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Wine 3.0 RC4 is now available, more glorious bug fixes

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As expected, another Wine 3.0 release candidate is available today with RC4 bringing in more bug fixes.

Since they are currently in a code-freeze, they're focusing solely on making Wine 3.0 a solid experience so no new features are currently making their way in.

For this release, they noted 12 bugs fixed. Nothing truly eye-opening here, but here's what they noted:

  • 13355  Richedit very slowly open big text files
  • 16505  BBC iPlayer Desktop: .desktop file confuses comments with command line
  • 26851  Zoo Tycoon 2: Marine Mania demo installer fails
  • 33722  Stereo IMA ADPCM encoding in WINE produces loud static instead of sound
  • 34255  WinPolis 3.x: "Buy CDs" editbox does not automatically select all
  • 37336  U-blox U-Center 8.11 crashes when importing or exporting config file
  • 41070  "Call of Duty 4" does not start: heap issues
  • 41209  The Magic School Bus Explores the Solar System: Error message asking for the game to be reinstalled
  • 43971  Wine 2.20 Bcrypt compilation fails under older linux systems while Wine 2.0.3 compiles fine
  • 44142  steamwebhelper.exe crashes on wine-stagining 2.21 because NtQueryInformationFile fails
  • 44161  Possible incorrect string message in "dlls/kernel32/tests/volume.c" line 263
  • 44218  Black displaying of all Wine stuffs with FreeBSD

See the release announcement here. The official Wine 3.0 release is expected next month.

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mrdeathjr 29 December 2017 at 8:29 pm UTC
In this wine version Devil May Cry 4 works with mods

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Avatar stay working but csmt improve performance

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Alexander still works

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Last edited by mrdeathjr at 31 December 2017 at 12:27 am UTC
Keyrock 30 December 2017 at 2:40 pm UTC
Wine-staging 3.1 waiting room.
sr_ls_boy 30 December 2017 at 11:13 pm UTC
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I've come across an unusually high number of bug reports concerning audio.
Some games are without sound. Some have choppy or crackling sound. I have
personally tested a couple of dx11 games that would have been given a platinum
rating if not for the audio difficulties. This wine subsystem needs fixing
before the 3.0 release.

Last edited by sr_ls_boy at 30 December 2017 at 11:14 pm UTC
Shmerl 31 December 2017 at 1:24 am UTC
The Witcher 3 freeze is still not fixed (for invisible monsters patch).
Arehandoro 2 January 2018 at 10:03 am UTC
I'm still on 2.21 and waiting for the fix to run Final Fantasy IX normally. It worked just fine till 2.20 and now doesn't even start xD
Seegras 4 January 2018 at 2:50 pm UTC
Since I didn't buy any Windows-only games for some time (except when cheated by the developers) my stash of older Windows-only games (among them Fallout 4 and the Witcher 3) slowly starts getting supported by wine. Nice.

But for some reason, the wine-party haven't managed to package the last 3 rc-releases for Debian, whereas they usually did within 2 days.
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