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Application Details:

Version: sai2-20200510-64bit
License: Shareware
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.9-staging

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

Selected Test Results

What works

  • Drawing, manipulating
  • Tablet pen pressure
  • All basic functions

What does not

  • History memory usage compression


  • To fix tablet pen pressure not working:
    • Edit sai2.ini and change the following variables to "yes":
      • AlwaysUseTabletPcApi
      • AlwaysUseDefaultContext
      • AvoidWacomBug
  • To fix window not responding to any clicks or input upon launching:
    • In the Graphics tab of winecfg:

      • Disable "Allow the window manager to control the windows"
  • To fix history errors popping up every time you first draw in a new file:
    • In Sai's History options (Other > Options > History and Recovery):
      • Disable "To suppress memory usage, evacuate history data to the local disk from main memory"

What was not tested

Advanced/non-everyday features

Hardware tested


  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

  • Only thing I have installed via winetricks is vcrun2010 -- unsure if required or not for Sai
  • Windows 7 is selected in winecfg
  • Gecko and Mono installed via winecfg's initial prompts
  • Tablet is XP-Pen Artist 12 Pro with only builtin drivers

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentArch Linux x86_64May 25 20205.9-stagingYes Yes YesGoldDoug T 

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