Wine 5.5 Brings Bux Fixes For Beat Hazard 2, iTunes, How To Survive And More

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The latest development release of the Wine compatibility layer for running Windows software on Linux has better WebServices support, better support for debug information in Portable Executable files and 32 mostly application-specific bug-fixes.

written by 윤채경 (Yoon Chae-kyung)  2020-03-31 - last edited 2020-03-31. © CC BY

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The Windows-game Doki Doki Literature Club running in Wine on GNU/Linux.

The complete list of bug-fixes in this Wine release is as follows:

  • 8439 Multiple Microsoft product installers fail due missing shell app path expansion (Visual Studio .NET 2002, 2003, Visual Foxpro 9.0)
  • 23523 Call of Juarez DX10 Benchmark does not start
  • 31890 Multiple applications need IAudioEndpointVolume::GetMasterVolumeLevelScalar method implementation (Cisco IP Communicator, Cairo Shell v0.3.x)
  • 32114 LTSpice: Dialog resizing glitches, slow panning when zooming, minor traces
  • 32222 LTspice: text fields issues
  • 32723 Death to Spies: Moment of Truth (Steam/non-Steam) crashes on startup (intro video needs WMV3 decoder support in an AVI container)
  • 35671 ERD Concepts 6 crashes with division by zero when editing relations
  • 39428 Failing owner SID test in advapi32:security
  • 39429 Failing ACE flag tests in advapi32:security
  • 40854 Adobe Flash Player 22-25 installer crashes (wtsapi32.WTSQuerySessionInformation needs to support WTSUserName info class)
  • 41208 Gridcoin Research Client crashes
  • 41305 Might and Magic VI: Game hangs before intro video (making it unplayable) [regression]
  • 41929 Multiple games need WINED3D_TEXF_ANISOTROPIC filter mode
  • 45967 Beat hazard 2 - bad network/float behavior
  • 47056 Solid Edge v15: Program freeze on File->Open
  • 48276 VSDC Video Editor needs VT_VECTOR|VT_I4 support in PropertyStorage_ReadProperty
  • 48473 kernelbase WaitNamedPipeW contains non-null terminated string, causing garbage output in trace logs
  • 48495 XCP-ng Center v8.x (.NET 4.6 app) can't connect to server with self-signed certificate
  • 48593 Multiple games play only one frame of video (Fable: The Lost Chapters, Audiosurf, Dark Souls 2, Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee)
  • 48642 kernel32:process contains a race condition in test_WaitForJobObject()
  • 48683 iTunes v12.10.4.2 crashes on unimplemented function wmvcore.dll.WMIsContentProtected when adding folders to directory scan
  • 48698 Multiple installers fail with Unknown method (Flash 29, Rexygen)
  • 48700 Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem - there's a blob around the character's head.
  • 48732 How to Survive crashes on start (fullscreen mode)
  • 48734 How to Survive crashes when starting a new game
  • 48739 ConEmu (Windows console emulator) v19.10.12 fails to set Wininet's INTERNET_OPTION_IGNORE_OFFLINE and shows error dialog at startup
  • 48743 Multiple games have broken rendering (Sniper Elite V2, Sniper Elite 3, F1 2012)
  • 48750 Few missing DirectSound3D Algorithms GUID Defs
  • 48762 IExplore immediately crashes on with a failed assertion
  • 48765 Firefox 74.0 crashes instantly: Call to unimplemented function WS2_32.dll.WSCGetProviderInfo, aborting
  • 48801 Multiple games crash on unimplemented function d3dx11_43.dll.D3DX11GetImageInfoFromFile (Assetto Corsa 1.14.x, Project Cars)
  • 48814 Microsoft Word 6.0 for Windows installer crashes after wine-4.8-247-g0d7d0427d0

Those who want to install Wine from source can acquire the wine-5.5.tar.xz source code tarball from

Wine development has been progressing rapidly the last few years. It is now at a state where you can run the vast majority of Windows games and applications with little to no issues.

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