Wine 6.0 Released, How to Install it in Ubuntu 20.04, 20.10

Wine Stable

Wine 6.0 stable was released 2 days ago as the new major release to run Windows applications in Linux, Mac OS, and BSD. Now you can install it in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04, and Ubuntu 20.10 via the official apt repository.

Wine 6.0 features:

  • Core modules implemented in PE format.
  • An experimental Vulkan renderer for WineD3D
  • DirectShow and Media Foundation support.
  • Text console redesign.
  • An initial USB kernel driver
  • Various Vulkan support improvements
  • And more, see announcement.

How to install Wine 6.0 in Ubuntu:

Open terminal either by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard, or by searching for ‘terminal’ from system application menu. When it opens, run following steps one by one.

1.) Run command to enable 32 bit architecture (if you don’t have it):

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386

Type user password (no asterisk feedback) when it asks and hit Enter to continue.

2.) Install the repository key by running command:

wget -O - | sudo apt-key add -

3.) Add wine repository via command (for Ubuntu 20.04 and Linux Mint 20):

sudo apt-add-repository 'deb focal main'

NOTE: You have to replace focal in the code with:

  • groovy for Ubuntu 20.10.
  • bionic for Ubuntu 18.04 and Linux Mint 19.x

4.) For Ubuntu 18.04 and Linux Mint 19.x only, libfaudio0 library is required to install from a third-party repository by running command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cybermax-dexter/sdl2-backport

5.) Finally install Wine 6.0 via command:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install --install-recommends winehq-stable

Uninstall wine:

You may remove the PPA by launching Software & Updates utility and navigating to Other Software tab.

To remove wine 6.0, run command in terminal:

sudo apt remove --auto-remove winehq-stable