Sunday, February 7, 2021

WineTricks 20210206 has been released

Winetricks is an easy way to work around problems in Wine.

It has a menu of supported games/apps for which it can do all the workarounds automatically. It also allows the installation of missing DLLs and tweaking of various Wine settings.

This version can be downloaded here.


Putty for Mac
Putty for Mac

Friday, January 29, 2021

Wine development release 6.1 is now available for Linux FreeBSD and macOS

The Wine development release 6.1 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Arabic text shaping.
  • More WinRT support in WIDL.
  • VKD3D version 1.2 is used for Direct3D 12.
  • Support for Rosetta's memory layout on M1 Macs.
  • Support for Thumb-2 mode on ARM.
  • 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 6.1 (total 37):

  17848  Windows Print Preview: Lines drawn have incorrect width
  21014  Dark Sector no Sound
  21038  F-Secure BlackLight Engine 2.2.x (Rootkit scanner) crashes after accepting license agreement (Wine on-disk placeholder dlls sections must be padded with data up to section virtual size)
  30062  Deer Hunter demo: unable to start a new game (map view unusable)
  30469  Multiple .NET 2.0 applications abort with error 'System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Could not load file or assembly 'System.Windows.Forms, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089' (SegFlex demo)
  33349  Add support for 32-bit ARM Thumb-2 Wine build
  35017  Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 has no music
  38501  GetClipboardData(CF_UNICODETEXT) - return ANSI
  39407  LabVIEW 2014 crashes on startup
  42913  ACAT Dashboard, part of Intel Assistive Context-Aware Toolkit (ACAT) v1.00.0 (.NET 4.5 app) crashes with 'invalid parameter' in 'System.Drawing.Icon.Initialize' (missing support for PNG icons in user32)
  43408  Quest 5.7.x (.NET 4.0 WPF app) crashes on direct access of MIL4 (Media Integration Layer, wpfgfx_v0400.dll) to internal bitmap struct/class impl (depends on exact layout)
  45046  Skyrim SE: Shadow artifacts (missing handling of 'precise' shader modifier)
  48685  Multiple games and applications need D3DX11CompileFromFile implementation
  48714  mass effect spits error when using mouse fix
  48790  mfplat:mfplat crashes on Windows 7
  48870  Aldi (Buhl) Steuer 2019/2020 installer crashes
  49327  Hearthstone Deck Tracker (with installed dotnet472) does not work with wine-staging 5.9 anymore
  49484  test_query_process_image_info() test is broken on a not PE build
  50033  WMI class SystemRestore is missing
  50194  x64dbg snapshots >= 2020-11-12_05-12 crash on unimplemented function ntdll.dll.NtCreateDebugObject when attaching to process
  50229 launcher sometimes crashes after login (wine-5.22)
  50256  Animate VST plugin activation doesn't work: wbem_services_ExecQuery gets no network adapters
  50349  SlingPlayer crashes on launch (needs IDirectXVideoDecoderService)
  50357  Star Stable Online crashes with unimplemented function dcomp.dll.DCompositionCreateDevice2
  50376  Banished crashes when Antialiasing set to 3x MSAA with Vulkan renderer
  50379  The Witcher 3 has broken rendering with Vulkan renderer
  50386  Sniper Elite V2 some objects aren't rendered with Vulkan renderer
  50387  Batman: Arkham Origins has broken dynamic shadows with Vulkan renderer
  50459  Studio One 5 crashes on unimplemented function dcomp.dll.DCompositionCreateDevice
  50485  Still Life 2 crashes when CSMT is disabled
  50486  The Sims 3 launcher hangs
  50494  ID2D1RenderTarget::DrawText(): The position and size of the drawn text is incorrect
  50508  ACAT Phrase, part of Intel Assistive Context-Aware Toolkit (ACAT) v1.00.0 (.NET 4.5 app) crashes on unimplemented function 'uiautomationcore.dll.UiaRegisterProviderCallback'
  50515  SofTalk 1.56 doesn't speak continuously after punctuation marks.
  50525  ws2 _32 fails to build on macOS
  50549  Some games fail to launch with Vulkan renderer
  50570  Unknown Debian package and website in README

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Saturday, January 23, 2021

Lutris 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 :

  • Really fix popovers not showing on Wayland without making them non-modal
  • Prevent GStreamer based configuration from being applied in incompatible
    wine builds.
  • Fix crash when wine runner accesses DXVK versions before they are
  • Prevent init dialog from being closed while it downloads the runtime.

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Friday, January 15, 2021

Proton 5.13-5 has been released

 Proton 5.13-5 has been released

  • Support new OpenXR virtual reality API. Microsoft Flight Simulator's VR mode is now usable on AMD hardware
  • Update vkd3d-proton to v2.1.
  • Fixed world sounds in Cyberpunk 2077.
  • Online play is now functional in Red Dead Online and Read Dead Redemption 2.
  • Fix hangs or crashes in Gears Tactics, Fallout 76, Kingdoms Reborn, Need For Speed Hot Pursuit, and Conan Exiles.
  • Screenshot function is now usable in Fallout 76 and Path of Exile.
  • Most games will now stop accepting input while the Steam game overlay is up.
  • Fix missing text in Lumberjack's Destiny.
  • Fix display resolution issue in DLC Quest and other XNA games.

Link to source code

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