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How to install Wine 7 on Ubuntu 22.04 | Linux Mint 21

Hello, friends. Taking advantage that I had to make some tweaks to play a game I like, I will show you how to install Wine 7 on Ubuntu 22.04 | Linux Mint 21.

The reality is that Ubuntu 22.04 | Linux Mint 21 comes with Wine 6 which is a great version but not the latest. We already know that with Wine you should use recent versions to take advantage of the improvements they incorporate.

But what is Wine? If you are a newbie, you probably don’t know. So, Wine 7 is the latest stable branch of a project that has been with us for many years. With wine, we can have a layer of compatibility that allows us to run Windows software on Linux.

Thanks to an active development, Wine 7 comes with many interesting new features. For example, the inclusion of the Windows-on-Windows 64bit architecture (WoW64) that allows us to install 32-bit Windows applications on 64-bit Linux systems.

Another exciting aspect of Wine 7 is that now the included applications support HiDPI and the Vulkan driver supports up to version 1.2.201 of the graphics API and initial support for Direct2D effects has been introduced.

Installing Wine 7 on Ubuntu 22.04 | Linux Mint 21

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First, before you start, update the entire system

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Then you can start. Now, enable the i386 architecture in APT to get packages needed for Wine.

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386

Now, download and add the GPG key from the Wine repository. Remember that older versions are included in the official Ubuntu and Linux Mint repositories. The idea is to have the latest stable.

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sudo wget -nc -O /usr/share/keyrings/winehq-archive.key https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/winehq.key

Next step is to add the repository in question

sudo wget -NP /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/dists/jammy/winehq-jammy.sources

Next, refresh APT

sudo apt update

And finally install the latest stable version of Wine

sudo apt install --install-recommends winehq-stable

Or

sudo apt install --install-recommends winehq-devel
Install Wine 7 on Ubuntu 22.04 | Linux Mint 21
Install Wine 7 on Ubuntu 22.04 | Linux Mint 21

Now check the installed version

wine --version
wine-7.16

So, that’s it.

Conclusion

Wine is a flagship Linux utility because it allows us to use Windows software. Very popular for games and so on.

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