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Windows compatibility layer Wine 6.2 is out now

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A fresh biweekly development release is out for the Windows compatibility layer Wine with Wine 6.2 bundling up more of the latest and greatest into a suitable release for you to try.

For newer readers and Linux users here's a refresher - Wine is a compatibility layer built for operating systems like Linux, macOS and BSD. The idea is to allow other platforms to run games and applications only built and supported for Windows. It's also part of what makes up Steam Play Proton. Once a year or so, all the development is bundled into a stable release.

Here's what's new in Wine 6.2:

  • Mono engine updated to version 6.0.0, with DirectX support.
  • Support for NTDLL debugger APIs.
  • More WinRT support in WIDL.
  • Xbox One controller fixes on Mac.
  • Various bug fixes.

On the subject of bug fixes they noted 51 as solved, one of them dating back to 2007 - although a lot of older bugs were fixed some time ago, each release sees them noted as solved since being checked over. Some of the newer fixes include: Game Protect Kit protected games fixes, World of Tanks, Hitman: Absolution, Ryse: Son of Rome, Shadow Warrior 2, WRC 5 and multiple more.

See the release notes here.

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Tags: Open Source, Wine
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8 comments

mrdeathjr 12 Feb
This wine version add new build dependency:

configure: jxrlib 32-bit development files not found, JPEG-XR won't be supported.

ubuntu 20.04 dont provide this lib in i386, only x64 but this can be fixed using debian packages

https://packages.debian.org/sid/libjxr-dev

mphuZ 12 Feb
And so far there is no information about Proton 6.X
pageround 12 Feb
This is great work, I really enjoy reading about the progress.
BielFPs 13 Feb
QuoteShadow Warrior 2
Who wants some Wang?

Quoting: mphuZAnd so far there is no information about Proton 6.X
Try Proton GE
slaapliedje 13 Feb
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QuoteMono engine updated to version 6.0.0, with DirectX support.
Wonder if this will help Launchbox work again. Newer versions seem to be busted.

Did anyone else think the Wine logo in the picture looked like a mask? Now I want a penguin mask.

The Mask: new fashion accessory of the 2020s...
TheRiddick 13 Feb
Whats WinRT support related to? that anything to do with kwinRT?
slaapliedje 13 Feb
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Quoting: TheRiddickWhats WinRT support related to? that anything to do with kwinRT?

When I see RT I think either Real Time, or Rock Tit... pretty sure it's the first one in this case?
jrt 13 Feb
Quoting: TheRiddickWhats WinRT support related to? that anything to do with kwinRT?
Windows RT is the discontinued ARM 32bit version of windows 8.
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