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Time for a bit of weekend Wine? The translation layer for running Windows games and apps on Linux and other platforms development release v8.8 is out now. Once a year a new stable release is made with the next being Wine 9.0, and Wine is just one part of what allows Steam Play Proton to play some of the biggest games around on Linux desktop and Steam Deck.

From the changelog the highlights are:

  • More work towards full PE support in the PostScript driver.
  • Initial support for loading ARM64EC modules.
  • More work on IME restructuration.
  • Various bug fixes.

They also noted around 18 bugs were solved including issues with Rise of Nations: Extended Edition, Devil May Cry 1,, Wavelab and other miscellaneous fixes.

Want help managing Wine on Linux? You can try Bottles, Lutris and the Heroic Launcher.

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mrdeathjr May 13
This wine have more work on winegstreamer, mfplat, quartz and qedit

More later maybe tomorrow can comment more on that once stay avalaible staging 8.8 in some place before monday

Grogan May 13
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LOL... they sure move with the versioning. I still can't use Wine 8.7 (I think the -tkg patchsets break it, though it compiles now. I need FSYNC). I can't launch one game with it. We all know the killer app is notepad, and that works though

It's my system wine so I can't fool around, I've had to go back to 8.6.1 and I don't think I'll try my luck again just yet :-)
Shmerl May 14
Question to experts. How can one test winesync? I need just upstream Wine with winesync patches applied. Nothing extra like all the -tkg patchsets and etc.

Last edited by Shmerl on 14 May 2023 at 2:01 am UTC
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