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

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

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CurrentDebian GNU/Linux 4.x "Etch" x86_64Dec 12 20070.9.49.Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowGentoo 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 

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Unprecise input of music marks
by Dominique Jullier on Monday December 27th 2010, 15:38
I tried now several wine versions over a longer period (about one year) but with each version I had the same problem. When I try to write music marks manual by mouse, the cursor always hops around, which is very annoying and makes it impossible to work fast..

Does anybody have an idea, how to solve this issue?
All works on wine 1.0!
by Treviño on Wednesday July 9th 2008, 12:29
I've tested this on wine 1.0 and all works correctly. I'm also using a piano keyboard with a midi-to-usb adaptor and it's working like a charm (like on rosegarden! ;))

by Kurt Miyashiro on Thursday March 13th 2008, 22:09
I now have Finale 2006 running fine. I tried to start it from the terminal, which gave me a missing .dll file (can't remember, but something like msv....dll). I googled the dll, downloaded it and placed it in the system32 folder. Finale 2006 ran just perfectly after that. All midi works, as does the Garritan player. Does anyone know if it is legal to simply copy a dll from the web? I do have a legal copy of Windows XP, so it shouldn't be a problem, but I was just wondering for those who do not have Windows at all.

One last note, on my slow PIII 866 (256 megs ram), Finale 2006 runs faster on wine than in XP. I can't say enough thanks to everyone working on the Wine project.
error on the setup
by magister on Saturday January 19th 2008, 8:00
i've wine 9.0.046, when i install finale 2007, on the install appear the message:
z:\home\name\.fr-GezM9S\Finale 2007 Gpo\Finale\synthgms.sf2


MIDI error message
by Ben on Thursday November 1st 2007, 19:37
I get a continuous error message:
"Error loading MIDI driver FINMIDI: Module not found." I can click "OK" a few times, but soon I can't even get the cursor to show on top of that message.
RE: MIDI error message
by Ben on Thursday November 1st 2007, 19:41
Actually, that's not the problematic message. The one that's giving me trouble is:
"One or more MIDI devices are not responding."

This is odd because I don't have any MIDI devices attached to my computer.
RE: MIDI error message
by Kurt Miyashiro on Tuesday March 11th 2008, 17:18
I had the same problem. My work-around was to remove Wine completely, then install an older version (0.9.48 is the one I used on Ubuntu). I installed both Finale NotePad 2008, as well as Finale Demo 2008. Both worked fine, including all midi (I have an old sound blaster, so I chose emu101k, and loaded a soundfont with the sfxload command in terminal). Finally, I updated to the latest version of wine and Finale still ran fine. My only problem is that I can't seem to get Finale 2006 to run, which is the version I own. I guess I'll have to upgrade. Hope this works for you.
Finale 2007 runs nearly perfectly here
by Gokalp on Thursday July 12th 2007, 14:44
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

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.