Wine is the compatibility layer that allows you to run games and applications developed for Windows - on Linux (plus also macOS and BSD). A new development release is out with Wine 7.5. It's a major part of what makes up Steam Play Proton and enables a ton of games to work on the Steam Deck. Once a year or so, a new stable release is made.
Here's what they listed as the highlights:
- ALSA driver converted to PE.
- Locale database generated from Unicode CLDR.
- HLSL compiler support with the bundled vkd3d.
- Initial support for the OCSP (Online Certificate Status Protocol).
- More cleanups to support 'long' type.
- Various bug fixes.
28 bugs were noted to be solved as of this release, some older and some new including: Minecraft (Windows 10 edition), GRID 2, The Evil Within 2, DYSMANTLE and various other miscellaneous fixes.