I just formatted my laptop and got rid of Windows 7. Yay ;-)

Either way, Wine is version 1.3.28 here, and I need it to update (there are some bugfixes) for my game so I need a more recent version. This is the version I got from the Ubuntu software manager. How do I get a more recent version or Wine version 1.4?

I've already added the repo into my repository, but still no updates.

Thanks in advance.


Add the correct repo

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa

Update your sources list

sudo apt-get update

Update or install wine to the version on the PPA

sudo apt-get install wine1.3

Note: even tough the package name is wine1.3 the listed version on the Ubuntu wine packagers PPA contains version 1.4~rc1-0ubuntu1~ppa1~oneiric1.

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  • As mentioned here, for Wine, Launchpad is no longer used for the Ubuntu builds. Aug 2 '18 at 14:42

In your case, since you have the 1.3.x repository it means you have the PPA from the wine site (ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa). You will have to wait until Scott Ritchie gets time to update to it. Right now he updated to the RC1 for the 1.4 branch. RC2 came today but like always the update depends on whether he gets time today or the following days.

Remember that even if the developing branch is called 1.3.x it really is the "Alpha" or Work in Progress versions of the 1.4.

In WINE, the ODD versions are for development. The EVEN versions are the stable ones.

So the 1.0.x was the stable and 1.1.x was the development versions for 1.2

Then the 1.2.x was the stable and the 1.3.x was the development versions for 1.4

When 1.4 comes out you will see 1.4 as the stable version and 1.5.x as the development branch.

For more information see How to install and configure Wine?

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