Wine 1.5.27 Improves PopCap Games Installer and Torchlight 2

A lot of other games and applications have received further support

By Silviu Stahie on March 30th, 2013 10:53 GMT

On March 29, Alexandre Julliard announced 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 is a little smaller than the previous ones, but there are some interesting changes nonetheless.

Highlights of Wine 1.5.27:

• Support has been added for PNG icons;
• Size checks have been added when creating an icon from bitmap info;
• Stubs have been added for RtlAddFunctionTable and RtlDeleteFunctionTable functions on ARM;
• Support has been added for disk-based metafiles to GetMetaFileBitsEx;
• An apartment reference count leak has been corrected on the error path;
• NVIDIA GeForce 410M support has been added;
• A read-ahead buffer has been added in order to allow WinHttpQueryDataAvailable to return the right values, in chunked mode;
• A special case is no longer needed for PARAFORMAT2 fields since the masks have already been correctly sanitized;
• Printer drivers don't use the character extra spacing if lpdx is supplied;
• Rename create_cgimage_from_icon() to create_cgimage_from_icon_bitmaps();
• Command-[Shift-]Tab combination is now used to switch apps even when the displays are captured;
• kCGLPFANoRecovery is now used for accelerated pixel formats in create_context();
• A segfault has been fixed in OpenService.

Wine 1.5.27 also brings bug fixes for the following Windows games and tools: SpongeBob SquarePants: Diner Dash 2, SimCity 3000 Unlimited, PopCap games installer, Serious Sam HD TSE, Age of Empires II, Call of Cthulhu: DCoTE, Excel 2007, and Torchlight 2.

More details about this release can be found in the official changelog.

Download Wine 1.5.27 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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