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The sixth Release Candidate for Wine 5.0 is out now

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The Wine team have released a sixth and perhaps final Release Candidate for the upcoming stable release of Wine 5.0. What's going to be one of the biggest releases ever, with some truly massive feature improvements since Wine 4.0 back in January last year.

Going by how many Release Candidates they've done before (7 for 4.0 and 6 for 3.0 and 6 for 2.0), the final stable Wine 5.0 release could well be next week.

For this sixth Release Candidate of Wine 5.0, they noted 21 bug fixes. As always, some might have been fixed in older versions that have been retested recently. From the recent fixes you should see a better experience with The Witcher Enhanced Edition, Dark Messiah of Might and Magic, Serious Sam Classic, Far Cry 5 and probably more too.

See the release announcement here.

Need help with running games or applications with Wine? We have a dedicated Forum category and a channel in our Discord you can try. If perhaps you need an application to make it all easier, I find Lutris great at dealing with multiple Wine versions.

On the subject of Wine and related stuff, I've seen it pop up again recently about the DXVK project (which hooks into Wine) going into "maintenance mode". We had a statement from the developer in this previous article, in case you missed it.

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SteveEbey74074 19 Jan, 2020
I self compiled from source, and can state, that dx12 support does not work. previous release candidates have worked with vkd3d for dx12 on vulkan, but not this one.
Beamboom 19 Jan, 2020
... he's run out of Wine puns? When did this happen?
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