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Wine 2.1 is out with more Shader Model 5 work

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Wine 2.1 is the first development snapshot of the newest Wine code since they release the big 2.0 update. It's a pretty good start too!

- Many fixes that were deferred during code freeze.
- More Shader Model 5 instructions.
- A number of improvements to MIME message handling.
- Line breaking improvements in DirectWrite.
- HID bus service now running by default.
- Direct2D rendering improvements.
- Various bug fixes.
- Source release tarballs now use xz compression.

They also fixed a rather hefty 62 bugs in games like SimCity 2000, X-COM: UFO Defense, Sims 3, Everspace and more.

Find the announcement here. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Shmerl 3 Feb, 2017
Nice. By the way, did anyone manage to make intro video play in the Witcher 3? I'm testing GOG version (which someone kindly gifted to me, otherwise I wouldn't have bought it). From the start menu it goes straight into the rotating snake and broken graphics starting area. But some apparently managed to make intro videos work.


Last edited by Shmerl on 3 February 2017 at 8:28 pm UTC
rcgamer 4 Feb, 2017
It's amazing how far it's come and yet SimGolf still doesn't work on it.
JudasIscariot 4 Feb, 2017
Quoting: rcgamerIt's amazing how far it's come and yet SimGolf still doesn't work on it.

Did you file a bug report about it not working?
rcgamer 4 Feb, 2017
Quoting: JudasIscariot
Quoting: rcgamerIt's amazing how far it's come and yet SimGolf still doesn't work on it.

Did you file a bug report about it not working?

It hasn't worked on any version of Wine unless it was one of the very early versions. It's not new.
mrdeathjr 4 Feb, 2017
This wine version give many comits related d3d (some bugs corrected case agarest generations of war)

View video on youtube.com

View video on youtube.com

^_^
coryrj19951 14 Feb, 2017
Quoting: ShmerlNice. By the way, did anyone manage to make intro video play in the Witcher 3? I'm testing GOG version (which someone kindly gifted to me, otherwise I wouldn't have bought it). From the start menu it goes straight into the rotating snake and broken graphics starting area. But some apparently managed to make intro videos work.

I don't know if you know yet, but I did figure out how to do it, install this windows 7 update (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=36805) and it should allow video playback. It then plays the intro video and the begining video before the menu.

I was able to get the videos in wine 2.0 and 2.1 through playonlinux.


Last edited by coryrj19951 on 14 February 2017 at 5:26 pm UTC
Shmerl 14 Feb, 2017
Quoting: coryrj19951
Quoting: ShmerlNice. By the way, did anyone manage to make intro video play in the Witcher 3? I'm testing GOG version (which someone kindly gifted to me, otherwise I wouldn't have bought it). From the start menu it goes straight into the rotating snake and broken graphics starting area. But some apparently managed to make intro videos work.

I don't know if you know yet, but I did figure out how to do it, install this windows 7 update (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=36805) and it should allow video playback. It then plays the intro video and the begining video before the menu.

I was able to get the videos in wine 2.0 and 2.1 through playonlinux.

See this bug. The shorter way to do it is to install xact_jun2010 with winetricks.
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