Wine 3.3 Released with Vulkan Support (How to Install)

March 4, 2018 — 2 Comments

Wine Stable

Wine, a free software to run Windows applications on Linux, reached 3.3 development release two day ago.

Wine 3.3 release highlights:

  • Beginnings of Vulkan support.
  • Direct3D multi-threaded command stream enabled by default.
  • Multisample textures enabled by default.
  • Support for game controllers through SDL.
  • Support for loading CIL-only .Net binaries.
  • And a total of 35 bug-fixes.

How to Install Wine 3.3 in Ubuntu:

Wine offers official apt repositories with stable and development packages for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.10, and their derivatives.

Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T and run following commands one by one to and the repository and install Wine:

1. Add the official wine repository via command:

sudo apt-add-repository https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/

For Linux Mint 18.x, use following command instead to add the repository:

sudo apt-add-repository 'deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ xenial main'

2. Install the GPG key to be able to receive software updates:

wget -nc https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/Release.key && sudo apt-key add Release.key

3. Finally update and install the latest Wine development release:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install --install-recommends winehq-devel

If you got dependencies issue, install aptitude (sudo apt-get install aptitude) and replace apt-get in last command with aptitude.

Read more about installing Wine in Ubuntu.

Uninstall:

To remove wine dev release, simply run command in terminal:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove winehq-devel

And you can remove the repository via Software & Updates utility under Other Software tab.

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2 responses to Wine 3.3 Released with Vulkan Support (How to Install)

  1. I keep getting the error message: W: GPG error: https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu xenial InRelease: The following signatures couldn’t be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 818A435C5FCBF54A
    E: The repository ‘https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu xenial InRelease’ is not signed.
    N: Updating from such a repository can’t be done securely, and is therefore disabled by default.
    What am I doing wrong?

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