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Wine 3.3 is a pretty exciting release for those following development and wanting to run Windows games and software on Linux.

Here's the major changes:

  • Beginnings of Vulkan support.
  • Direct3D multi-threaded command stream enabled by default.
  • Multisample textures enabled by default.
  • Support for game controllers through SDL.
  • Support for loading CIL-only .Net binaries.
  • Various bug fixes.

In regards to bug fixes, they specifically noted 35 bugs checked off their list. These include fixing problems with Max Payne 2, Magic The Gathering Online, The Witcher 3, The Witness, Just Cause 2 and quite a few more.

It's also great to see more gamepad work get in, it's one thing to get games working with good performance, but making sure they work as close to how they would in Windows is key to keeping users on Linux with their older Windows games.

See the release notes here. Also see today's post about Wine PBA for more fun Wine news. It's going to be another fun year watching Wine grow!

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Shmerl 2 Mar, 2018
Quoting: PatolaHow does the witcher 3 run in regular wine nowadays? Does it run faster or show less graphical artifacts than wine-staging?

Performance is bad now. Also, the bug with invisible monsters has a fix in Wine source, but it's still causing freezes with AMD / Mesa, at least for some people. Strangely, some don't get these freezes.
Usual 2 Mar, 2018
Does this mean that Xbox controllers are finally recognized, or does it still need more work? Sorry not too familiar on wine stuff.
mrdeathjr 2 Mar, 2018
This wine version needs new dependency: LibSDL2.0-dev

Also add part of colenbrander vulkan work, another items dont be approved for now

This is some titles working in this wine version

View video on youtube.com

View video on youtube.com

View video on youtube.com

^_^


Last edited by mrdeathjr on 3 March 2018 at 11:10 pm UTC
sigz 3 Mar, 2018
Quoting: UsualDoes this mean that Xbox controllers are finally recognized, or does it still need more work? Sorry not too familiar on wine stuff.

I already play Zelda BOTW with wine-staging 2.21+cemu with an xbox 360 controller without any tweaks, so I think it's compatible for a while..
legluondunet 3 Mar, 2018
Hello Mrdeathjr,

Rayman Origins doesn't need directx installed anymore? It works now without native dll?


Last edited by legluondunet on 3 March 2018 at 9:43 am UTC
RTheren 3 Mar, 2018
/me waiting for wine-staging to hit AUR...
mrdeathjr 3 Mar, 2018
Quoting: legluondunetHello Mrdeathjr,

Rayman Origins doesn't need directx installed anymore? It works now without native dll?

Hi

I use steam version of rayman origins and steam installs directx

However dont need configure any native dll for this game*

Quote*In other cases is needed configure native dll on winecfg

^_^
Goldpaw 3 Mar, 2018
Quoting: RTheren/me waiting for wine-staging to hit AUR...

Try this one:
https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/wine-staging-dev/

I uploaded it, and it's compiled from the official wine development git, as well as the new staging fork that is 3.x compatible located over at https://github.com/wine-staging/wine-staging

Edit:
Updated my package name to not indicate affiliation with Lutris, which was never anything but a misunderstanding based on twitter comments. *rofl*


Last edited by Goldpaw on 3 March 2018 at 2:28 pm UTC
te_lanus 3 Mar, 2018
Wonder if it is possible to disable Direct3D multi-threaded command stream now with Wine 3.3, as there is one or two games that doesn't like it
Avehicle7887 3 Mar, 2018
Quoting: Goldpaw
Quoting: RTheren/me waiting for wine-staging to hit AUR...

Try this one:
https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/wine-staging-lutris-git/

I uploaded it, and it's compiled from the official wine development git, as well as the new staging fork that is 3.x compatible located over at https://github.com/wine-staging/wine-staging

I guess the name is slightly misleading as it's not really affiliated with Lutris, I just named it so since the news about the new staging fork was from the Lutris guys to begin with. The staging repository is worked on daily though, and currently by far the most updated one.

Go for it! :)

Wait, what? The new Staging fork is already 3.3 compatible?
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