Linux News Today: Wine Staging Now Lets Linux Users Play DOOM 2016 on Their Computers
The team behind Wine Staging, a special version of the Wine (Wine is Not an Emulator) software that lets Linux users play Windows games and use Windows apps on their PCs, released Wine Staging 1.9.11.
Coming hot on the heels of Wine 1.9.11, which introduced more Direct3D 11 improvements, down-mixing support in DirectSound, a few enhancements to the desktop mode, and updated the WinInet component to support long URLs, Wine Staging 1.9.11 appears to be a small update that fixes issues with various apps.
According to the release notes, the most important change implemented in Wine Staging 1.9.11 is a fix for the recently launched DOOM 2016 game, which is only available for the Microsoft Windows platform. The fix makes it possible for Linux users to play the game on their computers.
However, the Wine Staging developers inform users that this is only the first step towards making the entire DRM protection thing work out-of-the-box. Among other changes, we can mention better support for the FreeBSD operating system, as well as improvements to the DVDFab, HP Diagnostic, and Okad2 applications.
The CSMT implementation has been updated
As some of you might know already, the previous version, Wine Staging 1.9.10 re-implemented support for the CSMT (command stream multi-threading) patchset, which gives a performance boost to your Windows gaming on Wine, so Wine Staging 1.9.11 updates CSMT to the latest Wine technologies, along with other patches.
Again, Wine Staging 1.9.11 is a minor release, but it is still a worthy update to those who want to play the DOOM 2016 game, which no longer crashed when launched. Below we’ve attached the entire changelog, so check it out if you’re curious to know what exactly has been change. In the meantime, you can download Wine Staging 1.9.11 right now via our website.