Wine 1.7.34 Released, How to Upgrade in Ubuntu 14.04

January 10, 2015 — 1 Comment


The development version of Wine has reached the 1.7.34 release. Now it supports surround sound with DirectSound.

Besides that, Wine 1.7.34 brings:

  • Better text run support in DirectWrite.
  • Many HTML engine fixes.
  • More support for WBEM objects.
  • A few more C/C++ runtime functions.

And there are totally 63 bug fixes in this release:

  • avifil32 limits itself to max of 1024 frames when writing avis
  • Star Trek Klingon Academy 1.02: Ship textures are partly invisible
  • Adobe Photoshop CS2 tools stop working in maximised images
  • DPP (Digital Photo Professional): Instruments window returns to its starting position (in the center) automatically when the image windows is selected
  • X-Lite don`t work with ALSA driver correctly
  • .NET 2.0 SP2 installer fails (RegSvcs.exe bootstrapper expects updated assemblies while GAC update is deferred during install)
  • KP500-Utils-EN.exe fails silently to extract .kdz files
  • Warcraft 3: missing mouse cursor
  • ICQ 7 installer error message
  • Avant Browser needs HTMLElement_get_isTextEdit
  • Unhandled privileged instruction when starting Minitab 16 (Sentinel HASP hardlock.sys kernel driver tries to write to CR4/not handled in ntoskrnl emulate_instruction)
  • pyjamas desktop (python26 + python-comtypes MSHTML.DLL from IE8) fails due to unsupported ReadTypeLib header
  • Total Overdose: choppy audio playback with Diesel Power 3D sound system
  • Multiple 64-bit applications crash on startup (GetLocaleInfo() returns improper TCHAR count for LOCALE_IFIRSTDAYOFWEEK) (PowerGrep v4.x, RegexBuddy 4.x)
  • Compiling Ultracopier inside Qt 5.0.1 results in errors from compiler
  • Trying to download flash from iexplore crashes in jscript
  • javascript basic DOM API functions fail
  • winmm/mci tests hang on PC-BSD
  • SWGEmu crashes everytime it tries to load
  • Artemis 2.0 crashes when loading the splash screen
  • Wine64 does not work on FreeBSD
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts needs psapi/kernel32 K32EnumProcessModulesEx
  • Multiple applications/installers fails due to SWbemLocator::ConnectServer being a stub (PSPad 4.5.7, Nitro PDF Professional 6.2.x, eTax 2008, games)
  • Atom Zombie Smasher, Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War GOTY (Winter Assault) on Steam doesn’t start with Wine Mono 4.5.2
  • Loud audio distortion using wine 1.7.6 and up.
  • Macromedia Freehand 9 demo: invalid path for file association default icon causes stack overflow in winemenubuilder
  • BOINC 5.8.16: uninstall fails
  • Multiple applications/installers fail due to WinMGMTS_ParseDisplayName stub (PaintRibbon 1.x, MicroStation V8i)
  • dplayx interactive tests crash
  • Stronghold Kingdoms crashes due to ID3DXFont PreloadCharacters being a stub.
  • WHO Anthro software doesn’t work with Mono 4.5.2 (unimplemented System.Configuration.SettingValueElement.Unmerge)
  • dsound resampler causing clicks in StarCraft when resampling to 48000
  • Microsoft Office 2013 (15.0) and OneNote web installer crashes on unimplemented function IPHLPAPI.DLL.CreateSortedAddressPairs
  • PlayOn 3.9.13 settings tool fails to detect system memory size (needs ‘Win32_OperatingSystem’ WMI class ‘TotalVisibleMemorySize’ property)
  • vSphere 5.5 client ‘hcmon.sys’ driver crashes on unimplemented function ntoskrnl.exe.IoCsqInitialize
  • Hero Lab 5.x fails to retrieve updates
  • Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas 1.3.5 ‘FairplayKD.sys’ driver crashes on unimplemented function ntoskrnl.exe.KeSetSystemAffinityThread
  • Multiple games need X3DAudio1_7.dll (BeamNG v0.3 Tech Demo, Doom 3 BFG Edition)
  • WinHttpReceiveRequest goes into infinite blocking on 304 responses
  • WSAStringToAddress(“2001::1″, AF_INET, …) appears to succeed.
  • MaxQuant 1.4/1.5 (.NET 4.5 app) needs named entry point ‘Shell32.dll.SHILCreateFromPath’ in ‘Windows Vista’ mode
  • winefile command line does not support paths with spaces
  • YouTube Downloader crashes
  • Skype crashes trying to chat with anyone
  • Endless Space crashes on startup
  • Free YouTube to MP3 Converter 3.12 installer crashes on unimplemented function msvcr120.dll._wcsset_s
  • Propellerhead Reason 8 needs COMCTL32.dll.381 LoadIconWithScaleDown()
  • Propellerhead Reason 8 needs mfplat.dll.MFStartup
  • Personal Ancestral File 5 crashes when a new line is added in ‘Notes’ panel
  • Elevated demo silently exits
  • Saya no Uta: sound is all over the place after update
  • Propellerhead Reason 8 installer complains “interface not supported” during install
  • Airport Tycoon 2 demo fails to load with built-in msvcp70
  • Windows 8.1 Media Creation Tool: crashes due to unimplemented function VERSION.dll.GetFileVersionInfoSizeExW
  • N1MM PLUS Logger 1.0 (.NET 4.0 app) crashes on launch (failure to parse registration-free COM/ActiveX info from app manifest)
  • Cannot install Olympus Viewer 3
  • Bus Simulator 2012 crashes on startup
  • Autocad2006 crashes on unimplemented function msvcp70.dll.??0?$basic_ifstream@DU?$char_traits@D@std@@@std@@QAE@PBDH@Z
  • SteuerSparErklärung 2015: crashes when starting a new tax case
  • Unable to license IAR Embedded Workbench Kickstart Edition 6.x/7.x (License Manager needs ‘Win32_ComputerSystemProduct’ WMI class)
  • PTC Mathcad Prime 3.0 Web installer crashes (‘Win32_LogicalDisk’ WMI class needs to provide ‘VolumeName’ property)
  • For loop %~$PATH:I feature works incorrect – PATH variable size limited by MAX_PATH

Install or Upgrade Wine 1.7 in Ubuntu:

The latest release will be made into the official PPA soon, available for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 14.10 and Ubuntu 15.04.

To add the PPA and install Wine 1.7, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal and run below commands one by one:

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

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install wine1.7

If you’ve already added the PPA repository and have an old 1.7 release installed, just run regular updates via Software Updater to keep it up-to-date.

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One response to Wine 1.7.34 Released, How to Upgrade in Ubuntu 14.04

  1. ill get this error.

    E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages.

    please guide me how to install wine. i am newbie

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