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Huggle 2.19 working.

It is possible to run Huggle on non-Windows OSs, using a program called Wine. Wine works on both Linux and Mac. Wine does not support the PowerPC architecture. Before following these instructions, you should have a valid Windows License. Please note that you'll need to use non-free libraries in order to get Huggle to run (on Windows, Mac OS X or GNU/Linux).


  1. Ensure that you have X11 installed. If you are on Mac OS X Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion or on any graphical GNU/Linux_distribution (e.g. Ubuntu), you're fine. Mac OS X Tiger users must install it.
    Make sure you have enough space left on your device. A lot of software has to be installed that huggle depends on. A few GB should be enough.
  2. Download and install Wine
    Mac OS X: (or use the en:MacPorts version of Wine (sudo port install wine))
    Alternative for en:Debian and en:Ubuntu users: Type sudo apt-get install wine in the Terminal, however the Wine program acquired by this method is likely to be very out of date.
  3. Open up the Terminal (Mac OS X: located in Applications/Utilities/
  4. In the terminal:
    1. curl > /tmp/winetricks
      If curl is not installed, install it (Ubuntu: sudo apt-get install curl) and re-run the command
    2. (Darwine users only) export PATH=$PATH:/Applications/Darwine/Wine.bundle/Contents/bin:~/Applications/Darwine/Wine.bundle/Contents/bin:"/Applications/"
    3. sh /tmp/winetricks -q tahoma liberation gecko dotnet20 msi2 fontfix mono28 allfonts gdiplus ie8
      If cabextract is not installed, install it (Ubuntu: sudo apt-get install cabextract) and re-run the command
      Click through all installers that pop up.
  5. Download and open up Huggle. Good luck!

If you have any problems you can visit Huggle's page on the Wine App Database here [1] where you can ask for help and contact Wine developers.

Successful users[edit]

  1. Xclamation point 21:55, 1 May 2009 (UTC)
  2. Jake Wartenberg 21:56, 1 May 2009 (UTC)
  3. treelo radda 23:11, 1 May 2009 (UTC)
  4. haha, there we go. took running the last command a few times, and installing IE6 twice (That means when it prompted me, I selected the "reinstall all components option"), and it loads the diffs now. At the very least, the full version works. I have yet to test the lite version Both versions work. The font is ugly as sin though, and very small... and some things overlap other things so it looks rather ugly, but it still works :D. Until It Sleeps 21:14, 2 May 2009 (UTC)
  5. Some moderate success on Mac OS X for me. Still seems unstable, and the installers were all somewhat wonky, but after several do overs, it seems to be working "reasonably". —TheDJ (talkcontribs) 22:22, 6 May 2009 (UTC)
  6. Kinda wonky, but it's there. (Only tested main version 0.90) --Bfigura (talk) 18:41, 3 June 2009 (UTC)
  7. Slow and jerky, but it works. Isn't really worth it, though. Javert (T · C) 17:36, 22 July 2009 (UTC)
  8. Airplaneman talk 02:36, 23 August 2009 (UTC)
    Removed because it is too choppy. As Javert said, it's not really worth it (I can't keep up with the vandals!). Also, now suspiciously Time Machine isn't working... How do you make sure you've removed all the files you installed? Airplaneman talk 02:01, 27 August 2009 (UTC)
    Now using IG Airplaneman talk 04:48, 3 March 2010 (UTC)
  9. Works but above.. --Lcawte (talk) 13:40, 27 February 2010 (UTC)
  10. (Mostly) works on OS X Leopard (10.5.8) with Wine 1.2-rc2 (from MacPorts): The menu bar can't be drawn (but the menus still work if you know where to click), it pops up a few errors on startup (which can be dismissed), the fonts look absolutely terrible, and the program overall is a bit slow, but hey, it works! ~SpK 17:04, 30 May 2010 (UTC)
  11. Works, but its slow... LegoKontribsTalkM 02:31, 15 December 2010 (UTC)
  12. Got it working on Mac OS 10.6.6 with the WineBottler distro. I had the same menu bar issues and start-up error that SpK had above, but I was able to fix that by installing gdiplus as well using winetricks. Might want to add that to the instructions above if it won't break anything. Zachlipton (talk) 06:53, 3 February 2011 (UTC)
  13. After installing ie8 and gdiplus along with the others, it works perfectly, and has a Wine Platinum rating, which is very rare. --123Hedgehog456 : Create an account! 15:06, 19 March 2011 (UTC)

Unsuccessful users[edit]

  • Launched on Linux, but requires the Windows version of Mono to be installed to the Wine directory. Unfortunately, diffs do not show up on-screen so you cannot tell what you can/can't revert. Cody574 00:02, 7 October 2010 (UTC)
  • Numerous Winetricks installation errors. Also, this guide is quite old. I just decided to do Boot Camp, which works well. Allmightyduck What did I do wrong? 16:23, 10 July 2010 (UTC)
  • In the Terminal when entering the third command I got "Cannot find cabextract. Please install it (e.g. 'sudo apt-get install cabextract' or 'sudo yum install cabextract')." Then I tried to open Huggle and I got: huggle 0.9.0.exe has exited with an error, have a look at the Log window... There I see: "fixme:actctx:parse_manifest_buffer root element is L"asmv1:assembly", not <assembly>

install the Windows version of Mono to run .NET executables" What should I do? Ag97 (talk) 17:23, 4 June 2009 (UTC)

  • While running winetricks, I got a bunch of: "err:ole:CoInitializeEx Attempt to change threading model of this apartment from apartment threaded to multi-threaded"
    • Followed by:
"err:msi:HANDLE_CustomType34 Unable to execute command L"\"C:\\windows\\Microsoft.NET\\Framework\\netfxsbs20.exe\" /install""
    • I am trying a clean wine install and will update as soon as I have news.--Res2216firestar 07:27, 2 May 2009 (UTC)
      • Pfft. The sudo purge whatever command-thing didn't purge my wine install. I'm looking into it.--Res2216firestar 07:40, 2 May 2009 (UTC)
        • Going to bed, will resume work in the morning.--Res2216firestar 07:51, 2 May 2009 (UTC)
          • Update: The above errors are harmless, and happen on windows machines in the logs. Huggle still won't start in Ubuntu 9.04.--Res2216firestar 18:56, 3 May 2009 (UTC)
  • Loads into huggle, then freezes. But I am trying to get it working with Mono, which is having more success (and would allow the creation of a native linux binary of huggle, no external software required). ~fl 12:39, 2 May 2009 (UTC)
    • FL, running the commands shown above should install mono automatically. Xclamation point 16:11, 2 May 2009 (UTC)
  • I get Greek (literally) as the font. The log begins with: