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Wine 1.9.17 Improves Joystick Support, Gun Metal and Multiple DirectX9 Games

The biggest new features implemented in Wine 1.9.17 since the previous development snapshot, Wine 1.9.16, are better exception handling on 64-bit platforms, more improvements to the built-in joystick support, additional stream support in the C++ runtime, font embedding improvements, and metafile support in GDI+. There’s no new Wine development release without the usual bugfixes, and, according to the changelog, Wine 1.9.17 fixes a total of 53 issues reported by users since Wine 1.9.16. Among these there are improvements for various Windows games and applications that we’ve listed in the next paragraphs.