Windows compatibility on Linux continues to improve thanks to Wine, with the latest development release out now with Wine 7.14 available. This is the compatibility layer that allows you to run various Windows applications and games on Linux (and forms part of Steam Play Proton). Once a year or so, a new stable release is made but the development versions are usually fine to use.
Main highlights of the Wine 7.14 release:
- More progress on syscall interface for USER32.
- Improved font fallbacks in DirectWrite.
- Some fixes for socket shutdowns.
- Various bug fixes.
For bug fixes they noted problems solved with: Civilization IV, Unravel Two, Waves Central, Cheat Engine, World of Tanks, Roblox, Total War Shogun 2 and various miscellaneous fixes.
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