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  1. I'm enjoying Affinity Designer, but one problem, every other productive tool I use works on Linux except for Affinity Designer. So I can't drop Windows and migrate fully to Linux. Are there any Linux fans at Affinity? Maybe it's time for Affinity to pioneer into commercial Linux creative software...
  2. Hi, I've made an attempt to run Affinity Designer on Linux via Wine. I managed to run the program myself, but it is not possible to create or edit a document. The problem is probably with Direct3D support in Wine or in my GPU (maybe drivers). I will describe how to install and run the Designer via Wine. Maybe someone can successfully create or edit a document (eg with a different GPU). The operating system used is Ubuntu 18.04. What we need? Windows (yes, I know) - it can be a virtual machine. It will be used to extract the installation of the program because the standard installer does not work under the Wine. Wine with some patches - we must add MoveFileTransactedA/W stubs to kernel32. The building of Wine is required. Winetricks. 64-bit mscms.dll library. Affinity Designer installer and license. Offline installer of .NET Framework 4.0 and .NET Framework 4.7.2. Step 1 – build Wine We must build and install 64-bit and 32-bit Wine with patch. Building of Wine on Ubuntu is very well described on the WineHQ wiki: Building Biarch Wine On Ubuntu. Don't forget to apply the patch from attachment (fix.patch). During the building process I installed additional libraries like libvulkan-dev and libvkd3d. Step 2 – create MSI installer of Designer This step must be done on Windows. Open the command line (cmd.exe) and go to the directory where the Affinity Designer installer is located. Run the affinity-designer.exe /extract command (the file name may be different). Complete the required data and create an MSI installer. Transfer the created MSI file to your system with Wine. Step 3 – install Winetricks The Winetricks installation is described on the project page: Winetricks. I prefer a manual installation of latest Winetricks instead install outdated version from repo. Step 4 – create Wine prefix and install .Net framework Installation of .Net Framework with Winetricks doesn't work for me, that's why I do it manually. Initialize new Wine prefix: WINEPREFIX=~/Designer wineboot –init Change the system to Windows XP (for correct installation of .Net Framework 4.0) and remove the mono if installed: WINEPREFIX=~/Designer winetricks winxp WINEPREFIX=~/Designer winetricks remove_mono Download and install .NET Framework 4.0: wget 'http://download.microsoft.com/download/9/5/A/95A9616B-7A37-4AF6-BC36-D6EA96C8DAAE/dotNetFx40_Full_x86_x64.exe' WINEPREFIX=~/Designer wine ./dotNetFx40_Full_x86_x64.exe /q Change the system to Windows 7 and switch mscoree to native (this is very important): WINEPREFIX=~/Designer winetricks win7 WINEPREFIX=~/Designer winecfg Download and install .NET Framework 4.7.2: wget 'http://download.microsoft.com/download/D/D/3/DD35CC25-6E9C-484B-A746-C5BE0C923290/NDP47-KB3186497-x86-x64-AllOS-ENU.exe' WINEPREFIX=~/Designer wine ./NDP47-KB3186497-x86-x64-AllOS-ENU.exe /q Step 5 - run Affinity Designer Switch system to Windows 8.1 or 10. Designer will not start in Windows 7 mode due to Aero errors. WINEPREFIX=~/Designer winetricks win81 Install Affinity Designer (in my case MSI installer is Affinity.msi) WINEPREFIX=~/Designer wine msiexec /passive /i ./Affinity.msi Copy the missing mscms.dll library to Affinity Designer instalation directory. In my case it is ~/Designer/drive_c/Program Files/Affinity/Affinity Designer/. I have found the missing library on dlldownloader.com: mscms.dll. Start Affinity Designer: WINEPREFIX=~/Designer wine "C:\Program Files\Affinity\Affinity Designer\Designer.exe" The program should start and you will see the welcome screen. I can open preferences and change options, but creating a new document causes a crash. In Performance tab my GPU is displayed as Intel(R) HD Graphivs 4000 (I have Intel® UHD Graphics 620). Crash report: Attempting to create Direct3D device with adapter Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000 c:\buildagent10\work\live\persona\windows\libraries\serif.directx\dxrenderer.cpp(676): error 0x80004001 (Unknown error 0x80004001) In the last step I tried to start the Designer using Vulkan-based D3D10/D3D11 implementation. After this (and install mesa-vulkan-drivers) in Performance tab my GPU is displayed correctly, but the program still crash while creating a new document. WINEPREFIX=~/Designer winetricks dxvk Crash report: Attempting to create Direct3D device with adapter Intel(R) UHD Graphics 620 (Kabylake GT2) c:\buildagent10\work\live\persona\windows\libraries\serif.directx\dxrenderer.cpp(676): error 0x80004001 (Unknown error 0x80004001) I know that Serif developers don't provide support for running Affinity programs via Wine. The post is for information purposes only. fix.patch
  3. Hi all, I would like to give my opinion on how I see the market. So considering Adobe does not have interest in the Linux market, you guys could at least take the opportunity and make a version of Affinity Photo for Linux, which would be a really nice alternative to Photoshop. I've tested and looked at a few Photoshop for Linux (mainly open source ones), but unfortunately none of them really stand that well. I've been using Photoshop since 2007 while I was in college, and I still use it at work, so it is really challenge to find out one to use at home that functionality wise, shortcuts, and everything fits to my pace. Best regards, Antonio Neto.
  4. Linux is more popular on the desktop than macOS now - https://netmarketshare.com/ -> Desktop Trend (6.91%). NetMarketShare is a company which is sponsored by Microsoft, so I believe that their data is reliable enough. Taking statistics into account, what would be your response about Linux version of Affinity Photo and Designer?
  5. Affinity Design and Photo are perfect. They're the best photo and vector graphic editors I've ever used. I know this is probably a long shot, but having this software somehow ported to Linux would be the greatest thing imaginable. Right now I use Windows 10 in a virtual machine specifically for these two programs. I develop web applications with NodeJS, and Affinity Designer has become an indispensable part of my workflow. Just saying, I would gladly repurchase both programs if there was a Linux version! Thank you for reading and hope you consider this as a possibility down the road!
  6. Due to many reasons (MS can't update their software without issues, threat of having to pay monthly license fee for Windows 10, and I just plain like linux, it's faster (even my internet download speed has improved 120% in speed tests) + much more) I have switched over my desktop to Linux 100% of the time. Every program that I "needed" from Windows runs fine in Wine or has a linux version to use. Every program accept Affinity photo and Designer. I have tried the installation .exe which kills over immediately with a repetitive error "Exception: ResourceSection::ResourceSection". Copying the files from a Windows installation also throws exceptions. Is there any hope of a linux version of Affinity sometime in the near future? If the answer is no (and I hope it isn't), do you have any way of a workaround to get both Photo and Designer working in Linux?
  7. Are there plans to release onto a more generic Linux platform ? Ubuntu / Mint / Debian for example...
  8. The short answer, no The longer answer, kinda The installer will run once you have .Net 4/4.5/4.7 installed in your Wine Prefix (used staging 3.13) and completes without any problems. Its starting it up that gets rough. The windows version of Affinity photo requires the Windows DWM for composition of the application screen and has some custom DLLs that dont seem to happy to hook into the WINE implementation of Windows. The DLLs just straight fail to load at all and while you can get it to attempt to run switching WINE to Windows 8/10 bypassing the Aero not enabled, the application crashes just after opening. I haven't done extensive testing to get it to actually open, but truth be told you likely won't see good results even if you do. It'll likely run very unstable and slow which defeats it's entire purpose. I imagine because WINE doesn't have a complete DX11 implementation, doesn't have Windows DWM, and doesn't have/implement in full/doesn't implement the exact same any number of other necessary Windows parts it's just not going to be enjoyable. I don't know exactly how ingrained in the Windows ecosystem (dlls, etc) the windows version of Affinity Photo is but my guess is more than WINE can deal with at this time. Hope this helps anyone on Linux looking for an answer and saves you from wasting your time trying to get an application going in WINE just to have it run awful. EDIT: some issue could be a combo of it requiring .NET Framework and a 64bit install/Prefix. Wine can be a bit sketchy with .NET in 64bit prefixes and not all functions work running .NET application. Issues could also be arising from the rendering engine not enjoying running in WINE . Ive tried everything i ccan to narrow down exactly what issues are causing the DLLs in the program folder to not load and i have to just chalk it up to "AP needs fully implemented windows"
  9. Guys. Linux is the future. You may not see it at the moment, but you are trusting Apple way too much. What if your golden ecosystem breaks down? The thing is that I know lots of people who would be willing to purchase this software for even more than the original price if it was available for Linux. The Linux community is not cheap. If there is a quality product that is worth it, we're gonna buy it. And I'm pretty convinced Affinity is. When I read about it, I was super excited because as a young alternative to Illustrator, Sketch and Vectormator, there would be a chance of Affinity being more modern and also supporting other Unices than only Mac OS. See, the world of Unix is so unbelievably huge, yet you are concentrating on such a tiny subset of it. The programming effort is tiny, many Unix programs are portable between systems without any modifications. Since Mac OS is practically a BSD-Rip-off, the programming effort of porting Affinity to Linux is tinytinytiny And you could be one of the first innovative companies offering a consumer-application for Linux, which would probably not only make huge waves in the Linux community itself, but also the whole industry, which will also gain you lots and lots of customers. Unless you were dumb enough to use native Apple-APIs of course. Then you're f****d. In that case I would advise switching as soon as possible, as painful as it might be. It will save you lots and lots of problems and lots of future pain. I can only advise you to look into Qt, which is by the way also cross-platform-compatible. Yes, I'm even talking about Windows.
  10. I've read that there is no plan to develop a Linux version and I wonder why not? (I've seen that there was a post about this but the question "why?" never got answered. To be clear: I'm not asking for further speculation, I would like the answer to come from someone who actually knows.)
  11. Is there affinity photo for linux? And if there is. If i buy it, can i have it on windows? Well, what i mean is- Is it accounted? Lets say, i got this and i paid, even for windows. And im formationg my pc, can i get it again without paying? via an account?
  12. Hi, I'm a graphic designer, using Affinity Designer on MacOS, however I'm planning to switch to Linux. Are you planning to offer a Linux version of your apps? With no Adobe presence on that sector it might be a good opportunity for Affinity and I guess it's not that complicated as MacOS is based on Unix? Best regards, Lukas
  13. Is there any plan to port the products to Linux platform? Deb and RPM packet-based systems?
  14. Hi, is it correct there is no linux version yet? is this being worked on? i think most linux users will be very easily persuaded to get a license for this software so must be an awful lucrative business decision to make this happen.
  15. Can I use Affinity Designer on Chrome OS or Linux? Actually I want to run it on a Chromebook, and you can very easily install Linux on it..so if Affinity Designer works on any of these OSes, I will be able to use it.
  16. Hi, dear developers, do you plan to release your product for the Linux operating system? I'm sure the users of this system will be very grateful to you. And with ease will buy your product
  17. Hi, Has anyone had any success installing Photo on a Linux machine using Wine. I did manage to get FL Studio, a Windows music app, to run perfectly that way but have failed in a couple attempts to make Photo work. Its a very quirky process and requires different work arounds for different Window apps. Anybody tried Wine successfully? Perhaps the developers can help??????? Thanks Very New User Bob Solomon
  18. Hello dear Affinity team, I'm writting just to urge you to consider the evolution that GNU/Linux OS has achieved in the last 5 years or so as a desktop ready viable option, and exploring this market niche to develop affinity Photo for this OS as well, I think AP would looks great on top of a debian based distribution, both products are of an exceptional high quality, I think many people in the world it is expecting the coming of AP, It will revolutionize the market as crazy if you put AP into it, It is worth the price, and at the same time this eventually will let well beyonf AP over other competitors that don't think in GNU/Linux, please AP be the first. Thank you for your attention, and congrats for such an amazing piece of software. All my best, Carlos Arturo Pimentel
  19. Hi Does anybody know if Affinity will run on a Linux machine using Wine? Thanks Tony P
  20. The main image editing program for Linux - GIMP - has a clumsy user interface. Why hasn't Affinity offered Serif for Linux? I prefer a native version without need for Wine or other means. The costs of your licenses seem very reasonable and my hunch is there are many Linux users who would purchase and use Serif. Eventually GIMP may get improved so the opportunity is now.
  21. Has anyone successfully ran Affinity photo or designer in Linux (Wine)? Thanks Bob
  22. Hi there! I am wondering if Linux support is coming sometime.
  23. Do you consider port of Affinity for Linux? I am Linux user (Fedora), but I bought Windows 10 for photo editing where I have Capture 1, Photo Ninja and now Affinity. I like very much the Affinity but I can not use it for RAW files on my PC. The raw processing is very slow, almost impossible to convert Sony A7R2 uncompressed files. Photo Ninja is working also in Linux with Wine and I don't know why it is more stable and responsive there. So I am using mostly Photo Ninja on Linux, even if I like the results from Affinity much more. Thanks David
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