Wine 3.4 Released, More Vulkan Support Added

March 17, 2018

Wine Stable

The 3.4 development release of Wine, an open-source compatibility layer to allow Windows programs to run on Unix/Linux, was released a day ago.

Changes in Wine 3.4 include:

  • More Vulkan support, including integration with the X11 driver.
  • Better handling of privileged instructions on x86-64.
  • Hex edit dialog improvements in RegEdit.
  • Assortment of patches merged from wine-staging.
  • And a total of 45 bug fixes.

How to Install Wine 3.4 in Ubuntu:

The official .deb packages will soon be available in Wine’s apt repositories 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/winehq.key && sudo apt-key add winehq.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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One response to Wine 3.4 Released, More Vulkan Support Added

  1. Does this work in Ubuntu 18?