Citavi Desktop (free or subscription) version 6.17

Application Details:

Version: 6.17
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 8.20

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Test Results

Selected Test Results

What works

The installer works without a hitch provided Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8 is installed.

When Citavi.exe is run, the splash screen with the progress bar loads.

What does not

As soon as the splash screen loads, a window pops up with the title “A program error has occurred.”


What was not tested

Obviously, I never got beyond the splash screen.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Other
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

Note: I tried this on Apple Silicon with an M1 Max processor.

To install the development version of wine on macOS, install Homebrew and then do

brew tap homebrew/cask-versions

followed by

brew install --cask --no-quarantine wine-devel

Install winetricks:

brew install winetricks

Create the clean Wine prefix and install .NET 4.8. On Apple Silicon, you can only make a 64-bit prefix:

export WINEPREFIX=/path/to/wineprefix
wineboot --init
winetricks dotnet48

Allow all the installers to complete. The one for .NET 4.8 will produce a warning that may safely be ignored.

Install Citavi:

wine path/to/installer/Citavi6Setup.exe

Finally, run Citavi:

wine drive_c/Program\ Files\ \(x86\)/Citavi\ 6/bin/Citavi.exe

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentmacOS 14 "Sonoma"Nov 21 20238.20Yes No NoGarbageLouis Melahn 

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