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Wine 1.1.36 released with better SM 4.0 support

By on January 9th, 2010 
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Wine, the software used to run Windows applications in Linux, now has better Shader Model 4.0 support with its new release, that is Wine 1.1.36. The new release is however considered a development release.

Other than better SM 4.0 support, Wine 1.1.36 also brings other interesting changes like the completion of 16-bit seperation and memory leak fixes, among other things.

If you would like to install Wine 1.1.36 in your Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala machine, here is what you need to do:

WARNING: WE ARE GOING TO USE A BETA PPA. SO THERE MAY BE CRASHES. IF YOU WANT STABLE VERSION PLEASE WAIT FOR IT TO MAKE IT TO THE OFFICIAL REPOSITORY.

  • Add the repository with the command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa

  • Update software list with,

sudo apt-get update

  • Install wine with the comand,

sudo apt-get install wine

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Wine 1.1.36 released with better SM 4.0 support was originally published on Digitizor.com on January 9, 2010 - 3:23 pm (Indian Standard Time)