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Version 2.0.1. Requires WPF from .NET 3.5 SP1 

Application Details:

Version: 2.0.1
License: Free to use
Votes: 3
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.9

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

Signing-in with an Adobe account.

Reading ebooks.

Importing .acsm files (tested files from Play Books & Adobe).

What does not

Menu items and other interface elements are glitched: they are invisible until you drag your mouse cursor over it.


I add a lot of issues importing acsm files from Google Play Books. It would not download and give me various error messages.

What I did: install corefonts & dotnet35 via winetricks on a fresh 4.9 32-bit wine prefix sandboxed (all of that through Lutris).

What was not tested

Nothing that I can think of.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

A 32-bit prefix is required to be able to install dotnet35sp1. And I think the sandbox mode is required to import certain acsm files.

ADE would run on older Wine versions (without the sandboxing), but I couldn't import acsm files from the Play Store. From the few versions I tried, 4.9 is the one that allowed the program to launch without crashing in sandbox mode on a 32-bit prefix.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Jun 03 20194.9Yes Yes YesGoldSilejonu 
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)May 07 20183.1Yes Yes YesGoldPat David 
ShowFreeBSD 11.0 x86_64Jun 08 20172.0.1Yes Yes GoldDwayne MacKinnon 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 29 20172.0.1Yes Yes GoldHezekiah Sudol 
ShowSabayon Linux (rolling release) amd64Feb 17 20172.0Yes Yes SilverDarryl Barlow 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
32323 Netflix (Silverlight 4.x) and several .NET Framework 3.x/4.0 WPF apps require either Arial or Verdana to be installed STAGED View

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HowTo / Notes

WPF needed

ADE 2.0 is a WPF-based application. WPF is not implemented in Mono. Probably, it will never be.

You may try running ADE using native .NET installation.

Please note that ADE 2.0 requires .NET platform 3.5 SP1, which is not yet fully functional in WINE.

Using an eReader with ADE
Also thanks to Kevin for the note on persistent drive mapping with winecgf.

Note: The writer of this how-to (lafon) is recreating the steps outlined by Lukasz with a KOBO eReader. However the steps should be the same for all similar devices.

Note: Do NOT open ADE until clearly outlined in this how-to!

1) Mount your device and make note of it's mount point (This needs to be remembered exactly). For me this was /media/KOBOeReader/

2) The next step is to unmount your eReader (This is because winecfg cannot seem to keep the changes applied if the device is mounted).

3) Next open winecfg and switch to the [Drives] tab.

4) On the [Drives] tab click the "Show Advanced" button.

Note: As outlined in the comment by Kevin, WINE does not seem to have persistent drive mapping while the device is mounted. Therefore you have 2 options. Either the messy way, which is to keep the winecfg window open while ADE runs, or unmount and create a persistent entry.

5) Click the "Add" button.

6) Choose a letter to map your device to (I used "O:" because that was the only letter available to me.)

7) In the "Path" box, type the mount point from step 1.

8) In the "Type" drop-down menu, choose "Floppy disk" as the option.

9) Click "OK".

10) Open ADE. If everything went correctly ADE should ask you to authorize your eReader with your Adobe account (if you authorized your computer anonymously you will be asked to authorize your computer too). To read eBooks on your device simply drag-and-drop books from your ADE library to the entry in the left pane of ADE that corresponds with your eReader.

11) Finally remember to safely dismount your device from your computer.

Good luck!


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