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Wine Development Release 1.7.51 Is Now Available

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Wine development team was able to produce a new experimental release today. 1.7.51 bringing many new features and as many as 37 bugfixes.

A new issue of World Wine News is also available: #397

The few most interesting features introduced in this release:
  • XAudio2 implementation using OpenAL Soft.
  • Support for the new Universal C Runtime DLL.
  • Dropdown menu support in the standard Open Dialog.
  • Grayscale rendering mode in DirectWrite.
  • Various bug fixes.

To learn more about this release pleas visit this announcement.

I actually tried a quick game with Starcraft 2 recently which I've owned for years, and was really quite surprised at how well the WIne project works. It's quite astonishing really.

I know some people see Wine as the devil, I did as well, but hey thoughts change. I think it's a really useful project for playing game I really want to play, but otherwise couldn't.

See the second page for the list of bugs fixed.

The source is available from the following locations:

Binary packages for various distributions will be available from:

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mrdeathjr 6 September 2015 at 11:29 am UTC
In this wine version introduce xaudio2 support (new version needed for mint 17.2) and some bugs as corrected in dark (quartz problem), sonic generations and others

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Also is needed new dependency: openal-soft-dev 32bit

In my case works with new openal files from


Files needed are libopenal1_1.16.0-3_i386.deb, libopenal1_1.16.0-3_amd64.deb, libopenal-data_1.16.0-3_all.deb, libopenal-dev_1.16.0-3_i386.deb, libopenal-dev_1.16.0-3_amd64.deb, makehrtf_1.16.0-3_i386.deb, makehrtf_1.16.0-3_amd64.deb, openal-info_1.16.0-3_i386.deb and openal-info_1.16.0-3_amd64.deb

However if you have installed desmume 0.9.11, yabause, dolphin 5.0 rc25, handbrake 0.10, ffmpeg is needed uninstall this packages first before for proceed install new openal files

After this can reinstall emulators and works normally

Last edited by mrdeathjr at 6 September 2015 at 11:30 am UTC
nifker 6 September 2015 at 5:07 pm UTC
Is there an option in wine to see the framerate?
GermainZ 6 September 2015 at 7:41 pm UTC
nifkerIs there an option in wine to see the framerate?
No easy way to see the current FPS on the screen, but you can see the average of the last few seconds in the terminal using the 'fps' WINEDEBUG option. For example, I use this in my zprofile (no debug info except FPS):

export WINEDEBUG=-all,+fps

… or you can just do it for a single command:

WINEDEBUG=+fps wine /path/to/file.exe

Last edited by GermainZ at 6 September 2015 at 7:41 pm UTC
dubigrasu 7 September 2015 at 6:20 am UTC
Add 2>&1 | tee /dev/stderr | sed -u -n -e '/trace/ s/.*approx //p' | osd_cat --lines=1 --font="lucidasans-bold-24" --color=yellow to the command and you'll get the fps on screen:

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