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Wine Reviews

Open Source Software for running Windows applications on other operating systems.

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about Wine and what they use it for.
  • Should I publish a Linux verion if my game at Steam? It's worth it?
    Steam Deck runs Linux (some variant of Arch apparently), so all Windows games get run through Proton, which is essentially a fork/superset of wine that focuses on adding stuff for gaming. - Source: Reddit / 21 days ago
  • Best Linux for my chop computer?
    For carbide motion my suggestion would be to start by just booting over to Windows when you need to use it, but maybe think about moving over to linux based replacements that apparently should be able to control a shapeoko etc. With no problem, such as ugs or cncjs, but they will require a bit of tinkering that'll be way easier once you're used to linux. Although I'm not optimistic about using it for Carbide... - Source: Reddit / 25 days ago
  • Modding The Witcher 3 Using Wine on SteamOS (Mod Manager & Script Merger)
    Q4Wine is a Qt GUI for Wine. It will allow you to run Windows executables out of the box. Flatseal is a graphical utility to review and modify permissions from your Flatpak applications. We will use it to give Q4Wine permission to access our filesystem so that the Mod Manager and Script Merger can access game files. - Source: Reddit / 27 days ago
    This one relates to the compatibillity layer for linux and mac WINE, thats the url right,, right? Wrong it's, but that hyphen has ALWAYS been in the url, everyone I ask, they say there's a hyphen, but there is no hyphen, I dont have evidence but, there was a hyphen there right? - Source: Reddit / 27 days ago
  • "Failed to open the audio device WineASIO Driver" in Ableton Live 11 Suite
    Your wine version seems to be pretty old, and pick staging/stable. - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • Game crashes on startup using lutris
    002c:fixme:winediag:LdrInitializeThunk Please mention your exact version when filing bug reports on - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • Does anyone here know how to get mods working on the LinuxRuleZ! repack of Cyberpunk 2077? comctl32.dll initialization error upon attempting to launch game with -modded operator and Cyber Engine Tweaks.
    002c:fixme:winediag:LdrInitializeThunk Please don't report bugs about it on and use instead. - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • pls help, it used to be 3.88 gb and now its 3.43.
    If there's any Windows specific software that you need, 95% of the time you'll be able to run it with Wine, or there'll be an native alternative available. For games, over 87% of the top 100 Steam games run either natively or through Wine, according to ProtonDB. In my own Steam library, all of my 39 games run fine on Linux. - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • Massive abuse at! Call the police!
    Most admins at's Bugzilla are insanely abusive for no reason at all. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Steam on ChromeOS performance and compatibility?
    It can run windows games through proton (proton is based on wine -->: - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • [Summary] Linux SPNATI Offline / Development Linux Setup Guide r/spnati [Guide]
    Ubuntu/Mint Install the WineHQ packages, as explained here: If you already have Ubuntu's wine package installed, uninstall it first. NOTE: Ubuntu 18.04/Mint 19.04 requires a dependency (FAudio) that is not in the default repo. Download and install both 32bit (i386) and 64bit (amd64) packages. Links for the packages are included with the guide, however I have them here... - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • League crashes on startup from lutris
    002c:fixme:winediag:LdrInitializeThunk Please mention your exact version when filing bug reports on - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • DDE failure, what is this?
    Did you search on Check the database and/or the wiki. - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • Any reason wine you can download from the software manager is 5.0?
    I personally use the wine-stable ppa from with a manual install of winetricks (there is no up to date ppa). - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • Windows Solitaire
    You'd might want to take a look at wine. - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • How to install wine in August 2022?
    Which tutorial are you using? You should only follow the official documentation on - anything else will be out of date after only a few months. - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • Linux gaming noob qs
    It is common opinion that the older games run better in Wine/Proton then on Windows. You might want to check database to look at older software compatibility. Also, Lutris is a great resource to get them running easily. - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • Are these misconceptions about rust?
    They've employed its creator, Sam Lantinga, since 2012, the year 2.0 came out, making it sort of their answer to coding directly against DirectX or Apple's Core APIs before they also contracted with CodeWeavers to develop and maintain Proton. (CodeWeavers being the "commercial Wine support" company that employs some of the big-name Wine developers and makes money by selling proprietary launchers and builds of Wine... - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • problems when launching a non-steam version of risk of rain 2
    002c:fixme:winediag:LdrInitializeThunk Please mention your exact version when filing bug reports on - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • Why linux cant run mac os apps natively?
    Because they are different kernels, Closest thing is Darling (compatibility layer like Wine) but it's still WIP (Work In Progress). - Source: Reddit / 10 months ago
  • Minecraft Education Edition on Linux
    I know it's theoretically a Windows UWP app. I've downloaded it from , extracted it using unzip (twice, there is a nested archive inside), and tried to run it on Ubuntu 20.04 with Wine 7.8 from It didn't work. I've installed winetricks and used it to install vcrun2019 and d3dx11_43. - Source: Reddit / 11 months ago

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