Adobe Reader

Acrobat Reader 3 for Windows 3.1

Application Details:

Version: 3.x (16-bit)
License: Free to use
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.3.16

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Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

  • Installer
  • Some PDFs load fine

What does not

  • DDE too stubby to create shortcuts
  • Some PDFs cause winevdm to crash


What was not tested

Uninstaller - found uninst16.exe but can't find the .log file to run the uninstall

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 27 20111.3.16Yes Yes BronzeKen Sharp 
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 10 20101.1.42Yes Yes GarbageA Wine user 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 11 20091.1.27Yes No GarbageKen Sharp 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 05 20091.1.12Yes No GarbageDetlef Riekenberg 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 27 20081.1.2Yes No GarbageDetlef Riekenberg 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
9159 shell32/explorer: Add support for Progman DDE interface CLOSED FIXED View
11203 Multiple applications crash due to 24bpp display reported as 32bpp (Enterprise Architect 6.x - 9.x, 16-bit Acrobat Reader 3.01, TruePiano 1.0.2) CLOSED WORKSFORME View
13663 Adobe Reader 3.x (16-Bit) crashes when loading a document (X server running at 24bbp but reported in Wine as 32bpp) CLOSED DUPLICATE View
13664 dogfood: Disabled Buttons are complete gray in Adobe Reader 3.x (16-Bit) NEW View
18436 Crash in winevdm for some 16-bit programs CLOSED FIXED View

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HowTo / Notes

Set mode to Windows 3.1 in winecfg before installing.


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