WINE 9.6 arrives with more Direct2D effects, support for RSA OAEP padding in BCrypt and just over a hundred changes

WINE 9.6

A little earlier than usual, which is usually already at night in Spain, WineHQ launched a few moments ago WINE 9.6. It is a new development version that they release every two weeks, and it has arrived fifteen days after the old v9.5. If we look at the numbers, we can think that the majority of collaborators have taken a break for Easter, since the figures are among the lowest in memory.

In total, the list of changes includes "only" 162. It is below the average, which is usually above 200 and on many occasions exceeding 300. The list of notable new features mentions that support for advanced AVX functions in registration contexts has been added, plus Direct2D effects. support for RSA OAEP padding in BCrypt and correction of the interpreted mode in WIDL, to which is added the usual point of several bugs fixed (18).

Bugs fixed in WINE 9.6

  • Mozart 10/11: Can't save gif jpg or tiff, png + bmp are empty, emf only partial.
  • The TI-83 Plus Flash debugger buttons are not visible.
  • "Text Service and Input Languages" needs unimplemented function USER32.dll.LoadKeyboardLayoutEx call.
  • SolidWorks 2016 crashes on startup.
  • ChessBase 14 – crashes as soon as it starts.
  • Trackmania Unlimiter 1.3.x for TrackMania United Forever 2.11.26 crashes on the account selection screen (differences in heap manager, incorrect assumptions of the mod in the internal data structures of the game engine).
  • nProtect GameGuard Personal/Anti-Virus/Spyware 3.x/4.x crashes because PE module 'winedevice' has no export table.
  • nProtect Anti-Virus/Spyware 4.0 'tkpl2k64.sys' crashes when function 'fltmgr.sys.FltBuildDefaultSecurityDescriptor' is not implemented.
  • Multiple 32-bit applications crash due to incorrect handling of 'HKLM\Software\Classes' key in 64-bit WINEPREFIX (shared key under Windows 7+ WOW64)(Autocad 2005).
  • [Regression] Shin Koihime Eiyuutan visual novel crashes after opening the movie.
  • VrtuleTree calls the unimplemented function ntoskrnl.exe.ExGetPreviousMode.
  • d2d1:d2d1 fails frequently in GitLab CI.
  • Nerf Arena Blast Demo only shows a black screen.
  • Final Fantasy XI Online: The mouse/pointer cursor is activated at unwanted times.
  • Multiple games have texture glitches (Iron Harvest, The Hong Kong Massacre).
  • configure incorrectly sets the ac_cv_lib_soname_vulkan value on macOS.
  • wshom checks the timeout in Wine.
  • CryptStringToBinary does not add CR before the padding bytes in some cases.

List translated with DeepL.

WINE 9.6 is now available and it can be downloaded from the next button. In its download page There is also information on how to install this and other versions on Linux and other operating systems such as macOS and even Android.

In two weeks, WINE 9.7 will arrive with hundreds of tweaks to continue preparing the stable version of 2024.

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