Hangover 8.19 Improves Box64 Integration For Running Windows Apps On AArch64 Wine

Written by Michael Larabel in WINE on 6 November 2023 at 06:20 AM EST. 4 Comments
Released last week was the newest version of Hangover, the project from Wine developers for helping Wine run on non-x86 CPU architectures for ultimately helping to make it easier to run x86/x86_64 Windows games/applications more easily on Linux AArch64, POWER, and RISC-V environments. The main focus still so far though is about allowing these Windows apps/games on ARM Linux systems.

Hangover started out years ago focused on combining Wine with the QEMU emulator. Since then there's been work on also integrating the FEX, Box64, and Blink emulators as additional options. With the Hangover 8.19 release there is "massively improved" Box64 integration for those preferring Box64 to QEMU. The Box64 code in use has also been updated against the newer upstream state. The FEX emulator code has also been updated.

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Box64 upstream itself has been improving nicely as well in its own right for running Linux x86_64 apps on ARM64 and RISC-V.

Hangover is also working to improve its packaging support and as part of that with Hangover 8.19 has deprecated libraries in the /opt directory.

Downloads and more details on the Hangover 8.19 release, which itself is based on Wine 8.19, can be found via GitHub.
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