What is Wine?

Wine (originally an acronym for "Wine Is Not an Emulator") is a compatibility layer capable of running Windows applications on several POSIX-compliant operating systems, such as Linux, macOS, & BSD. Instead of simulating internal Windows logic like a virtual machine or emulator, Wine translates Windows API calls into POSIX calls on-the-fly, eliminating the performance and memory penalties of other methods and allowing you to cleanly integrate Windows applications into your desktop.

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News and Updates

Wine 9.11 Released

June 14, 2024

The Wine development release 9.11 is now available.

What’s new in this release:

  • C++ exception handling on ARM platforms.
  • More DPI Awareness support improvements.
  • Various bug fixes.

Wine 9.10 Released

May 31, 2024

The Wine development release 9.10 is now available.

What’s new in this release:

  • Bundled vkd3d upgraded to version 1.12.
  • DPI Awareness support improvements.
  • C++ RTTI support on ARM platforms.
  • More obsolete features removed in WineD3D.
  • Various bug fixes.

Vkd3d 1.12 Released

May 29, 2024

The vkd3d team is proud to announce that release 1.12 of vkd3d, the Direct3D to Vulkan translation library, is now available.

This release contains improvements that are listed in the release notes below. The main highlights are:

  • The HLSL compiler can directly output SPIR-V and Direct3D shader assembly.
  • Improved support for shader model 1-3 profiles in the HLSL compiler.
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and performance improvements.

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