Wine 1.6.1 Stable released, Install in Ubuntu Linux Mint

November 16, 2013 — Leave a comment

Wine 1.6.1 stable

The latest Wine 1.6.1 stable has been released with various bug fixes and translation updates.

Wine 1.6.1 totally fixed 58 bugs:

  • Powerbullet Presenter 1.44: Powerbullet.dll registration fails (Armadillo v4.x software protection fails at checkpoint L5, error 0×17)
  • WSAStartup not needed before socket() call
  • Mp3Tag: Column headers in list view incorrectly redrawn
  • Neverwinter Nights 2 can’t detect video adapter properly, claiming: “Your video card has less than 128 MB of video memory”
  • Excel Workbook with Macros Is not Running : Getting Crashed.
  • Process Hacker 2.x needs ntdll.dll.NtCreateKeyedEvent
  • winedbg and its man page should use “wpid” consistently for Windows’ process ID
  • ImmGetDescriptionW() from imm32 crashes with certain parameters
  • qedit/mediadet test crashes on FreeBSD9
  • GameShield/SoftwareShield protected apps/games won’t start (SetCurrentDirectoryA calling W API causes detours recursion)
  • MeGUI 2112 crashes after first update / restart (application XML settings can’t be fully deserialized due to oleaut32 VarDecRound being a semi-stub)
  • wine(1) man page should mention running built-in programs like explorer.exe
  • kernel32.dll.InitOnceExecuteOnce needed for several MS installer (Office2013 / Windows Essentials 2012 / .NET Framework 4.5 / Skydrive / ARM Applications)
  • Torchlight 2 shadows are rendered incorrectly on some areas
  • iTunes 7 needs msvcr80.dll._wmktemp_s
  • measuring/painting strings needs better tests
  • .NET Framework 3.5 WPF 3.x apps need windowscodecsext.dll.DllGetClassObject
  • Garena didn’t start with ADMINISTRATOR privileges
  • Spin Tires tech demo needs msvcr90.dll.wctomb_s
  • Arabic Entry Box Has Big Errors .
  • Pando (installer of LOL) can’t load FAQ
  • Anno 1602 (demo): crash during startup
  • WS2_32.dll.WSASendMsg is unimplemented
  • Altium Designer 10 and its installer crash in InternetQueryOptionW
  • Sins of a Solar Empire Font Size Regression
  • It is not drawn when specify 0 for the width and height in GdipDrawString.
  • MS Excel 2010 escape/unescape problem in sheet names
  • Nullsoft installer appearance is broken
  • CGDirectPaletteRef has been deprecated so winemac.drv can’t be compiled in Mavericks.
  • -pipe makes mingw-g++ work unreliably
  • crash when creating a new wineprefix with winemac.drv
  • number.c could not compile due to “dtoa” naming conflict in Cygwin
  • cabarc.c could not compile
  • fullscreen apps won’t switch back to resolution after command-tabbing on OS X
  • strncpy C library function doesn’t compliant C standard.
  • WMI query “select * from win32_Directory” via WMI crashes
  • Louisiana Adventure Demo fails with ‘OLE error 80004001′ (HTMLStyleSheet_GetIDsOfNames is a stub)
  • League of Legends 3.10.13_07_26_19_59: page fault in read_map()
  • Wine 1.6 fails to build with bison 3.0
  • The Ur-Quan Masters fails to start
  • Rectangle rotation problem using GM_ADVANCED graphicmode
  • .NET 3.x/4.x WPF based installers/apps require windowscodecs.dll ComponentFactory_CreateBitmapFromHBITMAP implementation
  • QuiteRSS WinRT/ARM port needs msvcr110.dll.fabsf
  • Everquest character models invisible
  • regression: Finale NotePad 2012 installer splash screen appears as black box
  • Multiple applications ported to WinRT/ARM require msvcr110.dll.?before@type_info@@QBA_NABV1@@Z (Halite torrent client)
  • thai2english loads ok but crashes on startup
  • Jagged Alliance 2 fails to start (becomes unresponsive after startup)
  • __unDName cannot demangle a string and shows error
  • winhttp POST fails
  • an odd regression on an old video card
  • make: *** [dlls/msxml3] Error 2
  • RTX server crashes at start
  • RTX Server fail to import user template database with builtin msvcp60
  • qq 2012 installer crashes at 100%
  • Game crash because of improperly cloning MMIOINFO struct in MMIO_Open
  • EasiSlides v4 crashes when clicking a folder listbox item (GdipFillPath failure)
  • LINE (Powered by Naver) Cannot work after Installation

See official announcement for more details.

The source code is available now.

The Wine PPA will update soon and you’ll be able to install it in Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 12.10 by running commands below one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install wine

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