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Wine 7.0 gets a second Release Candidate with bug fixes

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The Wine team has put out a second Release Candidate for what will eventually turn into a Wine 7.0 stable release in early 2022. This is the compatibility layer that allows you to run games and applications developed for Windows - on Linux. Part of what makes up Steam Play Proton.

Since it's now in a code-freeze, no new features are being pulled in while they work through any bugs and regressions that appear. Wine 7.0 RC2 release notes mention 34 bugs solved including issues for: Weird Worlds: Launcher, Death to Spies: Moment of Truth, Shadow Warrior, Resident Evil 4 HD, Her Story, Borderlands GOTY Enhanced, Dark Souls: Remastered, Steel Division: Normandy 44, Final Fantasy XIV, Sonic Adventure DX and more.

Going by past releases of Wine, we're probably looking at 5-7 RC builds before Wine 7.0 is released officially.

We expect that early next year Valve will also update / rebase Proton onto the 7.x series of Wine.

Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Ehvis 19 Dec, 2021
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Most of the game fixes seem to be related to the Wine D3D implementation, which almost nobody is using now. Kind of a shame since this holds back a huge amount of testing that could have helped it improve. Which is still to run a bunch of other software that is not games. Funny thing is, they were supposed to be doing their own Vulkan implementation, but I have no idea what the state of it is. Need to go back to my old habits and find out my own information.
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