Version 8 of Sony VEGAS Pro; released: 10 September 2007
Combines Vegas Pro 8, DVD Architect Pro 4.5, and Dolby Digital AC-3 encoding software. Improved HDV/SDI/XDCAM support.
Comes with ProType Titling technology, Multicamera editing tools, 32-bit floating point video processing.
Official status: superseded
What does not
See extra comments for full install guide and needed workarounds.
What was not tested
More advanced features of the program not mentioned above.
Using Wine Development version 3.6 (Ubuntu 3.6-1). The insllation guide (below) is based on a modified version of the test results submitted in September 2011 on Ubuntu 11.10.
To give due credit to the original author:
1. Install winetricks, see: WineHQ Wiki: WInetricks.
Make sure your winetricks build version is up-to-date...
2. It is strongly recommended to create a new WINEPREFIX, set to Windows XP compatibility. Type:
WINEPREFIX=~/.vegas WINEARCH=win32 winetricks winxp
2. Install needed prerequisite libraries and follow the install prompts as in Windows. Some may not be needed, but I installed all of the below prerequisites to get Vegas installed and working. I also set the WINEPREFIX variable to the appropriate prefix folder to be safe the correct prefix was being used across multiple terminal sessions. Type:
WINEPREFIX=~/.vegas winetricks corefonts fontfix msxml3 msxml6 dotnet2 directmusic directplay quartz vcrun2005 vcrun2008 quicktime72
3. Place the Vegas installer EXE file in your .vegas/drive_c folder and start the installer. Type:
WINEPREFIX=~/.vegas wine your_vegas_pro_8.0_installer.exe
4. Follow the prompts up until the point where is wants to install .NET Framework 3.0 and/or Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable. We will need to use a workaround to install the program, as the install wizard does not detect these libraries are already installed.
5. Change to the main installation directory:
cd ~/".vegas/drive_c/Program Files/Sony Setup/Vegas Pro 8.0"
WINEPREFIX=~/.vegas wine start vegas80_enu.msi
7. Follow the install prompts and choose to create a desktop shortcut. Type:
WINEPREFIX=~/.vegas wine start vcredist_x86.exe
8. Follow the install prompts (if any) and close your second terminal window. I am also not sure if this step is needed as Visual C++ has already been installed with Winetricks, but this is a step I followed to get working results.
9. Now click cancel on the original installer that prompts to install the previously mentioned libraries. This will close the installer. What this workaround has achieved is installing the main program while bypassing the initial prerequisite checks. Attempting to install the prerequisites normally as in Windows would fail or corrupt the Wine prefix.
10. The original cited test results mention the need to obtain msvfw32.dll from Windows XP and install it in the system32 folder as a native DLL. This is no longer needed and actually prevents Vegas from starting with the below error:
Sony Vegas Pro
Version 8.0c (Build 260)
Exception 0xC06D007E (Unknown Type) IP:0x7B43CFBC
In Module 'KERNEL32.dll' at Address 0x7B420000 + 0x1CFBC
Thread: Sffc SplashThread ID=0x2F Stack=0x1AFF000-0x1B00000
I have overwritten this file and left it in my prefix system32 folder, but removed the override setting in the winecfg Libraries tab. I am unsure if copying the DLL file is still needed, but I doubt it since we are not using a native Windows DLL, only the native built-in library provided with Wine.
11. Finally, launch Vegas using the desktop shortcut .desktop file. You may discard the second .lnk shortcut file as this is only used in Windows.
12. Register Vegas using the "register from another computer" option. This works with legitimate and illegitimate methods of activation. How you activate is up to you, I am simply reporting either method works in Wine for testing purposes only.
I have tested this on a pretty weak PC (spare that was collecting dust), which most likely triggers the "low memory" errors when trying to render using the above mentioned encoders. However, I am still not confident there is not a Wine bug or missing Windows software/libraries causing this either. Please test on your own modern hardware and report the results!
Also, if you encounter any issues from following this guide you may need to delete your Wine prefix folder and start over. It took me multiple attempts to get this working using a 7 year old WineHQ guide and Vegas is known to be difficult to install and use in Wine.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Mar 03 2021||6.3||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Homestar|
|Current||Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 16 2018||3.16||No, but has workaround||Yes||Yes||Silver||Titan91|
|Show||Linux Mint 17 "Qiana" x86_64||Aug 12 2014||1.6.2||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Dec 21 2013||1.7.8||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 14 2011||1.3.28||No, but has workaround||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|