"Sound seems to work well for me with Timidity installed. No skipping occurred. This is the first version of wine I've tested this program with so I cannot say if this issue was fixed or not from previous versions for other people. - Exporting in some formats such as ASCII, MusicXML, and BMP works. - Searching for tablatures also works. Overall, things seem to run very good." For me it's the same.
What does not
"Exporting in Wave, MIDI, or PDF do not work. - Volume control, however, that is expected."
RSE Engine doesn't work correctly, sound seems scratchy or sometimes slow.
What was not tested
I tested everything I could.
It needs Timidity so you can use MIDI sound. RSE Engine loads fast but, as I said, the sound looks awful due to poor sound driver emulation.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Linux Mint 19.2 Tina||Nov 22 2019||4.20||Yes||Yes||No||Silver||Vladimir|
|Show||macOS Mojave 10.14||Oct 12 2019||4.0.2||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||Francisco Parchin|
|Show||Fedora 22 x86_64||Apr 16 2016||1.9.7||N/A||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
|Show||Fedora 20 x86_64||Jan 04 2014||1.7.9||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 31 2011||1.3.25||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Konstanty Åšcianecki|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|4158||Guitar Pro 5 dies after splash screen||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|6446||notes fonts instead of alphabet||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|10720||All chords lyrics aren't displayed in Guitar Pro 5.X||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|12711||Guitar Pro 5 don't show in the task bar||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|13148||Guitar Pro 5 Crashes after a few seconds||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|13582||Guitar Pro 5: Instrument tracks are played even if their volume slider is set to 0||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
|14577||Guitar Pro 5 freezes a few seconds after being launched||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|14756||Guitar Pro 5: Alt+Down on score activates menubar||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|15147||Guitar Pro 5 freezes after a few seconds.||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|16057||horrible performance in Guitar Pro 5||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|16167||messed up keyboard in Guitar Pro 5 and Game Maker 7, possibly others||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|17001||guitar pro 5.2 is sluggish and unstable||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|17538||Guitar Pro freezes with own GDIPLUS.DLL, renders incorrectly with Wine's||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
|19938||GuitarPro: Prints empty tabs||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|33824||Guitar Pro 5: Some fonts become very small||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
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.
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 :
-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.
I suggest you configured "My documents" "Desktop" to your tab folders...