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Has anyone had any success installing PDN under Wine in Linux? I've tried multiple times with version 4.0.9 and even 3.5.11, with no luck at all. I thought v 4.0.9 would succeed, but it crashed while trying to install Dot.NET 4.6.1.

 

Wine is a hit or miss with most Windows s/w. I can install PhotoShop, but PDN seems to not want anything to do with it. Just curious if anyone had success in this and how they accomplished it. 

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I've never tried it myself, but someone got v3.5 to work.

https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=19822

 

Are you using the latest version of Wine? I know the packages provided by many of the distros are still on v1.6.

 

 

The only thing I've ever installed under Wine was Age of Empires 2. That works great; even better than it does on Windows.

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Eureka, finally I managed to install a working version of PDN in Linux under Wine. I had to upgrade Wine to version 1.9.3, which allowed me to create a Win10 virtual drive. Unfortunately I was unable to install PDN version 4.0.9, I had to settle for version 3.5.11 instead. Oh well, at least I was able to get a working version of PDN in Linux. :beer:

 

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Actually it works pretty good in VMware if you apply the EnableSmoothMouseInput=False fix from here: http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/28852-line-jumpsskips-to-top-of-window-while-drawing/#entry411991

 

Also, disable hardware acceleration from Paint.NET's settings. It runs much faster that way.

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Yes and Oracle's Virtual Box works equally well in Linux. However, you still have to install Windows on the Virtual Machine and before you can launch a windows program, you have to boot up the Windows OS. The advantage to using Wine, is the launch time for the windows program is very short and only requires clicking on the shortcut. PDN version 3.5.11 runs very well with all the compatible plugins and only takes about 5 seconds to load in Linux under Wine.

 

Here is an example done all in PDN in Linux under Wine using midora's Animate Images plugin.

 

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@dipstick,
 
I got .Net Framework v4.6.1 to install using its silent install option.
I also got paint.net 4.0.9 to install using the .msi file.
 
paint.net doesn't run though, claims it can't find 'msvcp140.dll' even though it right where it should be. Even did the install of MSVCP++ 2015 to get it to register 'msvcp140.dll', but it still didn't work.
 
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I also tried paint.net v4.0.6. It installed using the .msi file. However, it didn't run due to Direct2D issues. I switch from Nouveau to Nvidia's proprietary driver. paint.net then ran, but its crash dialog came up immediately (more Direct2D issues).  I'm guessing the same would happen with 4.0.9 if I got past the MSCP140 issue.
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I'm surprised you got DotNet 4.6.1 to install at all. This is the error I got while trying to install.

 

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Looks like I'll have to settle for PDN v3.5.11 in my Linux. Not that big a deal though as it is very capable. It only has issues with some new plugins....

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I'm surprised you got DotNet 4.6.1 to install at all. This is the error I got while trying to install.

Sounds like you have the Windows version set to XP. You can change it to Windows 7 by running winecfg.

Then run the install .Net 4.6.1 using its /q (quite/silent) parameter

wine NDP461-KB3102436-x86-x64-AllOS-ENU.exe /q
You can verify a successful installation by looking at the installation log in your Windows %temp% directory.

Of course paint.net v4 won't run, so moot point.

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Recently someone PM'd me about how to install PDN v3.5.11 in Linux under Wine. I decided to post instructions here in case anyone else wanted to know.

1) Install Wine. (get it from your distro's s/w repository)
2) Install playon linux. (get it from your distro's s/w repository)
3) Run Playon Linux and create a 32-bit XP virtual drive.
4) Use Playon Linux to install “dotnet40” (DotNet 4.0) on that virtual drive.
5) Use Playon Linux to install “gdiplus” on that virtual drive.  
6) Use Playon Linux to install PDN 3.5.11 (It's the latest PDN version I can get running) on that virtual drive.

That should create a PDN shortcut on your desktop that you can use to open PDN. You can also drag an image into the shortcut.
Good luck.

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Updates :

 

I'm able to install Paint.NET 3.5.11, following dipstick's method after more than two failed attempts.

The cause of failure : no python library was installed in previous installations of PlayOnLinux ( corrupted installations ). So please make sure that it's a complete installations of PlayOn Linux. Reinstalling PlayOnLinux if you failed to install Paint.NET.

 

The screenshot of Paint.NET 3.5.11 in ubuntu-based Linux Lite system.

 

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For those who had installed Paint.NET via PlayOnLinux only...

 

Is This 'Window 98-like' display appears too dull and not a happy ambient for you ?

 

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Simply installing Luna Theme, and you'll get an ambient that closer to the native surrounding in Windows.

 

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Open PlayOnLinux, choose Configure ( the one with gear icon )> Select the virtual drive where you installed Paint.NET.

 

Choose Install Component and then choose Luna Theme.

 

All the best !

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Installing paint.net v4.0.6 and .NET 4.6.x isn't an issue (I described how to do it in an earlier post. Let me know if you need me to elaborate).

However, getting it to run is a different story, as you need more than just the .NET Framework.  Complete support for Direct2D is lacking in Wine. Not to mention the missing UIAnimation APIs.

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I cannot find PDN 3.5.1 anywhere and 4.0.19 fails on PlayOnLinux with a SP1 not found error.

 

Has anyone been able to get 4.0.19 or other version to install on linux/wine/PON, or is 3.5.1 available from a trustworthy site somewhere?

 

I would dearly love to get this running on linux and finally ditch Windows.

 

Many thanks

Wolfy

 

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9 hours ago, Wolfy said:

I cannot find PDN 3.5.1 anywhere ...

https://filehippo.com/download_paint.net/15781/

 

9 hours ago, Wolfy said:

... fails on PlayOnLinux ...

PlayOnLinux is junk. Seriously. The Wine developers don't recommend it, and for good reasons.

Sure, it makes configuring Wine easy for noobs, but it has its own issues and uses a very old version of Wine by default.

You're better off just learning the commands for Wine, and using Winetricks.

 

9 hours ago, Wolfy said:

Has anyone been able to get 4.0.19 or other version to install on linux/wine

Paint.net v4.x still doesn't run on Wine. See my earlier posts above; they're still accurate as of Wine 3.0.

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Glad you got it sorted out Wolfy. PDN v3.5.11 is the latest version I can make run under wine. I wish I could make v4x run, but that seems to be impossible at the moment. The only alternative is to run Windows in a VM. I hate Windows and try to avoid it whenever I can. As for PlayOnLinux, I like and use it for the very few Windows-only programs I need...

 

To be truthful There are plenty of Linux programs out there to replace your old Windows programs. I am down to about 5 much needed Windows programs, which I have no problems running under wine or as a last resort, a VM. 

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For those running Paint.NET 3.5.11 under Wine, at least you have my plugin pack:

 

https://forums.getpaint.net/topic/8318-boltbaits-plugin-pack-for-v3511-updated-january-31-2015/

 

Plus, my new text plugin:

 

https://forums.getpaint.net/topic/115953-creative-text-pro-v11-by-boltbait-and-welshblue-updated-february-16-2020/page/2/?tab=comments#comment-568881

 

And, finally, CodeLab:

 

https://boltbait.com/pdn/codelab/history/#v1.8f

 

So, at least you're not running completely stock!

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Download: BoltBait's Plugin Pack | CodeLab | and how about a Computer Dominos Game

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