Friday, July 29, 2016

How to install Wine 1.8.3 Stable on Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 14.04

Wine 1.8.3 Stable comes with a number of new features, improvements and bugfixes. A notable update to this release is the addition of lots of NVidia cards to the GPU description table, updates to the national language support files.

Wine 1.8.3 Update
  •     wineconsole run fail on korean locale.
  •     TeX2Word will not install
  •     Cannot scroll documents being compared in winmerge
  •     winhelp: Some images not shown in certain 16-bit Help files
  •     Multiple 64-bit applications crash on startup (violation of the Windows 64-bit ABI, stack pointer (RSP) must be 16-byte aligned when making a call to Win64 API)
  •     Adventure games from Kheops Studio hang after the logo screen (Safecracker, Destination: Treasure Island, Nostradamus: Lost Prophecy, Dracula 3, Return to Mysterious Island 2)
  •     Mystic Diary – Haunted Island: Multiple sprite-related bugs in hidden object scenes
  •     ElsterFormular crashes when trying to print already sent income tax return
  •     Office 2010 font embedding when exporting to PDF
  •     Multiple installer bundles show a broken/unresponsive dialog window during installation (installer process running out of wndproc slots)
  •     Metal Gear Solid Crash
  •     Multiple applications need kernel32 GetFinalPathNameByHandleA/W (64-bit Autodesk Fusion 360, Microsoft OneDrive)
  •     Dragon Age 2 system diagnostics tool fails to recognize GeForce GT 425M

See announcement for full list

Install Wine 1.8.3 Stable:
Open terminal and insert command line...

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install wine1.8 winetricks

Remove Wine:
$ sudo apt-get remove wine1.8 winetricks

Wine 1.8.3 Stable support Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus), Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf), Ubuntu 15.04(Vivid Vervet), Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr)

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