The new wine development version 6.1 was released with new features and dozens of bug-fixes.
Wine 6.1 release highlights:
- Arabic text shaping.
- More WinRT support in WIDL.
- VKD3D version 1.2 is used for Direct3D 12.
- Support for Rosetta’s memory layout on M1 Macs.
- Support for Thumb-2 mode on ARM.
As usual, there are many bug-fixes to applications including Dark Sector, LabVIEW 2014, Skyrim SE, The Witcher 3, Still Life 2, The Sims 3, and more.
How to Install Wine 6.1 in Ubuntu:
Open terminal either by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard, or by searching for ‘terminal’ from system application menu. When it opens, run following steps one by one.
1.) Run command to enable 32 bit architecture (if you don’t have it):
sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
Type user password (no asterisk feedback) when it asks and hit Enter to continue.
2.) Install the repository key by running command:
wget -O - https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/winehq.key | sudo apt-key add -
3.) Add wine repository via command (for Ubuntu 20.04 and Linux Mint 20):
sudo apt-add-repository 'deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ focal main'
NOTE: You may replace focal in the code with:
- groovy for Ubuntu 20.10.
- bionic for Ubuntu 18.04 and Linux Mint 19.x
4.) For Ubuntu 18.04 and Linux Mint 19.x only, libfaudio0 library is required to install from a third-party repository by running command:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cybermax-dexter/sdl2-backport
5.) Finally install Wine 6.1 via command:
sudo apt update && sudo apt install --install-recommends winehq-devel
You may remove the PPA by launching Software & Updates utility and navigating to Other Software tab.
To remove wine 6.1, run command in terminal:
sudo apt remove --auto-remove winehq-devel
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