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
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.
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 wine-stable
sudo apt install --install-recommends wine-devel
Now check the installed version
wine --version wine-7.16
So, that’s it.
Wine is a flagship Linux utility because it allows us to use Windows software. Very popular for games and so on.