Almost everything. And it's fast. You can rotate the whole screen like a top. Installation went smooth. Since the program is designed to be installed from a single downloaded file, there are no crazy find the CD issues. No need for any screen shots. Go to SAI's official site, check out the screen shots there for SAI on windows, that's exactly what it looks like under recent versions of wine.
What does not
Pen pressure and line smoothing.
Line smoothing is a setting in SAI where it removes the jiggles and shakes from your unsteady hand or cheesy tablet and makes a nice smooth line or curve. Smoothing works on my XP laptop with both the tablet and the regular (non-waccom) mouse (and it's awesome), but with neither under wine. Thus it's failure is possibly not from the same root cause as the failure of Pen Pressure, but no matter... it doesn't work.
But... Sai has very, very nice methods of making smooth vector lines other than free hand line fitting. Thus it can still be used to create nice straight and curved lines.
Pen pressure is about changing widths and opacities of a line while drawing free hand or of colors when painting. It works well under XP, and not at all on wine.
But... Sai has a really good system for changing line widths after the fact for whole or parts of vector lines. Pen pressure loss is thus less important than it might be otherwise for inking. Still terrible for painting and sketching purposes though.
What was not tested
I don't think I missed anything.
Would get gold if it supported Pen pressure. question: Has anyone seen any movement on the wintab/pen-pressure support front from Wine in the last half decade or so? So many art programs that ran horribly in Wine only a few years ago now run great, except for pen pressure detection, making all the other gains moot.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64||Jan 22 2020||5.0-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Bronze||Federico Santamorena|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Nov 19 2019||4.20-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Bronze||Federico Santamorena|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 10.x "Buster" x86_64||Sep 19 2019||4.16-staging||N/A||Yes||No||Bronze||Federico Santamorena|
|Show||Deepin Linux 15.10||May 09 2019||4.7-staging||N/A||Yes||No||Bronze||Federico Santamorena|
|Show||Linux Mint 19.0 Tara||Jul 10 2018||3.11-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Silver||Fred Dre|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|11846||tablet pressure sensitivity not working in Sai and many other key graphic applications||STAGED||View|
|33576||Multiple applications need persistence support for ACL/file security information (storage in extended file attributes)(Paint Tool SAI, Finale Notepad 2012, SmartDeviceMonitor)||STAGED||View|
The pen pressure bug IS NOT a driver bug.
Krita works perfectly out of the box and it's using the drivers already shipped with the kernel.
Old SAI1 is ONLY 32-bit.
When submitting a test please ALWAYS write at least your drawing tablet manufacturer!!!