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Wine is an implementation of the Windows API on top of X and Unix. It does not require Microsoft Windows, but can use native Windows DLLs if they are available. It provides both a development toolkit for porting Windows source code to Unix as well as a program loader, allowing many unmodified Windows programs to run on x86-based Unixes.

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Recent releases

  •  14 Sep 2013 15:57

    Release Notes: Right-to-left text layout improvements. NTLM and Negotiate authentication for RPC over HTTP. More glyphs in the built-in Wingdings font. Better system tray support in the Mac driver. Activation context improvements. Various bugfixes.

    •  16 Jul 2010 22:42

      Release Notes: This release represents two years of development effort and over 23,000 changes. The main highlights are the support for 64-bit applications and the new graphics based on the Tango standard. It also contains many improvements across the board and over 3,000 bugfixes.

      •  19 Mar 2010 22:21

        Release Notes: This release includes a wide range of Direct3D improvements. Support has been added for SHA-256, SHA-384, and SHA-512 algorithms. MSHTML fixes. Support has been added for MP3 decoding on Mac OS X. widl improvements. typelib fixes. OLE storage improvements. Various bugfixes.

        •  19 Feb 2010 21:20

          Release Notes: This release adds support for registry symbolic links, many MSI fixes, build process improvements, MSXML cleanups and fixes, a number of MSHTML improvements, and various bugfixes.

          •  05 Feb 2010 21:57

            Release Notes: Better support for memory allocation debugging, improved MIDI support, a wide range of Direct3D fixes, OLEDB fixes (which should fix Clipart in Office), improved debugger support on x86-64, many MSI fixes, and various bugfixes.

            Recent comments

            22 Aug 2012 03:54 domperignon

            Moved from Windows to Ubuntu and Wine solves a lot of problems with software. Thanks for this project!

            09 Oct 2011 15:06 twickline

            If you want to use CrossOver Games, you can apply EmulateMe as your dealcode in CodeWeavers store and save 15% off CrossOver Games.

            CrossOver Games uses Wine with some tweaks to help performance and stability for many of todays most popular Games. So save some $$$ and use EmulateMe as your dealcode in CodeWeavers online store!

            04 Apr 2008 20:53 sempre

            New Release
            April 4, 2008: Wine 0.9.59 Released

            Wine 0.9.59 was released today, with the following main changes:

            * Improved support for the .NET framework.

            * Better services handling through a separate services.exe process.

            * Support for ATI fragment shader.

            * Better support for http proxies.

            * Window management fixes.

            * Pre-compiled fonts are now available in the source tree.

            * Lots of bug fixes.

            Binary packages are in the process of being built and it may take a few days for them to appear, but the source is available now. You can find out more about this release in the announcement. Check out our download page for packages for your distribution.

            16 Sep 2007 16:05 twickline

            Blog about Wine

            I've started a little blog about Wine (, and post about the Applications and Games that I have got to run. With what I hope is clear and informative instructions for other to use. There are also allot of screen-shots of each step involved in the install and first run of the App or Game.

            02 Apr 2007 23:15 mdnava

            Re: Great program worth the effort
            %start quote%
            > eventually got Diablo 2, it's expansion,
            > the latest patch, and
            > support, all running, all under the
            > latest build of Wine
            %end quote%

            Diablo 2?... I'm impressed, last two times I tried wine I ended up frustrated, last time for example I was trying to run an application made in Visual Basic but I had many issues on the way. First I had some missing DLLs I had to search for, then there where the problems with the "registry". After I successfully opened the app It couldn't work well with sockets, it seems it lacked winsock compatibility at the time.

            I hope wine evolves into a full win32 loader for Unix/Linux if it hasn't already, Gotta admit I haven't tried again for quite some time.

            Mel (


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