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I am trying to install Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 using Wine on Ubuntu. Google searches have resulted in tutorials for old versions of Ubuntu, Wine, etc. I need a solid way to install and run Adobe Dreamweaver CS4. If any files need to be copied, I have an existing Windows installation. I am looking for a step-by-step guide.

How do I install Adobe Dreamweaver on Ubuntu 14.04 with Wine?

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The article Successfully running Dreamweaver CS6 with Wine describes the process for Ubuntu 10.04 and Dreamweaver CS6, but should still work for your versions. If you encounter any problems, please post them, but first have a look at this article : WineHQ - Adobe Photoshop CS2.

The described procedure transplants an existing Dreamweaver installation on Windows into Wine.

Successfully running Dreamweaver CS6 with Wine this evening, after piecing together information from the following pages:

http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=20236&iTestingId=53581 http://www.thetechrepo.com/id=567
http://blog.int3ractive.com/2010/08/how-to-run-flash-cs5-on-ubuntu-with.html

I'm currently running Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid), but will try upgrading to 12.04.2 next.

I copied EVERYTHING Adobe from a Windows 7 machine into the relevant location(s) in the .wine/drive_c/ folder:

C:/Program Files (386)/Adobe/              *See note
C:/Program Files (386)/Common Files/Adobe/ *See note
C:/Users/Andy/AppData/Local/Adobe/
C:/Users/Andy/AppData/LocalLow/Adobe/
C:/Users/Andy/AppData/Roaming/Adobe/

*Note: I had to rename the "Program Files (386)" folder to "Program Files" for a 32bit only installation of Ubuntu. I can't comment on 64bit versions, only that to make sure you get the directory names and structure correct.

Then I exported everything Adobe from the registry:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Adobe HKEY_CURRENT_USER/SOFTWARE/Adobe
HKEY_USERS/S-1-5-21-xxxxxxxx-xxxxxxx-xxxxxxx/Software/Adobe

I'm not sure if ALL those registry entries are needed, but I thought better safe than sorry, and left nothing to chance! I renamed the exported .REG files to adobe1.reg, adobe2.reg, and adobe3.reg for simplicity, and put them in the /home/ folder, then ran the following commands in Terminal:

wine regedit adobe1.reg
wine regedit adobe2.reg
wine regedit adobe3.reg

Open Winetricks and choose "Select the default wineprefix" and click next. Then "Install a Windows DLL or component". I installed the following (again, probably overkill!):

atmlib
gdiplus
msxml3
vcrun2005
vcrun2008
vcrun2010

Next go back to the selection screen, and choose "install fonts":

corefonts
tahoma
lucinda
uff

With all that done, I simply went to the Dreamweaver installation folder, right-clicked on Dreamweaver.exe and chose "Open with Wine Windows Program Loader", and it fired right up!

Hope this helps someone.

Incidentally, I also copied all the files for Photoshop CS6 and Illustrator CS6 at the same time, but neither worked. They crash whilst initializing.

  • 64bit versions? – QuyNguyen2013 Dec 1 '14 at 2:26
  • Just replace in the above Program Files (386) by Program Files. – harrymc Dec 1 '14 at 8:47

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