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Did you miss our Wine release day puns? Well good news! I've pressed them into service and aged them to perfection so they have returned along with the Wine 5.8 release that's now available.

Hold up. What's this Wine then if not an incredibly tasty liquid that you need to drink responsibly? Wine is a compatibility layer that can enable Windows software (and plenty of games) to run on Linux.

There's a bunch of new features in Wine 5.8, here's the highlights:

  • Support for Plug & Play device notifications.
  • More support for building with Clang in MSVC mode.
  • Still more progress on the WineD3D Vulkan backend.
  • Initial implementation of a GIF encoder.
  • Vulkan spec update.

As for bugs squashed, the Wine team noted 44 as solved. Some are from older releases that have been noticed recently and ticked off the list, while others were actually fixed in this release. These include issues solved for: Warcraft 3, The Witcher: Enhanced Edition, Riot Vanguard, Legends of Runeterra, Anno 1701 an issue plaguing many games in the previous Wine 5.7 release was also solved and more.

See more on the official Wine website.

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Avehicle7887 9 May, 2020
Time for the Wine o'clock news:

mfplat: Shadow Warrior 2 - Still no videos
mfplat: Darksiders 3 - Still no intro video
mfplat/fixes: Outward - Still no intro, however the game now runs again (was broken as of Wine 5.7)

vkd3d/dx12: Deus Ex Mankind Divided - Game seems more stable (at least in my case) with latest vkd3d git. Performance is still superior with DXVK, but nice to see DX12 support improving.

A fine Wine release I might say.
slaapliedje 10 May, 2020
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Quoting: CatKiller
Quoting: TheSHEEEPI prefer cider, personally. But we don't really have that as software.

TransGaming's proprietary "Wine for Apples" was called Cider.
Ha, yeah I was going to same thing.

I do wish CiderPress would be fully lorted to Linux, so I wouldn't need a windows VM to copy files to my compact flash card I use on my Apple IIGS.
t3g 12 May, 2020
Don't forget to check out the latest Proton-GE 5.8 with the Media Framework included: https://github.com/GloriousEggroll/proton-ge-custom/releases/tag/5.8-GE-1-MF

Last edited by t3g on 12 May 2020 at 2:23 am UTC
YoRHa-2B 12 May, 2020
Quoting: Avehicle7887On another note, Philip Rebohle (DXVK) has been working heavily on VKD3D (DX12 Support) at this repo: https://github.com/HansKristian-Work/vkd3d which in turn gets merged into https://github.com/d3d12/vkd3d
To clarify, the second repo has nothing to do with us whatsoever. Please ignore that it exists.
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