Wine 5.0 released on Linux with important improvements


Linux people, rejoice.

Playing on Linux is a bit more difficult than on Windows. Fortunately, there are applications such as Wine that allow millions of Linux lovers to enjoy virtual gameplay. Wine is not an emulator, but a WinAPI implementation for the X11 environment. This program allows you to run applications available on Windows and DOS on Linux and other POSIX compatible systems. The premiere of Wine 5.0 is a great event for players using various distributions of this open source system. Improvements and changes for the better is a whole lot of here.

Wine 5.0 is above all support for multi-monitor configurations (finally!), Vulkan 1.1.126 support, as well as the re-implementation of the low-level XAudio 2 API. Novum also has embedded modules in PE (Portable Executable) format. The new program also includes improvements related to many games.

The creators announce much better gameplay in titles such as: Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway, Tomb Raider (2013), Tetris for Windows, The Five Cores, Far Cry 5, Sonic Mania, Serious Sam Classic and The Witcher: Extended Edition (from GOG). The application and the titles of UFOs: Extraterrestrials Gold, Skyrim (Steam), Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Giants: Citizen Kabuto, Rayman Origins (UPlay), The Evil Within, Divinity: Original Sin 2 and Magic: The Gathering Arena.

In addition to games the functioning of popular applications has also been improved, including Acrobat Reader 11, PDF Eraser 1.5, PDF-XChange Viewer 2.5.x, Exact Audio Copy, Express Rip, dbpoweramp CD Ripper, Adobe DNG Converter 11.2+, MindManager Pro 7.0, 7-Zip, ABBYY FineReader 14, Pale Moon, Foxit Reader 6.12, uTorrent 2.2.0 and Xara Photo Graphic Designer 2013 (8.1.1).

"This edition is dedicated to the memory of Józef Kucia, who died in August 2019 at the age of only 30 years. Józef was one of the main creators of the implementation of Wine Direct3D and the main creator of the vkd3d project. We will all lack his skills and kindness", we read in the message about the new version of the program.

Download Wine 5.0 and see for yourself how trouble-free playing on Linux can be.

Source: WineHQ