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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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Dunc 24 January 2019 at 12:10 am UTC
Hmm. Feels more stuttery with The Witcher 3 than... well, actually it was 4.0rc6, now I come to think of it. Strange. I might downgrade just to confirm it isn't anything else.
mrdeathjr 24 January 2019 at 6:11 pm UTC
Comandante Ñoñardo
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

Out of the box?

Yeah with lastest proton beta curiously


Patola 24 January 2019 at 10:53 pm 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)
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
It worked even under proton!!! THANK YOU VERY MUCH! And to prevent the graphical glitches I just had to disable postprocessing. Now it plays very smoothly and with amazing graphics!
qptain Nemo 25 January 2019 at 3:09 am UTC
I don't know how many people will care, especially since you can't buy this game anymore but the graphical artifacts in Test Drive Unlimited 2 are finally gone.
massatt212 25 January 2019 at 4:37 am UTC
can some do a test with gallium 9 on Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3
mrdeathjr 25 January 2019 at 1:59 pm UTC
PatolaIt worked even under proton!!! THANK YOU VERY MUCH! And to prevent the graphical glitches I just had to disable postprocessing.

Now it plays very smoothly and with amazing graphics!

Normally postproccesing effects on wine affect performance and also can shows graphic glitches as youre said

*i dont like post proccesing still on windows

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