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The second release candidate for the big Wine 3.0 release is now officially available and it comes with a bunch of bug fixes.

Since they are now in a code freeze, they are not working on new features, instead they are making sure it's as stable as possible. They noted 17 bugs fixed as of this release, here's a few highlights I picked:

  • Fixed Fallout 4 crashing on startup
  • Multiple games needed a "d3dx9_36.dll.D3DXGetShaderInputSemantics" including:
    • Far Cry 2 & 3
    • Avatar
    • Faery: Legends of Avalon
    • Civilization 4
    • Deathspank
    • Of Orcs and Men
  • Rocket League had fixes with AES encryption/ decryption
  • Spellforce 2 had a regression solved

You might be wondering why Rocket League had fixes, despite it being native on Linux. Even games that have a native version can still help Wine improve by getting the Windows version working. Only mentioning this, as sometimes people ask why in our comments.

See the full release notes here.

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ShabbyX 17 Dec, 2017
Quoting: tpauToo bad that you can't influence which functions are implemented next :)

You can very well influence that, by implementing it yourself ;)
ElectricPrism 17 Dec, 2017
After checking the site 10 times today I just remembered that we are entering Internet Christmas where ~ December 15 to February there is low social activity online :(

Atleast the headline is pretty sweet. Bitter sweet.
Seegras 17 Dec, 2017
Quoting: Jahimself-tcpview: Not working
That was expected. It would probably need root on the host system.
tpau 17 Dec, 2017
Quoting: ShabbyX
Quoting: tpauToo bad that you can't influence which functions are implemented next :)

You can very well influence that, by implementing it yourself ;)

Well played, but if i were able to do that, i wouldn't have to complain, would i ? ;)
legluondunet 17 Dec, 2017
Is Wine the future for developers to make multiplatform game (Windows, MacOSX, Linux, Android)?
A better way that develop native games?


Last edited by legluondunet on 17 December 2017 at 1:51 pm UTC
Liam Dawe 17 Dec, 2017
Quoting: ElectricPrismAfter checking the site 10 times today I just remembered that we are entering Internet Christmas where ~ December 15 to February there is low social activity online :(
We will be here as much as possible over the festive period :)
WJMazepas 17 Dec, 2017
Quoting: legluondunetIs Wine the future for developers to make multiplatform game (Windows, MacOSX, Linux, Android)?
A better way that develop native games?

Nope. It will be better to develop true multiplatform and native games if they use tools like Vulkan that works on all OS with the same code.
WJMazepas 17 Dec, 2017
Quoting: liamdawe
Quoting: ElectricPrismAfter checking the site 10 times today I just remembered that we are entering Internet Christmas where ~ December 15 to February there is low social activity online :(
We will be here as much as possible over the festive period :)

Steam Christmans sale will happen, so we need GOL to see the better deals
adamhm 17 Dec, 2017
Quoting: legluondunetIs Wine the future for developers to make multiplatform game (Windows, MacOSX, Linux, Android)?
A better way that develop native games?

No. A good native release is always better than & preferable to a Wine wrapper (and it would be a lot easier for developers to do good cross-platform releases if they kept cross-platform support in mind when choosing middleware etc. so they don't make things unnecessarily difficult when trying to port to other systems).

Wine wrappers are best suited for older games where development has long ceased & a native Linux port has close to zero chance of happening, and where the performance impact is unlikely to be a problem due to having more powerful hardware available than at the time of the original release.
Liam Dawe 17 Dec, 2017
Quoting: WJMazepas
Quoting: liamdawe
Quoting: ElectricPrismAfter checking the site 10 times today I just remembered that we are entering Internet Christmas where ~ December 15 to February there is low social activity online :(
We will be here as much as possible over the festive period :)

Steam Christmans sale will happen, so we need GOL to see the better deals
Well, even when we're not here, the Sales Page auto tracks various stores for you :)
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