Demo and Retail versions of Reason are the same.
Open a demo song from command line:
wine64 Reason.exe Demo\ Songs/Carlstrom\ -\ Airplane.rsndemo
Songs play, decent audio
Instruments, Effects, Utilities and Players in the browser
Adding and removing things from the rack, changing connectors on the back.
Everything in the transport bar
What does not
"Welcome to Reason" dialog is not rendered correctly, click the right blueish button for Demo mode
Application menu (File, Edit, etc) doesn't open by clicking or keyboard (Alt-F, etc)
Saving a document does not work (Ctrl-S)
Reason 10 Sound, Orkester Sounds, and everything below them do not work (which means loading patches isn't really possible)
Mixer, Browser, Rack, etc windows are missing their titles unless they are detached.
MPStart in mfplat is a stub which will cause the application to
crash. To workaround, copied mfplat.dll from a Windows 7 x64 system to
.wine/drive_c/windows/system32/ and ran again.
The intro splash window stays above the installer during some parts of the process which requires one window to moved out from under it in order to click "Download". Also, the installer or app can't find the 3 large data files from the install directory so it downloads them again on first launch. You can kill it, manually copy the files on subsequent re-installations to same time (once you know where they go)
What was not tested
Options window in inaccessible
Login with a username / password
It's too bad this has to get a garbage rating. It is the closest Reason has been to usable in years.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 16 2020||4.0.3||Yes||Yes||No||Silver||Cain Atkinson|
|Show||Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)||Oct 01 2019||4.17||Yes||Yes||No||Silver||Miloš Zajíc|
|Show||Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)||Aug 12 2019||4.13-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||the thing|
|Current||openSUSE Leap 42.3 x86_64||Jan 19 2018||3.0||Yes||Yes||Yes||Garbage||Jeff Donze|