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Published by doh123 on 2013-03-15

I'm putting up a Wineskin 2.5.10 Beta 1 wrapper.  Use at your own risk...

The changes from 2.5.9 are...
  • Bug Fix - Fix how Winetricks launches so that its less likely to mess up (fixing new bugs in 2.5.9)
  • a few bug fixes for possible memory leaks or wasted memory usage.
  • Update how the wrapper monitors everything running which should improve start up time and problems.

    • This change is a big one in how things work, and the initial changes may or may not cause new problems.
    • You'll notice that the "wine" and "wineserver" processes normally running with a wrapper will have unique names for the wrapper instead of the generic names.
    • This helps the wrapper launch, monitor, and close down things better and make sure to not interfere with other wrappers, or anything else that uses wineserver (including Cider ported games).
    • Right now the changes are only in Wine usage in the wrapper, but need to be moved over to be used for WineskinX11 as well in future betas.
    • Error reports with launching wrappers, running multiple wrappers, and working with other Wine based products, as well as any and all other feedback would be helpful.
Just download and install this manual installer app, and it will show up as what is installed in Winery.  If you use Update in Winery after that, it will go back to 2.5.9.
 
THIS IS OUTDATED!
Please see Beta 2 post
Published by doh123 on 2013-03-15

Its come to my attention (though I haven't been able to personally verify this), that the driver updates in OS X 10.8.3 for Mountain Lion fix the AMD drivers so that the SpeedHack engines are no longer needed.

If anyone would like to test this out that currently use AMDSpeedHack engines, this should be a big improvement for compatibility and gaming performance on AMD/ATI GPUs.

If you'd like to give feedback about this, just send a message on the support forum, thanks!

Published by doh123 on 2013-03-09

 

Wineskin 2.5.9 is released!

Whats changed?

 

  • Initial Mac Driver support
    • This will use the native Quartz interface of OS X instead of the extra X11 layer requirement.
    • This is a work in progress that could be buggy and unstable.
    • Option to enable Mac Driver instead of X11 in Wineskin.app Screen Options
    • If you are using an engine that doesn't have a working Mac Driver, the wrapper may fail to work at all until you disable trying to use it.
    • Support in Engines with Wine 1.5.22+ and in CX engines 12.0.0+
  • The Installer should no longer miss exe, bat, or msi files based on their choice of capital or lowercase letters
  • Winetricks should work more efficiently with less chance of weird wrapper launching bugs.
  • Wineskin daemon (the main brains of the wrapper) overhauled for efficiency, to use less memory, and to avoid a few memory leaks.
  • Several launch fixes that could cause a wrapper to not launch after using it once before.
  • Engine used should go into the X11 log along with system data
  • useless TRACE entries from logs when using Override->fullscreen should be gone
  • wrappers should no longer leave tons of useless savedState folders in "~/Library/Saved Application State"  If you have extras in there, you can safely trash them.

It is available for download in Wineskin Winery, as well as the manual download location at Mediafire.com Wineskin download location

Published by doh123 on 2012-12-22

I put up an engine based off Crossover 12 Wine's source.

This has the experimental Mac Driver for graphics in it over just using X11.

I am looking to get support for this in Wineskin and get it in more engines, but for now if you want to play with it...

In the registry under Current User->Software->Wine->Drivers add in a String called "Graphics" and set it equal to "mac" or "x11" depending if you want to use the mac or x11 driver.

Since Wineskin doesn't really support this yet, it will still launch X11 like its trying to use it, but the Windows apps should not come up in X11.

Eventually I'll have an option in Wineskin.app to enable and disable this if its available in the current engine, and probably a way to strip X11 out of the wrapper if everything works and you don't need X11.

You should see this engine available for download in Winery.

Published by doh123 on 2012-09-21

I just released Wineskin 2.5.8.

This is exactly the same as Wineskin 2.5.7, except the bug in WineskinX11 that stopped it from working on OS X 10.8.2 and 10.7.5 is fixed.  You'll need to upgrade all your wrappers to 2.5.8 for them to work right with OpenGL on OS X 10.8.2+ and 10.7.5+

It is available for download in Wineskin Winery, as well as the manual download location at Mediafire.com Wineskin download location

 

Published by doh123 on 2012-09-21

OS X 10.8.2 and OS X 10.7.5 broke Wineskin, Crossover, and just about all other Wine usage with OpenGL.

The bug has been found, and is part of X11/xorg (XQuartz).

If you need to work around this bug for now, get XQuartz 2.7.4 RC1 which is fixed, and set your wrappers to run XQuartz instead of the built in WineskinX11.

I'm going to work on getting a new build of WineskinX11 working today for a quick emergency Wineskin 2.5.8 update to fix this issue, but until then, if you use XQuartz instead with the above mentioned version, you should be able to still use your wrappers.

Download Link for XQuartz 2.7.4 RC1

 

Published by doh123 on 2012-09-19

for now if you want to use Wineskin, do NOT upgrade to Mac OS X 10.8.2.  I have not narrowed down the issue, but Apple has totally and thoroughly messed something up that completely breaks anything that seems to be doing a resolutoin change and 3D graphics, or some combo... but basically all games will break.  For now just don't upgrade... there is something going on that needs to be narrowed down and Apple needs to fix it.

Published by doh123 on 2012-09-17

I had a couple bug reports from Beta1 that were fixed in Beta2, but being Beta2 has been out a while with no verifiable bug reports, and it seems to have been running great, so I went ahead and released it.  Download in the normal locations... mainly in Wineskin Winery.

List of changes in Wineskin 2.5.7 from 2.5.6

  • WineskinX11 overhauled, and all code changes from standard XQuartz builds re-evaluated and updated.  Built with updated packages, including xorg-server 1.13.0, Mesa 8.0.4, and freeglut 2.8.0.
  • Added some efficiency to how the Wineskin daemon runs (code clean up)
  • Made a few Wineskin temp files that were still inside the wrapper use the /tmp folder instead.
  • Extra Gamma correction has a wider range and no more tick marks on the slider.
  • Winetricks should be able to update again, but its already updated to the latest available
  • Cmd+Opt+A toggle back to fullscreen no longer crashes on Mountain Lion
  • Cmd+Enter option added that works identical to Cmd+Opt+A
  • Cmd+Tab will knock you out of fullscreen like Cmd+Opt+A and Cmd+Enter, but it will not put you back into fullscreen, it will work normally for changing apps. You can use Cmd+Opt+A, or Cmd+Enter to get back to fullscreen if you got out by using Cmd+Tab.
  • Wrappers don't hard set your max open files to 10,000 anymore by default.
  • There is an option in Wineskin.app to set your Max Open Files to 10240, which is the maximum OS X seems to allow for a setting.  This is a system wide setting that cannot be un-done without rebooting.  Its best to leave it off unless you have specific problems with programs not having enough open files available.
  • Test Run and making logs will no longer screw up if you are using Override->Fullscreen.
  • System info in X11 logs should no longer occasionally be partially over-written
  • Codesigned the manual installer package so Gatekeeper won't complain about it

 

Published by doh123 on 2012-09-08

 

Wineskin 2.5.7 beta 1 was short lived, found a couple problems... so here is Beta2!
 
 
Changes in Beta 2 from Beta 1
  • Fixed a few cases the Wineskin daemon could crash (mainly noticed with extra gamma correction)
  • Added some efficiency to how the Wineskin daemon runs (code clean up)
  • Codesigned the beta installer package so Gatekeeper won't complain about it
  • Made a few Wineskin temp files that were still inside the wrapper use the /tmp folder instead.
  • Extra Gamma correction has a wider range and no more tick marks on the slider.
Changes in Beta 1 from Wineskin 2.5.6
  • Winetricks should be able to update again, but its already updated to the latest available
  • Cmd+Opt+A toggle back to fullscreen no longer crashes on Mountain Lion
  • Cmd+Enter option added that works identical to Cmd+Opt+A
  • Cmd+Tab will knock you out of fullscreen like Cmd+Opt+A and Cmd+Enter, but it will not put you back into fullscreen, it will work normally for changing apps. You can use Cmd+Opt+A, or Cmd+Enter to get back to fullscreen if you got out by using Cmd+Tab.
  • Wrappers don't hard set your max open files to 10,000 anymore by default.
  • There is an option in Wineskin.app to set your Max Open Files to 10240, which is the maximum OS X seems to allow for a setting.  This is a system wide setting that cannot be un-done without rebooting.  Its best to leave it off unless you have specific problems with programs not having enough open files available.
  • Test Run and making logs will no longer screw up if you are using Override->Fullscreen.
  • System info in X11 logs should no longer occasionally be partially over-written
  • WineskinX11 overhauled, and all code changes from standard XQuartz builds re-evaluated and updated.  Built with updated packages, including xorg-server 1.13.0, Mesa 8.0.4, and freeglut 2.8.0.
  • A new engine base for custom engines will be available after beta is over.

 

Published by doh123 on 2012-09-07

Wineskin 2.5.6 has only been around a month, but some of the issues really needed to be fixed...

Here is a beta of Wineskin 2.5.7.  I know comments are disabled (tired of spammers) so if you have comments, you can post them on the support forum.

(Beta 1 over, see Beta 2 post)

Changes

  • Winetricks should be able to update again, but its already updated to the latest available
  • Cmd+Opt+A toggle back to fullscreen no longer crashes on Mountain Lion
  • Cmd+Enter option added that works identical to Cmd+Opt+A
  • Cmd+Tab will knock you out of fullscreen like Cmd+Opt+A and Cmd+Enter, but it will not put you back into fullscreen, it will work normally for changing apps. You can use Cmd+Opt+A, or Cmd+Enter to get back to fullscreen if you got out by using Cmd+Tab.
  • Wrappers don't hard set your max open files to 10,000 anymore by default.
  • There is an option in Wineskin.app to set your Max Open Files to 10240, which is the maximum OS X seems to allow for a setting.  This is a system wide setting that cannot be un-done without rebooting.  Its best to leave it off unless you have specific problems with programs not having enough open files available.
  • Test Run and making logs will no longer screw up if you are using Override->Fullscreen.
  • System info in X11 logs should no longer occasionally be partially over-written
  • WineskinX11 overhauled, and all code changes from standard XQuartz builds re-evaluated and updated.  Built with updated packages, including xorg-server 1.13.0, Mesa 8.0.4, and freeglut 2.8.0.
  • A new engine base for custom engines will be available after beta is over.
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