How to install Wine Stable on Linux Mint 19.2

Today we are looking at how to install Wine Stable.  After installing Wine in this method you will always receive Wine updates when a newer Wine Stable version is available.

If you do not want to use the terminal, you can also install Wine 4.0 from the Software Center.

In the video, we first look at how to install Wine, just copy/paste all the commands below, one by one into a terminal as seen in the video.  The last command will open the Wine Settings but the actual purpose of running the command is to create a .wine hidden folder in your home directory and install Wine Mono and two Wine Gecko packages.  

After that, I show how to use Wine by installing Windows applications called Fotor.  Please note that not all Windows applications work on Wine but some do and they just continue to improve it.

Update: Since making this video, Wine 5.0 has arrived and the installation commands have changed, we updated the commands below, so it is now different than in the video, but for a video guide to install Wine, look here.

1) sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
2) wget -nc
3) sudo apt-key add winehq.key
4) sudo xed /etc/apt/sources.list
deb bionic main
deb ./
5) sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys DFA175A75104960E
6) sudo apt update
7) sudo apt install --install-recommends winehq-stable
) winecfg

Commands are based on this:

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  1. Tried today (6 Sept 19) and it works as described. Thank you

  2. Ty very much. I just did everything as u described and it works perfectly. Keep doing good job!!

  3. Hi,
    Great thanks for this useful video! It's working well.
    It seems you using a very easy ways. You have used some easy commends!

    Check out our latest post : Remove White Space In Text or String Using Awk and Sed In Linux

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