How to Install Wine | Install Wine 4.1 on Linux

How to Install Wine | Install Wine 4.1 on Linux – You can install and run Windows games that support DirectX12 on your Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian or openSUSE operating system after the Wine 4.1 Stable version is released.

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How to Install Wine 4.1 on Linux?

As you know, you can run a Windows-based program or game on your Linux computer with Wine. Wine is not an emulator, it only provides a compatibility layer task for Windows applications.

In our previous articles, we installed WineHQ on Linux systems. You can access and browse through our links below.

In this article, we will examine how to install the current version (4.1 Stable) of Wine on Linux.

How to Install Wine on Linux Systems?

There are two ways to configure Wine 4.1 on Linux. The first method is to download the necessary packages for installation of Wine over the Internet. The second method is to use the offline Wine package without the Internet.

In this article, we will be examining how to set up Wine over the Internet.

Follow the steps below in order to install Wine 4.1 step by step.

   Step 1: If Your System is 64-Bit, Enable 32-Bit Architecture

If the Linux system you are using is 64-bit, you must enable 32-Bit for the installation of Wine 4.1. On your Linux computer, press CTRL + Alt + T together to open the Terminal and execute “sudo dpkg –add-architecture i386“.

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386


   Step 2: Download and Add Wine Repo Key

When the new version of Wine 4.1 is published, the Wine Key must be defined in your Linux repo to automatically update the program. To download and set up the Wine Key, use the following commands in Terminal.

wget -nc
sudo apt-key add winehq.key


   Step 3: Update Repository

You can use the “sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list” command in Terminal to update the Sources.list file. If you want to add the Wine 4.1 repo directly from Terminal, you can use the “sudo apt-add-repository” command.

To install Wine 4.1, you need to update your computer’s Repository for Linux. If you are using any of the Linux distributions listed below, add its repo address.

Ubuntu 18.10sudo apt-add-repository ‘deb cosmic main’
Ubuntu 18.04
Linux Mint 19.x
sudo apt-add-repository ‘deb bionic main’
Ubuntu 16.04
Linux Mint 18.x
sudo apt-add-repository ‘deb xenial main’
Ubuntu 14.04
Linux Mint 17.x
sudo apt-add-repository ‘deb trusty main’

   Step 4: Update Packages

To install Wine after configuring Key and Repository, execute the “sudo apt-get update” command in Terminal to update the Linux packages.

sudo apt-get update


   Step 5: Finally, Install Wine 4.1

Finally, build one of the following packages to set up Wine 4.1 on your Linux computer.

Stable Branchsudo apt install –install-recommends winehq-stable
Development Branchsudo apt install –install-recommends winehq-devel
Staging Branchsudo apt install –install-recommends winehq-staging

NOTE: Always remember to install the “Stable” version from the above Wine installation packages. Wine Stable version is the most stable version!

How to Install Wine 4.1 on Ubuntu 18.10?

You can install and run many Windows programs by setting up Wine 4.1 Stable on Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish) distribution. You can also run Ubuntu 18.10 on the VMware virtual machine and configure Wine on the virtual machine.

To install Wine 4.1, first test your Internet connection on your Ubuntu computer. Then, open the Terminal and set up Wine 4.1 by executing the following commands, respectively.

1) sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
2) wget -nc
3) sudo apt-key add winehq.key
4) sudo apt-add-repository 'deb cosmic main'
5) sudo apt update
6) sudo apt install --install-recommends winehq-stable


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   Final Word

In this article, we have reviewed how to set up the Stable, Devel, and Staging versions of 4.1 on the Linux systems that have the latest version of Wine. In our next article, we will examine how to set up Wine Stable 4.1 on Ubuntu. Thanks for following us!

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