Windows Compatibility

How to install Wine 2.10 on Ubuntu OS and Linux Mint

Wine 2.10 recently released, is a piece of software that allows you to run Windows applications on several operating systems, such as Linux, macOS, & BSD. It makes a Windows API calls into POSIX, hence allowing you to easily integrate Windows applications into your desktop. Before we look at how to install wine on Linux, lets take a quick look at its features and release update.

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Wine Features

  • Support for running Win64, Win32 (Win 95/98, NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008/7/2012/10), Win16 (Win 3.1) and DOS programs
  • Optional use of external vendor DLL files (such as those included with Windows)
  • X11-based graphics display, allowing remote display to any X terminal, as well as a text mode console
  • Desktop-in-a-box or mixable windows
  • DirectX support for games
  • Good support for various sound drivers including OSS and ALSA
  • Support for alternative input devices such as graphics tablets.
  • Printing: PostScript interface driver (psdrv) to standard Unix PostScript print services
  • Support for Modem, serial device, as well as Winsock TCP/IP networking
  • ASPI interface (SCSI) support for scanners, CD writers, and other devices
  • Advanced Unicode and foreign language support
  • Full-featured Wine debugger as well as configurable trace logging messages for easier troubleshooting

Wine 2.10 Changelog

  • Initial version of the Android graphics driver
  • Dictionary support in WebServices
  • A number of Direct2D fixes
  • User interface improvements in RegEdit
  • OLE clipboard cache fixes
  • Unreal Engine 3 games don’t render anything on OS X
  • The main character is missing/invisible in Hitchcock: The Final Cut demo
  • WPS 2013 (Kingsoft) crash at install
  • EA Origin crashes after installing games
  • notepad++ escape key
  • Sniper Elite V2 has faulty color determination

See announcement for complete lists

How to install Wine 2.0.1 on Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04

  • First of all, remove any exiting installation
sudo apt remove wine* && sudo apt autoremove

1. Install Wine using PPA Repository

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ricotz/unstable
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install wine-stable winetricks

2. Install Wine by compiling the package

tar xjf wine-2.10.tar.xz
cd wine-2.10/
sudo ./configure

----- For 64-bit OS -----
sudo ./configure --enable-win64

----- Update and Install Wine -----
sudo make
sudo make install

How to uninstall Wine from Ubuntu

sudo apt-get purge wine-stable winetricks && sudo apt autoremove

Now lets see how to install an app, game etc

  • Simply run the command “winetricks” to lauch it. Then you will be promted to install both “Wine Mono Package”, “Wine Gecko Package”. Click on each Installs

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  • Now select either “Install an app” or “Install a game” or either other options you have in mind

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  • For the purpose of this tutorial, I will install “7zip”

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  • Click the install button to install 7zip

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  • After install is completed, then click cancel to end this session.¬†Launch 7zip from dash

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