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Wine 9.10 Announced with DPI Awareness Support, Bundled VKD3D 1.12, C++ RTTI support to ARM

If Linux is your go-to operating system and you want to run Windows games or applications, then Wine is your best option. Wine is actively developed and maintained by the WineHQ team. This software comes with bug fixes and lots of improvements with each and every release.

Recently, WineHQ released a development release of its popular and open-source software, Wine 9.10, with many improvements. So let’s check what comes this time.

HiDPI support on Linux was relatively low. If you have used Linux desktops, you might have experienced it! However, the good news is that HiDPI screens are easier to work with in Wine 9.10 due to the enhancements in DPI awareness support. This capability is vital for users with high-resolution (HR) screens to ensure that apps appear accurately and sharply across various screen sizes and resolutions.

Another noteworthy change in this version is the C++ RTTI capability for the ARM system and the removal of features that are no longer needed in WineD3D.

Previously, Wine used  VKD3D, which aimed to implement the Direct3D API over Vulkan. But now Wine 9.10 uses the latest version of VKD3D 1.12. Most Linux players who wish to play Windows games on their Linux setup look for CodeWeavers or Valve-maintained VKD3D Proton downstream for Steam Play. However, this version makes things easier for them. They can now use VKD3D version 1.12, which has a comparable enhancement.

The following update of this newly released version includes bug fixes for games and programs related to application issues. These bug updates include fixes for Silent Hill 4: The Room, which used to crash when the user tried to go to the door after the first video scene. 

It also worked on the user’s complaint on the DISPATCH_PROPERTYPUTREF implementation requirement for SRPG Studio games. 

In earlier Wine versions, users reported some other problems and errors like hang issue of Race management software, Paint.NET 4.1 installer attempting to execute MS.NET 4.7 Framework installer, slow Notepad++, incorrect behavior of DualShock 4 controller, bison 3.5.1 associated Ubuntu compilation fail and others.

Download the source code from GitLab to try Wine 9.10 or update your installation. Various distributions’ binary packages should also be available soon. Click on the announcement for additional details.

Mehedi Hasan
Mehedi Hasan
Mehedi Hasan is a passionate enthusiast for technology. He admires all things tech and loves to help others understand the fundamentals of Linux, servers, networking, and computer security in an understandable way without overwhelming beginners. His articles are carefully crafted with this goal in mind - making complex topics more accessible.

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