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

December 7, 2013

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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