Pretty much everything works. Midi input from external devices, loading, playing, tweaking, saving files, exporting wavs, it's like running the application in Windows, with an added layer of harmless graphical glitchiness. So far everything seems completely stable and the sound quality is fine.
Scrolling around in the virtual rack works fine but is a bit choppy, most likely because of the way WINE is handling Directdraw. The toolbars work, although the icons render as black silhouettes instead of being colored in.
What does not
Initially I could not install the program because the Reason splash screen would always be on top, over the installation windows. I used the graphics options in winecfg to turn on Wine's virtual desktop (instead of using the default X window manager). This fixed the issue with the splash screen and allowed me to install the program.
Once the program was installed, it would only start when using "sudo wine Reason.exe" and specifying a RSN file to open, otherwise it would give a "File not found" error. I started out by opening one of the demo files, then created a new blank file. I just specify this blank file whenever starting Reason now.
The most annoying persisting issue is that I have to open Wine using "sudo" ... it just doesn't want to work without being given root permissions for some reason. This isn't a deal-breaker, and it's most likely just something I've done stupid. I've tried reinstalling several times to no avail. At least I could always reproduce these steps and always get Reason to work.
What was not tested
I could not find anything in the program that doesn't work. Some things are a little glitchy, or a little slower than they might otherwise be in Windows, but it's a perfectly acceptable experience.
I am thrilled to finally have Reason working in Linux. Reason was the only reason I kept my Windows XP partition on Dual Boot. Now I can toast it and free up the space!
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Oct 18 2008||1.1.6||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Jorge Azevedo|
|Show||Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Aug 24 2008||1.1.3||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Daniel Precisely|
|Show||Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 30 2008||1.1.2||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Daniel Precisely|
|Show||Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 14 2008||1.1.1||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Daniel Precisely|
|Show||Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 04 2008||0.9.52.||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|by marc on Thursday December 20th 2007, 9:36
strg + o = open file
strg + p = preferences
strg + s = save
|by Tobias on Monday November 6th 2006, 13:32
1. - if you get the error
Please make sure your version of Wine is up to date. --MK