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Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator CS6 Version 16.x of the professional vector graphics program by Adobe Systems.

Application Details:

Version: CS6
License: Shareware
URL: http://www.adobe.com/products/...
Votes: 4
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.13

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Test Results

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What works

Previously on wine version 1.9.5 I was only able to get the 32-Bit version to work. But with version wine 2.13-r2 the 64bit version appears to be working great. I haven't had much time to mess around with it yet but I wanted to report the fact that 64Bit is working now with this newer version of wine. 

What does not

I haven't noticed anything not working yet but I also haven't spent that much time using this version yet. 

Workarounds

What was not tested

Most things were not tested yet. 

Hardware tested

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Additional Comments

I needed to install msxml3 with winetricks before installing Illustrator but that was the only special thing I had to do to get it to install and run. Also at the time of writting the wine version I'm using, wine 2.13-r2, is not yet available in the official Gentoo portage repo. I installed it through the bobwya overlay using Layman (https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Layman). This site is helpful for finding overlays that contain versions of packages or packages not found in portage: https://gpo.zugaina.org/app-emulation/wine

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentGentoo Linux x86_64Aug 06 20172.13Yes Yes GoldBenny Profane 
ShowSlackware64 -currentJan 15 20172.0-rc2No, but has workaround Yes GoldDanny Schmarsel 
ShowArch LinuxAug 07 20161.9.16Yes Yes BronzeLogo 
ShowFedora 23 x86_64Mar 29 20161.9.5N/A Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 15.10 "Wily" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 22 20151.8Yes Yes SilverRichard Baláž 

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Comments

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Cannot drag n drop with Selection Tool (V)
by Graben on Friday August 15th 2014, 9:19
For those that cannot drag n drop with wine 1.7.X using the Selection Tool (V, black arrow icon), reverting back to wine 1.5 fixes the drag n drop issue.
Save for web does work
by Simon Lidster on Wednesday August 14th 2013, 20:33
Strange one - I can save as AI no problem, but when Save For Web the dialogue opens everything looks fine, but no file is saved no matter what settings are used.


Linux Mint Nadia.

Everything else seems fine.
RE: Save for web does work
by Simon Lidster on Wednesday August 14th 2013, 21:17
Actually that's not what it's doing.

It seems to be confusing file and folders.

I found that one save DID work but it saved as the folder name it was saving to and renamed the folder XXXXX.tmp.
Pathfinder
by GameX on Monday March 25th 2013, 17:18
Is the pathfinder working, with Illustrator CS6?
In my case, it cause a crash !
RE: Pathfinder
by Graben on Monday March 25th 2013, 17:24
Works fine for me... unite, minus front , intersect and exclude and Buttons in the pathfinders bottom section works all ok. Did not test the expand button in the pathfinder since I don't know how to make it available (not disabled). Illustrator work so well I do not even remember the last time it crashed! That is really good for an app running under Wine !

I'm using wine 1.5.24 on fedora 17 x64
RE: Pathfinder
by GameX on Monday March 25th 2013, 17:31
Thanks for the very fast reply! :O

I ran it with Wine 1.5.18 (Splash screen display weird on higher versions) using PlayOnLinux. I've tried using Wine 1.5.3, but I get the same problem (x86 Illustrator, on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x64).

This has to be because I run a portable version.. I've tried many times activating a full install, but I never managed to do it.
RE: Pathfinder
by Graben on Monday March 25th 2013, 17:39
I too ahd troubles activating it. I think it activates on the new version of Wine but I did not test installing it all over again, I just kept my wine install and updated wine many times throught updates provided by Fedora repos.

What I did first is keep the demo version and re-install it after 30 days to get the demo again.

Then I tried activating it with my serial because I got tired of reinstalling it every 30 days. It did not work in my case, thought it should now with wine 1.5.24. There is something that does not works when the activation process is trying to connect to adobe servers.

Then since I was left with only this option, i downloaded a cracked atmlib.dll and patched it. It then works and is activated as it should have been with my serial.

Installing illustrator in wine did crash a couples versions ago, but you only had to copy files over from a windows install and it worked. the wine windows registry was OK. I think new versions of wine are working for the install thought some had reported problems but im not sure...
RE: Pathfinder
by GameX on Monday March 25th 2013, 17:44
Thanks for your instructions, I'll try that. Splash screen display proprely under Winde 1.5.24, but pathfinder still cause a crash.

I'll try to copy an installation.
RE: Pathfinder
by Graben on Monday March 25th 2013, 17:47
It should not... If it crashes when copying files over from a winxp/win7 box then it must be your adobe illustrator installer/files.... did you install the demo version downloaded from the adobe website ?
RE: Pathfinder
by GameX on Monday March 25th 2013, 18:03
It's probably because it's a Portable version;

I've tried copying my install from a Adobe Master Collection CS6 installer (I've installed only Illustrator), but I guess I was a bit rushed, I'll try again.

On the top of my mind, guess I need to copy these files:

Program Files (x86)/Adobe/*
Program Files (x86)/Common Files/Adobe/*
Doc and Settings/Gamex/Application Data/Adobe/*

And maybe WinSxS?
Thanks!
RE: Pathfinder
by paddy p on Tuesday May 14th 2013, 9:57
As I spoke with Adobe Customer Services once, they've told me that it's illegal to use their products under Linux. This is where we may break EULA. So now I am a bit confused, and also by cracking their software isn't against EULA also? Is there any chance to legally run their software under Linux?
RE: Pathfinder
by GameX on Monday March 25th 2013, 17:36
I'm trying with Wine 1.5.24 right now.

If it crash, I'm going to try again with copying a full install from a Windows XP virtual machine.
Continue from my results from above
by Joe Wong on Friday January 18th 2013, 16:26
Copy the following files to Playonlinux wineprefix directory

Program Files/Adobe
Program Files/Common Files
ProgramData
RE: Continue from my results from above
by Joe Wong on Friday January 18th 2013, 16:29
ProgramData (change folder option to see hidden folders)
users/your name/AppData
windows/System32
windows/winsxs

First run takes the longest. I think it needs to update the registry and all. Once done loading you can close it and relaunch it.
Ruuning, but right mouse button
by Shara on Tuesday December 4th 2012, 12:12
Adobe Illustrator runs perfectly, but i cant select tools with right mosue button. It doesn't work, but in photoshop cs6 its working.

Arch xfce last wine
RE: Ruuning, but right mouse button
by Graben on Tuesday December 4th 2012, 16:01
If by select tool with right click you mean selecting sub tools such as the type on a path tool and etc... then you must click-hold left mouse button to get those... working on gnome 3 fedora 17 x64 wine 1.5.17 here.
RE: Ruuning, but right mouse button
by Shara on Wednesday December 5th 2012, 14:30
Ohh. thank you. My fail. It's works.
Can't Get it to Work...
by nowashburn on Tuesday September 4th 2012, 18:14
Ubuntu 12.04 64. Pretty sure I have all the suggested winetricks libraries installed and also have no trouble installing and running Photoshop and Flash CS6. Both Photoshop and Flash did the whole "Installation Failed" but as noted with each program, the install actually does work. However, this does not seem to be the case with Illustrator no matter how long I let it sit. Each time it hangs at the following output:


fixme:shell:PathYetAnotherMakeUniqueName (0x4f5bc0, L"C:\\adobeTemp\\backup", L"tmp" ,L"adobetmp000527228"):stub.
fixme:advapi:SetNamedSecurityInfoW L"C:\\Program Files\\Common Files\\Adobe\\Adobe PCD" 1 -2147483644 0x1f7674 0x1f7680 0x1e5888 (nil)
fixme:advapi:SetNamedSecurityInfoW L"C:\\Program Files\\Common Files\\Adobe\\Adobe PCD\\cache" 1 -2147483644 0x1f7674 0x1f7680 0x1e5888 (nil)
fixme:advapi:SetNamedSecurityInfoW L"C:\\Program Files\\Common Files\\Adobe\\caps" 1 -2147483644 0x1f7674 0x1f7680 0x1e5888 (nil)
fixme:advapi:SetNamedSecurityInfoW L"C:\\Program Files\\Common Files\\Adobe\\Adobe PCD" 1 -2147483644 0x1f7674 0x1f7680 0x1e5888 (nil)
fixme:advapi:SetNamedSecurityInfoW L"C:\\Program Files\\Common Files\\Adobe\\Adobe PCD\\cache" 1 -2147483644 0x1f7674 0x1f7680 0x1e5888 (nil)
fixme:advapi:SetNamedSecurityInfoW L"C:\\Program Files\\Common Files\\Adobe\\caps" 1 -2147483644 0x1f7674 0x1f7680 0x1e5888 (nil)
fixme:advapi:SetNamedSecurityInfoW L"C:\\Program Files\\Common Files\\Adobe\\caps" 1 -2147483644 0x1f7674 0x1f7680 0x1e5888 (nil)

Any suggestions?
RE: Can't Get it to Work...
by nowashburn on Tuesday September 4th 2012, 18:17
sorry... wine 1.5.11-0ubuntu1
RE: Can't Get it to Work...
by Graben on Tuesday September 4th 2012, 18:40
Did you follow my install instructions in the comment entitled :

Illustrator CS6 Installer script
by Graben on Thursday August 2nd 2012, 7:30

It did the same thing for me. You have to install the illustrator demo version in windows and copy the files in c:/program files/Adobe over to your wine bottle.

The installer on wine crashes without even installing the Illustrator.exe file...

Please try following my instructions and running the provided script and carefully following instructions there... it has been working for me since wine 1.5.3 and it is still working on wine 1.5.11

If you have troubles making it work, just comment this post and I'll help you make it work.
RE: Can't Get it to Work...
by nowashburn on Tuesday September 18th 2012, 13:40
I think I'm getting closer. With 1.5.13 I get the following:

p11-kit: couldn't load module: /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/pkcs11/gnome-keyring-pkcs11.so: /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/pkcs11/gnome-keyring-pkcs11.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
fixme:heap:HeapSetInformation (nil) 1 (nil) 0
fixme:heap:HeapSetInformation 0x110000 0 0x32fd5c 4
RE: Can't Get it to Work...
by nowashburn on Tuesday September 18th 2012, 17:53
I don't think the issue in my last comment had anything to do with the application. After upgrading to 1.5.13 from 1.5.11 I never created a new winebottle. I backed up the old wine directory, and then created a new one with:

WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.wine winecfg

Then, I moved my files over to the new wine directory and not only Illustrator, but Photoshop and Flash CS6 all work nicely. Thank you WINE community!
Nouveau VS NVidia Graphic Driver
by Graben on Thursday August 2nd 2012, 7:40
In my case, the Nouveau graphic driver for nVidia graphic cards is causing a number of bugs : the wine dialogs does only show up on one screen, on the other monitor they appear white. Some illustrator elements are not updated as the window moves, and when starting illustrator with "wine explorer /desktop=InDesign,1680x1050 ~/...drive_c/Illustrator.exe" it complains about OpenGL commands that are not available.

If you face those problems, simply use the real NVidia driver, this one does not have those bugs.
Illustrator CS6 Installer script
by Graben on Thursday August 2nd 2012, 7:30
This is my script to easily reinstall Illustrator in wine... works like a charm on wine 1.5.3 & wine 1.5.8 (I have not tested it yet on newer wine versions)

To make it work, you need 4 things :

1. The trial version of illustrator CS6 you can download at : www.adobe.com/cfusion/tdrc/index.cfm?product=illustrator
Only the 32bit version seem to work. Place the files you downloaded in the folder you want, change downloadPath variable in the script accordingly.

2. The c:/program files (x86)/Adobe folder with all its content from a windows install. Copy the Adobe folder in a folder named "unpacked_files" located in the $downloadPath folder.

3. Winetricks. If you never installed msxml3, start by downloading msxml3 package at this address : download.cnet.com/Microsoft-XML-Parser-MSXML-3-0-Service-Pack-7-SP7/3000-7241_4-10731613.html

4. the aiinstall.sh script. Copy the file content below and create your aiinstall.sh file. Do not forget to right-click properties, go to permissions tab and check "Allow executeing file as a program". Change the lines that begin with wineBottlePath and downloadPath to match the paths where you want the install script to check for the Adobe Illustrator CS6 trial download files and the path where you want your Illustrator to be installed.
---------------------------------------------------------
How to install Illustrator CS6 in Wine :

1. Run the following script. IMPORTANT: run the script as a regular user not as root.

2. Click next and continue to all windows dialogs that appears during the process.

2. When running Set-Up.exe (Illustrator setup), it will ask you if you want to run the trial or the full version if you have a serial. Choose run full version and enter any serial good or bad it does not matter. The install program ask for internet connection which you have but the installer does not see it, click connect later.... Let the installer run a long time after it display a message saying "Installation Failed. Your installation encountered errors". The installer it is installing Illustrator in the background for real even if it does not seem so.

This is my shell script to install Illustrator CS6 : Adapt it to your needs :

#/bin/bash

# Change the following line to the path to the wine bottle you want to
# use to install illustrator in it.
wineBottlePath=$HOME/.wb/ai

# Change the following line to the path to the folder where you placed
# Set-Up.exe and the rest of the Adobe Illustrator CS6 download.
downloadPath=$HOME/.wb/aii

###############################################################################
###Do not change anything below ###############################################
###############################################################################

#Check if you run this script as root, and exits if yes.
if [[ $UID -eq 0 ]]; then
echo "$0 must not be run as root"
exit 1
fi

# Check if you have downloaded msxml3 and placed it where it has to be in
# order for the adobe illustrator installer to work.
FILE=$HOME/.cache/winetricks/msxml3/msxml3.msi
if [ ! -f $FILE ]; then
echo "MSXML3 binaries were not found in $HOME/.cache/winetricks/msxml3. Please download msxml3.msi from download.cnet.com/Microsoft-XML-Parser-MSXML-3-0-Service-Pack-7-SP7/3000-7241_4-10731613.html, place it in $HOME/.cache/winetricks/msxml3, then re-run this script."
exit
fi

export WINEPREFIX=$wineBottlePath
rm -R $wineBottlePath
mkdir -p $wineBottlePath
winetricks msxml3 vcrun2008 vcrun2010
wine $downloadPath/Set-up.exe
winetricks atmlib gdiplus allfonts

#Copying C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe from a windows install...
cp -R $downloadPath/unpacked_files/* $wineBottlePath/drive_c/Program\ Files\ \(x86\)

echo "Illustrator CS6 is now installed. To run Illustrator CS6 now, run this in gnome-temrinal : env WINEPREFIX=$wineBottlePath wine $wineBottlePath/drive_c/Program\ Files\ \(x86\)/Adobe/Adobe\ Illustrator\ CS6/Support\ Files/Contents/Windows/Illustrator.exe"
exit 0;
RE: Illustrator CS6 Installer script
by Werewolf22 on Saturday August 4th 2012, 4:45
I followed your instructions, everything worked fine, but the installation stoped at this point, and not moving: (terminal output)


err:menubuilder:convert_to_native_icon error 0x80070005 creating output file L"Z:\\home\\c001os\\.local\\share\\icons\\hicolor\\256x256\\apps\\51BE_Adobe Extension Manager CS6.0.png"
err:menubuilder:convert_to_native_icon error 0x80070005 creating output file L"Z:\\home\\c001os\\.local\\share\\icons\\hicolor\\256x256\\apps\\2CBC_Bridge.0.png"
err:menubuilder:convert_to_native_icon error 0x80070005 creating output file L"Z:\\home\\c001os\\.local\\share\\icons\\hicolor\\256x256\\apps\\981F_ExtendScript Toolkit.0.png"
err:menubuilder:InvokeShellLinker failed to build the menu
err:menubuilder:InvokeShellLinker failed to build the menu
err:menubuilder:InvokeShellLinker failed to build the menu
RE: Illustrator CS6 Installer script
by Werewolf22 on Saturday August 4th 2012, 4:59
Sorry!

ITS WORKING! The installation finished, and Illustrator is RUNNING! This is a big step for Linux! The 1.5.10 wine failed, but is downgraded to 1.5.5 and its worked!
RE: Illustrator CS6 Installer script
by Graben on Saturday August 4th 2012, 5:02
Great ! Sorry to hear that 1.5.10 failed. I'll install it to find a workaround for that version so people running illustrator will be able to upgrade wine.

For me Flash CS6, Photoshop CS6 and Illustrator CS6 were the only apps that kept me on windows...
RE: Illustrator CS6 Installer script
by Fibbles on Saturday October 20th 2012, 12:37
Thanks for this script, I've now got Illustrator CS6 running perfectly in Wine.

By default Wine seems to have anti-aliased text switched off. This is fine for most things but in Illustrator the text in the drop down menus is unreadable.

To fix this you need to edit the windows registry. Navigate to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop] and add this;

"FontSmoothing"="2"
"FontSmoothingType"=dword:00000002
"FontSmoothingGamma"=dword:00000578
"FontSmoothingOrientation"=dword:00000001
RE: Illustrator CS6 Installer script
by liberate on Tuesday October 30th 2012, 18:57
hi, my error message is that: "installer cannot be initialized, maybe some files are missing, try get an advisor..."

may be you have ideas what can be wrong?
I’m thankful for every advice))

Greets
Igor
RE: Illustrator CS6 Installer script
by Graben on Wednesday October 31st 2012, 7:37
Try to run this in a terminal :
end WINEPREFIX=/home/mywinebottledirectory winetricks msxml3 vcrun2008 vcrun2010

Replace /home/mywinebottledirectory with the path to your wine bottle you are trying to install illustrator into. Make sure to install illustrator in its own wine bottle, do not reuse another wine bottle.

And check if it gives you any error saying cannot find some file... Microsoft moved a lot of packages lately and this makes many winetricks not working anymore.

I am running Fedora 17x64 with wine 1.5.13 and its working since wine 1.5.4 at least (if i remember well this is the first wine version I tested this script on I think).
RE: Illustrator CS6 Installer script
by Artdes on Sunday September 28th 2014, 8:11
can some one upload all files which are needed (or direct to run files), because i try and try and nothing works, please help. Maybe a playonlinux guide?
RE: Illustrator CS6 Installer script
by Graben on Sunday September 28th 2014, 9:41
First try to run this script, it will fail but it will install in the background most of what you need, when using wine 1.5.x. Does not work anymore on wine 1.7:

#/bin/bash

# Change the following line to the path to the wine bottle you want to
# use to install illustrator in it.
wineBottlePath=$HOME/.wb
illustratorBottle=$wineBottlePath/IllustratorCS6

# Change the following line to the path to the folder where you placed
# Set-Up.exe and the rest of the Adobe Illustrator CS6 download.
downloadPath=$wineBottlePath/Setup/Adobe_Illustrator_CS6

###############################################################################
###Do not change anything below ###############################################
###############################################################################

# Check if you run this script as root, and exits if yes.
if [[ $UID -eq 0 ]]; then
echo "#####################################################################"
echo "This script must not be run as root."
echo "Please run this script as a regular user."
exit 1
fi

# Check if winetricks is installed in /usr/bin. If not, download it and put it in usr/bin.
winetricksPath=/usr/bin/winetricks
if [ ! -f $winetricksPath ]; then
wget winetricks.org/winetricks
chmod +x winetricks
su -c "cp ./winetricks /usr/bin"
fi
if [ ! -f $winetricksPath ]; then
echo "#####################################################################"
echo "This script needs winetricks."
echo "Please install winetricks in /usr/bin first and re-run this script."
exit 1
fi

# Check if illustrator installer files are present
setupPath="$downloadPath/Illustrator_16_LS16/Adobe Illustrator CS6/Set-up.exe"
if [ ! -f $setupPath ]; then
echo "#####################################################################"
echo "Please download and extract this file in $downloadPath :"
echo "trials2.adobe.com/AdobeProducts/ILST/16/win32/Illustrator_16_LS16.7z"
echo "And make sure the Set-up.exe file is in the following folder: $downloadPath/Illustrator_16_LS16/Adobe Illustrator CS6"
exit 1
fi

#Backup file extensions that were there before this script...
cp ~/.local/share/applications/wine-extension-* $downloadPath/wineextensions/

export WINEPREFIX=$illustratorBottle
rm -R $illustratorBottle
mkdir -p $illustratorBottle

# Check if you have downloaded msxml3 and placed it where it has to be in
# order for the adobe illustrator installer to work.
FILE=$HOME/.cache/winetricks/msxml3/msxml3.msi
if [ ! -f $FILE ]; then
winetricks msxml3
if [ ! -f $FILE ]; then
echo "#####################################################################"
echo "MSXML3 binaries were not found in $HOME/.cache/winetricks/msxml3"
echo "Please download msxml3.msi from this address :"
echo "download.cnet.com/Microsoft-XML-Parser-MSXML-3-0-Service-Pack-7-SP7/3000-7241_4-10731613.html"
echo "Place the downloaded file in $HOME/.cache/winetricks/msxml3, "
echo "and run this script again."
exit 1;
fi
fi

winetricks vcrun2008 vcrun2010
wine "$setupPath"
wineserver --wait

# Check if you have downloaded gdiplus and placed it where it has to be in
# order for the adobe illustrator installer to work.
FILE=$HOME/.cache/winetricks/gdiplus/NDP1.0sp2-KB830348-X86-Enu.exe
if [ ! -f $FILE ]; then
winetricks gdiplus
if [ ! -f $FILE ]; then
echo "#####################################################################"
echo "GDIPLUS binaries were not found in $HOME/.cache/winetricks/gdiplus. Please download NDP1.0sp2-KB830348-X86-Enu.exe from download.cnet.com/NET-Framework-1-0-GDIPLUS-DLL-Security-Update/3000-10250_4-10732223.html, place it in $HOME/.cache/winetricks/gdiplus, then re-run this script."
exit
fi
fi

winetricks atmlib
wineserver --wait

#Copying C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe from a windows install...
cp -R $downloadPath/unpacked_files/* $illustratorBottle/drive_c/Program\ Files\ \(x86\)

#Removing all wine extensions, and add only .AI and .EPS and the extensions you had already installed before this script run.
rm ~/.local/share/applications/wine-extension-*
cp $downloadPath/wineextensions/* ~/.local/share/applications

echo "Illustrator CS6 is now installed. To run Illustrator CS6 now, run this in gnome-terminal : env WINEPREFIX=$illustratorBottle wine $illustratorBottle/drive_c/Program\ Files\ \(x86\)/Adobe/Adobe\ Illustrator\ CS6/Support\ Files/Contents/Windows/Illustrator.exe"
exit 0;




Then, you need to copy these folders form a windows install to your wine bottle :
c:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe
c:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files
c:\users\\Application Data\Adobe
c:\users\\Local Settings\Application Data\Adobe

The last 2 folders might not be needed... but just in case you can copy them too.

I used a 64 bits wine bottle, but a 32 bit illustrator install.

Then you need to export this key from your windows registry to the wine bottle registry :
HKLM\Software\Adobe

It should all work now.
RE: Illustrator CS6 Installer script
by Graben on Sunday September 28th 2014, 9:44
2 last paths should read :
c:\users\yourusername\Application Data\Adobe
c:\users\yourusername\Local Settings\Application Data\Adobe

The comment box removed the yourusername part...
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