Wine 3.14 Update Release Brings Many Fixes Including Battle.NET and .NET Framework Crashes

The latest Wine update for version 3.14 is now available, coming on the heels of the Wine 3.13 update which was released about a month ago. This Wine 3.14 update comes packed with a ton of updates and fixes – a total of 36 bug fixes, added support for DXTn texture decompression, deferral support for MSI install actions, a Japanese keyboard support with DirectInput, some necessary improvements to the standard task dialog, and more Shell32 icons.

The bug fixes are for a wide variety of applications including popular software like Adobe CS4 issues, to games like Guild Wars, Civilization V, Chaos League, and Battle.Net crashes involving SystemSurvey.exe and Helper.exe, which is great news for people that have been trying to run Diablo III on Linux distros.

Furthermore, some fixes addressing Microsoft .NET Framework 4.x installations under Wine are also included, specifically crashes that were due to installation failures under Wine 3.13 in 64-bit WINEPREFIX.

The changelog is quite huge, but we’ll highlight some of the most important changes and bug fixes below. You can however check out the Wine HQ announcement for the entire changelog:

  14552  Chaos League screen is black
  18201  Unable to find the entry point L"CryptExtAddPFX" in L"cryptext.dll"
  20961  RegEditX 2.x/3.x reports 'Internal error: could not find RegEdit window' on startup (Wine's builtin 'regedit.exe' needs to provide 'RegEdit_RegEdit' window class name)
  24674  Civilization V shows white screen instead of video when staring the game
  29474  IconsExtract: Tooltips for Search, Save, Copy, [icon] Properties, and Close buttons do not appear when hovering mouse over button.
  29872  Guild Wars: Character graphic is corrupted
  30641  wine silently replaces requests for d3d texture formats not supported by hardware with invalid requests
  30787  Heroes of Might and Magic V Map Editor takes minutes to start up (winver>=Win2000)
  34989  Multiple installers using Caphyon 'Advanced Installer' (AI) technology hang (Atlassian SourceTree v1.3.2, League of Legends 2013+) (deferred type 1 custom action executed before regular type 1 custom action)
  36742  Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool shows transparent controls (missing 'BrushTypeTextureFill' support)
  37147  Cube World crashes on unimplemented function msvcp110.dll.?_Internal_clear@_Concurrent_vector_base_v4@details@Concurrency@@IAEIP6AXPAXI@Z@Z
  37624  Adobe CS4 installer fails in 'Adobe_FirewallAuthorize' custom action (multiple 'INetFwOpenPort' property accessors are stubs)
  37773  Mentor Graphics DK Design Suite 5.3/5.4 - Handel-C compiler extremely slow under Wine compared to Windows (heap manager)
  41573 SystemSurvey.exe and helper.exe crash (GUI process can't attach to parent process console, 'AttachConsole' is a stub)
  42470  Frequent critical section timeouts in winetricks dotnet46
  42744  Ninite don't installs apps
  43125  Device reports coming in too fast
  44490  Zwei: The Arges Adventure videos play distorted (Indeo 5 encoded)
  44981  Xenserver console and Vmware management console (client) v5.5 installer fails on 'hcmon' driver service ('EventLog\\System' needs 'Sources' registry key present for WinVer < Windows 7)
  45167  Acronis Disk Director 12 installer fails: action L"_USRCUSTACT_MsiFltSrvInstall_fltsrv_component" returned 1603 (setupapi lasterror leakage)
  45382  Multiple games crash with CSMT enabled (The Sting! demo, Call to Power II)
  45457  Irfanview 4.x crashes after ALT key press
  45490  'winedbg' backtraces broken for 32-bit processes in 64-bit WINEPREFIX
  45495  Toontown Corporate Clash: fails to launch
  45521  64-bit Sentinel HASP hardlock.sys kernel driver crashes due ntoskrnl emulate_instruction not handling 'cli' and 'sti'
  45529  Custom color scheme applied but wine not respecting current text color of scheme on window columns and statusbar.
  45530  No$Gba crashes with pulseaudio assertion in waveOutOpen
  45535  Rekordbox 5.3.0 terminates with the message "Unexpected application error" (dwrite:dwritetextlayout_Draw out-of-bounds access on empty clustermetrics after failure to resolve layout fonts)
  45537  Microsoft .NET Framework 4.x installation fails with Wine 3.13 in 64-bit WINEPREFIX
  45552  Kolab E14 Client installation fails
  45554  winex11.drv build fail with GCC 4.5
  45602  Wargaming Game Center needs msvcp140.dll._Set_last_write_time
  45603  Total War:Arena needs POWRPROF.dll.PowerEnumerate
  45643  chrome x64 sandbox >=win8 needs SetProcessMitigationPolicy
  45644  chromium 64-bit sandbox >=win10 needs UpdateProcThreadAttribute to handle  PROC_THREAD_ATTRIBUTE_CHILD_PROCESS_POLICY
  45648  chromium 32-bit sandbox needs UpdateProcThreadAttribute to handle PROC_THREAD_ATTRIBUTE_MITIGATION_POLICY
Kamil Anwar
Kamil is a certified MCITP, CCNA (W), CCNA (S) and a former British Computer Society Member with over 9 years of experience Configuring, Deploying and Managing Switches, Firewalls and Domain Controllers also an old-school still active on FreeNode.