Install Wine (x86) on Linux ARM Device
Run x86 Windows apps with a box86-emulated version of x86 wine-8.20.
To run: wine path/to/file.exe
To configure wine: go to 'Wine configuration' in main menu or type in terminal: wine winecfg
Not all Windows applications will work under Wine. It's a good idea to check online if your program can run, or if something can be tweaked to make it work.
Note: the applications installed with wine will appear under the wine category in the main menu, and they will stay there even after uninstalling wine.
Need support with running a game or app with wine and box86? Ask it on the Pi Labs Discord: https://discord.gg/JKNQXprqUd
Box86/Box64 Game compatibility list: https://box86.org/app/
Fortunately, Wine (x86) is very easy to install on your Linux ARM Device in just two steps.
- Install Pi-Apps - the best app installer for Linux ARM Device.
- Use Pi-Apps to install Wine (x86).
For the best chance of this working, we recommend using the latest LTS of Ubuntu or Debian from your hardware manufacturer.
Wine (x86) will only run on an Ubuntu/Debian ARM32 OS. Pi-Apps will not let you install Wine (x86) on an Ubuntu/Debian ARM64 OS.
Pi-Apps is a free tool that makes it incredibly easy to install the most useful programs on your Linux ARM Device with just a few clicks.
Open a terminal and run this command to install Pi-Apps:
wget -qO- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Botspot/pi-apps/master/install | bash
Feel free to check out the Pi-Apps source code here: https://github.com/Botspot/pi-apps
Install Wine (x86)
Now that you have Pi-Apps installed, it is time to install Wine (x86).
First launch Pi-Apps from your start menu:
Then click on the Tools category, which leads to the Emulation category.
Now scroll down to find Wine (x86) in the list.
Just click Install and Pi-Apps will install Wine (x86) for you!