Wine 3.14 Released with DXTn Texture Decompression Support

August 18, 2018

Wine Stable

Wine, the open-source compatibility layer to allow Windows programs to run on Unix/Linux, reached 3.14 development release a day ago with new features and various bug-fixes.

According to the announcement, Wine 3.14 features:

  • Support for DXTn texture decompression.
  • Deferral support for MSI install actions.
  • Support for Japanese keyboard in DirectInput.
  • More improvements in the standard Task Dialog.
  • A few more icons in Shell32.
  • And a total of 36 bugs including problems with Adobe CS4, Wargaming, Guild Wars, Civilization V, and Chaos League are fixed.

How to Install Wine 3.14 in Ubuntu:

Wine’s apt repository offers most recent packages for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, and Ubuntu 18.04.

Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching ‘terminal’ from app launcher. When it opens, 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, run below command instead to add the repository:

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

For Linux Mint 19.x, run this command instead:

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

2. Download and install the GPG keyring via command:

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 3.11:

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 3.14 Released with DXTn Texture Decompression Support

  1. If I install crossover do it recognice a higher release of wine than the version comming with the package?