Wine 1.5.5 was released

Valic —  May 26, 2012 — Leave a comment

Wine is a free and open source application that allows users to run Windows software on other operating systems. Wine is always under heavy development with the team preparing one release every 2 weeks. Yesterday, the founder and current leader of the project Alexandre Julliard, announced the availability of version 1.5.5 that brings some important additions and fixes.

What is new in this release:

-Support for installing Mono as a Wine add-on package.
-Dithering of pattern brushes in the DIB engine.
-Support for installing the .NET 4.0 runtime.
-DDS files supported in D3DX9.
-Various bug fixes.

Most important specific applications problems addressed:

  • -When running Half-Life in software mode, the screen is not updated
  • -Wine hangs when attempting to add video file in DVD lab Pro 1.53
  • -Powerpoint Viewer 2007 crashes opening Keynote.pptx
  • -.NET Reflector 6.x user interface is distorted
  • -Adobe Premiere CS2 doesn’t run
  • -Outlook 2007 doesn’t run after install
  • -Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5 fails to start
  • -Half-Life 2 Episode 2 & Portal: hl2.exe continues to running after exit of game
  • -Halo Editing Kit will not load
  • -Adobe Dreamweaver 8: “Next” link in Help doesn’t work
  • -Picasa 3.6 unable to scan
  • -3dmark06 free version reports “D3DXGetImageInfoFromFileInMemory failed” when you try to   run the dem
  • -Portal and Uru graphics glitches (fglrx only)
  • -Final Fantasy 8: Eidos Intro movie and sound choppy
  • -Silent Hill 2 menu invisible
  • -Money 2002 fails to run
  • -Add support for .NET 4.0 assembly cache (.NET 4.0 Framework installer)
  • -Star Wars: Republic Commando hangs when skipping the intro video
  • and many, many others…

Download Wine from here: http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/wine/wine-1.5.5.tar.bz2

Valic

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