Monday, August 8, 2016

How To Install Wine 1.9.16 (Dev) on Ubuntu

   Wine (originally an acronym for "Wine Is Not an Emulator") is a compatibility layer capable of running Windows applications on several POSIX-compliant operating systems, such as Linux, Mac OSX, & BSD. Instead of simulating internal Windows logic like a virtual machine or emulator, Wine translates Windows API calls into POSIX calls on-the-fly, eliminating the performance and memory penalties of other methods and allowing you to cleanly integrate Windows applications into your desktop.

While the latest version available is Wine 1.8.x, you can also install and test Wine 1.9.16(Dev), which is the under-development branch of Wine and brings the below changes:
  • Myst V installer will not run.
  • Grafit text labels not displayed properly
  • Devil May Cry 3: Black screen when playing game, but special effects are seen
  • Darkness Within 2 demo: crashes on startup without native d3dx9_40
  • PDF Factory 3.x/4.x installer fails to install printer drivers (winspool.SetPrinterW lacks support for level 8, global default printer settings)
  • Time Warner Cable Connection Manager 1.03.0012.0 does not install
  • Screamer Radio, language selection works incorrectly
  • eRacer demo: no text displayed
  • dbghelp doesn't support DW_FORM_flag_present
  • Word / Excel 2010: crash when clicked (2nd or 3rd times) on a link
  • An integer overflow @line 268 of dsa.c ?
  • Cool Record Edit: crash during startup
  • Ballistic game: no animation when ball is lost
  • YGOPro Percy exits after a single duel/replay
  • Multiple DirectX11 games need D3D11CreateDevice implementation with D3D_FEATURE_LEVEL_11_x support (Sniper Elite 3)
  • Multiple games and applications using Boost.Interprocess need 'NtQuerySection' implementation (file-backed shared memory)(RobloxPlayer, Tera Online)
  • Winzip 6: Unable to install. Controls are missing.
  • Spellforce 2 needs d3dx9_36.dll.D3DXCreateTextureShader
  • Trackbar control (msctls_trackbar32) does not send WM_CTLCOLORSTATIC as it does in Windows 
  • See the official Wine 1.9.16 (Dev) for further details on the changes present.
 Installation instructions:

In order to successfully install Wine 1.9 on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr and derivative systems like Linux Mint 17.x and Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, you need to add the PPA to your system, update the local repository index, and install the wine-staging and winehq-staging packages:

Open terminal and insert command line...
$ sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386

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

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install --install-recommends wine-staging

$ sudo apt-get install winehq-staging

Things to Do After Installing Wine

Before you download any Windows .exe file and use Wine to install Windows program, you need to run the Wine configuration program by executing the below command in the terminal.

$ winecfg

Check wine version:

$ wine --version

Optional, to remove wine and revert the changes, do:
$ sudo apt-get install ppa-purge

$ sudo ppa-purge ppa:wine/wine-builds

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