How to Install Wine 3.0.3 Stable in Ubuntu and Linux Mint - Wine 3.0.3 stable has been released with over 52 bugs fixes including Adobe Premiere Elements 14 crashes, Microsoft Windows PowerShell reports, iTunes 12 installer freezes at the final step, Visual Basic setup toolkit fails, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy (Steam) crashes, and many more.

Wine (Wine Is Not an Emulator) is free and open source compatibility layer program to run Windows applications on Linux, Mac, FreeBSD, and Solaris.

Bugs Fixed in Wine 3.0.3

  • Driller crashes in process PE entry point due to Wine's mis-align workaround for 32-bit entry point asm wrapper (MoleBox Ultra v4.x)
  • ProPresenter 4.x (.NET 3.5 WPF app) fails on startup (devenum CreateInstance() doesn't support IID_IUnknown)
  • Regedit mangles registry keys containing embedded NULLs
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 64-bit redistributables get incorrectly installed into SysWOW64 (system directory for 32-bit files) when run under 64-bit Wine
  • AMMYY Admin v3.0 crashes at startup in Win7 mode ('NtSetInformationToken' needs to support 'TokenSessionId')
  • WinLaunch 0.4.x (OSX Style free Launcher) complains about missing "%USERPROFILE%\\Application Data\\Microsoft\\Windows\\Themes\\" directory
  • Crash handlers/debuggers fail to display user-interface when invoked for crashing (non-interactive) service processes (inherited Wine service window station/desktop)
  • valgrind shows an uninitialized variable in programs/cmd/tests/batch.c:WCMD_assoc
  • AArch64 platforms: ABI Problems wrt varargs (needs arm64 specific __builtin_ms_va_list)
  • Visual Pinball 8.x, 9.x, 10.x crash on exit after creating a new table, needs support for VBScript IActiveScriptDebug
  • Can't start UPlay: "Connection Lost" error
  • Invalid behavior of "C: && echo haha" or "C: & echo haha"
  • cmd.exe: buffer overflow while parsing qualifiers
  • Caladrius Blaze, Raiden IV: Overkill show black screen on title menu (needs native vcrun2013)
  • Max Payne 3 (Steam) crashes in DX9 mode
  • wchar.h missing wmemchr, wmemcmp, wmemcpy, wmemmove, and wmemset
  • Empire of the Ants (french version "les fourmis") - game crashed

See the complete release notes here.

Install Wine in Ubuntu and Linux Mint

Thanks to developer, there's an official repository you can use to install the latest Wine on Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04, 18.04, and derivatives system like Linux Mint 17, 18, and 19.

Installing Wine Stable in Ubuntu and Linux Mint

If you have previously installed a Wine package from another repository, please remove it and any packages that depend on it (e.g., wine-mono, wine-gecko, winetricks) before attempting to install the WineHQ packages, as they may cause dependency conflicts.

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Step 1 - Open terminal via app launcher or simply press Ctrl+Alt+T

Open Ubuntu's terminal

Step 2 - If your system is 64 bit, enable 32 bit architecture (if you haven't already):

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386

Step 3 - Run this commands to get the release key :

wget -nc
sudo apt-key add Release.key

Type your password (no visual feedback) and press Enter continue

Step 4 - Add Wine repository :

sudo apt-add-repository

For Linux Mint users, use the following command instead :

Linux Mint 17.x

sudo apt-add-repository 'deb trusty main'

Linux Mint 18.x

sudo apt-add-repository 'deb xenial main'

Linux Mint 19.x

sudo apt-add-repository 'deb bionic main'

Step 4 - Update the package repository database :

sudo apt-get update

Step 5 - Now run the following command to install Wine stable in Ubuntu or Linux Mint :

sudo apt-get install --install-recommends winehq-stable

If there's unmet dependencies while installing Wine, try aptitude :

sudo apt install aptitude
sudo aptitude install winehq-stable

That's all you need to do to install latest Wine in Linux Mint and Ubuntu. Thanks for reading and see ya!.