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Windows compatibility layer Wine 7.17 is out now

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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.

Wine 7.17 is a quieter release than most with only two new main highlights, plus 18 bug fixes.

Here's what's new in Wine 7.17:

  • High Unicode planes support in DirectWrite.
  • Some work towards Wow64 support in the Vulkan driver.
  • Various bug fixes.

The bugs noted as solved include issues with: Earth 2150, Endless Online, Summoner, Battle Realms: Zen Edition, Riot Vanguard, Liar-soft Visual Novels, BioShock and various other miscellaneous bug fixes.

Be sure to try out Bottles, it's what I use on desktop and Steam Deck and it keeps on getting better constantly. It's a great way to manage various apps and games with Wine.

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PapaMikey Sep 12, 2022
Riot vanguard? Imagine that on Linux 👀
MercifulBoss Sep 12, 2022
Can someone explain what is meant by "bugs noted as solved in issues with Riot Vanguard"? Does that mean its coming to linux
Pengling Sep 12, 2022
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Quoting: MercifulBossCan someone explain what is meant by "bugs noted as solved in issues with Riot Vanguard"? Does that mean its coming to linux
It means that how it works under Wine has been improved. I don't know the game, so I couldn't say more than that because I don't know how well it runs (or perhaps doesn't run! ) in the first place.
MercifulBoss Sep 12, 2022
Quoting: Pengling
Quoting: MercifulBossCan someone explain what is meant by "bugs noted as solved in issues with Riot Vanguard"? Does that mean its coming to linux
It means that how it works under Wine has been improved. I don't know the game, so I couldn't say more than that because I don't know how well it runs (or perhaps doesn't run! ) in the first place.

Its a kernel level anti-cheat needed for Valorant to work.
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