Manga Studio

Manga Studio EX 4 is the leading digital comics tool, aimed mainly at doing black and white comics.

In version 4 they've added color support, updated the text tool, added more word balloons and changed how they work, added more rulers, a story editor and more.

Smith Micro has taken over the distribution of Manga Studio from e-Frontier.

Application Details:

Version: EX 4.0
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.5.5

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Test Results

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What works

Install works smoothly. The serial number box displays correctly, unlike in Manga Studio EX 3.0. The program starts and runs.

Opened a comic created in v.3.0 on Windows and everything seemed to be working.

What does not

All buttons in the interface (toolbox and elsewhere) have lost their icon, mouse over tooltip still works though.

When drawing the line lags considerably behind the cursor. Performance in general seems considerably slower than should be expected on this machine (AMD Athlon 3500+ with 3gig RAM).  Ran it with Berly/Compiz running, which might have slowed down things.


What was not tested

I didn't have time to install the extra materials and computones. Only tested basic features, like drawing, moving around and opening files.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

I'm no expert on Wine, so have not attempted to tweak wine settings to make it run better.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 11 20121.5.5Yes Yes NoSilverAndrew Ulrich 
ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 15 20091.1.20Yes Yes NoGoldDarren Farrugia 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 10 20081.1.10Yes No NoGarbagean anonymous user 
CurrentUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 17 20081.1.8Yes Yes NoBronzean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
15443 Wacom Bamboo drawing tablet lacking pressure sensitivity with Manga Studio EX 3.0 STAGED View

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