to improve Telltale games with Xbox controllers and Cuphead and ICEY when using PlayStation 4 controllers over Bluetooth.
  • Improve gamepad force feedback handling, especially for steering wheel controllers.
  • Fix Metal Gear Solid V hang on launch.
  • Fix Xbox controller performance regression.
  • Trine 4 framerate should no longer be locked to 30 FPS.
  • Fix frequent crash in IL-2 Sturmovik.
  • D9VK updated to 0.40-rc-p
  • FAudio updated to 19.12.
  • Miscellaneous DXVK bugfixes.

Link to source code

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Friday, December 13, 2019

Wine development release 5.0-rc1 is now available for Linux FreeBSD and macOS

The Wine development release 5.0-rc1 is now available.

This is the first release candidate for the upcoming Wine 5.0. It marks the beginning of the yearly code freeze period. Please give this release a good testing to help us make 5.0 as good as possible.

What's new in this release:

  • Gecko update, with support for running from a global location.
  • Unicode data updated to Unicode version 12.1.
  • Initial version of the MSADO (ActiveX Data Objects) library.
  • Update installation support in the WUSA (Windows Update Standalone) tool.
  • More progress on the kernel32/kernelbase restructuring.
  • Support for signing with ECDSA keys.
  • 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 5.0-rc1 (total 37):

  12406  Microsoft Document Explorer 2008 crashes when using MS Help 2 URL from command line (ieframe's WebBrowser COM object doesn't support aggregation)
  13020  wintetris 1.01 background color wrong sometimes
  21249  Midtown Madness 2 (v1.1NoCD):  memMemoryAllocator::FindHeap failed on ptr 2056d18
  26757  Multiple Microsoft installers need implementation of Windows Update Standalone Installer 'Wusa.exe' to support '.msu' packages (.NET Framework 4.5.x/4.6.x/Win Vista+, IE8/Win Vista+, IE10/Win7 mode)
  37793  FIFA Online 3 launcher crashes on startup ('SEC_RESERVE' attribute has no effect for file mapping objects that are backed by physical files)
  38817  FXCM Trading Station II installer reports 'OLE error 80004001' when running as 'Windows Vista' or higher ('ITaskbarList3::ThumbBarSetImageList' is a stub)
  38830  Symenu 4.11 (.NET 2.0 app) crashes on startup with Wine-Mono
  39643  DM Genie 2.x (VB6 app) fails on startup with 'Automation error. ... Check the Scripting function Skill Bonus'
  39692  64-bit dlls/msdaps/row_server_p.c generates build warnings (discarded "const" qualifier)
  40489  wbemprox does not support ASSOCIATORS query
  41639  Wine with freetype 2.7 causes font rendering issues
  42046  VSDC Video Editor. Crashes in ole32 when opening.
  42051  Costume Quest 2 crashes when using DX11 renderer
  43447  Geometry Wars 3 doesn't spawn a window
  43644  Disk free space incorrect on file systems with more than 2TB free
  43817  Multiple .NET applications (Chime, DxO Photolab 2 trial) crash, need  RegisterApplicationRecoveryCallback  to return S_OK
  44456  Multiple Windows 7+ games and applications crash due missing 'kernel32.dll' -> 'kernelbase.dll' load-time dependency (64-bit Football Manager 2017, IP Camera Viewer 4.x)
  44842  Listview returns item data fields when called for unset subitems
  44883  warframe crashes with builtin xaudio2, needs IXAudio2::CommitChanges
  46196  Beat Hazard 2: Crashing if no GeoID is set, missing country code and flag.
  46262  Beat Hazard 2: Small window size after minimizing
  46535  Exception FindFirstFileExW_rep in ntdll, by Mod Organizer (Skyrim)
  46842  C# 'double.TryParse( String.Empty, out number)' incorrectly succeeds with .NET Framework 4.0 and WinVer set to 'Windows 7'
  47126  GCC 9.x compilation warnings for Wine 4.7
  47459  ListBox LB_SETSEL doesn't scroll to newly selected item
  47960 does not exist
  48077  UPlay fails to start : "Error at hooking API NtProtectVirtualMemory" (UPlay's hooking engine can't handle ENDBR32 instruction inserted at non-hotpatch API entries due to distro build environments '-fcf-protection')
  48082  Visual C++ Express 2005 needs shell32.PathResolveW implementation (or fake success)
  48153  Mono's ProcessTest.Start1_FileName_Whitespace test fails
  48185  Applications crashing with "Not enough memory to run application"
  48211  Regression: midl.exe fails to execute MIDL engine
  48234  Multiple ODBC applications using Bulk Copy Program (BCP) API need 'odbcbcp.dll' (Odin Diet)
  48240  Build error in cabinet/bcrypt gnutls.c in current git
  48242  IXMLDOMDocument_load() paths aren't URL-unescaped (Microsoft Document Explorer 2008 startup error)
  48245  wbemlocator parse_resource contains non-null terminated string, causing garbage output in trace logs
  48271  Qt5 dropdown menu and combobox does not show on click
  48277  dotnet30sp1 fails to install

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

CodeWeavers released CrossOver 19.0.0 for Linux and MacOS

CodeWeavers just released CrossOver 19.0.0 for both macOS and Linux!

The capstone of CrossOver 19 is the new ability to run 32 bit Windows applications within a 64 bit process.  This enables us to support 32 bit Windows applications on the new macOS release, Catalina, which removed all support for 32 applications in October.

This has been a remarkably difficult challenge, and I appreciate everyone's patience with us as we strove to make this happen.  I particularly want to call out and celebrate the work of Ken Thomases, the senior developer  at CodeWeavers who has worked tirelessly on this for the past year and a half.

In addition to that change, CrossOver’s core technology Wine has been updated to bring much of the developments of the past year to all of our users on both Mac and Linux.  These changes include over 5,000 individual improvements, all of which will act together to improve the end user experience with CrossOver.

We have improved installation compatibility with recent Linux distributions and also taken the step of upgrading CrossOver to rely on Python 3...

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