Archives For Wine 2.0

Wine Stable

Wine 2.0.1, the first point release of the Wine 2.0 stable, was released one day ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 17.04, and derivatives.

Wine 2.0.1 has a total of 47 bug-fixes including fixes to Need For Speed, QQ 2013, SC2, git for Windows, incorrect GPU detection, and other bug-fixes. Besides the nearly four dozen fixes, Wine 2.0.1 also deprecates the wineinstall tool.

How to Install Wine 2.0.1 stable in Ubuntu:

The official Wine repository has moved away from launchpad, the new repository now provides both the latest development and stable Wine packages.

To add the repository, open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run following commands one by one:

1. Download the key:


2. Add the key to your system:

sudo apt-key add Release.key

3. Add the new Wine repository:

sudo apt-add-repository ''

After added the repository, install Wine Stable 2.0.1 either via following commands:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install winehq-stable

Or use Synaptic Package Manager:

NOTE: I’ve got an unmet dependencies issue while installing winehq-stable package in Ubuntu 16.04. It can be fixed by manually run command:

sudo apt install libasound2-plugins:i386

Wine Stable

After more than a year of development, Wine 2.0 stable was finally released a few hours ago. Here’s how to install it via PPA in Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 14.04, and derivatives.

Wine 2.0 release highlights:

  • support for Microsoft Office 2013
  • the 64-bit support on macOS.
  • support for Unicode 9.0
  • better HiDPI scaling
  • GStreamer 1.0 support
  • an updated Gecko engine
  • More Direct3D 10 and 11 features
  • And much more, see the announcement

Install Wine 2.0 (Staging) via official Wine PPA:

The official Wine PPA offers Wine-staging packages that are kinda different to the distro packages.

Wine Staging provides extra features and fixes, but it’s installed to /opt/wine-staging. Thanks to this, you can have both regular Wine version and Wine-Staging in single system.

1. To add the PPA, open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run the command:

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

For 64-bit system, enable 32-bit architecture (if you haven’t already) via sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386


2. Then updates and install Wine 2.0 staging via commands:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install --install-recommends wine-staging

To use Wine-Staging, simply add “/opt/wine-staging/bin/” in the fond of executable, for example:



For more, see the Wine-Staging usage.

Install Wine 2.0 (regular) in Ubuntu via Ricotz’s PPA:

Rico Tzschichholz is maintaining an unofficial PPA with regular Wine packages. The PPA’s working good though it’s marked as unstable in the name.

1. To add the PPA, open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ricotz/unstable


2. Remove previous Wine 1.8 or other regular Wine packages via command:

sudo apt remove wine wine1.8 wine-stable libwine* fonts-wine* && sudo apt autoremove

3. Finally update and install Wine 2.0 via:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install wine-stable

How to Uninstall:

To remove Wine 2.0, simply run the apt remove command in terminal with sudo privilege:

sudo apt remove wine2.0 wine-staging && sudo apt autoremove

And you can remove the PPAs by going to Software & Updates utility under Other Software tab.