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Monday, 11 August 2014

How To : Install Wine 1.7.24 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 1.7.24 and this article will guide you to install Wine 1.7.24 stable release on your Ubuntu and Linux Mint systems.


What's New in Wine 1.7.24..?

  • Beginning of some DirectWrite classes implementation.
  • Initial wrapper dll for the packet capture library.
  • Some crypto improvements.
  • Various bug fixes.

    Fixes

    • Crash when launching winning eleven 8
    • FC_Edit fails to initialize
    • CoDeSys 3.2 (Patch2) development environment does not work
    • Archlord Episode 3 Client crashes on startup (decrypting files with a RC4 session key derived from MD5 hash fails, only 40 bits are used, salt is dropped) Anarchy Online: First run has messed up graphics and pointer
    • Anarchy Online fullscreen followes you when you switch desktops
    • Standalone version of DivX fails to install
    • Multiple applications and games need support for shell32 FOLDERID_LocalAppDataLow (.NET based Unity Engine games, Java JRE 6 in Vista mode)
    • AV Voice Changer Software Diamond 7.0 (VcsCore.exe) crashes on startup Letters from Nowhere 2 demo: 'play trial' button does not work
    • Magicka crashes a few seconds after title screen
    • REALTEK 11n USB Wireless LAN Driver installer crashes
    • wine explorer crashes on startup
    • Assassin's Creed Brotherhood v1.03 needs "Saved Games" folder
    • Unknown program crashes on start
    • Serif WebPlus X2 and X5 crash on startup in mshtml
    • CCleaner 3.19 won't start, err:seh:setup_exception stack overflow and many more.

      Installation

      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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