Dota 2 Works Better with Wine 1.5.23, Download Now

A lot of other games have received further support

On February 1, Alexandre Julliard announceda new development version of the Wine app, which brings assorted bug fixes and improvements.

As usual, the number of new features and bug fixes in the development version of Wine (Wine is Not An Emulator) is quite large, even if we don’t take the important changes into account.

This latest version doesn’t feature a lot of major changes and improvements, like the previous ones, but there are some interesting fixes.

Highlights of Wine 1.5.23:

• HTTPS support is no longer dependent on OpenSSL protocol;

• A functional Netstat built-in application has been added;

• A bunch of C++ runtime math functions have been added;

• arm64 architecture has been added;

• Store the client window in the window data again, now that it can be accessed from all threads;

• Handle Expose events on top-level client windows;

• Use a monotonic time counter to implement NtQueryPerformanceCounter;

• Set reasonable defaults if the driver reports invalid values;

• Make sure interlocked_cmpxchg128 is defined on ARM64;

• GPOS Mark to Base seeks back in the string to the first glyph that is not a mark for its base;

• Set the OriginalDatabase property after applying transforms, not before;

• Simplify adding the undo items when joining paragraphs;

• A simple ERR() logging macro, that can be used from Cocoa code, has been added.

Wine 1.5.23 also brings bug fixes for the following Windows games and tools: Visual Studio 2010, Java Quick Starter service, Outlook 2010, Frogger, Turok, SimTower, Galactic Civilizations II, Quake 3 Arena, 4x4 Evo 2, Football Manager 2011, UFO: Extraterrestrials Gold, Steam, Batman: Arkham Asylum Demo, Freight Tycoon, Max Payne, and Dota 2.

Download Wine 1.5.23 right now from Softpedia. Remember that this is a development release and it should NOT be installed on production machines. It is intended to be used for testing purposes only.

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