How to install AnimeEffects on a Chromebook

In this guide, we'll walk you through the process of installing AnimeEffects on your Chromebook. AnimeEffects is a powerful 2D animation software that allows you to create stunning animations with ease. By following these steps, you'll be able to harness the full potential of this tool on your Chromebook.

Compatibility Note

Before we begin, it's important to note that this tutorial is specifically designed for Chromebooks with Intel or AMD CPUs that support Linux Apps. Unfortunately, this method won't work on Chromebooks with ARM64 architecture CPUs. If you're unsure about your Chromebook's processor, you can check our lists of Intel-based Chromebooks and AMD-based Chromebooks.

Video Tutorial

For a visual guide, you can follow along with our video tutorial above. The video provides a step-by-step walkthrough of the installation process, complementing the written instructions below.

Installation Steps

Here are the commands you'll need to run in your Chromebook's Linux terminal to install AnimeEffects. We'll explain each step to help you understand the process:

  1. sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
    This command adds 32-bit architecture support, which may be necessary for some components of Wine.
  2. wget -nc && sudo apt-key add winehq.key
    This downloads and adds the WineHQ repository key, allowing you to install Wine from the official source.
  3. echo "deb bookworm main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/wine_chrome_os_made_simple.list
    This adds the WineHQ repository to your system's sources list.
  4. sudo apt update
    This updates your package list to include the newly added Wine repository.
  5. sudo apt install --install-recommends winehq-stable
    This installs the stable version of Wine along with recommended packages.
  6. winecfg
    This runs the Wine configuration tool. You may need to wait a moment for it to set up the Wine environment.
  7. ln -s /home/$USER/.wine/drive_c /home/$USER/wine
    This creates a symbolic link to your Wine C: drive for easier access.
  8. wget
    This downloads the AnimeEffects Windows application.
  9. unzip
    This extracts the downloaded AnimeEffects files.
  10. cd AnimeEffects_1_3_4 && wine AnimeEffects.exe
    This navigates to the AnimeEffects directory and runs the application using Wine.

Additional Information

AnimeEffects is a versatile tool that can be used for creating 2D animations, visual effects, and even simple video editing. While it may take some time to get used to running a Windows application on your Chromebook through Wine, the results can be quite impressive.

If you encounter any issues during the installation or while using AnimeEffects, make sure your Chromebook's Linux environment is up to date. You can do this by running sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade in the terminal before starting the installation process.

Useful Resources

To help you get started with AnimeEffects and understand more about the tools we've used, here are some helpful links:


By following this guide, you should now have AnimeEffects up and running on your Chromebook. This opens up a world of creative possibilities, allowing you to produce professional-quality animations right from your Chromebook. Remember to explore the software's features and tutorials to make the most of this powerful tool.

If you have any questions or need further assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out through a comment on our YouTube video. We're here to help you make the most of your Chromebook!

For more helpful guides and information about Chromebooks, be sure to check out our Chromebook Comparison and Buyer's Guide.