Wine 8.6 is now out. Included in this update is 25 bug fixes, “bundled math library from Musl libc”, Gecko updated to 2.47.4, and “improved spool file support in the PostScript driver”. Oh, something that caught my eye in the bug fix list, is apparently Watchtower Library 2016 would previously crash when playing a video; this has been fixed. (Kind of curious why someone would use an older version of the program…)

Bug fixes are as follows (game fixes are in bold):

  • #28586 Team Fortress Arcade & Pixel Force: Left 4 Dead music doesn’t play
  • #32490 Graphical issues in Inquisitor (red squares painted on the screen)
  • #49332 CounterPath Bria Solo crashes after login dialog
  • #51178 The Bat! v9.3.4.12: Missing content in TTreeViews on Windows versions higher than 8
  • #53781 Multiple apps crash on unimplemented function CFGMGR32.dll.CM_MapCrToWin32Err (Matrix Awakens MegaCity Unreal Engine 5.1 demo, Hogwarts Legacy)
  • #54728 Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 demo takes +- 9 minutes to complete extracting ‘Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 DEMO.msi’ (disabling ‘Light’ theme works around)
  • #11436 Pepakura viewer: err:wgl:X11DRV_wglShareLists Could not share display lists, context already created !
  • #18773 Multiple apps need DirectShow MPEG Layer-3 decoder filter / (The Westerner, 3D Mark 2001SE)
  • #42372 Watchtower Library 2016 crashes when trying to play a video
  • #49002 Multiple games trigger GL_INVALID_FRAMEBUFFER_OPERATION in wined3d (Free Horror Game “My Place”, DiRT Rally 2.0)
  • #52193 schtasks.exe:schtasks fails on Windows 7 when missing privileges
  • #53128 Without elevated privileges schedsvc:rpcapi fails on Windows 7
  • #53269 uiautomationcore:uiautomation fails on Windows 10 1909
  • #53983 Chromium broken sandbox, needs NtQueryInformationProcess with ProcessHandleTable
  • #54106 taskschd:scheduler - test_GetTask() fails on Windows 7 when it has insufficient privileges
  • #54109 schedsvc:rpcapi causes taskschd:scheduler to crash on w7u_adm
  • #54110 CubicSDR crashes on unimplemented function msvcp140.dll.?_Rethrow_future_exception@std@@YAXVexception_ptr@1@@Z
  • #54594 dinput:device8 - test_dik_codes() sometimes gets timeouts on the GitLab CI
  • #54634 schtasks.exe:schtasks causes taskschd:scheduler to crash on w7u_adm and w8adm
  • #54666 Compilation fails with gcc 4.8.4 - error: missing binary operator before token “(”
  • #54713 dinput:device8 - test_mouse_keyboard() fails on some Window 7 locales
  • #54772 LDAP Explorer (LEX) fails to connect without SSL
  • #54774 dinput:device8 - test_overlapped_format() sometimes gets a timeout in Wine (GitLab CI)
  • #54781 Wine fails to update existed prefix
  • #54819 DnsQuery_A() mishandles CNAME DNS records

See the patch notes on WineHQ.

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