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Wine 4.3 is out with the XAudio2 reimplementation 'FAudio' included

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The Wine 4.3 development release is quite an interesting one, as it includes Ethan Lee's XAudio reimplementation named FAudio.

Quite a big one, since FAudio could help with a lot of audio issues in games and applications. From Lee's own FAudio GitHub page, it notes (for those who didn't already know) the aim is to have "fully accurate DirectX Audio runtime libraries" which includes "XAudio2, X3DAudio, XAPO, and XACT3".

Aside from FAudio, this release also includes:

  • Mono engine updated to the latest upstream.
  • More modern handling of iconic windows.
  • Improved handling of kernel objects.

There's also 45 bugs that were noted as fixed this round. Included in the fixes are bugs squashed with League of Legends, BattlEye, Heroes of Might and Magic VI, Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood and others too.

See their release announcement here.

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jens 2 Mar, 2019
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Quoting: lunixThis is huge. It will make a lot of games go from silver to gold or even to platinum on protondb.
Sorry to disappoint you, but FAudio was already bundled with Proton so nothing changes in this regard ;). See
Quoting: Grabby
Quoting: lunixThis is huge. It will make a lot of games go from silver to gold or even to platinum on protondb.
But isn't FAudio included in Proton already ?
There are next to FAudio2 other fixes in 4.3. As soon Valve adopted 4.3 into Proton we will see much more improvements.

Yes, of course. My comment was for the inclusion of FAudio only, I apologize if I misunderstood the original statement. The jump from wine 3.16 to 4.3 (or whatever the next version will be) as base for Proton will certainly show quite some improvements.
Shmerl 3 Mar, 2019
So will using Wine 4.3 from WineHQ be a problem on Debian which didn't get faudio packaged yet?
mrdeathjr 3 Mar, 2019
If anyone works cybermax* in this ppa provide ubuntu bionic, cosmic and disco faudio - sdl 2.0.9 packages and dev packages

Many thanks cybermax

TheRiddick 4 Mar, 2019
This probably resolves sound cut out issues games like Fallout4 had. I do remember running FAudio with Fallout76 and it was quite good, but its been a few months since I played that game, waiting for private servers and mod support.. .probably never happen.
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