Big information right this moment for Linux players and ex-Windows customers as the ultimate launch of the Wine 5.Zero software program is now formally obtainable for obtain with quite a few new options and enhancements.

After being in improvement for multiple 12 months, Wine 5.Zero is lastly right here with lots of enhancements, beginning with help for multi-monitor configurations, the reimplementation of the XAudio2 low-level audio API, Vulkan 1.1.126 help, in addition to built-in modules in PE (Portable Executable) format.

"This release is dedicated to the memory of Józef Kucia, who passed away in August 2019 at the young age of 30. Józef was a major contributor to Wine's Direct3D implementation, and the lead developer of the vkd3d project. His skills and his kindness are sorely missed by all of us," reads right this moment's announcement.

Improvements to Windows video games

Wine 5.Zero additionally brings enhancements to quite a few Windows video games, so Linux players could be joyful to be taught that they'll be capable to higher get pleasure from Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway, Tomb Raider (2013), Tetris for Windows, The Five Cores, Far Cry 5, Sonic Mania, Serious Sam Classic, and The Witcher Enhanced Edition (GOG).

Furthermore, video games like UFO: Extraterrestrials Gold, Skyrim (Steam), Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Emperor: Battle for Dune, The Old City: Leviathan, Giants: Citizen Kabuto, Rayman Origins (UPlay), The Evil Within, X Rebirth, Divinity: Original Sin 2, Magic: The Gathering Arena, and the Battle.web app must also work lots higher with Wine 5.0.

Among the Windows apps that obtained enhancements in Wine 5.0, we will point out Acrobat Reader 11, PDF Eraser 1.5, PDF-XChange Viewer 2.5.x, Exact Audio Copy, Express Rip, dbpoweramp CD Ripper, Adobe DNG Converter 11.2+, MindManager Pro 7.0, 7-Zip, ABBYY NiceReader 14, Pale Moon, Foxit Reader 6.12, uTorrent 2.2.0, and Xara Photo Graphic Designer 2013 (8.1.1).

Wine 5.Zero brings quite a few different enhancements and bug fixes that you could research on the official changelog. Meanwhile, in the event you like working Windows apps and video games in your GNU/Linux distribution, be sure you replace to Wine 5.Zero as quickly because it arrives within the secure software program repositories. You also can obtain the Wine 5.Zero supply tarball if you wish to compile it your self.