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Wine 3.1 is now available to kick off another development cycle

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The Wine team officially announced today the release of Wine 3.1 to kick off the start of another development cycle for what will eventually be Wine 4.0.

Here's the highlights:

  • Kerberos authentication support.
  • Window class redirection for Common Controls 6.
  • Support for X11 ARGB visuals.
  • DOSBox required for running DOS executables.
  • Various bug fixes.

Interestingly, they're now requiring DOSBox. I'm not sure about the level of support it had before, but if DOSBox runs DOS games and applications better it might be better than reinventing the wheel for it. Will be interesting to see what people think to this change.

As for bug fixes, they noted 29 marked as fixed. These included issues with Doom (the newest one) although it seems that was actually fixed before Wine 3.0 according to the comments on the bug report, a fix for Grand Theft Auto V not launching and a black screen fix for it too. I remember reading in our comments before that someone had to keep doing ALT+Tab to get GTAV to work properly, which should no longer be needed. On top of that there's fixes for EverQuest, Magic: The Gathering Online should no longer have high CPU use when idle and more.

You can find the release announcement here.

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mrdeathjr 2 February 2018 at 11:00 pm UTC
In this wine version various titles works or still works case

Zwei Arges Adventure (cinematics dont work, indeo codec)

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Monster Moonpiece (devenum and quartz native still required for cinematics)

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God Eater Resurrection (devenum and quartz native still required for cinematics and alsa mode still required too)

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Collin Mac Rally 2003 (winegstreamer as disable still needed)

Collin Mac Rally 2004 (winegstreamer as disable still needed)

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WJMazepas 2 February 2018 at 11:17 pm UTC
Guys, it is normal to graphics on wine look different than on Windows? I tried GTA SA and it looked different
Purple Library Guy 2 February 2018 at 11:44 pm UTC
WJMazepasGuys, it is normal to graphics on wine look different than on Windows? I tried GTA SA and it looked different

Define "normal". If you mean, "Common and not unexpected" then yeah, it's normal. If you mean "That's how it's supposed to be", then no, probably it's not normal.
ziabice 2 February 2018 at 11:59 pm UTC
News about WINE Staging? It is dead?
Cr1ogen 3 February 2018 at 12:42 am UTC
i waiting stagging too xD

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mrdeathjr 3 February 2018 at 12:46 am UTC
ziabiceNews about WINE Staging? It is dead?

Very good question

Sebastian lackner dont send any new patch since october 2017

What happend with sebastian lackner ?

TheRiddick 3 February 2018 at 5:49 am UTC
He ded...

But probably more likely he found a girlfriend and....,

This is what happens when only one person maintains a branch. A common problem for Linux projects like this.
tpau 3 February 2018 at 8:13 am UTC
TheRiddickThis is what happens when only one person maintains a branch. A common problem for Linux projects like this.

Wine-Staging has more than one person working on it. Michael Müller is also part of the team.
Rebasing all the patches might take some time.
MartinPL 3 February 2018 at 11:16 am UTC
Bioshock (1) Remastered start working but FPS isn't playable with standard settings and csmt

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1xok 3 February 2018 at 11:27 am UTC
The Ubuntu staging packages from WineHQ Builds are still on 2.21. Haven't been updated in three months:

Hopefully there will be an update soon. I would like to play GTA V under Linux. The ALT+Enter Hack seems to work poorly with Nvidia cards. I haven't been able to do it yet. I always land on a black screen and only hear the music.

But it's good to know they finally fixed the problem.

EDIT: Actually, it's normal, because they had announced that the 2.21 will be the last staging package for the 2er Realese. But the 3.1 should appear again.

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