Wine 3.2 Released with HID Gamepads Support

Last updated on January 25th, 2019

Wine, a compatibility layer capable of running Windows applications on Linux, reached 3.2 development release a day ago.

Wine 3.2 release highlights:

  • Separate implementation of USER controls for ComCtl32 v6.
  • Multisample texture support in Direct3D.
  • Support for HID gamepads.
  • More event support in MSHTML.
  • Obsolete DOS code removed.
  • A total of 34 bug-fixes to notepad++, Visual C++ 2010, MS Office 2010, and more.

How to Install Wine 3.2 in Ubuntu:

For Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.10, Linux Mint 17.x and 18.x, open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T and run following commands one by one:

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'

For Linux Mint 17.x, replace xenial in the code with trusty.

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.

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.