GTA IV Works Better with Wine 1.5.21

The latest version of Wine can be downloaded from Softpedia

Alexandre Julliard announced on January 4 a 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 1.5.21:

• The Tecplot 360 software now starts properly;

• cmd now supports /a arithmetic expression evaluation;

• AIM 7.3 no longer crashes at start;

• The audio settings now take effect before the winecfg tool is closed;

• Visual Studio 2010 no longer fails on startup and it no longer needs atl100.AtlAdvise library;

• An option has been added to disable shaping of layered window to work around compositor bugs;

• Rearrange device mapping when a new default device is chosen;

• Plain binary dataprocessing operators have been added to the Thumb2 disassembler;

• A new Radeon HD 6570 GL renderer string has been added;

• Move IDirectMusicDownloadedInstrument to port.c since it is port dependent and perform COM cleanup;

• The ability to select the device resolution from UI has been added;

• Avoid code duplication by reusing PROPSHEET_GetPageIndex;

• Select property now changes events on selection request windows;

• Flush properties notify events before deleting properties;

• Some tests on Internet Explorer 10 have been fixed.

Wine 1.5.21 also brings bug fixes for the following Windows games and tools: Fallout 3, Alpha Polaris, GTA IV, Borderlands, Splinter Cell Conviction, Civilization III, Delphi 7, Torchlight II, Tales of Monkey Island, and Origin.

Download Wine 1.5.21 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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