Wine 1.4

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by savvos, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. savvos macrumors regular

    Sep 8, 2007
    A new stable version of Wine (version 1.4) came out earlier this month. Is anyone hosting compiled Mac binaries for this version yet?
  2. Blakeasd macrumors 6502a

    Dec 29, 2009
    It isn't that hard to compile it yourself, just grab the Wine 1.4 source and follow these instructions.
  3. ScottishCaptain macrumors 6502a

    Oct 4, 2008
    Actually it kinda is.

    You cannot build WINE through Xcode 4.2 or later. This is because Apple dropped support for GCC in 4.2, and your only option now is the LLVM-GCC compiler which seems to ignore several important compiler flags (they're there, they just don't do anything).

    The end result is that any WINE compiled with Xcode 4.2 or later will immediately crash with an unhandled exception code. You cannot run anything, the resulting binaries are broken.

    You will need to compile WINE with either: A) an Xcode version lower then 4.2, or B) a custom GCC compiler- probably something from Fink or Macports or something like that.

  4. MurderousMoppet macrumors newbie

    Jan 24, 2012
    the latest stable release of wine is 1.5 not 1.4. maybe this release fixes the xcode compile problems mentioned?

    you dont need to monkey with old versions of xcode to get GCC 4.2 either.
  5. cluthz macrumors 68040


    Jun 15, 2004
    All 1.5.x releases are development releases, 1.4 is latest stable.

    If you plan to run wine on OSX I suggest using Wineskin from
    It has downloader for all recent wine and crossover binaries.
    (from like 1.1.x to 1.5 including crossover 8 to 11.)
  6. thundersteele macrumors 68030

    Oct 19, 2011

    Concerning gcc, I use OSX gcc packages from here:

    They have gcc packages for xcode 4.2, I hope they also work for 4.3.
    The apple llvm compiler is not fully compatible with code written for gcc. I highly doubt that there will be any fix from wine, since it is written for gcc.
  7. MurderousMoppet macrumors newbie

    Jan 24, 2012
    I meant to imply that perhaps 1.5 will compile using Xcode 4.2.
  8. doh123 macrumors 65816

    Dec 28, 2009
    As long as you do not want a Customized/patched Wine source... they stock Wine builds are already built and available for Wineskin, along with Crossover Wine versions too. There are also 3rd party customized engines available elsewhere for it (like at

    I haven't had access to my build machine for a week, but I'll have a Wine 1.5 version up later today.

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