Now that the big stable Wine 6.0 release is out for the Windows compatibility layer, work begins again on another year of pulling in major new features with Wine 6.1 out now.
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.
This is a fresh development release which includes these highlights:
- Arabic text shaping.
- More WinRT support in WIDL.
- VKD3D version 1.2 is used for Direct3D 12.
- Support for Rosetta's memory layout on M1 Macs.
- Support for Thumb-2 mode on ARM.
- Various bug fixes.
They also noted 37 bug fixes including problems solved for the likes of: Banished, The Witcher 3, Sniper Elite V2, Batman: Arkham Origins, The Sims 3, Battle.net, Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 and others.
See the release announcement here.