Wine 5.22 released, how to install on Ubuntu 20.10, 20.04

The new wine development version 5.22 was released a day ago. Here’s how to install it on Ubuntu 20.04 and Ubuntu 20.10.

Wine 5.22 Release highlights:

  • C runtime library converted to PE.
  • Use the fontconfig cache for faster startup.
  • Improved video playback.
  • Support for 3DES encryption.

Programs such as Rome Total War, Cobra 11 Nitro, Rainbow Six, Age Of Empires III, Call of Duty, WinRar, and Black Ops 4 also have various bug fixes.

How to install Wine5.22 on Ubuntu:

Open a terminal by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T on your keyboard or searching for “Terminal” from the System Applications menu. Once open, do the following steps one at a time:

1.) Run the command to enable the 32-bit architecture (if not already enabled).

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386

Enter your user password (without asterisk feedback) when prompted and press Enter to continue.

2.) Run the following command to install the repository key.

wget -O - https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/winehq.key | sudo apt-key add -

3.) Add the wine repository using the command (for Ubuntu 20.04 and Linux Mint 20).

sudo apt-add-repository 'deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ focal main'

Note: You can replace the focal in your code as follows:

  • Groovy for Ubuntu 20.10.
  • Bionic for Ubuntu 18.04 and Linux Mint 19.x

4.) For Ubuntu 18.04 and Linux Mint 19.x only, you need the libfaudio0 library to run the following command to install from a third-party repository.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cybermax-dexter/sdl2-backport

5.) Finally, use the command to install Wine5.22.

sudo apt update && sudo apt install --install-recommends winehq-devel

Note: Installing the latest development release will automatically remove the stable version (if installed).

Uninstall Wine:

Launch the Software & Updates utility and[Other Software]You can remove the PPA by navigating to the tab.

To remove wine 5.22, run the command in your terminal.

sudo apt remove --auto-remove winehq-devel

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