Sunday, 18 May 2014

How To : Install Wine 1.7.19 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

    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 1.7.19 and this article will guide you to install Wine 1.7.19 stable release on your Ubuntu and Linux Mint systems.

What's New in Wine 1.7.19..?

  • New JSProxy DLL for automatic proxy configuration
  • More OLE Accessible Object support
  • Improvements to the XML writer
  • Fixes for various memory issues found by Valgrind
  • Initial headers for Direct2D support
  • Various bug fixes.


  • Multiple apps refuse to install, complain about registry security (The 4th coming, Google Pack Installer expect a non-null DACL)
  • Battery visualization not working in WMP9
  • SHELL_FindExecutable breaks "mailto:" URL
  • RpcBindingSetAuthInfo(Ex) fails with RPC_C_AUTHN_GSS_NEGOTIATE (Outlook 2007 connecting to Exchange server)
  • Winamp Equalizer and playlist keeps always on top
  • Counter-Strike: Source (Steam) crashes when joining game
  • Dramatica Demo 4.0 file open dialog has the file name text box cursor in an incorrect position
  • Gears of War fails on startup
  • C&C Red Alert 3: black screen when Shadow Quality > Low
  • Counter-Strike: Source (Steam): background artefacts
  • Deus Ex: Invisible War crashed upon loading the main menu.
  • fr-minus-012 hangs without doing seemingly anything
  • ICQ 6.x fail to load
  • Radio Manager 1.4 (.NET 2.0 app) fails on startup
  • Wolfenstein (2009)(Steam): mouse cursor remains onscreen during FPS gameplay even after all menus are closed.
  • HuluDesktop 0.9.x fails to start
  • Left 4 Dead 2 (Steam) crashes trying to join a multiplayer game
  • Lord of the Rings online: keyboard input doesn't work after the window was restored
  • Supreme Commander 2 Demo (Steam) has some rendering artifacts and many more.


Add the PPA.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
Update the local repository.

sudo apt-get update
Install the package.

sudo apt-get install wine1.7 winetricks


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