Linux News Today: Wine 1.8.4 Adds Support for More GPUs, Fixes 64-bit Mortal Kombat X Crash
Last week we told you all about the new improvements and fixes implemented in the Wine 1.9.17 development release, and now it’s time to inform our readers about the latest stable Wine release, version 1.8.4.
Wine 1.8.4 has been announced today, August 22, 2016, and it’s the most advanced stable build of the open-source software GNU/Linux users can use to run various applications and games that are designed only for the proprietary Microsoft Windows computer operating system.
This new stable Wine update comes two months after the release of the previous maintenance version, Wine 1.8.3 (announced June 16, 2016), and it promises to fix a total of 50 issues reported by users since then, as well as to add support for more graphics cards to the GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) description table.
Here are the Windows apps and games improved by Wine 1.8.4
As mentioned before, Wine 1.8.4 will fix those crashes and bugs that wouldn’t let you enjoy those awesome Windows games and apps that don’t yet have support for Linux boxes. Among these, we can mention 64-bit Mortal Kombat X, Heroes of Might and Magic 2, Safrosoft RoX, Ragnarok Online patcher, and Dragon Age 2 Demo.
Moreover, Wine 1.8.4 adds improvements for The Witcher, TOCA Touring Car Championship, Shogun: Total War, Medieval: Total War, Process Hacker 2.x, WBaduk, the Java JRE 8 installer, Microsoft Office 2007, iNode 3.6 client, Skype for Windows, Camtasia Studio 8, 3dmark Vantage Benchmark, and Trainz: A New Era.
But that’s not all, as the new stable Wine release includes many changes for other Windows applications and games, including Microsoft Word Viewer 11.8, KSP Trajectory Optimization Tool, AkelPad, Cisco Jabber 11.6, Autodesk 123D Design, DVDFab 18.104.22.168, Microsoft Expression Web 4, Alone in the Dark, and Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate.
Some crashes with the GOG Galaxy client and the Python 3.5.1 interpreter have been resolved as well, and it looks like the Nvidia GeForce GT 730 graphics card is now correctly recognized. Some improvements for the upcoming macOS 10.12 Sierra operating system are also present. Download Wine 1.8.4 right now via our website.