Wine Staging 4.13 Brings Fixes For Epic Games Launcher, Cmd.exe File Association
Written by Michael Larabel in WINE on 3 August 2019 at 07:54 AM EDT. 2 Comments
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Hot on the heels of the upstream Wine 4.13 release following a long summer retreat, Wine-Staging 4.13 is now available with the latest testing/experimental patches re-based atop the newest Wine code.

Some of the highlights for Wine-Staging 4.13 include:

- Addressing a ten year old bug report around cmd.exe not handling file extension associations.

- A number of Windows applications needing RtlIpv4StringToAddress(Ex)A/W, which those functions are now implemented.

- Several fixes around the Epic Games Launcher from language handling to crash reporter issues.

- A Direct3D fix to avoid crashing at least for the game Spin Tires: Mud Runner.

- Support for the DirectManipulation COM in order to satisfy a number of applications using the Chromium Embedded Framework from crashing. This helps software ranging from Autodesk Fusion 360 to League of Legends.

- Support for TileWindows within user32/explorer.exe.

- FAudio is now used where as previous Wine-Staging builds had disabled the functionality.

Wine-Staging 4.13 is still riding with more than 800 patches atop the upstream Wine code. Those wanting to test with Wine-Staging 4.13 can do so via WineHQ.org.
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