- Editing/Saving Scores
- Sound, including VST Kontakt Player Support
What does not
Native Instruments continues to give "Warning: Memory is getting low. This may cause dropouts or other artefacts!" error messages when loading VSTs, however they work regardless.
What was not tested
Score Import/Export, more advanced features.
I was tempted to give it Gold, but the error messages are persistent enough to constitute an issue in my opinion. However, everything works. Many thanks to everyone and Ross Moore in particular for finding the rest of this. To install: (NB - My installation method has been very hit and miss, and may contain some bloat or unneccessary steps. If you discover any, please feel free to correct me.) 1) Install wine and wine-dev 2) Get winetricks: in terminal enter 'wget http://www.kegel.com/winetricks' (without quotes, and assume the same for all terminal entries below) 3) In terminal enter 'sh winetricks' and select corefonts, dotnet11, dotnet20, gdiplus, msxml3, msxml4 and msxml6. I also selected vcrun2008, but I'm not sure if this makes a difference to Sibelius. 4) Install wineasio. If not in the repositories, the source is available here http://sourceforge.net/projects/wineasio You may need the JACK audio server and its development files - if there is an error during the installation of wineasio, this could be why. I'm not sure whether this step was necessary for me or not. If you do, get qjackctl as well, it's a GUI control for the JACK server. 5) Copy msvcp60.dll from a Windows installation (or download it, it can be found on Google) to ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32 6) Enter the Sibelius 5 DVD, and find the location of the installer msi - on mine it's /Windows/Sibelius/SibeliusEnglishInstaller.msi In terminal enter 'wine msiexec /i /SibeliusEnglishInstaller.msi and wait for install. 7) Find the "Other Applications" section of the Sibelius DVD and install Sibelius Sounds Essentials (SSE_Setup.exe) 8) Run Sibelius, register... and I hope it works for you.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Linux Mint Debian x86_64||Feb 23 2021||6.0||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Steve Merrony|
|Show||Manjaro Linux||May 04 2017||2.6||Yes||Yes||Platinum||sapo|
|Show||Debian GNU/kFreeBSD 7.x "Wheezy"||Dec 02 2014||1.7.32||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Lord_Midnight|
|Show||Fedora 20||Aug 06 2014||1.7.22||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 13.10 "Saucy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Dec 16 2013||1.6.1||Yes||No||Garbage||an anonymous user|
NB: This was still found through a somewhat hit-and-miss process, so if you have any notes or spot any unnecessary steps, please let me know.
1) Install wine and wine-dev
2) Get winetricks: in terminal enter 'wget http://www.kegel.com/wine/winetricks' (without quotes, and assume the same for all terminal entries below)
3) In terminal enter 'sh winetricks' and select:
(This is one step where there may be some bloat. dotnet20 and the last three are definitely needed, the rest I install to be safe).
4) Install wineasio. At time of writing, it's not in the repositories, so the source is available here http://sourceforge.net/projects/wineasio
You will need the file asio.h from the Steinberg Asio SDK, found at http://www.steinberg.net/en/company/3rd_party_developer/sdk_download_portal/asio_sdk.html (requires a free account to download).
Just unzip the SDK, copy "asio.h" from the folder "common" into the wineasio source folder, then get on with installing it.
You will also need the Jack audio server and its development files from the repositories, or the install will fail.
6) Enter the Sibelius 5 DVD, and find the location of the installer msi - on mine it's /Windows/Sibelius/SibeliusEnglishInstaller.msi
In terminal enter 'wine msiexec /i /SibeliusEnglishInstaller.msi and wait for install.
7) Find the "Other Applications" section of the Sibelius DVD and install Sibelius Sounds Essentials (SSE_Setup.exe)
8) I recommend changing Wine's Audio driver to "OSS" using winecfg. It seems more stable to me.
A possible problem you might have: Once started, I heard no sound, but clicking on "Play - > Playback Devices" once a score was loaded, and then selecting "Audio Engine Options" seemed to fix this. That was kind of weird, as I didn't change any options.
Finally, to those who are having C++ or C runtime errors - this is something to do with the vcrun libraries.
I don't know how to remove them, so you're going to have to uninstall wine, delete your .wine folder (in "/home/[user]" - it's hidden), and start all over again.
--WARNING! DELETING THE .WINE FOLDER WILL REMOVE ALL YOUR CURRENTLY INSTALLED WINE APPLICATIONS--
Sorry... I ran into this issue though, and starting over worked out for me.
Finally, I hope it works for you!