Wine 6.1 released as a new development version [How to Install]

A new wine development version 6.1 has been released with new features and dozens of bug fixes.

Wine 6.1 Release highlights:

  • Arabic text shaping.
  • More WinRT support in WIDL.
  • VKD3D version 1.2 is used for Direct3D12.
  • Support for Rosetta’s memory layout on the M1 Mac.
  • Support for Thumb-2 mode on ARM.

As always, applications such as Dark Sector, LabVIEW 2014, Skyrim SE, The Witcher 3, Still Life 2, and The Sims 3 have many bug fixes.

Wine 6.1 released as a new development version [How to Install]

How to install Wine 6.1 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:

Installing the Wine Development version using the following command replaces the latest stable Wine release package, if installed.

1.) Run the command to enable the 32-bit architecture (if you don’t have one).

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386

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

Wine 6.1 released as a new development version [How to Install]

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

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

Wine 6.1 released as a new development version [How to Install]

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 6.1 released as a new development version [How to Install]

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 6.1 released as a new development version [How to Install]

5.) Finally, use the command to install Wine 6.1.

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

Wine 6.1 released as a new development version [How to Install]

Uninstall Wine:

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

Wine 6.1 released as a new development version [How to Install]

To remove wine 6.1, run the command in your terminal.

sudo apt remove --auto-remove winehq-devel

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