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Sounds like this Wine Staging release is a very interesting one, as it comes with improved support for anti-cheat and DRM.

Release highlights:
  • Support for opening files through NT device paths.
  • Improved fake dll generation.
  • Support for pipeline statistics in d3d11.
  • Improved support for querying section names.
  • Fixes for multiple regressions.
  • Various smaller bug fixes.


About the improved support for anti-cheat and DRM:
QuoteWine Staging 2.9 continues to improve the compatibility with anti-cheat and DRM modules. The generated fake DLLs do no longer trigger stub errors when an application manually loads them (as in the 2.8 release), but instead they now forward the call to the correct builtin implementation. The general memory layout of the builtin ELF/Mach-O executables has also been changed to be more consistent with regular PE files. Besides those bigger chances, there are many smaller improvements, including bug fixes for the Unreal Engine 4 and Chrome.


It also pulls in the various updates from the main Wine 2.9 release. See the full Wine Staging 2.9 release notes here.

Amazing progress as always from the Wine team. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
Tags: Wine
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codingHahn 30 May 2017 at 12:02 pm UTC
Does anybody know how HAWKEN is running with this wine version. The last one was unplayable:
View video on youtube.com

This was with a GTX 750 Ti.
onurB 30 May 2017 at 12:06 pm UTC
Sounds nice.
Anyone tried if maybe Paladins is running again?


Last edited by onurB on 30 May 2017 at 1:04 pm UTC
lod 30 May 2017 at 12:20 pm UTC
Does Battleeye work now?
strycore 30 May 2017 at 12:39 pm UTC
onurBSounds nice.
Anyone tried if maby Paladins is running again?

Paladins and Ubisoft DRM are not fixed in this release. If there is better anti-cheat support in this version, it must be somewhere else. On the other hand, I did manage to start up Batman Arkham Knight which is supposedly still protected by Denuvo, didn't get to the in-game menu but getting to the intro videos is a start.
wvstolzing 30 May 2017 at 1:08 pm UTC
strycorePaladins and Ubisoft DRM are not fixed in this release.

Are you referring to the 'connection lost' error on UPlay?
Arehandoro 30 May 2017 at 1:17 pm UTC
Still can't play Final Fantasy IX :/ Keep receiving lots of d3d errors.
strycore 30 May 2017 at 1:20 pm UTC
wvstolzingAre you referring to the 'connection lost' error on UPlay?

While there are still some connectivity issues with UPlay, it works much better than it used to (on Wine Staging only). I'm referring to the actual Ubisoft DRM used in some of their games. For example, to play Assassin's Creed 2, you have to start UPlay in offline mode, then completely disconnect from the internet then start the game. Otherwise the game will just crash at the Ubisoft logo.
mrdeathjr 30 May 2017 at 2:22 pm UTC
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ArehandoroStill can't play Final Fantasy IX :/ Keep receiving lots of d3d errors.

I played through FFIX with Wine version 2.0 with no graphical issues. Sometimes the sound started crackling but that can be solved by restarting.

In my case begins work since 2.1 without major issues and stable

View video on youtube.com

System Specs Used in Test

Nvidia Drivers 378.09 (run package from nvidia drivers homepage)

Xubuntu 16.04 x64 - Kernel 4.8.0-34 generic (ubuntu mainline) - CPUFreq: Performance

CPU: INTEL Pentium G3258 (Haswell 22nm) 4.1Ghz + Artic Cooling Alpine 11 Plus

MEMORY: 8GB DDR3 1333 (2x4) Patriot value (128 bit dual channel: 21.3 gb/s)

GPU: Gigabyte Nvidia Geforce GTX 1050 OC (GP107 14nm: 640 Shaders / 40 TMUS / 32 ROPS) Windforce 2GB DDR5 7000Mhz 128Bit (110Gb/s)

MAINBOARD: MSI H81M E33

Arehandoro 30 May 2017 at 2:38 pm UTC
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ArehandoroStill can't play Final Fantasy IX :/ Keep receiving lots of d3d errors.

I played through FFIX with Wine version 2.0 with no graphical issues. Sometimes the sound started crackling but that can be solved by restarting.

mrdeathjr
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ArehandoroStill can't play Final Fantasy IX :/ Keep receiving lots of d3d errors.

I played through FFIX with Wine version 2.0 with no graphical issues. Sometimes the sound started crackling but that can be solved by restarting.

In my case begins work since 2.1 without major issues and stable

I can't even launch the game or the launcher. Have tried with and without CSMT, changing the main OS on winecfg, etc. Will try to follow mrdeathjr youtube video this week (Gracias!)
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lodDoes Battleeye work now?
This is what I'm looking for!
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