Wine-Staging 1.9.3 Brings Improvements For Old Games, Even 16-Bit Apps
Written by Michael Larabel in WINE on 10 February 2016 at 01:05 PM EST. 9 Comments
It has been quite a while since last having any Wine-Staging release to talk about, but nothing has stopped and simply was due to the project not having the time for putting out release notes. Wine-Staging continues to ride off upstream Wine while adding in over one hundred experimental patches for testing.'

Wine-Staging 1.9.3 has more than 116 new patches compared to the last release that featured the release notes. One of the big focuses recently by the Wine-Staging developers was on fixing compatibility with older games, including16-bit applications.

Wine-Staging 1.9.3 also has fixes for Qt environment variable handling and a number of other bug fixes.

More details on Wine-Staging 1.9.3 can be found via the announcement. They also put out a complementary blog post about how Windows 3.1 / 16-bit apps work with Wine.
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