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I have to install in a Virtual Machine and follow the guide to make work. I don't try to install directly in wine since asks for Microsoft .NET 3.5 and the installation just crash. I can't activate Fireworks CS3 trought wine, i found a alternative Fireworks.exe for Fireworks. Outside that 2 details the software works pretty well. Hardware: AMD Phenom II x6 1090T, 8GB DDR3, GeForce GTX460. Software: Arch Linux x86_64, Nvidia Proprietary 319.32, KDE 4.10.5, Wine 1.6 Wine: From Arch repositories, with multilib libraries installed, used with WINEARCH=win32, Wine Gecko and Wine Mono installed.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Arch Linux x86_64||Jul 24 2013||1.6||No, but has workaround||Yes||Gold||Artur h0m3|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 7.x "Wheezy"||Dec 14 2012||1.5.19||No, but has workaround||Yes||Silver||Artur h0m3|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Dec 30 2010||1.3.10||No, but has workaround||Yes||Gold||Artur h0m3|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||May 19 2010||1.1.42||Yes||No||Garbage||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Feb 09 2010||1.1.37||No||Not installable||Garbage||Felipe Moraes|
This notes was updated: August, 03 - 2013.
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How to install
Before anything, you need to open your winecfg and set the prefix version to Windows XP or newest, since Adobe Fireworks CS3 only works on XP or newest versions of Windows.
Then, boot your Windows computer and install Adobe Fireworks CS3 like every other software.
After than, copy the windows folder "C:\Program Files\Adobe" (you can use some network share system like samba or any usb flash drive to copy) and paste on your unix: "(your-prefix)/drive_c/Program Files/Adobe"
You need to do that because the Adobe Fireworks CS3 installer don't work on Wine.To be sure that Adobe Fireworks CS3 will Work fine you need to apply some registry patchs on your wine, to do that, create a file called fireworks.reg, edit-it with your favorite text editor and put the follow registry keys:
"InstallPath"="C:\\Programas\\Adobe\\Adobe Fireworks CS3
Then run the follow command on your unix terminal:
env WINEPREFIX="(your-prefix)" WINEDEBUG="fixme-all" wine regedit ./fireworks.reg
You need to override the Wine vcrun libraries with the native version, to do that create a file called vcrun.reg with the follow content:
Then run the follow command:
env WINEPREFIX="(your-prefix)" WINEDEBUG="fixme-all" wine regedit ./vcrun.reg
You also need a replacement to fireworks.exe, since the Adobe activation don't work under wine, before start Fireworks CS3 for the firsrt time, you need to replace fireworks.exe with a executable that jumps the activation process, you can find-it on google. Just find and replace it on "(your-prefix)/drive_c/Program Files/Adobe/Adode Fireworks CS3/fireworks.exe"
To finish the instalation, you need the following fonts to make Fireworks looks less ugly: arial.ttf, tahoma.ttf, times.ttf and verdana.ttf.
Now, to run Adobe Fireworks CS3 just run this command:
env WINEDEBUG="fixme-all" WINEPREFIX="(your-prefix)" wine "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Fireworks CS3\fireworks.exe"
Adobe Fireworks CS3 installer don't work.
The Adobe Fireworks CS3 installer don't work on wine, along with other reasons the installer don't work because need .NET Framework 3.5 and it can't detect on your wine.You need another Windows machine to install Fireworks CS3
See the How-to install above.
Along with the installer, the activation also don't work, you need to replace your fireworks.exe to make fireworks work fine, please, read the How-to install above for more info.
This happens when the vcrun2005 and the vcrun2008 isn't installed, to install, follow the How-to install above, Fireworks also can refuse to open if the basic fonts like tahoma, arial, times and verdana aren't installed on your prefix.
This is a known bug, but we don't have any solution for that yet.