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Wine 7.4 changes the default theme and more PE conversion work

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Another couple of weeks and even more work has been done on the Windows compatibility layer Wine in development version 7.4 that's out now.

This is the compatibility layer that allows you to run games and applications developed for Windows - on Linux (plus also macOS and BSD). It's a major part of what makes up Steam Play Proton and enables a ton of games to work on the Steam Deck. Once a year or so, a new stable release is made.


  • 'Light' theme enabled by default.
  • Bundled vkd3d library.
  • WineD3D, D3D12 and DXGI modules converted to PE.
  • More large scale cleanups to support 'long' type.
  • Various bug fixes.

As we explained previously: the continued conversion of various modules to PE is another change that will gradually increase compatibility in many ways over time for certain expected behaviour needed by Windows applications. Previously Wine has built its Win32 libraries (like DLLs and EXEs) as ELF but for many reasons (like better compatibility) they've started to move them over to use PE instead.

Only 14 bugs were noted as solved with this release and no notable games were listed in the notes on it.

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TrainDoc Mar 12, 2022
Goddamnit is my legacy on this site a typo?
ridge Mar 12, 2022
Quoting: TrainDocGoddamnit is my legacy on this site a typo?

If it makes you feel better, you inadvertedly brought smiles to a ton of peoples' faces who all make tons of typos themselves, but all of which are not nearly as excellent as the one you made
I understand this might not feel great for some people but rest assured we're all hoping to laugh with you.
Lestibournes Mar 12, 2022
So instead of looking like Windows 2000 it will look like Windows XP with the silver theme?
Shmerl Mar 13, 2022
Wine 7.4 update is extremely buggy, both regular and staging. Broke Shadow Warrior 3 and Cyberpunk 2077.
gradyvuckovic Mar 13, 2022
Quoting: TrainDocGoddamnit is my legacy on this site a typo?
There are no mistakes, just happy accidents.
FinixFighter Mar 14, 2022
Well they fixed a bug which was present even in League of Legends, and it is a quite notable game I think :)
mrdeathjr Mar 16, 2022
Apparently next wine aka 7.5 will be give a interesting things:

this patchs

refer to wma decode and have relation with this bugs

Dead Rising encounters infinite loading when starting a new game (needs WMAudio Decoder DMO)

Multiple games are missing sound effects since FAudio import (Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1, Skyrim Legendary Edition)

and this patchs

at least will be added in master could affect h.264 cinematics according this bugs:

Call of Duty Black Ops 3 doesn't run because of mfplat

Hard Reset Redux and Shadow Warrior 2: no videos in game

Quantum Break crashes when live-action video begins (needs CLSID_CMSH264DecoderMFT)

Mortal Kombat 11 - Crash to Desktop after 3rd Splash Screen

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