Wine 2.0 Takes Shape, First Release Candidate Updates the Mono Engine, More

Wine 2.0 RC1 (Release Candidate 1) prepares the software for its major Wine 2.0 launch, and it also marks the beginning of the code freeze period. As for the new features, you can notice great improvements to the Mono engine implementation, support for IDN name resolution, lots of Shader Model 5 operations, and a bunch of fixes in the regression tests. Among the Windows applications and games that received improvements in this first Release Candidate version of Wine 2.0, we can mention ALDI Bestellsoftware, Shadow Warrior 2, Explorer++ 1.2, Rayman 3 Demo, ToCA Race Driver 3, Windows Live Essentials 2011 web installer, MediaMonkey 4.1.x in Vista+ mode, Easy Video Cutter 2.3, as well as RPG Tkool (RPG Maker) 2k/2k3.