Wine 1.7.7 Gets an NVIDIA Physx Bugfix and Support for Lots of Old Games

A lot of games and applications have received further support

On November 22, 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.

Wine is powering on with a lot of gaming related fixes, but there are also a lot of fixes implemented for the various applications and problems.

Wine 1.7.7 also brings bug fixes for the following Windows games and toolsSplinter Cell: CT, Blood 2 Tomb Raider underworld, Word 2003/2007, Monster Jam, PowerPoint 2007, Resident Evil 2, Homefront, CivCity Rome, Anno 1404, Mafia 2, WinLaunch , and Chessmaster 10th Edition.

Highlights of Wine 1.7.7:

• Splinter Cell: CT no longer crashes with an unhandled exception;

• Blood 2 (v. 2.1) now works with a mouse input;

• Wine's system tray no longer wakes up when the CPU is idle;

• A Word 2003/2007 Bold Face Type Bug has been corrected

• A program error window for DVD Profiler has been fixed;

• PowerPoint 2007 is now able to display slides 2 or 3 in normal view when paging down;

• Resident Evil 2 now features correct sound;

• The mirror now renders properly in the Sims 3 customization scene;

• The text and graphics are no longer missing in CivCity Rome 1.1;

• Tomb Raider Underworld no longer crashes on startup;

• The Anno 1404 addon 2.1 update installer no longer crashes after clicking the next button;

• The installation of Physx 9.12.1031 no longer fails in 64-bit WINEPREFIX.

More details about this release can be found in the official changelog. Download Wine 1.7.7 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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