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Wine 4.6 is officially out with the start of a Vulkan backend for WineD3D

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The Wine 4.6 development release is now available and it includes some rather interesting updates, along with plenty of bug fixes.

Here's the highlights of Wine 4.6:

  • Beginnings of a Vulkan backend for WineD3D.
  • Support for loading Mono libraries from a shared location.
  • Libwine.dll no longer needed when using Wine DLLs on Windows.
  • Regression tests compiled directly to PE format.
  • Support for the Split Button Common Control.
  • Complex structs support in the typelib marshaller.
  • Video capture ported to Video4Linux version 2.
  • Initial version of the Debug Engine DLL.

They also noted 50 bugs have been marked as solved as of this release. As always, this doesn't mean all 50 were fixed in Wine 4.6, as some were only re-tested and found as solved in previous releases. The list of fixes includes Warframe, Mass Effect, a fix for BattlEye, The Sims, Revenant and plenty more.

Wine getting fixes for BattlEye is a curious one, since the official line from BattlEye is that they can only support titles with native ports. It will be very interesting to see if that really is the case or if Wine can get to a stage where it works with it.

You can find the full release announcement here.

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Spirimint 17 April 2019 at 11:14 am UTC
cRaZy-bisCuiTInstead of "Settlers 2" you could also play "Return to the Roots". It's a Open Source implementation of the game and it does run very well and plays like Settlers II.

Yes i know, but i mean the Remastered Version in 3D.

QuoteA quick Internet search suggests that Settlers 2 for Windows is actually an OpenGL game, and Anno 1404 is D3D10. I'm assuming you have the re-master versions, since the Settlers games were originally DOS-based - I used to quite enjoy them myself back in the 90s.

If you want to play Anno1404, you have to change to Directx9 otherwise the game not even starts.

Both Games are starting. But if i move the mouse, i have a kind of flickering. I guess the Shaders not working properly. But i tried everything i knew so far. Wine32 bit, Wine64 bit. Starting with Proton, etc.

So far nothing works. I mean you can play , but it hurts in the eyes after a while.
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