Software Update: Wine 6.0 RC 5

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The fifth 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 27,657 titles at the time of writing. Since the third release candidate, the following changes and improvements have been made:

What’s new in this release:

  • Bug fixes only, we are in code freeze.

Bugs fixed in 6.0-rc5 (total 21):

  • 21987: Acrobat 7 tryout installer complains: “This Postscript Driver or Windows Platform (Win9x/Me) not supported” (winspool.drv missing level 8/global default printer settings handling)
  • 38166: Heroes of Might and Magic V performance issue: severe fps drop on certain maps
  • 41593: Molot VST 0.3.1 UI: some knobs are not rendered
  • 43852: Monkey Island Special Edition Collection: White screen and crash when starting Monkey1.exe
  • 44243: Spire and Serum VST plugins using Direct2D render very slowly
  • 44367: Multiple applications need d2d FillEllipse/DrawEllipse implementation (OP-X PRO II VST)
  • 44454: Windows Media Encoder 9 refuses to install
  • 44574: Microsoft Office 2013 client area is rendered black (Direct2D)
  • 45096: MPC-HC 1.7.13 displays a message box: “Error creating EVR Custom renderer”, “DXVA2CreateDirect3DDeviceManager9 failed”
  • 47770: Waves Central plugin installation fails
  • 47824: Remote Life 1.2 demo terminates with ‘Cannot load library nw_elf.dll’
  • 48142: shell32:appbar tests fail on some Windows 10 machines
  • 49010: ilok license manager: doesn’t connect to the activation server as in 4.0.2
  • 49356: Saya No Uta (aka The Song of Saya) crashes when launching
  • 49771: ntdll:exception causes an unhandled segmentation fault
  • 50241: Vertical Text in NL5 schematic doesn’t display correctly
  • 50304: Control-C exits winedbg instead of stopping the inferior
  • 50397: dlls/d3dcompiler_43/tests/hlsl_d3d11.c: error: unknown field ‘Texture2D’ specified in initializer
  • 50408: wineboot crash to due getaddrinfo() returning NULL ai_canonname
  • 50420: Divinity: Original Sin – Enhanced Edition crashes on startup
  • 50423: dlls/devenum/mediacatenum.c: | function ‘property_bag_Read’ | error: unknown field ‘cPins2’ specified in initializer

Bugs fixed in 6.0-rc4 (total 29):

  • 24116: Cannot save game in Rainblood: Town of Death
  • 25409: Windows Live Essentials for XP installer crashes
  • 27229: printf() newline missing with multibyte strings
  • 31942: Microsoft Office 2003 and Office 2003 Editions Resource Kit installers crash on startup
  • 32061: Guild Wars: Launcher hangs sometimes
  • 39731: Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag crashes
  • 40430: Multiple NVIDIA installers abort due to failure to process xml config (PhysX 9.x, GeForce Now, GeForce Experience 3.x, RTX Voice)
  • 41298: Battlefield 3 crashes during loading
  • 41450: timestamp is missing from some debug messages
  • 43329: Multiple applications fail to get selected path after double click last path element in IFileDialog2 folder selection dialog ( Game Center, Adobe DNG Converter 10.x/11.x)
  • 43412: World of Warships: CEF screens cannot be displayed
  • 44185: DragonAgeOrigins autorun.exe crash inside winegstreamer
  • 44538: Tales of Zestiria doesn’t start
  • 45950: RedMon 1.9 (Redirection Port Monitor) does not work (missing support for monitors providing the MONITOR2 interface)
  • 48587: httpapi tests are broken on Windows 8
  • 49143: RTF Editor does not support cyrillic letters using MS Sans Serif Font
  • 49347: Settlers III: mouse not working on start screen, game entry and statistics screen after a game, if “Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows” is on in winecfg
  • 49493: Children Of Morta stays at blue stars screen after starting game.
  • 49545: Current working directory reset to “/” executing a winegcc/wineg++ compiled program
  • 49563: Adobe DNG converter 12.4 crashes after upgrade to Wine 5.12
  • 49650: Bunch of Heroes (Steam) hangs with a black screen at startup
  • 49683: Kingdom Come Deliverance crashes
  • 49782: Elite Dangerous Horizons: crashes with wine64 5.16
  • 49789: Tina 11 Demo crashes when run in a 64-bit prefix
  • 50126: Writing VT_UI8 property type to a stream is not currently supported
  • 50291: World of Warcraft Classic Fails to Close Cleanly
  • 50354: Team Fortress 2 crashes during loading
  • 50373: Touhou Shinpiroku trial terminates immediately
  • 50378: dlls/amstream/tests/amstream.o error: unknown field ‘dwBitMasks’ specified in initializer

Version number 6.0 RC 5
Release status beta
Operating systems Linux, BSD, macOS, Solaris
Website Wine HQ
License type GPL
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