- Midi playback of tabs (once you get Midi working - Using Sblive with emu10k drivers)
- Printing of sheet music (tho without song title)
- slowed playback for easier learning (25% / 50% 75% speed etc.)
- creation of own tabs (editing of existing tabs)
- selection of midi instruments
What does not
- for somereason the title of the score does not appear at the top of the sheet (like in the Windows version)
- Metronome does not seem to be working
- count down click does not appear to be working either (these could be a lack of the appropriate sound or channel in my SBlive Wavetable though)
- Export to WAV cause program to freeze (whille hanging on a note ... quite irritating :P )
What was not tested
- Export to Midi (and all other export features aside from wav)
- import txt/ascii tab
All and all I'm pretty impressed, the trickiest part was of course getting the midi to work on my system after that Guitar Pro was easily configured to use any of the four Midi Ports ALSA detected on my card. Works good enough to keep learning and not have to need windows to run this app.
|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|
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...