Software Update: Wine 1.1.44

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Wine’s usual biweekly development build was released on Friday. Wine, regular visitors to the Meuktracker know by now, 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 14,283 titles at the time of writing, which is 161 more than at the time of version 1.1.43. Below you will find what has been changed and improved in this release:

What’s new in this release:

  • Many more new icons.
  • Support for 32-bit prefixes with a 64-bit Wine.
  • Many additional msvcr80/90 functions.
  • Improvements to Bidi handling.
  • More complete mmdevapi (Win7 audio) support.
  • Improved handling of MSI patches.
  • A number of fixes for desktop menus.
  • Optimization in OLE storage.

Bugs fixed in 1.1.44:

  • Shading of the Winamp equalizer and playlist windows does not work properly
  • Delphi 1 IDE WIN_CreateWindowEx out of memory
  • macom2.dll does not work with wine dcom
  • Star Wars Battlefront sky box drawn upside down
  • Independence War 2: Edge Of Chaos fails to start
  • Hogia Hemekonomi crashes with Unhandled exception division by zero
  • Lineage 2 complains about outdated NVIDIA drivers using ATI card with Mesa driver
  • Painkiller’s screenshot function doesn’t work
  • Earth 2160 missing in-game effects
  • Psychonauts has misplaced / upside down textures / shadows
  • Pro evolution soccer 5 displays in the left of the screen only
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 requires l_intl.nls (unicode casing tables)
  • AVP2 rendering extremely slow (drawPrimitive using software emulation)
  • Prince of Persia The two Thrones: Upside is down if some text appears on the screen
  • Resident Evil 3, Polygonal characters are invisible
  • Greek keyboard layout does not work under KDE
  • Ufo Aftermath cursor issue: the cursor is invisible ingame
  • Outlook Express does not run
  • Microsoft Office XP dont install the Spelling and grammar not installed
  • Frasse and the Peas of Kejick does not run using the .desktop shortcut
  • Unhandled page fault in wine file after pressing F5
  • Heroes 3 crash
  • Goldwave loaded mp3 file is corrupt
  • Panzer General 3D Demo: Selected units cause screen corruption
  • .debris hangs shortly after starting
  • New shell folder icons look poor in small size
  • Inconsistent initial highlighting/selection of text in dialog boxes in IDA Pro
  • Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords crashes when starting new game or a campaign
  • poor video performance running Praetorians
  • Polybius crashes in d3dfmt_convert_surface
  • Wonderland Online 3.0.1 crashes after agreeing to the user agreement.
  • Word 2007 can not save any documents and symbol input crashes Word
  • AutoCAD 2008: Crash after closing “Selection Preview Cycling” window (also affects XMLSpy)
  • Giants: Citizen Kabuto – dissapearing of sky and water when enemies are blowing up
  • Baldur’s Gate 2: Shadows of Amn install fails
  • 32-bit apps are not supported by 64-bit Wine
  • Keypresses in shellview don’t select files if there is only one file present
  • fr-041_debris Postprocessing offset and too big
  • Missing pixels in the widgets
  • d3d9: visual test crashes with glsl disabled with nvidia 190 drivers
  • FEAR: Crashes on launch
  • Game (Amelie’s Cafe) cannot be started
  • Vector Magic doesn’t render texts
  • Call to unimplemented function d3dx9_36.dll.D3DXCheckTextureRequirements
  • ACDSee crashing when trying to edit file names in Listview
  • ACDSee crashing after creating new folder
  • Photoshop Elements 8 installer: Empty dropdown list
  • Artweaver – Exact brush outlines not painted correctly
  • Bloom filter shows artifacts in fr-041_debris (demo scene demo)
  • OziExplorer new window has wrong colors
  • Paint.NET 3.36 installer aborts after accepting EULA
  • Paint.NET 3.36 installer displays cancel dialog incorrectly
  • No sound in multiple applications, needs mmdevapi implemented
  • Keyboard layout error on IDA Pro 4.9
  • Book of Unwritten Tales Demo does not start: OGRE engine stops at “Init Sound”
  • Playing files in mp3 DirectCut hangs with 100% cpu usage.
  • No mouse in Harbinger
  • Mass Effect 2 crashes after start
  • Bonzai3D – menu icons are not visible
  • StarCraft 2 initializes slowly and falls back into fail safe graphics
  • Aztaka fails to run
  • Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind slowed down to
  • FileMaker v10.0v1 crashes when loading a new datatable
  • Cinema 4d 10: Entering arrowed submenus in dropdowns crashes menu alone.
  • Builtin msvcr80 not sufficient for running WoW and SCII Beta, missing about 19 functions
  • ImgBurn hangs after attempting to drag-and-drop a folder onto itself in the disc layout editor
  • AutoCAD 2008: Buttons with images are black in Layer Properties Manager
  • X3 Terran Conflict: Crashes after startup screen
  • Black face in SWGemu (Free Star Wars Galaxies)
  • Final Fantasy XI: Installing US PlayOnline Viewer is configured as EU version.
  • Pegasus Mail 4.52 closes when sending a message
  • steam + flash crashes?
  • Dragon Age: Origins – gameplay is very glitchy (mostly black screen)
  • [mono testcase] RegEnumValue succeeds when called with a deleted registry key
  • [mono testcase] Registry functions cannot handle very long value names
  • Paint.NET 3.36 installer cancellation results in raised .NET System.OverflowException
  • Total Commander: Button not drawn properly when the window is activated and the button was hidden
  • msvcrt.dll._setjmp unimplemented, needed for ioquake3 64-bit
  • Sonic R crashes when choosing a rendering mode
  • Call of Duty 4 is black in game
  • Missing or vanishing program icons for various apps
  • Paint.NET 3.5.4 installer shows a corrupted image
  • Thief 2 crashing on start of 3d level apparently not because of movies
  • Star Wars DroidWorks crashes on exit
  • Dxdllreg.exe encountered a problem and closed
  • Age Of Empires III: Initialization failed
  • MS odbctest don’t work wit unixodbc
  • DNSBench cannot save to file an image
  • CDBurnerXP Pro 3’s program icon is displayed incorrectly
  • Trying to print without a printer installed causes an X11 error (BadCursor)
  • Major performance drop in King’s Bounty games with shadows enabled
  • Bioshock: windows cursor is always visible on screen
  • Unreal Engine 1 Games fail at Startup
  • IW2:Edge of Chaos crashes on menu screen
  • Autocad 2008 Civil 3D install frozen

GuildWars under Ubuntu using Wine.

Version number 1.1.44
Release status Final
Operating systems Linux, BSD, Solaris
Website Wine HQ
File size 16.20MB
License type GPL
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