Wine 1.6.2 Stable Released, How to Install it in Ubuntu Linux

January 12, 2014 — 2 Comments

Wine 1.6.2 stable

The latest Wine 1.6 stable series now is at its second update. This release brings various bug fixes and updates the color management support to liblcms version 2.

Bug fixes in Wine 1.6.2:

  • DirectInput joystick timestamps are wrong
  • Max Payne 2: Ingame windows rendered incorrect with nvts pipe
  • url.dll FileProtocolHandler does not open URLs in browser.
  • Resident Evil 2: no sound and annoying dialog window
  • Add support for lcms2
  • Install Shield fails on 64bit multilib wine if WINEPREFIX was created by 64bit wine
  • version of Soulbringer crashes on startup (GetModuleHandleExW needs to support GET_MODULE_HANDLE_EX_FLAG_PIN)
  • Certain games on Steam crash on start in xinput1_3 (in-game overlay enabled)
  • Wargame: Airland Battle needs msvcr110.dll._libm_sse2_atan_precise
  • WINE Wordpad crashes when selecting text from line end to line start
  • Locale settings broke shader program generator.
  • Low FPS with winemac driver in Unreal Tournament GOTY
  • Textures missing in Age of Empires II: Steam
  • TreeSize Free: help window won’t open
  • window titlebar names
  • Miranda crashes on start up
  • cabinet_open{,_stream} returns 0 on failure but doesn’t compliant to _open interface
  • PageFault when generating a MD5 Hash
  • Battle City Remake crashes
  • Installation of Windows Installer Cleanup utility fails due to wshom:WshShell3_ExpandEnvironmentStrings being a stub
  • Crash when copy by ctrl+c or in-app copy, cmd+c works fine (using MacDriver) on OS X Mavericks
  • winedbg crash reports are missing important information on Mac OS X 10.8+
  • Multiple .NET 3.x/4.x apps need Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration WMI class
  • GEOVIA Surpac 6.x (geology and mine planning software) needs scrrun IFileSystem3::BuildPath
  • Chessmaster 10th Edition: no graphics in the menu, you can’t run the game (Mac OS X only bug)
  • Fellowship One Check-In Application v2.5 needs IBackgroundCopyJob::SetDescription & 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
  • NVIDIA CUDA Toolkit v5.5 installer fails (SetupDiGetINFClassW whitelists only ‘Chicago’, ignoring WINEPREFIX WinVer setting)
  • RSA SecurID token v411 installer hangs during processing of EULA (large RTF passed twice: window text and richedit streamin callback)
  • NVIDIA CUDA Toolkit v5.5 installer fails (NtQueryKey with KeyNameInformation info class unsupported on server side)
  • FL Studio 11.x ‘DirectWave’ plugin doesn’t work (unsupported FSCTL_IS_VOLUME_MOUNTED ioctl)

Install Wine 1.6.2:

This release will be available in Wine PPA very soon for Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 12.10.

To add the ppa, press Ctrl+Alt+T and run below command in terminal:

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

Then install it after checking for updates:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install wine1.6

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2 responses to Wine 1.6.2 Stable Released, How to Install it in Ubuntu Linux

  1. added the ppa and then..

    steve@steve-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install wine1.6
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    E: Unable to locate package wine1.6

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