Everything I've tested works better than it ever did on Windows. In fact all the Machines work including the ones that Buzz excluded in the official release cause they caused it to crash. Fact is Buzz doesn't even work on windows anymore so Wine is really your only modern option.
As best I've tested everything in Buzz works, HD recorder, all machines, effects patching, sequencers, wave table loader.
Buzz Instructions and software found here http://flavor8.com/index.php/2005/10/15/buzz-tracker-on-linux/
Note: I also test on Fedora 7 with limited crashing issues (under the same version of WIne), though it has never crashed on Ubuntu.
What does not
What was not tested
I don't think I missed anything.
To get the "outdated" machines to work you will have to first find them and second manually copy them to the Gear folder (c_drive/Program Files/buzz/gear..) Though if you don't care about "outdated" machines then just run the base install package... no issues, just plain Buzz Tracker happiness.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Apr 10 2009||1.1.18||Yes||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 11 2007||0.9.49.||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Mike Pee|
|Current||Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 10 2007||0.9.48.||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Mike Pee|
Running Jeskola Buzz Tracker on Linux
The ultimate insult is when MS upgrades its OS and alienates old software that its users rely on. Buzz is a one in a million program that's too weird to remake and too good to let die. It was made for Windows 98, which appears to be most of it's problem. It's like having the greatest race car driver and the slowest race car with a worthless pit crew.
How to make it work: (thanks to flavor8.com)
It's advisable to to save early and safe often. Occasionally adding a machine to your song will crash Buzz. Note this has always been the case and is not due to Wine or Linux. Please leave a bug report here if you find a machine which does so.
Note that Buzz does support direct HD audio output as well, in MS PCM Wav of coarse.