How To Install Wine 2.6 on Ubuntu

Wine (Wine Is Not An Emulator) is an open-source compatibility layer software app that enables the Linux and Unix users to run Windows software on their systems, via the Winelib software library.

The latest version available is Wine 2.6, which has been released a while ago, bringing the below changes:

  • Multi-threaded command stream in Direct3D.
  • More Shader Model 5 instructions.
  • More support for 3D textures.
  • Better font transformations in DirectWrite.
  • Various bug fixes.

Installation instructions:

In order to successfully install Wine on Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak, Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr and derivative systems like Linux Mint 18.x, Linux Mint 17.x and Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, you need to add the PPA to your system, update the local repository index, and install the wine-staging and winehq-staging packages:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wine/wine-builds
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install --install-recommends wine-staging
$ sudo apt-get install winehq-staging

Optional, to remove wine and revert the changes, do:

$ sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
$ sudo ppa-purge ppa:wine/wine-builds

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