Software Update: Wine 1.1.43

Wine’s usual biweekly development build was released on Friday. Wine is an open source implementation of the Windows API. This makes it possible to run DOS and Windows programs on Linux, FreeBSD and Mac OS X, among others. Wine is contributed by a large group of developers, which is why it was decided to release a new build every two weeks, instead of waiting for a number of new features to be ready. The database with applications running under Wine, with or without some minor tweaks, contains 14,122 titles at the time of writing, which is 46 more than at the time of version 1.1.42. Below you will find what has been changed and improved in this release:

What’s new in this release:

  • A number of new icons.
  • Improved support for alpha channel in bitmaps.
  • Many Direct3D fixes and optimizations.
  • More complete msvcr80/90 implementations.
  • A wide range of 64-bit fixes.

Bugs fixed in 1.1.43:

  • Scroll bars don’t scroll properly with thumb in Altium DXP2004 sch view
  • Missing surface textures in Titan Quest game v.1.3
  • Warcraft III world editor page faults when switching desktops / after restoring from minimization
  • Axis&Allies crashes after a long time of game play ~1 hour
  • Baldur’s Gate Trilogy: Installation Fails
  • DirectX : Missing sprite frames in Double Dragon Forever with OffscreenRenderingMode=fbo
  • amsn errors on startup
  • Victoria: An Empire Under The Sun: Crashes on loading screen
  • Scroll bars don’t work on 4D 6.5.4
  • possible bashism in config.guess
  • Virtual Sailor 7.0 does not run properly due to bug in Direct3d emulation
  • Diablo 2 refuses to detect D3D device
  • Battlefield 2: Doesn’t close cleanly
  • the ‘wine start’ launcher does not open MS Office documents that have spaces in their path
  • Buttons in The print show pro show up as blacked out and are not useable.
  • Word 2003 background of tab stops is wrong color
  • visio 2003 & 2007 crash after 2nd double click on element
  • Elements Do Not Appear in Patcher Dialogue Box at Perfectworld International
  • Machines Demo: loading screen is too dark
  • Unimplemented function d3dx9_36.dll.D3DXCreateEffectEx (Singularity)
  • Riven pallet error
  • Axis & Allies setup.exe crashes
  • odd behavior with segmentation fault in openwatcoms DirectX sample (samples/directx/cpp/d3d/d3d.cpp)
  • Some icons are completely black in HTML-Kit
  • EVE Online ship icon rendering broken
  • Fiesta Online unplayable
  • Steam 2010 beta UI fails to draw
  • Solfege from Kogado Studio hangs when trying to playing video
  • Motocross madness shows wrong textures
  • Starcraft II loading screen bar is messed up
  • Starcraft II – crashes on launch if ‘-showfps=1’ is used
  • Starcraft II has missing effects on main menu
  • Bloxx It’s installer hangs
  • Control Spy: animation control displays incorrectly
  • PlayOnline viewer shows black screen
  • Dragon Age: Origins needs msvcr80.dll.__CxxFrameHandler3 implemented
  • Dragon Age does not start
  • CDBurnerXP’s disc icon is completely black
  • mciqtz32: Add basic play capability causes regression in The Games Factory 2 demo
  • AVR Studio fails to install
  • Imperium Romanum: minimap is missing some stuff
  • AntiVir requests IE installation in a WoW64 setup
  • Icons in HTML-Kit lack transparency
  • .NET Framework 2.0 installer hangs

Version number 1.1.43
Release status unstable
Operating systems Linux, BSD, Solaris
Website Wine HQ
File size 15.90MB
License type GPL