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Selected Test Results (selected in 'Test Results' table below)
Everything that i've tested.
Emulating both Windows XP, 7 and 8.
What does not
Need Windows Font, on the contrary, it will crash alot.
The installer dont work on wine, necessary a VM to install.
Sometimes the cursor just became invisible on the draw area.
Only open if you install vcrun 2005.
What was not tested
Emulating Older version of windows than XP.
Emulating Windows Vista
Activating Adobe Fireworks CS3, the activator don't work.
Need some fix, if you follow the steps on the notes you will do fine. Has some minor bugs, like when the cursor goes transparent, but it can work with just fine. You will need a computer with windows (dual boot, vm, or just another pc) to install.
AMD Phenom II x6 1090T 3.2GHz, 8GB DDR3 1600MHz
Debian Wheezy i686 with PAE, Wine 1.5.19
Separated prefix, only with Fireworks and dependencies.
First of all, thank you for spend your time helping wine to get better,
I will like to make some suggestions to make the tests results more organized to another users.
Put your PC specs at the Extra Coments section, like the model of your CPU, Speed and System memory.
Specify if you installed the program into a fresh prefix (or not), and what programs are you installed with it.
Tell what version of the windows emulation you use in your wine.
Add a comment about what is don't working.
Tell if you put any official or unnoficial path on your application. Like some modifications on application .exe or some modification on a config file.
Give some details, don't put tests like "Everything is working and Nothing isn't working".
These are just suggestions to make tests result more clean and more fast to be submitted.
How to Install
You gonna need:
Wine 1.3.0 or newest, it's recomended the last release.
A computer with Windows installed (XP or newest) to install Fireworks (can be a VM or Dual Boot).
A replace to fireworks.exe.
How to install
Before anything, you need to open your winecfg and set the prefix version to Windows XP or newest, since Adobe Fireworks CS3 only works on XP or newest versions of Windows.
Then, boot your Windows computer and install Adobe Fireworks CS3 like every other software.
After than, copy the windows folder "C:\Program Files\Adobe" (you can use some network share system like samba or any usb flash drive to copy) and paste on your unix: "(your-prefix)/drive_c/Program Files/Adobe"
You need to do that because the Adobe Fireworks CS3 installer don't work on Wine.
You can now leave your Windows computer, but don't turn-it off, because we will need-it later.
To be sure that Adobe Fireworks CS3 will Work fine, you need to apply some registry patchs on your wine, to do that, create a file called fireworks.reg(or anything-you-like.reg), edit-it with your favorite text editor and put the follow registry keys:
You also gonna need a replace to fireworks.exe, since the Adobe activation don't work under wine, before start Fireworks CS3 for the firsrt time, you need to replace fireworks.exe with a executable that jumps the activation process, you can find-it on google. Just find and replace-it on "(your-prefix)/drive_c/Program Files/Adobe/Adode Fireworks CS3/fireworks.exe"
To finish the instalation, you need to copy the fonts from your Windows computer to your wine, to do that, copy the fonts from "C:\Windows\Fonts" on your Windows computer and paste on "(your-prefix)/drive_c/windows/Fonts" into your unix computer (again, with assitance of an flash-drive or network share), the really necessary fonts are arial.ttf, tahoma.ttf, times.ttf and verdana.ttf.
Now, to run Adobe Fireworks CS3 just run this command:
The Adobe Fireworks CS3 installer don't work on wine, along with other reasons the installer don't work because need .NET Framework 3.5 and it can't detect on your wine.You need another Windows machine to install Fireworks CS3
See the How-to install above.
Adobe Fireworks CS3 activation don't work.
Along with the installer, the activation also don't work, you need to replace your fireworks.exe to make fireworks work fine, please, read the How-to install above for more info.
Adobe Fireworks CS3 don't open.
This happens when the vcrun2005 and the vcrun2008 isn't installed, to install, follow the How-to install above, Fireworks also can refuse to open if the basic fonts like tahoma, arial, times and verdana aren't installed on your prefix.
Sometimes the mouse cursor become invisible on draw area.
This is a known bug, but we don't have any solution for that yet.
On your winecfg, chage the Emulation version to Windows XP.
Try recreate your wine prefix, copy your Adobe folder from your old prefix to a safe location and follow the How-To Install note again.
Verify if your wine version isn't too old (need 1.3.0 or newest).
Be sure that your Adobe folder wasn't corrupted when you copied from your Windows Computer.
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Not working in wine 1.3.36 on ubuntu 10.10
by Marco on Sunday January 8th 2012, 6:57
all of a sudden my fireworks and dreamweaver stopped working. some update probably caused it to stop working. anyone experienced the same???