HOW-TO: Dreamweaver AND Flash 8 Running on Ubuntu Dapper

October 11, 2006 at 3:10 pm | Posted in Adobe, Dreamweaver, Flash, Macromedia, Ubuntu, WINE | 1 Comment

This HOW-TO covers up the whole process of installing Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 & Macromedia Flash 8 in a Ubuntu box in a few simple steps. Any questions or feedback leave them in the comments. This method can be applied also to make Macromedia Studio 8 run under Ubuntu.

– What you need?
A fresh install of Ubuntu Dapper + all the updates
A Windows box with a functional install of Dreamweaver 8 and Flash 8, or Macromedia Studio 8.

– Fire up a terminal session and type the next commands;

TIP: Instead of using apt-get, you can install them with the Synaptic Package Manager located in the System/Administration menu
$ apt-get update
$ apt-get install wine and then type “yes”
$ wine /*To create the wine file structure*/
$ apt-get install recode and then type “yes”

– Then you need to copy all the necessary files from the Windows box;
Copy the whole Macromedia folder from “c:\Program Files\” to “/home/YOURNAME/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/”

Copy the whole Macromedia folder from “c:\Documents and settings\All users\Application Data” to “/home/YOURNAME/.wine/drive_c/window/profile/all users/”

Copy the whole Macromed (No mistake with the “ai”) from “c:\Windows\system32\” to “/home/YOURNAME/.wine/drive_c/window/system32/”

Finally, copy the whole Macromedia folder from “c:\Program Files\Common Files” to “/home/YOURNAME/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Common Files/”

– Now you need to export the registry keys of the Dreamweaver;

In your Windowx box, type “regedit” in the command-line and export the whole “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Macromedia/” to “macromedia.reg”, then copy it to your your Ubuntu, convert it to ascii with “$ recode ucs-2..ascii macromedia.reg”. Afterwards, type “$ wine regedit macromedia.reg” to run it with wine.

That’s it! Type “$ wine dreamweaver.exe” or create a launcher and enjoy Dreamweaver in Ubuntu 😉
Also, create a launcher or type “$ wine flash.exe” to enjoy Flash 8!


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  1. i love those windows!

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