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Guitar Pro

Guitar Pro is a multitrack tablature editor for guitar, banjo and bass.

Application Details:

Version: 5.x
License:
URL: http://www.guitar-pro.com
Votes: 9
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.0.2

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Test Results

Selected Test Results

What works

Pretty much everything. 

What does not

if you use the trackpad to scroll the page, the app freezes up. 

Workarounds

use the scroll bar to scroll. 

What was not tested

I didn't edit a tab, I just play it. 

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

Please, do not use the trackpad, Use the scroll bar. it freezes up when you do it. 

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentmacOS Mojave 10.14Oct 12 20194.0.2Yes Yes YesSilverFrancisco Parchin 
ShowFedora 22 x86_64Apr 16 20161.9.7N/A Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowFedora 20 x86_64Jan 04 20141.7.9Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 31 20111.3.25Yes Yes BronzeKonstanty ├ů┼ícianecki 
ShowFedora 14Sep 06 20111.3.24Yes Yes Garbagean anonymous user 

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO

2013-05-03 Admin note: The instructions below are very old and may not be applicable to current Wine. In particular, wineprefixcreate has been deprecated for several years. The instructions are being left here for the benefit of anyone who may wish to test and/or update them. 


NOTE : THIS HOWTO WORKS WITH EVERY WINE+MIDI APPS !!

First : I suggest you to create a wineprefix :

wineprefixcreate --prefix "$HOME/.wine_gp/"

Then configure :

env WINEPREFIX="$HOME/.wine_gp" winecfg

I use this as winecfg :

-Win2000
-No shader, no virtual desktop, only "allow WM to control my window"
-OSS Sound (16Bit standard with "emulate pilote)

You'll have to launch a MIDI sequencer (I use Timidity but you should be able to use qsynth/fluidsynth):

Here's the script I use :

#!/bin/bash

timidity -iA -B2,4 -Os -EFreverb=0&

cd $HOME/.wine_gp/drive_c/Program\ Files/Guitar\ Pro\ 5/ $1 env WINEPREFIX="$HOME/.wine_gp" wine GP5.exe sleep 1 killall timidity

Now, launch Guitar-Pro and open Options>MIDI. You should see "Timidity Port 0". Use it.

You'll notice that the sound is not perfect, sometimes it get slowed, especially when there are lots of instruments playing...

 

Anyway, you can use the Java-based TUXGUITAR, which is 100% free and open-source. It works perfectly on Linux, and partially supports Guitar Pro's file format. Or, if you're looking for something more sophisticated, Rosegarden is an excellent KDE-based music sequencer and notation editor. Although sometimes a bit hard to get working, it's quite featureful.

EDIT :

I suggest you configured "My documents" "Desktop" to your tab folders...

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