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Unprecise input of music marks
by Dominique Jullier on Monday December 27th 2010, 15:38
I tried now several wine versions over a longer period (about one year) but with each version I had the same problem. When I try to write music marks manual by mouse, the cursor always hops around, which is very annoying and makes it impossible to work fast..
Does anybody have an idea, how to solve this issue?
by Kurt Miyashiro on Thursday March 13th 2008, 22:09
I now have Finale 2006 running fine. I tried to start it from the terminal, which gave me a missing .dll file (can't remember, but something like msv....dll). I googled the dll, downloaded it and placed it in the system32 folder. Finale 2006 ran just perfectly after that. All midi works, as does the Garritan player. Does anyone know if it is legal to simply copy a dll from the web? I do have a legal copy of Windows XP, so it shouldn't be a problem, but I was just wondering for those who do not have Windows at all.
One last note, on my slow PIII 866 (256 megs ram), Finale 2006 runs faster on wine than in XP. I can't say enough thanks to everyone working on the Wine project.
Finale 2007 runs nearly perfectly here
by Gokalp on Thursday July 12th 2007, 14:44
I recently got Finale 2007 to work perfectly under WINE.
Here is what you need to do (the method that worked for me):
Getting Finale 2007 (and its variants) working under WINE on Linux
My configuration: Kernel 2.21.5, WINE 0.9.40, Finale 2007c
1) First make sure that you have WINE installed.
2) As your normal user, run
Set OS to WinXP (Important, otherwise it has performance problems), and adjust other settings accordingly (I chose ALSA as the sound output method). Click OK
3) Install Finale2007
4) DO NOT run Finale yet. Download the third (c) update from finalemusic web site and run it to install.
5) Workaround for silent playback problem - Disable Human playback: go to ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Finale\ 2007/ (or where you have Finale installed) and into "Component Files" dir. Rename HP.DLL to HP.DLL.OFF
6) Run Finale 2007. A minor bug - the splash image will persist until you proceed form the initial screen; don't worry, it won't cause any problem. Finale will give two error messages that Human Playback (the caouse of problem for playback on Linux) component files cannot be loaded, since we renamed its DLL to disable it. Just press enter twice to continue.
Note 1: Alternatively, you can use Finale's builtin sound synthesizer, in which case you can omit step 5, be aware though the engine uses quite much CPU time (unusable on my system) AND it has rather bad latency...
Note 2: If anyone knows a better alternative to step 5 (completely disabling human playback), let me know.