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WineD3D Vulkan Back-End Is Back In The Works Following Wine 5.0

One of the features that didn't materialize in time for Wine 5.0 as the annual stable Wine release was the work-in-progress Vulkan back-end to WineD3D. Rather than going from Direct3D to OpenGL as WineD3D currently does, there has been efforts to introduce a Vulkan back-end similar to the likes of DXVK.

25 January 2020 - WineD3D + Vulkan - 27 Comments
Wine Is Approaching Six Million Lines

Given yesterday's release of Wine 5.0 I was curious to run some development stats on Wine Git as of the 5.0 release tag for seeing how development is trending on this wildly popular program among Linux users especially for running Windows games and applications.

22 January 2020 - Wine Stats - 11 Comments
The 2010s Were Very Successful For Wine Thanks To CodeWeavers + Valve's Steam Play

The 2010s were great for the long-standing Wine project that allows Windows games/applications to run near effortlessly on Linux, macOS, and similar platforms. CodeWeavers' investments into Wine continue turning out very well for the continued success and now with Valve's Steam Play built upon the Wine-based Proton, more Linux gamers are happier than ever.

26 December 2019 - Wine Highlights - 68 Comments
Wine 5.0 Code Freeze To Begin Next Week

As expected by Wine's annual release cadence, next week Wine 5.0 will enter its code freeze followed by release candidates until this next stable Wine release is ready to ship around early 2020.

6 December 2019 - Wine 5.0 - 3 Comments
Wine Patches Coming To Allow UMIP Emulation - Works Around Issues For Ryzen 3000

Coming up this weekend with the Linux 5.4 kernel is emulation/spoofing of the SGDT/SIDT/SMSW instructions around UMIP for allowing newer 64-bit Windows games to run on Wine and Steam Play (Proton). With newer CPUs like the AMD Ryzen 3000 series that support UMIP, these instructions are not allowed to run in user-space with Wine due to UMIP. So while the first stable kernel release is about to land with this support, some Wine-based emulation not contingent on the kernel patches is also in the works.

22 November 2019 - UMIP Emulation - 3 Comments

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