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Wine Staging 2.18 is out and as usual it comes with a good bunch of fixes I'm sure many of you will appreciate.

Highlights:

  • Support for ECDSA certificate chains.
  • Vsync handling for d3d10/d3d11.
  • Various smaller bug fixes and improvements.

What they've done this time, is add support for "ECDSA certificate chain verification" which "fixes the login issue in Origin, the connectivity problems in Uplay, the non-working browser in Battle.net and many more applications". It's one of those wide-reaching bugs that's great to see squashed.

Also, the Wine Staging 2.18 release "improves the swap interval handling of Direct3D10/11 games and makes it possible to disable vsync".

On top of all that, they say they've fixed issues with Cuphead and Overwatch. For Overwatch, it seems it no longer needs some extra patches to work, it should just work on Wine Staging.

Stellar work as always from the Wine developers.

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Cr1ogen 5 October 2017 at 4:08 am UTC
mrdeathjrThis test will be make it with wine staging daily (give a idea about work), more part of this stay in staging + oficial patches added

Killer Instinct works but only in menus after this if entry in benchmark or arcade mode crash


Prey works good in sound and video, is stable in test


Hellblade Senua Sacrifice works but only until when go to island after this crash (have some errors related in some models), in some scene consume much gpu and break nvidia-smi power limit

Normally have my card with 52.50w as minimum power limit (minimum for my GTX 1050) but in before cited scene up to 60w


Dead Rising 1 DX11 shows characters in main menu and intro but after this game crash

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lWWzjNQW-g

Pac Man Championship 2 DX11 runs good in video and sound

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11ssviTMWK8


Buen trabajo,muy buenas pruebas!! (Good work!!)
TheSHEEEP 5 October 2017 at 5:25 am UTC
The one thing Wine truly needs is a good UI. Prefix management, vital software installation, etc. is so far purely done on the console - and not really in an intuitive way.
Winetricks isn't exactly easy to use, either.

And PlayOnLinux is just years behind in maintaining a useful list of games.

They should really invest some time to "just make it work" or easy to use.
Right now, you always have to fiddle around with it to get anything to work.
That is the number 1 reason many people don't even try use it even if it could run their games.


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KayKay91 5 October 2017 at 7:43 am UTC
TheSHEEEPThe one thing Wine truly needs is a good UI. Prefix management, vital software installation, etc. is so far purely done on the console - and not really in an intuitive way.
Winetricks isn't exactly easy to use, either.

And PlayOnLinux is just years behind in maintaining a useful list of games.

They should really invest some time to "just make it work" or easy to use.
Right now, you always have to fiddle around with it to get anything to work.
That is the number 1 reason many people don't even try use it even if it could run their games.

Check out Q4Wine (Otherwise known as Qt4Wine). It is a GUI frontend based on Qt4 which features a built-in Winetricks (Requires installing/updating 1st), prefix management, built-in AppDB, ability to add a library without running WineCFG for the specific executable and more. I myself am using it and so far it does a great job.
ajgp 5 October 2017 at 9:00 am UTC
14Guild Wars 2

GW2 already works in WINE; unless the latest expansion has killed it! But a month ago it was just fine.
TheSHEEEP 5 October 2017 at 9:06 am UTC
KayKay91
TheSHEEEPThe one thing Wine truly needs is a good UI. Prefix management, vital software installation, etc. is so far purely done on the console - and not really in an intuitive way.
Winetricks isn't exactly easy to use, either.

And PlayOnLinux is just years behind in maintaining a useful list of games.

They should really invest some time to "just make it work" or easy to use.
Right now, you always have to fiddle around with it to get anything to work.
That is the number 1 reason many people don't even try use it even if it could run their games.

Check out Q4Wine (Otherwise known as Qt4Wine). It is a GUI frontend based on Qt4 which features a built-in Winetricks (Requires installing/updating 1st), prefix management, built-in AppDB, ability to add a library without running WineCFG for the specific executable and more. I myself am using it and so far it does a great job.

That's nice and all, but what I meant was one that comes with Wine itself. An official one that will not be left out in the desert to die if the original maintainer decides he wants to move on and do something else.
I understand the necessary separation between wine itself and a GUI on top, of course. But an official UI that would always be installed with it would go a very long way.

Integrating something like Q4Wine to make it the official one would work as well.

It also doesn't help that the wine version that comes with Ubuntu seems to be the ancient 1.6.

Edit: had a test run of Q4Wine. Not very convincing. I cannot run anything from it without it completely freezing afterwards. Freezes after running Steam, after running winecfg, sometimes right at start, etc..
And I'm on Ubuntu 16.04, so nothing crazy. Only got it to work reliably again after a reboot.


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jesta 5 October 2017 at 9:11 am UTC
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14That's some great news. While I've steered away from using Wine, once I nuke my Windows 7 installation in the year 2020, there may be a game or two that I can't live without.

Some games that I can live without but would be nice to have:
PUBG
HotS
Skyrim (already beat it, but kinda want to play through it again)
Elder Scrolls Online
Guild Wars 2
Battlefield 4
Starcraft II

Out of those games, I've only been playing PUBG lately. While I would miss playing that with my friends, It's not a road block for me ditching Windows once it loses all support.

As far as I know HotS, Skyrim, GW2 and SC2 should work through wine...(at least they worked quite well the last time I played them.)
danniello 5 October 2017 at 10:23 am UTC
TheSHEEEPThe one thing Wine truly needs is a good UI.
Perhaps you should try CodeWeavers CrossOver Linux. CodeWeavers it is company that is mainly responsible for wine development.

It is sad that company that develop wine is existing only because of... CrossOver Mac buyers.
I'm in minority that bought CrossOver Linux to support developers.
TheSHEEEP 5 October 2017 at 10:40 am UTC
dannielloCodeWeavers it is company that is mainly responsible for wine development.
Is that so?
Didn't know that, checked the website and at least they claim so.

Makes it indeed worthy to support them. I always wanted to try CrossOver, but the price pushed me away before.
qptain Nemo 5 October 2017 at 10:53 am UTC
TheSHEEEPThe one thing Wine truly needs is a good UI. Prefix management, vital software installation, etc. is so far purely done on the console - and not really in an intuitive way.
Winetricks isn't exactly easy to use, either.

And PlayOnLinux is just years behind in maintaining a useful list of games.

They should really invest some time to "just make it work" or easy to use.
Right now, you always have to fiddle around with it to get anything to work.
That is the number 1 reason many people don't even try use it even if it could run their games.
I kinda agree, but on the other hand modularity solves this just as well. Check out Vineyard and Lutris.
Solar 5 October 2017 at 11:28 am UTC
Anyone tested WoW and dx11 with this?
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