Wine development 1.7.9 has been released with Mac driver improvement and various bug fixes. According to the changelog, there are totally 47 bugs fixed, include Need for Speed and foobar2000 issues.
Wine 1.7.9 fixed following bugs: DirectInput joystick timestamps are wrong Need for Speed 2 demo fails on startup, claiming “insufficient memory” foobar2000 with foo_facets.dll: clicking popup menu item to display facets pane/view does nothing Firefox with Oracle/Sun JRE 6/7 Java plugin fails the verification website of Java Combat Arms 3.7 installer html-based UI layout is distorted Cannot closed WMP 9 after minimizing. Incorrect translation of D3D asm instruction “expp” Runscape (web-based Java game) fails to terminate upon user request Rome Total War loading screen has incorrect colors, rendered twice Sony Vegas has encountered an Error: ‘WIA-Manager could not be initialized’ Platform SDK 2003 web installer download unreliable Heroes of Might and Magic V demo doesn’t run PokerStars crashes/UI remains unresponsive on startup Need for Speed Shift demo: movies repeat until you press Enter Need for Speed Shift demo: slow framerate on showroom floor Boxes are not drawn in Double Dragon Forever Filter Forge 2 demo fails to launch with error: ::GetScrollInfo failed. (ExeCryptor protection) Saira: some fonts are messed up Grand Ages: Rome installer: “Couldn’t get the string value for the game tasks folder” Brothers in Arms Road to Hill Demo needs msvcr71.__security_error_handler Dragon Saga crashes randomly on startup (needs ntdll.DbgUiConvertStateChangeStructure, ntdll.KiRaiseUserExceptionDispatcher, ntdll.NtSetDebugFilterState stub exports) Language macros are not defined during an .rc file compilation Severe graphic issues in Need for Speed Hot Pursuit II ExeCryptor protected apps/games complain with ‘Clock manipulation detected!’ (World War One Gold demo, Universal Mechanic) Deus Ex Invisible War installer sometimes asks for non-existent disk 0 [Halo CE Trial] X Error bad value: XF86VidModeGetGammaRamp Ubisoft – The Settlers: Rise of Cultures – disc authentication failure (SecuROM v7.37.0014) PaintTool SAI installer complains about missing administrator rights (Wine defaults to NTFS for unknown fs type, FSCTL_GET_NTFS_VOLUME_DATA support needed) Janetter crashes on startup (ISWbemLocator interface/stub missing) Visual C++ 2005 Express SP1 install fails Worms Forts Under Siege crashes on startup (Safedisc v4.00.000) Blur: rear view upside down with backbuffer ORM World of Warplanes Downloader crashed Tomb Raider 2013 mouse does not work with the changes made to the winemac.drv in the version 1.5.30 WINE Wordpad crashes when selecting text from line end to line start 64-bit SMPlayer 0.8.6 installer claims “64-bit Windows Operating system is required to install this software” Adobe Acrobat X Pro/Standard installer fails to extract files (insufficient directory permissions) Treasure Adventure Game: dialogue text unreadable Ableton Live 9 Suite v9.0.x (64-bit) crashes on startup, needs msvcr90.dll._vsprintf_l Lattice Diamond 2.2 Active-HDL crashes due to unimplemented function atl90.dll.AtlComModuleRevokeClassObjects Populous: The Beginning crashes on start in D3D mode L.A. Noire 1.3 (Steam version) crashes on startup NVIDIA CUDA Toolkit v5.5 installer fails, claiming “An unknown error has occurred.” (failure to return ‘url’ property from DOMDocument) NVIDIA CUDA Toolkit v5.5 installer fails (SetupDiGetINFClassW whitelists only ‘Chicago’, ignoring WINEPREFIX WinVer setting) RSA SecurID token v411 installer hangs during processing of EULA (large RTF passed twice: window text and richedit streamin callback) NVIDIA CUDA Toolkit v5.5 installer fails (NtQueryKey with KeyNameInformation info class unsupported on server side) FL Studio 11.x ‘DirectWave’ plugin doesn’t work (unsupported FSCTL_IS_VOLUME_MOUNTED ioctl)
The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will be available in Wine PPA (Press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal & run below commands to install from PPA):
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install wine1.7