Wine 2.18 Released With Various Improvements
Written by Michael Larabel in WINE on 29 September 2017 at 02:40 PM EDT. 13 Comments
Wine 2.18 is now available for those wishing to run Windows games/applications on Linux this weekend.

While recent Wine releases have been working to advance the Direct3D 11 support, there isn't as much work on D3D11 over the past two weeks. There isn't any major Direct3D changes for v2.18 but there are now support for radial gradients in Direct2D, asynchronous message support in WebServices, virtual memory write watches improvements, FreeType 2.8.1 compatibility fixes, and a total of 22 known bug fixes.

The bug fixes this time around range from Magic Online and Half-Life 2 crash fixes to poor Mafia 2 performance to other game crashes and issues.

More details on Wine 2.18 at
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