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October 2008, Adobe Illustrator CS4

Multiple artboards, transparency in gradients, blob brush, live gradient editing, separations previews, in-palette appearance editing

Application Details:

Version: CS4 (14)
License: Retail
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.17

Maintainers: About Maintainership

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Installing has to be done in an earlier wine version, 1.1.17 (or perhaps 1.1.16). The procedure is exactly like in this blogpost : The exceptions being that one more thing is needed for the install to work properly, winetricks ie6 and that I used the 1.1.17 version. Here follows the (again) shamelessly stolen and edited installation guide: 1. If you have used wine before, please start of with a clean .wine folder. Or bottle your Illustrator by doing every action with a specific wineprefix. 2. Install Wine 1.1.17 from 3. Download winetricks and install necessary libraries. Also make sure you have a decent driver for your graphics card installed. wget sh winetricks msxml6 gdiplus gecko vcrun2005 ie6 sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts 3. LANG=C before the following command like this: LANG=C wine Setup.exe 4. To fix the text-layer bug, put atmlib.dll in “~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system 32″. You can download it from several places if you search it on google. (Not sure if Illustrator uses this, but do this to be sure). 5. Try Running. It will fail. 5. Install Wine 1.1.20 from your package manager), to fix the menu bar bug. 6. Try running. It will fail again. **** Comment **** I have only tried with clean .wine-directories, but it might work with used ones as well. I also had some problems seeing the checkboxes during installation, but it was pretty easy to find them(after some clicking). **** /Comment ****

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 29 20091.1.17Yes No GarbageNicklas Börjesson 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 13 20091.1.12No Not installable GarbageDonkyhotay 

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO - (Same as Photoshop CS4)



Due to bug 18070( the installation does not work in the current version of wine(1.1.32), which is pretty sad, since the installed application works well.

There are only three ways make­ it work and neither are really recom­mended:

1. Compiling from git(not for the faint of heart 

2. Using an older wine version as described in this test data : .

­3. Moving a windows installation is another way(after the steps below are made, that is) but that's not possible for everyone.

This is a general instruction on what should be sufficient to install and run Illustrator CS 4 under the current wine version. If the application still does not install or work, a bug report should be made at detailing any errors. T­his guide applies to installations of the trial version­ and the Master collection:

1. If not done already, download the winetricks script: wget

2. Install needed redistributables: sh winetricks msxml6 gdiplus gecko vcrun2005 ie6

3. Install MS core fonts(sudo if applicable): sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts

4. Run the installation application(you might need to add a path): LANG=C wine Setup.exe

5. To work around the font layer bug(16499), and on your own risk, download atmlib.dll and copy to /drive_c/windows/system 32 .

6. Run the application.

If you at this point have any problems, the correct (and good, non-evil) thing is to check if you bug is already reported among the linked bugs above. If this is you first bug report, look at some other bugs before you file your to get a feel for it. Also read the checklist shown when adding. And don't be afraid to ask if you are unsure.

Please don't use any other workarounds than those mentioned in this howto before submitting bugs as it defines what currently should suffice for the install. Using other workarounds could hide problems.

Please do NOT submit test results for "portable", cracked or in any other way illegal versions, they will be rejected outright. If you want to help out, please either buy the application or use the demo version.