Linux Command Library


manage virtual windows environments using wine

winetricks [options] [verb ... ]

winetricks is an easy way to work around common problems in Wine.

It provides simple commands to tweak Wine settings, download and install missing Windows DLLs and fonts, or install various games or apps with appropriate workarounds for the current version of wine.

It can be used via gui or commandline. The commandline mode is intended both for interactive use and as a building block in fancier wine frontends and in automated regression testing.

winetricks with no arguments displays a GUI using either Zenity or Kdialog.


Don’t check whether packages were already installed


Show gui diagnostics even when driven by commandline

-k, --keep_isos

Cache isos (allows later installation without disc)


Don’t delete temp directories (useful during debugging)


Don’t install each app or game in its own bottle

-q, --unattended

Don’t ask any questions, just install automatically

-r, --ddrescue

Retry hard when caching scratched discs


Even show verbs that are currently broken in wine

-v, --verbose

Echo all commands as they are executed

-h, --help

Display this message and exit

-V, --version

Display version and exit

apps list

list verbs in category ’applications’

benchmarks list

list verbs in category ’benchmarks’

dlls list

list verbs in category ’dlls’

games list

list verbs in category ’games’


list categories


list cached-and-ready-to-install verbs


list verbs which download automatically


list verbs which download with some help from the user


list already-installed verbs


select WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.local/share/wineprefixes/foobar

settings list

list verbs in category ’settings’

To see list of available packages to install:

winetricks list-download

To install a package:

winetricks 7zip

Wine checks several environment variables on startup:


If set, this specifies which wine binary to use by default


If set, this specifies the location of the default .wine directory ( usually $HOME/.wine ).


If set, this is path to system’s user data cache (default: $HOME/.cache) W_CACHE path to Winetricks’ user data cache (default: $XDG_CACHE_HOME/winetricks}

Dan Kegel, Austin English, and many others. For a complete list, please see the "Copyright" section in the file ’winetricks’.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Library General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. See <>.

Bugs may be reported at

The most recent version of winetricks can be downloaded from

The latest snapshot of the code may be obtained via svn; see

For further information about winetricks see


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