running ubuntustudio 12.10 quantal release.
Installed wineasio version 0.9.0 through the kxrepos.
I was wondering why Steinbergs Cubase higher than version 4 and nuendo higher than version 3 doesnt detect the succesfull registered wineasio driver.
In Cubase 4 i can change the vst driver to wineasio. If i try version 5 or even 6 im not able to change the driver because there is no wineasio driver in the driver dropdown menu. The only available driver in the vst section is the directx full duplex driver which ships with cubase and is installed during the installation diectly. We tried to delete to directx full duplex driver through the registry but if you restart the app the DAW rebuild the driver.
We used a new WINEPREFIX for every version we tried.
Here are the steinberg apps me and my friend tried and which app detect the wineasio driver or not (Every app runs in a seperate WINEPREFIX where we registered wineasio:
cubase 4 runs with wine = yes
cubase 4 detect wineasio =yes
cubase 5 runs with wine = yes
cubase 5 detect wineasio =no
nuendo 4 runs with wine = yes
nuendo 4 detect wineasio =no
HALion runs with wine = yes
HALion detect wineasio = yes
TheGrand runs with wine = no
TheGrand detect wineasio = dont know
Are we doing something wrong?
I have no idea.. To be quite frank I don't have much interest in dongled software, and seeing the amount of assistance Steinberg offers to the wineasio project (regarding asio.h), I have even less interest. They don't even answer emails…
Are there demo versions that run without a dongle? If so I might take a look at it, but there is no way that I either buy a dongle nor that I install a hacked version to test with.
You could generate some debug info by running something similar to WINEDEBUG=+ASIO wine cubase.exe and including the terminal output in a post here. Maybe it would cast some light on the situation.
Well its an expensive software and i would love to work with it again like i did centuries ago with windows.
Maybe i have to contact steinberg directly as i own the paket?
There are no "donglefree" version for testing available sorry and like i see on steinbergs site there are even no more testing versions with dongle available.
I'll try to get some asio debuginformations for you. I was just wondering why cubase 4 i realizing wineasio fine where version 5 not did. Theres is even no driver available. Well however i'll be back with some debuginformations.
Thanks for you reply btw :-)
I suppose it's conceivable that they don't allow the use of wineasio, seeing that a legal copy (afaik) doesn't run under wine. Maybe if you rename it to something else and recompile, it will work.
You mean they are consciously blocking the wineasio driver cause they read/see about that their dongle will not work under wine?
I'll give it a try and recompile it with a different name...
If that work i'll come over with a new testresult.
Don't know. Maybe it's unkind to suggest such a thing, and it's just a bug... Worth a try though :)
Two things i have to ask:
First of all, as i understand the README shipped with the latest wineasio i need to rename the winelibpaths into the make file to /usr/lib/i386_linux_gnu/wine and/or /usr/lib/x86_64_linux_gnu/wine? This have to be the last line of the make file?
And for renaming the complete driver, so that its named completely different and not wineasio, i need to replace all "wineasio" and/or "WineASIO" into something different like "foo"? :-)
Thanks for an answer.
I think you mean the files stored under "code" here
Im running into trouble by call make from the folder:
What im doing wrong here?
I'm guessing as I've not got tools set up right now but have you got libuuid for 32bit installed? i.e. the full wine32bit developer libraries?
Right now im in some discussions about Cubase/Wine with Steinberg. If its usefull let me know and i would place some requests. They are thinking of supporting wine and especially wineasio. Also they asked me to test some Plugins on wine in their VSTTestHost app.
Seems to be an interesting story. I think they getting awaked because at the moment there is alot of noise around linux if you think about SteamOS/Bitwig Studio etc. Also Roland (yes THE Roland) are thinking about to port their Cakewalk DAW to linux with the help of kickstarter.
So let me know if i can ask/do anything for you here.
The one big thing steinberg could do for wineasio is to give us permission to modify/distribute the asio.h header file with the source code! The reason to modify is because long means something different under 64bit windows and linux. The reason to distribute is the fact that most distros have a problem distributing wineasio as we can't include the asio.h header file in the tarball.
Apart from that, if they make a dongle work in wine or drop the requirement completely, I'd be happy to test wineasio with their products if they provide me with NFR copies.
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