Adobe Animate

Version 10; released October 15, 2008

New features include inverse kinematics (bones), basic 3D
object manipulation, object-based animation, a text engine, and further
expansions to ActionScript 3.0 (Vector arrays). CS4 allows the
developer to create animations with many features absent in prior

Application Details:

Version: Flash CS4
License: Retail
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 7.11-staging

Maintainers: About Maintainership

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there is a work around for the setup.exe not displaying (doesn't under windows either) but even with that it has a serious error and crashes. use wineconsole: start /wait setup.exe --mode=Silent --deploymentFile="./deployment.xml" remember to enter your serial into deployment.xml

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 22.04 "Jammy" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 01 20227.11-stagingYes Yes NoBronzeMicheal Redgems 
ShowLinux Mint 20.2 "Uma"Nov 18 20216.20Yes Yes NoSilverKiffolisk 
CurrentFedora 13Mar 19 20111.3.14No Not installable Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 22 20101.2-rc1No, but has workaround No Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 22 20101.2-rc1No, but has workaround No Garbagean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
13064 AfterEffects 7 tryout crashes on startup, needs GDI32.dll.CreateFontIndirectExW CLOSED FIXED View
16681 Adobe Photoshop CS4 fails to start, complains "Some of the application components are missing..." CLOSED FIXED View
17062 Any of Adobe CS4 applications crash at displaying a splash screen CLOSED DUPLICATE View
18070 Multiple apps need separate msi custom action server process due to COM/MTA and/or isolation issues (Adobe CS3/CS4, Flash, Windows SDK 2008, Strawberry Perl, MS Office 2010) CLOSED FIXED View
20667 Flash CS4 crashes on the splash-screen, after the licensing-window is closed. CLOSED ABANDONED View
21675 FLASH CS4 cannot start in fedora 12 CLOSED ABANDONED View

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HowTo / Notes


To install on a clean .wine prefix In Ubuntu Jaunty or Karmic (from

If you already have wine installed, delete or rename your ~/.wine directory if you don't want to lose your current wine programs and uninstall your current wine installation by typing sudo apt-get remove wine in your terminal.

 You will need to install git if you do not already have it by typing sudo apt-get install git into your terminal. To download the wine git repository type ­git clone git:// ~/wine-git

Type cd ~/wine-git to change directories to the wine source folder. You will need to use git to revert commit b8965ee7c90a687af4c84ad0ede73b1df901e16c by typing git show b8965ee7c90a687af4c84ad0ede73b1df901e16c | patch -p1 -R into your terminal and then you will need to apply this patch­ by typing  patch -p1 < ~/path/to/patch.diff

Now you need to compile wine. I compiled it by simply running ./tools/wineinstall as it recommends in the WINE installation instructions. Take a coffee break while WINE compiles and come back to download winetricks

 type cd to get back to your home directory.

wget  will download winetricks­­

chmod +x winetricks will give winetricks executable permissions­
sh winetricks msxml6 gecko gdiplus vcrun2005sp1 ie6 winxp to install the required winetricks.

Now run the Setup.exe from your terminal by typing wine ~/path/to/Setup.exe

The buttons in the installer GUI will not be visible but by clicking around or tabbing you will be able to find them. On installation, I received an error that Setup.exe needed to close when Adobe Illustrator was installing but it didn't close for some reason and the installation completed.

Flash will now be installed but will crash at startup.

Some interesting things to note RE: the crash
  • The crash seems to happen when the splash screen says it is either "Moving First Run Files" or "Loading Standard Profiles". It seems to alternate between the two.
  • In Windows Flash sometimes crashes on start-up due to a problem with the configuration folder. Deleting it usually fixes the problem in Windows. In WINE, Flash still crashes, but it rebuilds the config folder before it does.
  • Changing winecfg to Windows 2000 got Flash to display the "help make our products better" regsitration dialogue but crashed immediately afterwards. 
  • Overriding atmlib.dll will get the splash screen to "Loading User Profile" before crashing.