Adobe After Effects

Released April 23, 2012

Application Details:

Version: CS6 (11.0)
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 8.0.2

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What works

Installation on 64bit-prefix and at least Win7 environment works after some dll’s have been pre-installed with winetricks, see workarounds section;
msxml3 might be sufficient for installation but more might be needed for running the program.

Programm hangs at startup when scanning “Media Core”, if original “wmvcore.dll” from a native Windows installation is missing. Search for “wmvcore” in Windows partition brings 3x wmvcore.dll in different subdirectories in “windows” folder plus 2 “manifest” folders. Copying these to the same position in “drive_c/windows/” subdirectories will make AE run.

If installation of “vcredist 2008 x64” gives an error message, copying original file from native windows installation might help (in my case a non-working installation of version CS5 did not run but brought working vcredist for CS6)

Working features:

  • Creating new composition
  • Change duration of existing composition
  • change attributes of composition
  • Rendering a composition

What does not

  • "Font not CFF type" error message has to be clicked away about 10 times, then program runs fine
  • Doubleclicking a media file (for previewing e.g. video file) might cause complete crash of program


winetricks msxml3 atmlib riched20 riched30 msxml6 gdiplus quicktime76 vcrun2005 vcrun2008 vcrun2010 xvid wmp9 vcrun6sp6 corefonts tahoma

What was not tested

Features not mentioned above

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 22.04 "Jammy" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 23 20238.0.2No, but has workaround No YesGarbagehunsberg 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 11.x "Bullseye" x86_64Apr 20 20227.6-stagingYes Yes YesGoldNguyen Thanh Cong 
CurrentLinux Mint 19.2 TinaSep 23 20194.16Yes Yes YesSilverCyCroN 
ShowopenSUSE Tumbleweed (rolling release)Apr 28 20161.9.7Yes No GarbageRobert Munteanu 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 9.x "Stretch" x86_64Dec 19 20151.8-rc4Yes No GarbageJames Lu 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
40548 AfterEffects CS6 requires msxml3 to install UNCONFIRMED View
40549 AfterEffects CS6 installer 'Location' field is empty -> available disk size is 0.0 kb UNCONFIRMED View
40568 AfterEffects CS6: startup fails with error dialog : 'Crash in progress' UNCONFIRMED View

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by Grabo on Monday October 28th 2019, 18:08
I have a problem. You said that there should be 3 vmwcore.dll files in Windows directory. Well, I actually have 10 of them and I don't know which of these I should copy.
RE: vmwcore
by CyCroN on Tuesday October 29th 2019, 11:48
Hi Grabo,

in my case I found up to 4 wmvcore.dll, it should be sufficient to use the ones in these directories:

Maybe it might run only when also used these ones:
In case of the last two directories, I recommend to also copy the amd64.../x86....-manifest files in the /winsxs/manifests directory

Good luck ;-)
RE: vmwcore
by Grabo on Tuesday October 29th 2019, 14:55
Alright. I did everything and it's working. I also installed some plugins such as Magic Bullet Looks, Particular, Saber and Sapphire and these are working. Thank you so much for your effort to make AE work :).