Finale 2007 and the 2007a update both installed without trouble.

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Version: 2007
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 0.9.49.

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What works

Apparently, everything.

What does not

The splash image will persist until you proceed form the initial screen.

Human playback feature breaks the MIDI output (tested with Timidity++)


What was not tested

Printing (maybe other points I forgot)

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I recently got Finale 2007 to work perfectly under WINE. Here is what you need to do (the method that worked for me): Getting Finale 2007 (and its variants) working under WINE on Linux My configuration: Kernel 2.21.5, WINE 0.9.40, Finale 2007c 1) First make sure that you have WINE installed. 2) As your normal user, run Code: winecfg Set OS to WinXP (Important, otherwise it has performance problems), and adjust other settings accordingly (I chose ALSA as the sound output method). Click OK 3) Install Finale2007 4) DO NOT run Finale yet. Download the third (c) update from finalemusic web site and run it to install. 5) Workaround for silent playback problem - Disable Human playback: go to ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Finale\ 2007/ (or where you have Finale installed) and into "Component Files" dir. Rename HP.DLL to HP.DLL.OFF 6) Run Finale 2007. A minor bug - the splash image will persist until you proceed form the initial screen; don't worry, it won't cause any problem. Finale will give two error messages that Human Playback (the caouse of problem for playback on Linux) component files cannot be loaded, since we renamed its DLL to disable it. Just press enter twice to continue. 7) Enjoy Note 1: Alternatively, you can use Finale's builtin sound synthesizer, in which case you can omit step 5, be aware though the engine uses quite much CPU time (unusable on my system) AND it has rather bad latency... Note 2: If anyone knows a better alternative to step 5 (completely disabling human playback), let me know.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 4.x "Etch" x86_64Dec 12 20070.9.49.Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
CurrentGentoo LinuxJul 12 20070.9.40.Yes Yes GoldGokalp 
ShowUbuntu 6.10 "Edgy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 01 20070.9.28.Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowopenSUSE 10.2Dec 26 20060.9.24.Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
7379 Special characters (actualy, noteheads) dont shown in Finale music program when $LANG is ru_RU.UTF-8, non just UTF-8 CLOSED FIXED View

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