Wine 1.5.10 has been released!
Wine is a free and open source application that allows users to run Windows software on other operating systems. Wine is always under heavy development with the team preparing one release every 2 weeks. Yesterday, the founder and current leader of the project Alexandre Julliard, announced the availability of version 1.5.10 that brings some important additions and fixes.
What’s new in this release:
- - New version of the Gecko engine based on Firefox 14.
- - Support for OpenGL in the DIB engine using libOSMesa.
- - Off-screen rendering is now the default in Direct3D.
- - Some more WMI infrastructure.
- - Various bug fixes.
Most important specific applications problems addressed:
- Age of wonders 2: the application does not get any mouse input
- EVE Online hangs on focus restore after applying Empryan Age 1.1.1 patch
- Half Life 2 NPC characters appear stretched
- Adobe Acrobat Pro 7: Crashes when selecting the “edit” menu while having a file open.
- Baldur’s Gate 2: poor rendering with ddr=opengl
- Final Fantasy XIV beta: crashes if launching in full screen mode
- Half Life 2: wrong colors
- Mass Effect 2 Demo ignores keyboard input until mouse clicked
- 3DMark06: dies on msvcp71.dll.
- EA Origin wants msvcp100.dll.
- dsound/ds3d.ok crashes under WINEDEBUG=warn+heap
- Baldur’s Gate II – Throne of Bhaal crashes
- Civilization V demo has black screen, complains “Could not load width data” without native msvcp90
- League of Legends / Pando downloader crashes with builtin msvcp90
- GTA IV lacks some lights
- Visual Studio 2005 Trial “Server Explorer” needs IWbemClassObject::BeginMethodEnumeration when inspecting Management Classes
- Age of Empires 2: top of the screen turns white when creating a new player
- Steam fails to start, needs dwrite.dll.DWriteCreateFactory
Ubuntu and Linux Mint users do the following:
Open the Software Sources menu by launching the “Ubuntu Software Center” and selecting Edit->Software Sources. Choose the “Other Software” tab and click “Add”. Then copy and paste this ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa as shown in the following picture:
Once you add the repository you can update to the latest wine from your “Update Manager”.
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