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Wine 2.0-rc4 released, fixing 28 bugs to make sure the final release is solid

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Wine 2.0-rc4 has been released with 28 bug fixes. It's a pretty quiet release with no new features as they are in a code freeze to prepare the big 2.0 stable release.

It fixes some Halo: Combat Evolved graphical glitches, fixes some performance issues with Heroes of Might and Magic IV, fixes issues with running The Sims 3 in a window and more.

You can read the release announcement here.

The Wine 2.0 release is shaping up to be quite a big one. I'm really liking their release model now, as development has come along a lot quicker than ever before. It's important they stop for a moment to work on general stability too.

Like it or not, Wine is an important tool not only for gaming, but for some essential Windows-only applications at home and at work for a lot of people. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Snowdrake 6 January 2017 at 9:45 pm UTC
I'm looking forward for the next unstable cycle : 2017 will be big for linux gaming !
evergreen 6 January 2017 at 9:46 pm UTC
QuoteWine is an important tool not only for gaming, but for some essential Windows-only applications at home and at work for a lot of people.

According to wine I can use my pinguin since four years even at work, and not only to write letters or to check emails.
MaCroX95 6 January 2017 at 11:14 pm UTC
I personally love Wine... not in the sense that it should replace linux-native stuff, but being able to play my favorite legacy Windows games is amazing and having this backwards compatibility is awesome... I sure like to see that even Wine started to evolve really quickly lately, it is really nice addition to the games that we get natively and having options for running Windows games and software makes our platform even greater if anyone agrees with that or not
Cybolic 7 January 2017 at 1:45 am UTC
MaCroX95I personally love Wine... not in the sense that it should replace linux-native stuff, but being able to play my favorite legacy Windows games is amazing and having this backwards compatibility is awesome... I sure like to see that even Wine started to evolve really quickly lately, it is really nice addition to the games that we get natively and having options for running Windows games and software makes our platform even greater if anyone agrees with that or not

Couldn't agree more! What really sold me on Wine, was when I realised I was running games such as Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines, System Shock 2 and other older games without any issue on Linux and hadn't even realised that users on the games' native platform Windows were struggling or unable to do the same; now _that_ is amazing!
mrdeathjr 7 January 2017 at 4:18 pm UTC
In this wine version swat 4 fix input bug however game still have unstable with glsl=enabled

View video on youtube.com

When use GLSL=enabled game works for some time (around 10min and after this crash) without forget when use allow pixel shader 2.0 models appears in black

But if use GLSL=disabled game remains stable (30min of gameplay without crashes) and when use allow pixel shader 2.0 models appears correctly

finaldest 7 January 2017 at 6:41 pm UTC
I am pleased to see that wine is making progress, However its easier in most cases to just shut down the PC and swap boot drives and boot into windows 7.

I rarely boot into windows these days but I recently tried wine with doom as I was curious. I did get it to work but it took me nearly 30 mins to set up. Wine has improved alot recently though and I was really pleased with the performance of doom. Doom even worked on my optimus laptop running a 970m with really good frame rates.

Wine could really do with an easy to use GUI to simplify the whole process. Play on linux is ok but its really buggy and fiddly to set up.
Purple Library Guy 7 January 2017 at 10:27 pm UTC
Cybolic
MaCroX95I personally love Wine... not in the sense that it should replace linux-native stuff, but being able to play my favorite legacy Windows games is amazing and having this backwards compatibility is awesome... I sure like to see that even Wine started to evolve really quickly lately, it is really nice addition to the games that we get natively and having options for running Windows games and software makes our platform even greater if anyone agrees with that or not

Couldn't agree more! What really sold me on Wine, was when I realised I was running games such as Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines, System Shock 2 and other older games without any issue on Linux and hadn't even realised that users on the games' native platform Windows were struggling or unable to do the same; now _that_ is amazing!

True that. I noticed this when my daughter's boyfriend asked me what I was playing (original Starcraft), I lent him the CD, and he was unable to get it working at home. Maybe there was some kind of compatibility mode he might have been able to use to get it working on current Windows, but it sure wasn't willing to just run with no fuss. Runs great on WINE, though.
liberavia 9 January 2017 at 3:20 pm UTC
Seems that they are mostly finished with dx10 :-) Hopefully dx11 is right after.

I just want to be able to play dragon age inquisition since I was able to play all former dragon age games.

Any news on the dx-issue anyone?
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