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Update: 4.12.1 was released soon after, to fix "broken 64-bit prefix initialization".

I had to try really hard to think of a pun I haven't used but I'm not out of juice just yet! The show must go on, with the Wine development release 4.12 now available.

Feature highlight from this release:

  • Still more DLLs are built as PE files by default.
  • Support for Plug & Play device drivers.
  • Better support for the Visual Studio remote debugger.
  • More support for enumerating display devices.
  • Various bug fixes.

Usual note: The bug fixes list isn't always bugs solved in this release, some are older bugs getting recently re-tested. 27 were noted as fixed as of the announcement including issues solved for Overwatch, Levelhead, Drakensang Online, Empire: Total War, Napoleon: Total War, Utopia City and more.

See the full release announcement here.

Could you imagine a world without Wine? I'm not sure if I would have been able to stick with Linux originally, I used it quite a lot in my early days of being on Linux and getting used to everything. There would also be no Steam Play, everything would be so very different. So kudos to the Wine team for doing some tough work.

If you're wondering what a command-Wine interface might actually look like, it's basically a really long straw you stick directly in the bottle—no need for a glass!

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ZoeyGlobe 5 July 2019 at 8:10 pm UTC
I had thought with the article title that something was changing in regards to Wine's cmd.exe command-line, which I am making a text adventure game engine in, and was quite worried. Luckily that's not the case.
scratchi 5 July 2019 at 9:18 pm UTC
ZoeyGlobeWine's cmd.exe command-line, which I am making a text adventure game engine in

...wouldn't bash be more appropriate for something like this? Or any nix shell for that matter
ZoeyGlobe 5 July 2019 at 9:21 pm UTC
scratchi
ZoeyGlobeWine's cmd.exe command-line, which I am making a text adventure game engine in

...wouldn't bash be more appropriate for something like this? Or any nix shell for that matter

Definitely, yes, but I still don't know as much Bash as I do Batch, after 3.2 years of using Linux and trying to learn Bash, maybe some day! I would also like to make something similar in Python, but that's another thing I need to learn.
massatt212 5 July 2019 at 11:20 pm UTC
can some one test injustice 2 and Mortal Kombat 11
Shaolu 6 July 2019 at 5:05 am UTC
ZoeyGlobe
scratchi
ZoeyGlobeWine's cmd.exe command-line, which I am making a text adventure game engine in

...wouldn't bash be more appropriate for something like this? Or any nix shell for that matter

Definitely, yes, but I still don't know as much Bash as I do Batch, after 3.2 years of using Linux and trying to learn Bash, maybe some day! I would also like to make something similar in Python, but that's another thing I need to learn.

Random recommendation here, but... have you tried playing with GAMBAS? If you've had any experience with VBA, GAMBAS is super-intuitive and--unlike VB/VBA--you can make fully command-line apps in it too. If you haven't had any experience with different implementations of BASIC, it's still very easy to learn nevertheless. Easier to get into than Python at least.
Shmerl 7 July 2019 at 5:24 am UTC
FYI, Wine 4.12 has a major bug that breaks some prefixes. See: https://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=47464

Fixed in Wine master: https://source.winehq.org/git/wine.git/commit/e245df2a0c8d1270a4cc0129407072c917a0c325
TheSHEEEP 7 July 2019 at 6:52 am UTC
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ZoeyGlobeWine's cmd.exe command-line, which I am making a text adventure game engine in
That is one of the weirdest things I've read for a long time.
Kudos.

I once tried to write a text adventure in lolcode.
Lost interest, but it was fun while it lasted.


Last edited by TheSHEEEP at 7 July 2019 at 6:52 am UTC
Liam Dawe 7 July 2019 at 10:13 am UTC
Update: 4.12.1 was released soon after, to fix "broken 64-bit prefix initialization".
Alm888 7 July 2019 at 2:26 pm UTC
Sadly, now "Pathologic 2" is broken (no video output: only the decorated cursor and black screen). This probably concerns other Unity3D games as well (don't have any others), so it is switching back to 4.9 for me (which works as intended).

WINE is sooo WINE sometimes.
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