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The latest and greatest in fine Wine [Official Site] is out today with Wine 3.14 filled with features and the usual bug fixes including support for DXTn texture decompression.

Their feature highlights for this version:

  • Support for DXTn texture decompression (S3TC).
  • Deferral support for MSI install actions.
  • Support for Japanese keyboard in DirectInput.
  • More improvements in the standard Task Dialog.
  • A few more icons in Shell32.

They also noted 36 bug fixes. The usual reminder applies here, not all bugs marked as solved were fixed by this release. Some are old bugs that were fixed some time ago and only now noticed. Notably, they fixed issues with the Battle.net launcher, Cube World, multiple games were crashing with CSMT enabled, Wargaming Game Center had a fix and more.

See the release announcement here.

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axredneck 18 Aug, 2018
Quoting: mrdeathjrRespect dmc hd collection dont run in last test
DMC4+DXVK crashes for me. DMC4+WineD3D works with minor lags.
STiAT 18 Aug, 2018
Ahh,the s3tc patents finally expired...
musojon74 18 Aug, 2018
I've just installed wine after purging my old copy, and following the instructions to put the right repo on and install wine stable. And I now am the proud owner of - Wine 3.02. Also had to fix the steam can't download bug too. Am I missing something? What's the recommended repo these days?
MayeulC 19 Aug, 2018
What is the point of implementing s3tc in wine if it's present in virtually every driver, by the way?
Leopard 19 Aug, 2018
Quoting: musojon74I've just installed wine after purging my old copy, and following the instructions to put the right repo on and install wine stable. And I now am the proud owner of - Wine 3.02. Also had to fix the steam can't download bug too. Am I missing something? What's the recommended repo these days?

Staging or devel.
TurtleShark 20 Aug, 2018
Quoting: mrdeathjr(AWESOME INFO)

Just wanted to say thank you mrdeathjr. I actually always look in the comments for you every wine release to see whats working now! Thank you!
qptain Nemo 20 Aug, 2018
Quoting: TurtleSharkJust wanted to say thank you mrdeathjr. I actually always look in the comments for you every wine release to see whats working now! Thank you!
Pardon the offtopic, but I immediately imagined your avatar saying something like "dear sir, i'd like to kindly request that you provide Linux support for your game".
TurtleShark 20 Aug, 2018
Quoting: qptain Nemo
Quoting: TurtleSharkJust wanted to say thank you mrdeathjr. I actually always look in the comments for you every wine release to see whats working now! Thank you!
Pardon the offtopic, but I immediately imagined your avatar saying something like "dear sir, i'd like to kindly request that you provide Linux support for your game".

"Please good, kind, handsome sirs at CD Project Red, it would be the greatest delight in my life to have the Witcher 3 ported to Linux.

now."

How could they say no? New game DEV strategy?
compholio 20 Aug, 2018
Quoting: MayeulCWhat is the point of implementing s3tc in wine if it's present in virtually every driver, by the way?

Some games ask Direct3D to decompress the texture, touch it up a bit, and then send it to the driver. Don't ask me why, but here's an example.
Patola 20 Aug, 2018
Quoting: TurtleShark
Quoting: qptain Nemo
Quoting: TurtleSharkJust wanted to say thank you mrdeathjr. I actually always look in the comments for you every wine release to see whats working now! Thank you!
Pardon the offtopic, but I immediately imagined your avatar saying something like "dear sir, i'd like to kindly request that you provide Linux support for your game".

"Please good, kind, handsome sirs at CD Project Red, it would be the greatest delight in my life to have the Witcher 3 ported to Linux.

now."

How could they say no? New game DEV strategy?
"And by the way, it shall be installable through the full-featured native GOG Galaxy client for Linux, of course."
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