Two bits of Wine news here for you as not only has the latest Wine development release been made with Wine 8.11 but vkd3d 1.8 is out now too. Once a year a new stable release is made with the next being Wine 9.0, and Wine is just one part of what allows Steam Play Proton to play some of the biggest games around on Linux desktop and Steam Deck.
First up for Wine 8.11 here are the highlight changes:
- More mouse cursor clipping improvements.
- Support for TLS alerts.
- Increased available address space in WoW64 mode.
- Various bug fixes.
For bug fixes they noted 26 in total affecting the likes of Starcraft II, Microsoft Office, ALT-TAB issues, Steam, Ubisoft Connect and various miscellaneous fixes.
They also continue working on their own vkd3d (not to be confused with Valve's VKD3D-Proton) with version 1.8 also out now bringing with it support for many more HLSL features and intrinsics, performance improvements to vkd3d descriptor updates and lots of bug fixes too.