PaintTool SAI

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Application Details:

Version: 2016-04-25 1.2.5
License: Demo
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 6.16-staging

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What works

Installed easily enough and the drawing and painting tools work the same as on Windows 7, I recreated my old brushes and imported SAI files made on my Windows computer with no problem. 

Since I actually bought SAI years ago, I downloaded a legit license file for this computer and got it installed under ~/.wine/drive_c/PaintToolSAI/ with no trouble. 

I exported one SAI file to a PSD and opened in Krita with no problems. 

What does not

Pen pressure! I'm sure this is a lack of driver support in WINE, since on Win7 the drivers will randomly quit working (it's happened to me and friends two or three times each) and without pen pressure it's just a glorified MS Paint. If there is a way to fix this then it would be gold, but this is a vital thing for an artist so silver seems appropriate given the rest works fine. 


What was not tested

I don't think I missed anything. 

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Additional Comments

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowArch Linux x86_64Aug 29 20216.16-stagingYes No NoGarbageihponefish 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64Jan 22 20205.0-stagingYes Yes NoBronzeYatima Santamorena 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Nov 19 20194.20-stagingYes Yes NoBronzeYatima Santamorena 
ShowManjaro LinuxJun 10 20194.8-stagingYes Yes YesBronzeYatima Santamorena 
ShowUbuntu 18.10 "Cosmic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Apr 10 20194.5-stagingYes Yes YesBronzeYatima Santamorena 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
11846 tablet pressure sensitivity not working in Sai and many other key graphic applications STAGED View

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HowTo / Notes

Pen pressure

The pen pressure bug IS NOT a driver bug.
Krita works perfectly out of the box and it's using the drivers already shipped with the kernel.


Old SAI1 is ONLY 32-bit.

Drawing Tablets

When submitting a test please ALWAYS write at least your drawing tablet manufacturer!!!