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 1.7.16 and this article will guide you to install Wine 1.7.16 stable release on your Ubuntu and Linux Mint systems.
What's New in Wine 1.7.16..?
- More regression test fixes.
- String arrays better supported in the IDL compiler.
- Initial stubs for DirectX Video Acceleration. V
- arious bug fixes.
- World in Conflict complains with "No appropriate 3D graphics card detected" (b3DAccelerationExists and b3DAccelerationEnabled dxdiagn properties missing)
- Commandos 3: read_from_framebuffer_texture error (glCopyTexSubImage2D)
- Application blocks waiting for a critical section during startup. This problem does not occur in Windows.
- Anarchy Online: Fog bug introduced between v. 1.1.11 and 1.1.13
- Touch screen loses calibration when in full screen mode - specifically AtomixMP3.exe
- Empire Earth 1.00 and 1.04 crash with unhanded page fault
- Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 DEMO: shows black screen with stars and never load
- Dead Space resolution issues
- MS Works 9.0 can't find license terms
- Dead Space 2 exits with error
- T4C: Crashes during or after patching phase 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 wine1.7 winetricks