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Wine 7.7 is out with more PE conversion work and theme additions

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Wine is the compatibility layer that allows you to run games and applications developed for Windows - on Linux (plus also macOS and BSD). A new biweekly development release is out now with Wine 7.7.

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.

Here's what they listed as the highlights in Wine 7.7:

  • More progress on the PE conversion of the X11 and OSS drivers.
  • Support for UTF-8 as default Ansi codepage.
  • Theming support for control panel applets.
  • Various bug fixes.

Since it's sometimes asked: 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.

They only noted 11 bugs were found to be solved as of this release including issues with Anno 1602 / 1602 A.D., Steam and other miscellaneous issues.

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6 comments

StalePopcorn Apr 23, 2022
And for those macOS readers, a reminder that the first party binaries only support up to macOS 10.14, why? Apple dropped support for 32-bit anything starting with 10.15

Thanks, Apple! Another reason Proton isn't and can't be a thing on macOS—Apple.
Shmerl Apr 24, 2022
Cyberpunk 2077 is working again with this release with latest Mesa main (it was crashing before due to insufficient stack size).


Last edited by Shmerl on 24 April 2022 at 3:17 am UTC
LNX Apr 24, 2022
Quoting: Shmerl...is working again with this release with latest Mesa...
Debian + latest Mesa? Really? Is there easy way for my MX linux to get fresh Mesa 22 up&running?
Shmerl Apr 24, 2022
Quoting: LNX
Quoting: Shmerl...is working again with this release with latest Mesa...
Debian + latest Mesa? Really? Is there easy way for my MX linux to get fresh Mesa 22 up&running?

I don't use packaged Mesa for gaming, but build Mesa main and run games with it.

See here:

https://gist.github.com/shmerl/f4e5f76871239158cf083e37c5da56f4

See also here: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/wiki/Building_Mesa_from_source

Wiki article is outdated in the sense of building, but it gives an idea how to run things with such build.


Last edited by Shmerl on 24 April 2022 at 9:42 am UTC
Comandante Ñoñardo Apr 25, 2022
They should release an stable version every SIX months, and not every year.
mr-victory Apr 25, 2022
Quoting: Comandante ÑoñardoThey should release an stable version every SIX months, and not every year.
They do, a new maintainence release is made every six months and versioned as x.0.y so next one will be 7.0.1 . And they bump up the first number every year.
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