Wine 6.2 released with Mono 6.0.0 and NT DLL Debugger API

The wine team has announced a new wine development version 6.2 with some new features and various bug fixes.

by Release notes, Wine 6.2 has updated the Mono engine with DirectX support to version 6.0.0.

Other changes are as follows:

  • Support for the NTDLL Debugger API.
  • More WinRT support in WIDL.
  • Fix Xbox One controller on Mac.
  • Bug fixes for Paint.NET, Earth 2160, Foxit Reader, Google SketchUp 13, and many other applications.

How to install Wine 6.2 on Ubuntu:

The Wine team has created Linux packages for Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04, and Ubuntu 20.10. You can then install it by following the steps below one by one.

Open a terminal by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T on your keyboard or by 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 6.2 released with Mono 6.0.0 and NT DLL Debugger API

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 6.2 released with Mono 6.0.0 and NT DLL Debugger API

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 6.2 released with Mono 6.0.0 and NT DLL Debugger API

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 6.2 released with Mono 6.0.0 and NT DLL Debugger API

5.) Finally, use the command to install Wine 6.2.

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

Wine 6.2 released with Mono 6.0.0 and NT DLL Debugger API

Uninstall Wine:

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

Wine 6.2 released with Mono 6.0.0 and NT DLL Debugger API

To remove wine 6.2, run the command in your terminal.

sudo apt remove --auto-remove winehq-devel

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