Adobe Creative Suite (installer only)

Released: 07 may 2012

Adobe® Creative Suite⁞® 6 Master Collection software delivers unprecedented performance with blazing-fast 64-bit native support and GPU acceleration. Groundbreaking new creative tools provide innovative ways to design for the latest devices. With exceptional power and precision, you can create inspiring experiences that go anywhere.*

Application Details:

Version: CS6
License: Shareware
Votes: 2
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.7-staging

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

Just about everything works.

The installer ran just fine, provided I used a 64-bit prefix, which I created in


The following winetricks served me well:

winetricks --force msxml3 atmlib riched20 riched30 msxml6 gdiplus dotnet45 quicktime76 xvid wmp9 corefonts fontsmooth=rgb gdiplus flash win81

While the following had to be downloaded and installed to the prefix manually:

  • Adobe AIR
  • Microsoft vcrun6sp6 (x86)
  • Microsoft VC 2005 Redist both x86 & x64
  • Microsoft VC 2008 Redist both x86 & x64
  • Microsoft VC 2010 Redist both x86 & x64
  • Microsoft VC 2012 Redist both x86 & x64
  • Microsoft VC 2013 Redist both x86 & x64

Tested most of the CS6 apps, and they installed and ran fine, with the minor exception of Adobe Fireworks.

What does not

Adobe Fireworks failed to install. The installer log shows a "File Not Found" error for AdobeFireworks12-mul\OEM(Seq 2141) and AdobeFireworks12en_USLanguagePack\OEM(Seq 76) but I'm not sure if that's from running under WINE or if my DVD was defective.

I also encountered a problem getting started with winetricks where VCRUNxxxx verbs sometimes conflicted, and needed to be manually installed because it didn't do them in the right order, which may have been due to an outdated version of winetricks.

Rather than expend effort to investigate, I simply deleted the original prefix and made a fresh one and manually updated winetricks to version 20200412-next, manually installed the 32-bit and 64-bit VC Redists as outlined above (in their correct order), then the CS6 installer ran fine (again, except for Fireworks), and the subsequently installed apps all worked.


What was not tested

Adobe Fireworks

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

I would rate higher than Silver, as all it took was a little effort.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentLinux Mint 19.3 "Tricia"May 09 20205.7-stagingYes Yes NoSilverLinuxSupahFly 
ShowArch LinuxApr 03 20194.5Yes Yes YesBronzeSean 
ShowArch LinuxJun 08 20151.7.44Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowLinux Mint 16 "Petra" x86_64Jan 11 20141.7.9No Not installable Garbagean anonymous user 

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