Wine ("WINdows Emulator", aka "Wine Is Not an Emulator") and it is the Free and Open source utility that is used to run applications designed for Windows OS on Linux/Unix platform. Wine comes with a software library Winelib that lets the coders to compile Windows applications on Linux/Unix platform. Wine has now reached it's latest stable version- Wine 1.6.2 and this article will guide you to install Wine 1.6.2 stable release on your Ubuntu and Linux Mint systems.
What's New in Wine 1.6.2..?
- Color management support updated to liblcms version 2.
- Various bug fixes.
- DirectInput joystick timestamps are wrong
- Max Payne 2: Ingame windows rendered incorrect with nvts pipe
- url.dll FileProtocolHandler does not open URLs in browser.
- Resident Evil 2: no sound and annoying dialog window
- Add support for lcms2
- Install Shield fails on 64bit multilib wine if WINEPREFIX was created by 64bit wine
- GOG.com version of Soulbringer crashes on startup (GetModuleHandleExW needs to support GET_MODULE_HANDLE_EX_FLAG_PIN)
- Certain games on Steam crash on start in xinput1_3 (in-game overlay enabled)
- Wargame: Airland Battle needs msvcr110.dll._libm_sse2_atan_precise
- WINE Wordpad crashes when selecting text from line end to line start
- Locale settings broke shader program generator.
- Low FPS with winemac driver in Unreal Tournament GOTY
- Textures missing in Age of Empires II: Steam
- TreeSize Free: help window won't open
- window titlebar names
- Miranda crashes on start up and many more...
InstallationAdd the PPA.
Update the local repository.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
Install the package.
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install wine1.6