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Application Details:

Version: 17
License: Retail
Votes: 3
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.0-rc6

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What works

Installer mostly works. It might be stuck with a black window with yellow rectangle. This is some relict of a logic window (you need to login during installation).  Workaround: setup a virtual desktop.

The installer installs .net 4.6.1. It doesn't report errors and the installation is successful.

What does not

However, the program doesn't run. Most of the extensions
fail to load, but even if I installed just the bare software (unchecked
everything in the installer that was possible), the software crashes
during startup. Here are a few attemps I have made:

winetricks mdac28 : Crash after "Starting web "-something shows in the splashscreen
winetricks mdac28 dotnet46 : Crash after "Starting Vault Explorer" shows in the splashscreen

It seems that dotnet461 doesn't install from winetricks.


A virtual desktop is necessary for installation.

winetricks mdac28 is probably necessary to start the application. However, I was not successful all the way.

What was not tested

Almost everything, the software doesn't start.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jan 20 20205.0-rc6Yes Yes YesGoldAlex Freudenberg 
ShowManjaro Linux 18.1.5Jan 09 20205.0-rc2Yes No YesGarbageWitold Granicki 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Dec 04 20194.21Yes Yes YesSilverMaxSoniX 
ShowDebian 9 (Stretch)May 14 20194.0Yes Yes YesSilverD L 
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Dec 08 20172.22No, but has workaround No YesGarbageLadislav Láska 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
46206 Altium Designer 17 account sign in fails as of 3.19 UNCONFIRMED View

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wine-6.5: Altium Designer 17 crashes on startup
by Alex Freudenberg on Thursday April 1st 2021, 3:55
Downgrading to wine-6.4 temporarily solves the issue.

Bugreport is here:
RE: wine-6.5: Altium Designer 17 crashes on startup
by Alex Freudenberg on Monday April 12th 2021, 4:58
Fixed in wine-6.6
Crashes after update to wine 5.0
by Witold Granicki on Thursday January 9th 2020, 2:32
Altium Designer 17.0 works fine with wine 4.21, but crashes after I updated to version 5.0rc2 (error message below).
I was unable to make it work with 5.0 (even with fresh install of AD).

Downgrade to wine 4.21 solved the problem.


Access violation at address 18F9607A in module 'IntegratedLibrary.DLL'. Read of address 00000008 at 18F9607A.

Failed to load IntegratedLibrary. Failed to initialize application. Application will terminate!
RE: Crashes after update to wine 5.0
by Jeff D. Hanson on Friday January 10th 2020, 13:47
File a bug report about it. The devs do not look at test reports. Test reports are for users to share results.
RE: Crashes after update to wine 5.0
by Alex Freudenberg on Monday January 13th 2020, 11:15
I can confirm that. Doing some regression testing to find the commit that started this bug.
RE: Crashes after update to wine 5.0
by Alex Freudenberg on Monday January 20th 2020, 10:51
Workaround for wine-5.0-rc1 till rc6: Add a dll override 'msado15' to 'native, builtin'
RE: Crashes after update to wine 5.0
by Pham Trung on Thursday November 19th 2020, 22:05
How to override it? Can you guide me? I try to download msado15 and copy it to install folder, but it not work.
RE: Crashes after update to wine 5.0
by Witold Granicki on Friday November 20th 2020, 14:09
Run "Winetricks" ? Select the prefix under which you installed Altium (e.g. for me it's "Select altium") ? "Run winecfg" ? Go to "Libraries" tab ? In the "New rule for library" box find "msado15" ? Click "Add" ? Make sure it's marked as "native, builtin" ? If not, click "Edit"

Option names may differ because I'm not using it in English, but I hope you'll find the way :)
RE: Crashes after update to wine 5.0
by Witold Granicki on Friday November 20th 2020, 14:11
Sorry, there were supposed to be arrows (similar to this: --> ), but they're showing as question marks.
Works with 3.13
by P K on Saturday April 20th 2019, 10:33
Hi all, Altium 17.1.9 works fine for me with wine 3.13. Cannot file a report as this version is too old.

What works:
- Schematics
- PCB 2D
- PCB 3D with models
- Vault
- Libraries and database libraries (jet)
- Generating some outputs (gerbers, drills, bom) from output job
- DRC, both in schematics and in PCB
- Synchronization between PCB and schematics

What does not:
- generating pdfs with schematics - text is garbled
- opening html (crash, need to disable creating DRC or version difference reports)
- closing windows generated an error

I'm pretty much able to design whole board in wine, but I use Windows to generate final design documentation. I did not compare gerbers from linux and from Windows.

Install steps:
1. Wine 3.13
2. dotnet40
3. mdac28
4. Change Windows version to Windows 7
5. Emulate desktop to see login dialogs in installer
6. Run Altium Installer
7. Disable emulate desktop
8. If you want to use Cern libraries (jet)
- 1. sudo apt install unixodbc:i386
- 2. winetricks jet40
- 3. odbc32 -> builtin
- 4. odbccp32 -> builtin
- 5. oledb32 -> builtin
- 6. Change Windows version to Windows 7
RE: Works with 3.13
by P K on Saturday April 20th 2019, 10:36
Order may be important in install steps.

When I change used wine version to 3.14 (without reinstalling) then during startup Vault Explorer cannot be initialized.
When changing from 3.18 to 3.19 login fails (as stated in bug 46206)
In Wine 3.16+ database libraries won't work.
RE: Works with 3.13
by P K on Saturday April 20th 2019, 10:37
Btw, using elementary os loki (0.4), based on Ubuntu 16.04.
RE: Works with 3.13
by D L on Tuesday May 14th 2019, 5:07
Hi there,

I just managed to make it work as well, on wine 4.0.

Since I see that you are working at CERN (I do as well), I was wondering, how do you access the Cern libraries? Did you make a local copy or are you accessing them over DFS?

I tried over DFS (already mounted under Linux using gvfs and then mapped to wine) but it is unbearably slow for some reason.

Working with KDE NEON
by Ilario Gottardello on Wednesday June 20th 2018, 1:56
with wine 3.10 and KDE NEON it works very well, I used the instructions of the submitter
RE: Working with KDE NEON
by Jeff D. Hanson on Wednesday June 20th 2018, 16:22
Please submit a test report. I'll be adding my own soon but it's important to have results from across multiple versions of Wine, distros, and hardware.