Monday, 25 August 2014

How To : Install Wine 1.7.25 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 1.7.25 and this article will guide you to install Wine 1.7.25 stable release on your Ubuntu and Linux Mint systems.

What's New in Wine 1.7.25..?

  • Implementation of the packet capture library.
  • A few more DirectWrite functions.
  • Improvements in HTML table support.
  • More VBScript math functions.
  • Various bug fixes.


  • Medieval total war demo crashes with builtin amstream 
  • "native" (Microsoft) MSI does not work with wine 0.9.18
  • Space Empires V 1.44 crashes
  • Irfanview crashes in thumbnail mode when previewing certain text file
  • Creative ZENcast Organizer installer fails with error -5002
  • Skype 3.5 only works in "Win95" mode
  • Thief: Deadly Shadows crashes immediately
  • Many apps and games need SetNamedPipeHandleState implementation (support for named pipe message mode)(FireFox+Flash, Win8/NET 4.x SDK/vcrun2012, WiX installers)
  • JFlothows Wuerfel crashes with BAD_DRAWABLE "Cannot get FB Config for iPixelFormat 0"
  • DVDDecrypter fails to detect CDROM drive with 'WinVer' set >= 'Windows 2000' (expects '\Device\Cdrom' in NT object manager namespace)
  • Registering after installing Roblox doesn't work
  • KeePass 1.09 crashes opening password database due to unimplemented bcrypt.dll.BCryptOpenAlgorithmProvider
  • Crash in Tales of Monkey Island
  • Python 2.6/2.7 crashes during run of 'PyInstaller' packaging application
  • CDBurnerXP 4.0.x exits with Wine-Mono when trying to enter data disc mode (needs COM/ActiveX host support)
  • Bonzai3D crashes and freezes when project window is moved
  • OriginPro 8.0 crashes on startup
  • Some objects in Source games are black 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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