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Winetricks is an easy way to work around problems in Wine.

It has a menu of supported games/apps for which it can do all the workarounds automatically. It also allows the installation of missing DLLs and tweaking of various Wine settings.

The latest version can be downloaded here:

Tagged releases are accessible here:


The winetricks package should be used if it is available and up to date. The package is available in most distributions:

If the package is unavailable, outdated (e.g., Ubuntu LTSs), or the latest version is desired, a manual installation of winetricks can be done:

chmod +x winetricks
sudo mv winetricks /usr/local/bin

curl can be used instead of wget:

curl -O
chmod +x winetricks
sudo mv winetricks /usr/local/bin

Note: /usr/local/bin must be in your $PATH for this to work.

Winetricks can be updated by doing:

winetricks --self-update

Custom .verb files

New dll/settings/programs can be added to Winetricks by passing a custom .verb (format below)

Example icecat.verb:

w_metadata icecat apps \
    title="GNU Icecat 38.8.0" \
    publisher="GNU Foundation" \
    year="2016" \
    media="download" \
    file1="" \

    w_download${file1} e5f9481e78710c25eb3a271d81aceb19ef44ff6e8599da7d5f7a2da584c01213
    w_try_unzip "${W_PROGRAMS_X86_UNIX}" "${W_CACHE}/${W_PACKAGE}/${file1}"

Note that the file prefix (icecat.verb) and command name (icecat) must match. All metadata fields are optional, only the command name and category are required.


The tests need bashate, checkbashisms, and shellcheck>=0.4.4 installed. Makefile supports a few test targets:

  • check - runs './tests/winetricks-tests quick' (without first clearing $WINETRICKS_CACHE)
  • shell-checks - runs './tests/shell-checks'
  • test - runs './tests/winetricks-tests full' (and clears $WINETRICKS_CACHE first)
  • xvfb-check - runs './tests/winetricks-tests xvfb-check' (without first clearing $WINETRICKS_CACHE first)