The Wine 5.13 Development Release Offers 22 Application-Specific Bug Fixes

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The latest version of the Wine Is Not an Emulator compatibility layer for running Windows software on GNU/Linux and other non-Windows systems has game-specific fixes for Battle.net, Call of Duty, Call to power II, The Witcher 2, Metal Gear Solid V, Mass Effect: Andromeda, Warframe and several applications.

written by 윤채경 (Yoon Chae-kyung). published 2020-07-21last edited 2020-07-22

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The Wine version of Internet Explorer, now replaced with Edge in the Windows operating system, can render web pages such as msn.com. It just won't render them in way that even remotely resembles what they look in other web browsers.

The Wine developers have re-mapped the INI files used for the wine registry (you can edit it with wine regedit.exe), changed NTDLL related system calls and re-implemented floating point numbers printing since the Wine 5.12 was released.

The Wine developers have also fixes a long list of game and application specific bugs and problems since the last release:

  • 4096 IniFileMapping not Implemented (ini on win9x => Registry on NT)
  • 18072 Core Media Player crashes on missing CLSID_DvdGraphBuilder {fcc152b7-f372-11d0-8e00-00c04fd7c08b} (qdvd.dll)
  • 27298 The Witcher 2 Slow Performance on any setting.
  • 28109 winmm capture tests fail on some machines
  • 31023 CuteFTP 8.3.4 - 'Encountered an improper argument.' Error boxes after most actions.
  • 32215 11game platform crashes at start
  • 36546 Please remove special treatment in ntdll / MSI packages cannot be installed from
  • 42874 Battle.net App is unable to update games
  • 44127 Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes doesn't launch
  • 45701 Warframe: Launcher.exe does not update, keeps relaunching itself
  • 45876 Call of Duty: Black Ops III and Call of Duty: WWII have no mouse input when using native mfplat
  • 47587 Call to Power II: Screen doesn't repaint after selecting main menu option
  • 49092 Blindwrite 7 crashes with a stack overflow
  • 49103 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered mouse input is missing
  • 49422 Dungeon Siege 1 & 2 weapons are misplaced
  • 49438 Wine on ARM64 fails with 'could not exec the wine loader' unless --enable-win64 is used
  • 49489 Incorrect rendering in Warframe with nvidia
  • 49496 sprintf uses locale specific decimal point when it should not.
  • 49513 Battle.net fails to install World of Warcraft or Starcraft II
  • 49522 Mass Effect: Andromeda doesn't recognize keyboard input since 5.12
  • 49570 LVM_FINDITEM should do case-insensitive test for item text
  • 49573 Sporadic page fault on 64bit prefix creation on macOS

The new Wine 3D Vulkan back-end for DirectX 9 to 11, mainly developed by Henri Verbeet, has not seen much development in this particular release. That does not mean development has stalled, quite a few improvements to the wined3d translation layer will be landing in Wine 5.14.

Wine 5.13 is a development release not really meant for end-users. You will probably want to use it anyway if you run Windows software on GNU/Linux regularly, the changes since Wine 5.0 was released are adding up. Wine 6.0 is shaping up to be a great release when it is released early next year.

The Wine homepage is at www.winehq.org and the source code for 5.13 can be acquired from ibiblio mirrors. You are probably better off waiting for Wine 5.13 packages to land in your favorite distributions repositories, it is a big compile. RPM packages are available in Fedora's "testing" repositories.

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