Managing various games and applications installed on Linux using Wine can be a hassle, and while there's stuff like Lutris available perhaps Bottles might be a better dedicated option just for Wine directly.
Version 2022.1.28 has rolled out, with an aim to make the experience more stable thanks to a whole new Wine backend. The new system is split across three components (WineCommand, WineProgram, Executor), that should allow for easy extensions to what Bottles can offer. One useful change with this is that you can run commands without other things interfering (like Gamescope and GameMode).
There's also now the ability to show / hide programs inside each Bottle, their new build of Wine (Caffe) is based on Wine 7.0 with support for the newer Futex2 code, an improved view with a search bar for installers like Epic Games and GOG Galaxy and some other minor features.
A bunch of bug fixes came in too like better Wayland support, fixed desktop entries, the Download Manager should no longer fail due to lack of a User-Agent and the backup import feature should work now too. A few other stability updates also went into it like a dependency issue being solved when creating a new Bottle.
Might be able to remove "PlayOnLinux" and replace it with this, which ironically these days I only use for one application, EAC which I require for putting my CDs on my computer (due to logs, cue file and such.. I just like a clean copy)
Quoting: TheSHEEEPThis looks like a better Q4Wine.This is not alternative to q4wine. With q4wine you can use your system Wine, with Bottles you cannot and this by design.
I think GamingOnLinux should probably have a section regarding much of the useful stuff and applications that are available for us for free and are open source. Often we hear about it hear on this amazing website, but only when we need the tools or tweaks do we actually care. At that point it is hard to track down that old article where it was mentioned.
It may also be useful for new gamers on Linux.
I can think of a couple of applications that could be in this section:
- Bottles (this)
Bottles on the other hand is so easy to use.
Quoting: TimQuoting: TheSHEEEPThis looks like a better Q4Wine.This is not alternative to q4wine. With q4wine you can use your system Wine, with Bottles you cannot and this by design.
But you can. Search in the list of wine for sys-wine.
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