µTorrent (uTorrent)

µTorrent 2.2.0 is unusable under Wine (100% CPU usage) due to yet to be merged patch.

Application Details:

Version: 2.2.0
License: Free to use
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.3.9

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Test Results

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What works

tray icon works, after add main.ico and tray.ico to the
~/.wine/drive_c/users/your username/Application\ Data/uTorrent

just choose one at and add to your directory then tray icon will work normally.

besides that is everything working fine!

What does not



What was not tested


Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

the only thing that was strange is that when downloading are done and ready to install the setup didn't came out with: # wine utorrent the utorrent just appears with no setup.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowFedora 14Dec 18 20101.3.9N/A No GarbageArtem S. Tashkinov 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 21 20101.3.7N/A Yes GoldVhozard 
ShowFedora 14Nov 15 20101.3.7N/A No GarbageArtem S. Tashkinov 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 6.x "Squeeze" x86_64Nov 10 20101.3.6N/A No GarbageAngus Hedger 
CurrentSlackware 13.1Aug 06 20101.3.0Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
26031 µTorrent loses the ability of listening to incoming connections REOPENED View

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Beta 2.2.1 Works
by Liam Helmer on Tuesday January 25th 2011, 11:45
If you extract the exe with upx-nrv first, the beta works fine. Works better than 2.0.4 for me on Ubuntu Lucid
RE: Beta 2.2.1 Works
by Artem S. Tashkinov on Friday February 11th 2011, 13:25
Alas, the (final) releases don't work this way:
RE: Beta 2.2.1 Works
by Liam Helmer on Monday March 14th 2011, 18:53
Hrm, I don't get that error: release 2.2.1 is working fine for me.
RE: Beta 2.2.1 Works
by Artem S. Tashkinov on Tuesday March 15th 2011, 3:58
You replied to my old message - at that time the final version was 2.2.0 and it's still unusable under Wine.
RE: Beta 2.2.1 Works
by Liam Helmer on Monday March 14th 2011, 19:07
Though, on further checking, it does look like it isn't allowed to bind to the local socket: so it can only make outgoing connections, no incoming connections. Other than that though: uploads, downloads, feeds all work. I guess that there'd have to be a way to convert the raw socket bind call to something else.
Not working
by Niclas on Wednesday January 19th 2011, 8:07
uTorrent 2.2 not starting with Wine 1.3 or 1.2.

err:ntdll:RtlpWaitForCriticalSection section 0x4c2778 "?" wait timed out in thread 0009, blocked by 001b, retrying (60 sec)
RE: Not working
by Alex on Thursday January 20th 2011, 13:23
Please file a bug. Thanks!
2.2.0/.1 not working - 3.0 works
by Archlinux on Thursday December 23rd 2010, 6:29
Here with Arch and Wine 1.3.9 µtorrent 2.2.0 and beta 2.2.1 both take like half of my CPU (whether 'wine hacks' (sys.enable_wine_hacks) was on (true) or off (false)).

Only µtorrent 3.0 doesn't have this problem atm. I guess some latest update(s) brought this issue back since µtorrent 3.0 hasn't been updated in over a month.

by Vhozard on Sunday November 21st 2010, 11:41
Version 2.2.0 DOES work with Wine 1.3.7!
I have it running while I type this in Ubuntu 10.10 32 bit.

(I did uncheck the "Install uTorrent to..." box and clicked next)
by Vhozard on Sunday November 21st 2010, 11:46
I would like to add to this message:
2.2.0 does work, but is terribly slow in UI respons and takes a lot of CPU.
Version 2.2.1 Beta responds a lot better and should strongly be considered instead of 2.2.0
by James on Thursday November 25th 2010, 14:33
Yes you are right.. It does run now but I have the high cpu usage too.

It would not start before. I wonder if the updates or something that was needed was installed.

The latest beta does not have this issue though and it works great for me.
by Björn Krombholz on Tuesday November 30th 2010, 17:51
Just to add some info: The beta works without high cpu usage when you enable sys.enable_wine_hacks in Preferences -> Advanced.

Setting it to false makes it behave like 2.2: High CPU usage, eventually freezing the app after a few minutes.
by James on Tuesday November 30th 2010, 19:24
Yes I can confirm the high cpu usage in utorrent 3.0 with the sys.enable_wine_hacks set to False. But its set to True on default settings. Which works just great on the default setting.

Does the stable utorrent 2.2 have that setting?

Thanks for finding that one Krombholz.
by Björn Krombholz on Wednesday December 1st 2010, 16:55
The setting has been there for a long time (all 1.x versions I used had it).

It fixed some UI flickering and other performance problems for wine users in the past.

2.2.1 Beta 23274 just added another workaround. Changelog is here:

by Artem S. Tashkinov on Monday November 15th 2010, 9:40
Test results filed here are obviously incorrect or apply to another µTorrent version.