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winetricks - 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 command line. The command-line 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.

Set country code to CC and don't detect your IP address when retrying downloads
Don't check whether packages were already installed
Show GUI diagnostics even when driven by the command-line interface
Install each app or game in its own bottle
-k, --keep_isos
Cache ISOs (allows later installation without disc)
Don't install each app or game in its own bottle (default)
Don't delete temp directories (useful during debugging)
-q, --unattended
Don't ask any questions, just install automatically
-r, --ddrescue
Retry hard when caching scratched discs
-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'
fonts list
list verbs in category 'fonts'
settings list
list verbs in category 'settings'
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
create wineprefix with 32 or 64 bit, this option must be given before prefix=foobar and will not work in case of the default wineprefix.
select WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.local/share/wineprefixes/foobar

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 which wineserver 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 git; see

For further information about winetricks see

February 2021 Winetricks 20210206