I have finally got GZDoom Builder running under Wine in Linux Mint.

I’m going to write this down before I forget what steps I’ve taken.  🙂

To make this work; I did / had / was running:

Linux Mint 19.0 Cinnamon 64 bit. (Am now running Mint 19.2 Cinnamon 64 bit)

Wine version 3.0.3 (have now upgraded to Wine 4.0.2 and GZDoom Builder still runs)

GZ Doom Builder: r2787 from https://devbuilds.drdteam.org/doombuilder2-gzdb/

file: GZDoom_Builder-r2787.7z Jan 07 2017 13:03:09 11,293,659

I did:

From a command prompt / terminal screen, I typed (one command per line):

WINEPREFIX="$HOME/.wine-gzdoombuilder" WINEARCH=win32 wine wineboot
WINEPREFIX="$HOME/.wine-gzdoombuilder" winetricks -q dotnet35
WINEPREFIX="$HOME/.wine-gzdoombuilder" winecfg

In the Applications tab / Windows Version: “Windows 7”

Graphics tab / Windows Settings: uncheck all EXCEPT “Emulate a virtual desktop” – Desktop size: 1600 x 950 (this was for my monitor – adjust for yours.

WINEPREFIX="$HOME/.wine-gzdoombuilder" winetricks -q d3dcompiler_43

Install GZDoom Builder to wherever you want. /home/USERNAME/GZDoom Builder/

Right click on folder – folder properties of /home/USERNAME/GZDoom Builder/

Set all permissions to: Folder access: Create and delete files

Go to where you placed GZDoomBuilder.   /home/USERNAME/GZDoom Builder/   (for example)
drop to command prompt / terminal at that location –  type

WINEPREFIX="$HOME/.wine-gzdoombuilder" wine Builder.exe

so it looks like this:

username@computername:~/GZDoom Builder$ WINEPREFIX="$HOME/.wine-gzdoombuilder" wine Builder.exe

Program should load. In the GZDoomBuilder GUI Menu go to – Tools / Preferences – Interface (tab) Set: Text labels font to “Arial” – repeat with Script Editor (tab) – Font to “Arial”

Should be good to go.    🙂

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