FL Studio 20 brings a native macOS release, time signatures anywhere, "consolidation" (AKA freezing/bouncing), the ability to load/save separate playlist arrangements, a reworked PDC system allowing both manual and automatic at the same time, and more.
Installs fine as with all other versions.
When you can get it to run with the workaround, it runs well, as with previous versions. All functions of FL Studio work:
What does not
003c:err:ntdll:RtlpWaitForCriticalSection section 0x1c5d470 "?" wait timed out in thread 003c, blocked by 002e, retrying (60 sec)This only happens with FL Studio 20. It doesn't happen with FL 12.
To workaround the hanging, launch FL Studio with this in the terminal or in the "Exec=" part of a .desktop file:
wine "/home/$USER/.wine/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/Image-Line/FL Studio 20/FL64.exe" > fl-winedebug.log 2> fl-winedebugerr.log
For the .desktop file, replace the Exec= file with:
Exec=/usr/bin/env sh -c "winepath -w -0 %F | WINEPREFIX='/home/YOURUSERNAME/.wine' xargs -0 wine 'C:\\\\Program Files (x86)\\\\Image-Line\\\\FL Studio 20\\\\FL64.exe' > fl-winedebug.log 2> fl-winedebugerr.log"
The important part:
wine FL64.exe > fl-winedebug.log 2> fl-winedebugerr.log
For some strange reason, it doesn't hang when run with stdout and stderr logged to file. It only runs when both > and 2> are included.
What was not tested
FL Studio 20 seems to run slower than FL Studio 12.5, however I have not extensively tested this, I would need to test this properly and compare this with how it performs on Windows.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 23 2020||5.22-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Lissanro Rayen|
|Show||Ubuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 11 2020||5.0.2||Yes||No||No||Garbage||Mauricio Guerrero|
|Show||Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)||May 13 2020||5.7||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Kari Saaranen|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||May 03 2020||5.7-staging||Yes||No||No||Garbage||kangalioo|
|Show||Ubuntu 19.10 "Eoan" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Apr 25 2020||4.0.4||Yes||No||No||Garbage||Guy Seffer|