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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

sudo apt remove --auto-remove winehq-devel
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