Adobe Digital Editions

Application Details:

Version: 4.5
License: Free to use
Votes: 2
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 7.10-staging

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Test Results

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What works

Menu, authorization process, downloading files, viewing files

What does not

Installation out of the box, but has workaround


Install in a wine 32 prefix. Install the 4.5.0 version, since version 4.5.9 will not install giving an error "Adobe Digital Editions is already running". You laso need to install additional packages using winetricks and run a command to solve graphics glitch issue

1. Create clean wine32 prefix
WINEPREFIX="$HOME/.wine32" WINEARCH=win32 wine wineboot   

2. Install packages required for the installation
WINEPREFIX="$HOME/.wine32" winetricks corefonts dotnet40    

3. Download Adobe Digital Editions version 4.5.0 from

4. Install it
WINEPREFIX="$HOME/.wine32" WINEARCH=win32 wine ADE_4.5_Installer.exe 

5. Fix graphics glitches
WINEPREFIX="$HOME/.wine32" winetricks ddr=gdi 

What was not tested

Everything else

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 22.04 "Jammy" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 25 20227.10-stagingYes Yes NoPlatinumTom 
ShowManjaro LinuxApr 09 20227.4Yes Yes NoPlatinumtimo 
ShowSlackware -currentJul 11 20216.11Yes Yes NoPlatinumGeremia 
ShowArch Linux x86_64May 03 20216.7Yes Yes NoPlatinumredfish 
ShowUbuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 06 20205.0Yes Yes YesSilverNicholas 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
46332 Adobe Digital Editions 4.5 crashes on downloading a book NEEDINFO View
50519 Adobe Digital Editions 4.5 crash on Wine 6.0 NEEDINFO View

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