Wine 0.9.61 Released

The version 0.9.61 of Wine has been released. This release marks the beginning of the code freeze for the 1.0 release.

What’s new in this release (see below for details):
– Automatic updating of the WINEPREFIX directory.
– Winhelp now uses Richedit as display engine.
– Many RichEdit fixes.
– More improvements to IME support.
– More quartz fixes.
– Implementation for many more Gdiplus functions.
– Lots of bug fixes.

Because of lags created by using mirrors, this message may reach you
before the release is available at the public sites. The sources will
be available from the following locations:

Binary packages for various distributions will be available from:

You will find documentation on

You can also get the current source directly from the git or CVS
repositories. Check respectively or for details.

If you fix something, please submit a patch; instructions on how to do
this can be found at

Wine is available thanks to the work of many people. See the file
AUTHORS in the distribution for the complete list.


Bugs fixed since 0.9.60:

3884 3DMark 2001 SE dies into debugger when trying to display about screen
4252 The Sting demo crashes
5130 Faststone Image Viewer crashes on exit
5159 Microphone xmit in Half Life and HL:S games very harsh and goes in and
out of “focus”
6710 Mouse is invisible in Act of War : Direct Action
7111 D3D & Via seems to don’t work fine together…
7157 MetaEditor Help Navigator Doesn’t Work.
7398 lockon crashes with null pointer dereference during loading
7864 VobBlanker: Hangs when X-11 closes child window.
7867 drmMap Failes — Multiple Monitors:
7881 JRE 1.3.1: RuntimeException in
sun.awt.Win32GraphicsDevice.getDefaultPixIDImpl(Native Method)
8171 Strict Pasv response check should be modified.
8300 Title bar shown in window style that does not have one
8447 VobBlanker Crashes when openin some DVDs
8520 combobox dropdown area should be customisable
8720 Monopoly Tycoon demo crashes at startup
8790 Sea Dogs: infinite loop on startup
8960 lack of GLX causes wine to crash
9039 GS-Auftrag Professional SQL aborts on startup
9093 NexusTK crashes at start
9115 unable to run setup for Office 2003
9257 Day of Defeat (a Half-Life 1 mod) – Mouse & Graphic
9388 installer stuck for TRS 2006 Demo
9959 Make wine updates work even if the registry changed
10128 winecfg: not launching
10198 IE’s writing-mode:tb-rl (CJK-style vertical text layout) renders
fullwidth characters rotated when it should not
10411 Synergy HL2 mod crashes in IHTMLWindow2_Release
10676 Sega rally 2 crashes on start
10984 sun jre 5 update 10 installer hangs in 0.9.52
11019 matlab r14 and r16 (7.0.4 and 7.3.0) and WriteItNow3.1.0s hang if X in
24bpp mode
11191 Chief Architect refuses to install
11196 Adobe Acrobat Reader 3: Text of the Document is displayed as big black
11402 Date selector not displayed in Lotus Notes 7.0.2
11647 mspaint: Multiple copy / paste operations will cause an exception
11656 FarCry InstallShield wizard cannot be completed
11741 ClocX installer has a z-order problem
11806 regedit creates bogus hex:(1) value instead of empty “”
11818 matlab r16 / 2006b / 7.3.0 hangs on startup with X in 16bpp mode
11830 oRipa MSN Webcam Recorder crashes with page fault, backtrace in user32
11875 Wine crashes and won’t initialize any type of application
11900 Unimplemented function msftedit.dll.DllGetVersion preventing proper
detection of richedit from Miranda IM History++ plugin
12054 D3D9: Device test fails
12127 Kai Power Tools filters z-order problem in Photoshop (7, CS2)
12149 winedbg crashes loading a .pdb file
12180 MSN Messenger 7.0 crash while configuring the Webcam
12191 X11DRV_ChoosePixelFormat fails (Wing Commander: Secret Ops)
12281 msxml3 test case fails
12416 Deus Ex and Syberia2 both have corrupted graphics in 0.9.59
12420 wine 0.59 and kyodai
12466 Chinese input method not working in DirectX game World of Warcraft with
wine 0.9.59
12478 Palringo: Pressing shift-enter in a chat window closes it
12494 -lGLU flag not activated
12555 Battlefield 1942 crashes when having joysticks attached
12569 Window of PSPad is flashing, when new file is opened
12575 Photoshop CS2 installer crashes in msi:ACTION_CallDllFunction
12596 Picasa no longer starts maximized in KDE
12610 Ctrl and Alt do not work in Guild Wars
12621 Abilty to set virtual desktop on a per app basis
12640 Applications written in Delphi has got minimize, maximize and size
controls disabled for its item in taskbar
12644 GTA 3 Liberty City: texture corruption on cards with
12656 EVE Online light effects and some other objects are not blended
12657 Bad textures/shading in Dream Aquarium (white fishes)
12666 Wine should refuse to run if pointed at a real Windows
12695 when calling wineprefixcreate from wine launcher, WINEPREFIX is ignored
12707 some winemenubuilder processes never exit
12712 OpenGL Application crashes with GLX error
12727 non-fatal crash accompanies every program start
12747 Trying to get Electric Quilt 6 working
12761 net start spooler results in an infinite loop
12763 Wineboot: Can’t run wine cross test
12765 Regression in ResHacker in wine-0.9.60
12769 control + enter sending the wrong key code
12770 Build breaks
12772 imm32: imm32.ok test fails
12781 Dungeon Siege graphics problems since removing the pixel format
12825 Xdrive Desktop Lite Crashes after login
12837 Stack trace in socket.c when starting Call of Duty multiplayer
12845 Mono 1.9.1 installer EULA is not rendered due to richedit regression
12855 opengl.ok test fails in PC-BSD but not Linux
12860 magic the gathering online v3 doesn’t run
12898 EasyUO: disappears when reduced but still running
12904 Thief The Dark Project crashes on game start

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