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Just over a year after the last main release, Wine 4.0 is officially here

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You might want to grab a glass for this one, no not that dusty old thing, one of the nice ones. The ones at the back of the cupboard for special occasions! Wine 4.0 is officially here.

Comparing Wine 3.0 to 4.0, naturally it's a pretty huge release. Although, most people have likely been using the development builds for some time.

The highlights of Wine 4.0 are:

  • Multi-Threaded Command Stream is enabled by default
  • Vulkan support.
  • Direct3D 12 support.
  • A lot more Direct3D 10 and 11 features implemented
  • S3TC-compressed 3D textures support
  • Game controllers support.
  • High-DPI support on Android.

There's a huge amount more, so for those interested I do suggest reading the detailed official announcement here. Cheers to the Wine team, here's to a fun development cycle towards Wine 5.0.

Now that it's out, I imagine Proton for Steam Play will begin moving over to Wine 4.0 to bring in plenty of fixes and improvements since Proton is currently based on Wine 3.16.

I was going to make a pun, but I thought it would be in pour taste.

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Segata Sanshiro 23 January 2019 at 3:14 am UTC
QuoteI was going to make a pun, but I thought it would be in pour taste.

It's getting to a point where I read the Wine articles for these puns instead of the development updates.
bintsmok 23 January 2019 at 4:50 am UTC
WMV playback?
raneon 23 January 2019 at 6:18 am UTC
I hope that 2019 will bring finally Wayland support (at least in virtual desktop mode).
elmapul 23 January 2019 at 8:51 am UTC
massatt212wish they did some improvements on the DX9 department, still have games like ultimate Marvel vs capcom 3 stuttering

stuttering in a few games can be solved by having an better hardware (or closing backgrounds programs if they are ressource intensive)
Patola 23 January 2019 at 9:36 am UTC
elmapul
massatt212wish they did some improvements on the DX9 department, still have games like ultimate Marvel vs capcom 3 stuttering

stuttering in a few games can be solved by having an better hardware (or closing backgrounds programs if they are ressource intensive)
No, that's not it. There is a weird issue with some DirectX9 titles where either it runs smoothly or it runs really slow, even on high-end machines. A good example is X-Blades. Under Wine 4.0-rc6 it stutters. Under Proton it stutters. Under wine-staging is stutters. But under the snap steamforwindows, which uses wine-staging 3.10, it doesn't.
...and Warhammer 40,000: Space Marines, this one consistently stutters
somebody1121 23 January 2019 at 10:34 am UTC
So, when will we have proton 4.0?
mrdeathjr 23 January 2019 at 11:52 am UTC
Patola
elmapul
massatt212wish they did some improvements on the DX9 department, still have games like ultimate Marvel vs capcom 3 stuttering
stuttering in a few games can be solved by having an better hardware (or closing backgrounds programs if they are ressource intensive)
No, that's not it.

There is a weird issue with some DirectX9 titles where either it runs smoothly or it runs really slow, even on high-end machines.

A good example is X-Blades. Under Wine 4.0-rc6 it stutters.

Under Proton it stutters.

Under wine-staging is stutters.

But under the snap steamforwindows, which uses wine-staging 3.10, it doesn't.

...and Warhammer 40,000: Space Marines, this one consistently stutters

In my case various dx9 titles works ok, in various cases as other said with better hardware improve*

*For this reason have my cpu at 5.0ghz / 215 cinebench single thread

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And many other games including various unreal engine 3 games

However wine have troubles with dx9 and stutter could be stay present in various machines, without forget other issues cases proper vsync support, high single thread use and others




Last edited by mrdeathjr on 23 January 2019 at 12:12 pm UTC
massatt212 23 January 2019 at 2:35 pm UTC
Patola
elmapul
massatt212wish they did some improvements on the DX9 department, still have games like ultimate Marvel vs capcom 3 stuttering

stuttering in a few games can be solved by having an better hardware (or closing backgrounds programs if they are ressource intensive)
No, that's not it. There is a weird issue with some DirectX9 titles where either it runs smoothly or it runs really slow, even on high-end machines. A good example is X-Blades. Under Wine 4.0-rc6 it stutters. Under Proton it stutters. Under wine-staging is stutters. But under the snap steamforwindows, which uses wine-staging 3.10, it doesn't.
...and Warhammer 40,000: Space Marines, this one consistently stutters


Use the crack exe and it wont stutter Warhammer 40,000: Space Marines
Cyril 23 January 2019 at 10:17 pm UTC
So now Wine can handle most of the "modern" games with Vulkan support?
What's the point to use DXVK?
In which case DXVK is better than Wine 4 and vice versa?
Maybe I didn't understand something.
Comandante Ñoñardo 23 January 2019 at 11:58 pm UTC
mrdeathjr
Comandante ÑoñardoI wonder if with this version on wine Bioshock 2 and Crysis can work in DX10.

In my case crysis 32bit DX10 works ok with proton, maybe can add in future test


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