Wine 5.4 Released with Unicode 13 Support [How to Install]

March 14, 2020 — Leave a comment

Wine Stable

Wine 5.4 was released a few days ago as the latest development release. The official apt repository has made the packages for all current Ubuntu releases.

Wine 5.4 was released with following changes:

  • Unicode data updated to Unicode version 13.
  • Builtin programs use the new UCRTBase C runtime.
  • More correct support for Internationalized Domain Names.
  • Support for painting rounded rectangles in Direct2D.
  • Text drawing in D3DX9.
  • Various bug fixes.

How to Install Wine 5.4 in Ubuntu:

Open terminal either by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard, or by searching for ‘terminal’ from application menu. When it opens, run following commands one by one.

1.) Run command to enable 32 bit architecture (if you haven’t already):

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386

Type user password (no asterisk feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

2.) Download and install the keyring via command:

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

3.) Add wine repository via command (for Ubuntu 19.10):

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

NOTE: You may replace eoan in the code with:

  • bionic for Ubuntu 18.04 and Linux Mint 19.x
  • xenial for Ubuntu 16.04 and Linux Mint 18.x

4.) Add PPA for the required libfaudio0 library:

For Ubuntu 18.04 and Linux Mint 19.x only, as Ubuntu 19.10 has libfaudio0 in its universe repository and Wine for Ubuntu 16.04 does not require the libfaudio0 library.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cybermax-dexter/sdl2-backport

5.) Finally install Wine 5.4 via command:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install --install-recommends winehq-devel

NOTE: installing the latest development release will automatically remove the stable version (if installed).

And for the unmet dependencies issue installing 32-bit libraries, try running command:

sudo apt-get install libgnutls30:i386 libldap-2.4-2:i386 libgpg-error0:i386 libxml2:i386 libasound2-plugins:i386 libsdl2-2.0-0:i386 libfreetype6:i386 libdbus-1-3:i386 libsqlite3-0:i386

(Optional) After successfully installed Wine 5.4, you may remove the PPAs by launching Software & Updates utility and navigating to Other Software tab.

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