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You Can Now Play ‘TrackMania Nations Forever’ on Ubuntu

trackmania nations forever on ubuntuA popular PC racing game has sped its way on to the Ubuntu Snap store — and I think you’re gonna dig it. It’s called ‘TrackMania Nations Forever’ (TMNF) and, for some of you, it will need zero introduction. First released back in 2008 — a decade ago — TrackMania Nations Forever built a solid reputation […]

This post, You Can Now Play ‘TrackMania Nations Forever’ on Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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CodeWeavers Demo a Windows app Running on a Chromebook using Linux and Wine

Linux apps on a ChromebookAs you may know Google is bringing Linux apps to Chromebooks — but did you realise that the feature could pave the way for Windows apps, too? Yup, we’re talking Wine, the Windows software compatibility that is a staple part of the Linux app ecosystem. Be it for Adobe Photoshop or games like Fortnite and WoW, Wine […]

This post, CodeWeavers Demo a Windows app Running on a Chromebook using Linux and Wine, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Winepak Could Make it Easier to Install Windows Apps on Linux

wine software logoIt might soon be easier to install your favourite Windows apps on Linux, thanks to a fledgling new project. It’s called Winepak and, as you might guess from the name, it’s focused on packaging Wine applications as Flatpak bundles for faster, fuss-free use. So, rather than you having to head out and find, installer, open it with Wine, […]

This post, Winepak Could Make it Easier to Install Windows Apps on Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Wine 3.0 Released with Direct3D 11 Support

wine software logoWhy yes, dear reader, that is the sound of the year’s finest Wine being served up. After a year ageing in development Wine 3.0 is now available to download. Wine is, for those of you somehow unaware, a Windows compatibility layer for Linux that lets you, albeit with varied notes of success, run Windows apps […]

This post, Wine 3.0 Released with Direct3D 11 Support, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Sonic Mania ‘Plays Perfectly’ on Linux via WINE

An official release of Sonic Mania on Linux is about as likely as the return of the name ‘Robotnik’ — but Linux users don’t have to miss out on all of the fun. The Windows version of Sonic Mania is playable on Linux using WINE — and that’s not just me saying that, that’s a bunch […]

This post, Sonic Mania ‘Plays Perfectly’ on Linux via WINE, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Wine 2.0 Stable Released, Install It In Ubuntu Or Linux Mint

Wine 2.0 stable Ubuntu

After more than a year of development, Wine 2.0 has been released with over 6600 changes, which include support for Microsoft Office 2013, GStreamer 1.0 support, various Direct3D 10 and 11 improvements and more.

Wine (Wine Is Not an Emulator) allows running Microsoft Windows application on Unix-like operating systems. It is written primarily using reverse engineering, to avoid copyright issues.

Wine 2.0 release highlights:

  • support for Microsoft Office 2013;
  • more Direct3D 10 and 11 were implemented, including several shader model 4 and 5 shader instructions, sRGB read/write support and more (but Direct 3D 11 is still not fully supported);
  • GStreamer version 1.0 is supported for audio and video streams;
  • 64-bit support on macOS;
  • the macOS graphics driver supports a high-resolution (“Retina”) rendering mode;
  • window, bitmap and GDI DC render targets are implemented in Direct2D;
  • in desktop mode, the taskbar displays running applications and allows switching between them;
  • the clipboard support is reimplemented for better compatibility; copy & paste of HTML text is also improved. Drag & drop works more smoothly;
  • font embedding in PDF files is supported;
  • much more.

You can check out the complete release notes HERE.

Install Wine in Ubuntu or Linux Mint

Ubuntu / Linux Mint users can install the latest Wine by using its official PPA. To add the PPA and install Wine 2.0, use the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wine/wine-builds
sudo apt update
sudo apt install winehq-devel

If you don’t want Wine 2.0 to overwrite your current Wine installation, install the “wine-devel” package instead of “winehq-devel”. You’ll then have to run it manually because there won’t be any /usr/bin/wine and so on (it’s installed in /opt/wine-devel/ and its executables in /opt/wine-devel/bin/). Using the “winehq-devel package, Wine will work just like the Ubuntu repository Wine builds.

The PPA also provides Wine Staging builds, which offer some extra features. We covered Wine Staging a while back, so check it out HERE.

For other Linux distributions or Mac OS, see the Wine downloads page.

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