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The 2008 version works similar to previous versions. The only issue that required a new work around is the RealTrack installation. The RealTrack files are installed as .wma files then an included decompression app attempts to convert them to .wav files. This step fails. I was able to convert the files using mplayer. Besides mplayer you'll need the win32 codecs as well. Those can be obtained from the mplayer homepage.
http://www.mplayerhq.hu/~alex/codecs/index.html

cd to the location of .wma files. In my case ~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/bb/RealTracks/realsax, then run the following command:

for i in *.wma; do mplayer -ao pcm:file="${i%.wma}.wav" "$i"; done

Do the same for the realpedj and RAcG directories. RealTracks should then be usable.
The sax sounds great. To use it you select soloist 361 when generating a solo.

Application Details:

Version: 2008
License: Retail
URL: http://pgmusic.com/bandbox.htm
Votes: 2
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 0.9.49.

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What works

I found no features that didn't work, but BiaB is is so feature rich it's possible that something might not work. I rebuilt my songlist, opened songs and played them. displayed and edited notation, generated and played solos.

What does not

other then the issue with installing RealTracks as noted above, I haven't found anything that hasn't worked.

Workarounds

What was not tested

There are so many features, many are not tested. If I come across something that doesn't work, I'll update.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
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RatingSubmitter
CurrentFedora 7Dec 17 20070.9.49.Yes Yes SilverRichard Griffiths 

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