Software Update: Wine 6.0 RC 3

The third release candidate of Wine version 6.0 has been released. Wine is an open source implementation of the Windows API and allows you to run DOS and Windows programs on Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, and macOS. A large group of developers contribute to Wine and it has been decided to release a new so-called development version every two weeks instead of waiting for a number of new functions to be ready. A stable edition is published a few times a year. The database with applications that work under Wine, with or without the help of minor adjustments, contains 27,614 titles at the time of writing. The following changes and improvements have been made in this release:

What’s new in this release:

  • Bug fixes only, we are in code freeze.

Bugs fixed in 6.0-rc3 (total 19):

  • 20352: Autodesk 3ds Max 9 fails to start: “adlmdll.dll failed to initialize” (failure to connect to Autodesk Licensing Service)
  • 22009: Symantec Antivirus 10.1 installer fails due to missing Windows Event Log Service (wevtsvc)
  • 32772: Built-in iexplore crashes on exit with Flash player 11 ActiveX plug-in installed
  • 45699: Multiple applications crash on unimplemented function RPCRT4.dll.NdrClientCall3 (MS Office 2016 Pro Plus 64-bit/x64 installer, MS-MPI 10.x)
  • 48808: user32:cursorinfo “wrong info cursor” failure in Chinese locale on Windows 10
  • 49584: DbgHelp no longer can write minidumps
  • 49614: Regression: Steam win32 client floods with “CreateSharedImage: invalid format” before crashing
  • 49831: winetricks dotnet30sp1 fails
  • 49832: Crysis crashes when starting a new game
  • 49841: Provide an intermediate level of make output
  • 49940: 64Bit iexplore.exe crashes on macOS
  • 50014: ConEmu hangs (no interaction possible with console)
  • 50015: YUMI-UEFI broken in Wine 5.15
  • 50052: wineconsole and mark-copy
  • 50124: Objects are visible through each other or invisible at all with vulkan renderer (Sniper Elite V2, Banished)
  • 50142: winedbg fails to run programs
  • 50252: (linked
  • ?) fonts not handled correctly since wine 5.21
  • 50271: Wine throws virtual_setup_exception error during PSPad splash screen or while checking for updates
  • 50343: ConEmu is extremely slow when resizing or selecting text

Version number 6.0 RC 3
Release status beta
Operating systems Linux, BSD, macOS, Solaris
Website Wine HQ
License type GPL