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Adobe Creative Suite 3

Application Details:

Version: CS3
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.2

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Test Results

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What works

Install runs and functions for check boxes and buttons

Install Succeeds On:
Acrobat 8 Professional
Encore CS3 Codecs
Flash Video Encoder
Premier Pro CS3 Functional Content
Premier Pro CS3 Third Party Content
Soundbooth CS3 Codecs
Shared Components

Application Loading:
Acrobat Distiller 8 - Loads but errors out stating at least one other app must be ran to activate license first.
Acrobat 8 Professional - Loads, reads PDF fine, then pops up error stating that at least one other app must be ran to activate license first.
Extension Manager - Loads, displays about page, appears to be working

What does not

Install Fails on:
Creative Suite 3 Master Collection
After Effects CS3
Contribute CS3
Dreamweaver CS3
Encore CS3
Fireworks CS3
Flash CS3
Illustrator CS3
InDesign CS3
Photoshop CS3
Premiere Pro CS3
Soundbooth CS3
Version Cue CS3 Client
Version Cue CS3 Server

Application Loading:
LiveCycle Designer 8.0
- Splash screen flashes quickly and app dies
Bridge - Splash screnn flashes quickly app dies
Debug: fixme:d3d:WineD3D_ChoosePixelFormat Add OpenGL context recreation support to SetDepthStencilSurface
wine: Unhandled page fault on read access to 0x00000048 at address 0x4ec97cd7 (thread 0053), starting debugger...
Device Central - Error complaining about Licensing not working at this time
Flash Video Encoder - Complains about Directshow 9 and Quicktime 7 not being installed
Stock Photos - Errors with the same debug as Bridge (OpenGL)


What was not tested

Anything not listed 

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

In order to get installer to even function, needed to start with a clean wine profile, Gecko hack listed by others as well msxml6 and ie6 from winetricks.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 18 20101.2No Not installable Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 09 20091.1.30No Not installable Garbagean anonymous user 
CurrentUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 03 20091.1.16Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 27 20091.1.15No Not installable Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 16 20091.1.13Yes Yes GoldDonkyhotay 

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doesn't work without fresh profile
by Donkyhotay on Wednesday March 4th 2009, 13:43
According to the reports from other people the installer only works with a fresh wine profile. I haven't confirmed this myself because I test wine with a special user account and wipe the profile between installs to make certain problems from another program to not affect my current test. I would be interested to know what other people have installed to try to figure out what is causing the conflict here.
by Mao on Saturday February 21st 2009, 13:39
It gave me critical hints on installing CS3 web standard on wine 1.1.15.
I first installed wine 1.0.9, and then wine 1.1.15. This may caused problem. Eventually, I deleted all wine directories in home directory, and started over again. This time the installation program showed up!!