Linux News Today: Wine 1.9.9 Fixes More Skype, Photoshop CC 2015 and Microsoft Office 2007 Bugs
Today, April 29, 2019, the Wine development team has released the ninth milestone towards the Wine 2.0 open-source implementation of Windows on Unix, Wine 1.9.9, bringing various fixes and improvements to more Windows apps and games.
According to the release notes, prominent features in Wine 1.9.9 include additional improvements to the WineD3D command stream, the addition of service proxies in WebServices, query support in the built-in reg.exe utility, enhanced support for long URLs in WinInet, as well as fixes for a total of 38 issues since Wine 1.9.8.
Among the 38 bug fixes, we can’t help but notice that more Windows applications now work better in Wine, so you can install and use them on your GNU/Linux box without hiccups. Besides the Windows apps that received improvements in Wine 1.9.9 (we’ve compiled a list below for your reading pleasure), many Windows games also work better.
Fixed Windows app and games in Wine 1.9.9
The Windows apps that received fixes in Wine 1.9.9 are Windows Movie Maker 2.x, TeX2Word, 3DMark Vantage Benchmark, QuarkXPress 9.5, BOTTLENECK, Process Hacker 2.x, Skype 18.104.22.168, HiSuite Huawei Android Smart Device Manager v2.3.55.x, Microsoft Office 2007, TeamViewer 11, PDF Eraser, as well as Midnight Commander.
The Windows games that benefited from improvements in Wine 1.9.9 are Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Mystic Diary – Haunted Island, 3D Custom Shoujo, Metal Gear Solid, Chessmaster 10, Gothic 2 English Demo, Eden Eternal, King Arthur II Demo, Just Cause 2, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Need for Speed: Carbon, Prison Tycoon 4, Guild Wars, and Star Craft 2.
Additionally, the GOG.com installer bundles should also work a lot better in Wine 1.9.9, along with many Visual Studio 2015-compiled C++ programs. On the hardware side of things, the Nvidia GeForce 9700M and Nvidia 800 GPU series are now correctly recognized, and the Nvidia GeForce GTX TITAN Black series of graphics cards was added to the Wine3D/device list.
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