Wine 1.7.8 fixed foobar2000 issue, Install it via PPA in Ubuntu

December 7, 2013 — Leave a comment

Wine 1.7.8

Wine development 1.7.8 was released recently with improvement and many bug fixes. In this release, foobar2000 crashes issue has been fixed.

What’s New in Wine 1.7.8:

  • Updated version of the Mono package.
  • Improvements in the BITS service implementation.
  • Better data tables for Japanese vertical fonts support.
  • Improved backtraces on recent Mac OS X versions.
  • Bugs fixed in this release:

  • Max Payne 2: mirror reflections not working correctly
  • Settlers of Catan runs very slow.
  • Artrage3 studio pro demo : installer hangs.
  • Runtime error in RPG Maker VX
  • zMUD works in background but UI is not visible
  • Ignition display hangs when changing resolution
  • Debug4x: Application locks/crashes at start due to bad symbol font handling (failed default charset/map selection)
  • foobar2000 needs SHELL32.dll.SHOpenFolderAndSelectItems
  • NSIS ExecWait not working
  • Regression from wine 1.5.4; same bug as 24679
  • YGOPRO 1.032.1 V2 Percy (free online dueling system made for playing Yu-Gi-Oh! duel) crashes during gameplay
  • The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct error with glTexSubImage2D
  • Age of Empires 2 Conquerors is no longer playable
  • Very slow performance. StarCraft: Brood War.
  • Hot Corners are active when using programs in fullscreen mode (the mac driver)
  • Resident Evil 3: there’s no music, some sounds are missing
  • winedbg crash reports are missing important information on Mac OS X 10.8+
  • Sigil 0.6.2 crashes on start
  • Fellowship One Check-In Application v2.5 needs IBackgroundCopyJob::SetDescription method
  • Original War: intense screen flickering
  • Fellowship One Check-In Application v2.5 needs IBackgroundCopyManager::GetJob method
  • [Freetype]Impossible to compile Wine
  • League of Legends installer page faults in custom action during stackwalk (SymFromAddr with NULL displacement ptr)
  • FEAR Combat (SEC2) v1.1 community full installer doesn’t display cd key/serial field (no PIDTemplate property provided)
  • Steam Client update from Dec. 3, 2013 breaks Wine (Steam Client/Service crash after update, login fails)
  • HF pAppLoc (AppLocale) installer crashes due to unimplemented function apphelp.dll.ShimFlushCache
  • Wine out-of-source tree build broken when specifying a full path to configure
  • Install Wine via PPA:

    The Wine PPA is ready for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04 and their derivatives.

    To get started, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run commands below one by one:

    sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa 
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install wine1.7

    For source code and other Linux binaries, go to Wine download page

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