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{{Infoboxemulator|image title = Wine|logo = Wine.png|first version = 1{{WineVer}} (Dev: 4.712.371)|second active = Yes|third platform = Unixand POSIX-compliant|target = Windows|fourth developer = Alexandre Julliard, othersand [ the Wine team]|fifth website = []|sixth support = [http Paypal]|license = GNU LGPL v2.1+|source = []}}'''Wine''' (known recursively as an acronym for '''Wine Is Not <u>W</u>ine <u>I</u>s <u>N</u>ot an Emulator<u>E</u>mulator''') is an open-source [[compatibility layers|compatibility layer ]] for POSIX-compliant systems such as Unix-like operating systems (e.g. Linux, BSDs, and Mac OS XmacOS, etc.) to run programs originally created for Microsoft Windows. Originally created First developed by Alexandre Julliard, it is 's now sponsored by the corporate entity CodeWeavers, who use it as a base to create an enhanced, proprietary version, known as [ CrossOver]. Wine is especially useful for older Windows games, as compatibility with these is typically higher than if the same game were run on modern Windows versions.
It Compatibility may not be perfect, however, and there can run older Windows only games and Windows only emulatorsbe various glitches introduced.
==UseDownload==Wine is especially useful * [ '''Official release'''] (Linux and macOS)* [ PlayOnLinux]* [ WineBottler] or [ PlayOnMac] for macOS* [ WineD3D for older Windows games, as compatibility with these is typically higher than if the same game were run on modern Windows versions.]
Wine can also run any ==Issues==Some programs require official Windows programDLLs. Most of these are available to download via the (usually) included script, including emulators[ winetricks]. Compatibility may not be perfect however, and there lists for most programs can be various glitches introducedfound on the [ AppDB].
==Download==[https:Games which use DirectX/Direct3D APIs later than 9 are mixed in terms of support, as many DirectX 10/winehq11 programs run, but many still simply don't run at Binaries] or [ PlayOnLinux] (via repositories) for Linux distributions
[ WineBottler] or [ PlayOnMac] for Mac OS X ==Issues==With some programs, official Some software and games make use of kernel-mode drivers within Windows DLL files that are requiredsimply impossible to support due to restrictions on how Wine works, mostly having to do with security. Most of these These are available especially abused by anti-cheat solutions such as GameGuard and certain others that will prevent you from playing games that use them, (e.g. Nexon) so your only option there is to download via the run it in a virtual machine or dual boot (usuallyand even then, there is no guarantee that will get by their detection) included script, [ winetricks]. Compatibility lists for most programs can be found on the [ AppDB].
Games which use DirectX/Direct3D APIs later than 9.0 may not run at all on Wine, as support for DX10 and 11 are preliminary at best. Also, applications and games that use kernel-mode drivers e.g. for copy protection or anti-cheat middleware may and/or will not be supported on Wine due to the way they access low-level/ring 0 system functions, such as those Asian MMOs bundled with GameGuard.==See also==* [[Proton]]* [[WineVDM]]* [[Wineskin]]
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[[Category:macOS emulation software]]
[[Category:Android emulation software]]

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