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[Script] Ableton Live 9!!!

Just released, tested, ready to go. :)

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DJYoshaBYD Monday 11 March 2013 at 21:30

Here is the script for the version that I have. As more installs become available (either using a disc, download, etc.), we will be able to make any small adjustments to the shortcuts. Other than that, the program will work for sure. This should also work for 64 bit, but I have not tried. I will update when I can.

Here it is:

[code language=playonlinux]

# Date : (2013-01-14)
# Last revision : (2013-03-11)
# Distribution used to test : Kubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit
# Author : DJYoshaBYD
# Licence : GPLv3
# PlayOnLinux: 4.1.9
[ "$PLAYONLINUX" = "" ] && exit 0
source "$PLAYONLINUX/lib/sources"
TITLE="Ableton Live 9"
POL_GetSetupImages "$PREFIX/top.jpg" "$PREFIX/left.jpg" "$TITLE"
POL_RequiredVersion "4.1.9" || POL_Debug_Fatal "$APPLICATION_TITLE 4.1.9 is required to install $TITLE"
# Presentation
POL_SetupWindow_presentation "Live 9" "Ableton" "" "DJYoshaBYD" "$PREFIX"
# Create Prefix
POL_System_SetArch "x86"
POL_Wine_SelectPrefix "$PREFIX"
POL_Wine_PrefixCreate "$WINEVERSION"
POL_Call POL_Install_vcrun2008
POL_Call POL_Install_corefonts
# Configuration
Set_OS "winxp"
POL_Wine_Direct3D "DirectDrawRenderer" "gdi"
# Installation
POL_SetupWindow_browse "$(eval_gettext 'Please select $TITLE Install file:')" "$TITLE"
POL_Wine_WaitBefore "$TITLE"
POL_Wine_WaitExit "$TITLE"
# Create Shortcuts
POL_Shortcut "Live Suite 9.exe" "Ableton Live 9"
POL_SetupWindow_message "$(eval_gettext 'NOTICE: To register, when it opens asking for registration, drag-and-drop your reg file into $TITLE')" "$TITLE"
exit 0

And here are a few screenshots:

Ronin Dusette
DJYoshaBYD Monday 11 March 2013 at 21:52

Sweeeeet. Thanks, Pierre.

Also, for the icons, they are all exactly the same as ableton live 8, so if you could just copy the icons/logos from the live 8 folder and stick them in the live 9 folder on your server, then this one should be complete.... for now. :)

Ronin Dusette
petch Monday 11 March 2013 at 21:57

Hi DJYoshaBYD,
I validated the script, there's still that GC_DONT_GC=1 that I'm not sure is useful at all though.
Also, I reused the resources from Ableton Live 8 since you didn't provide any...

DJYoshaBYD Monday 11 March 2013 at 22:03

Ah. I missed that.

I was going to provide more resources, but as stated above, they arent any different except for the screenshots, so I figured why do it again.

Is all of that ok?

Ronin Dusette
petch Tuesday 12 March 2013 at 9:45

I won't remove GC_DONT_GC=1 until I get some feedback that it's really unnecessary.
Beside that if sharing resources with AL8 was the right thing to do, then everything is fine ;)
DJYoshaBYD Tuesday 12 March 2013 at 19:09

Ok, cool. Just making sure. Gracias!

Ronin Dusette
ehijon Sunday 30 June 2013 at 20:01
ehijon Anonymous

Thanks for this!
but i'm just a newbe on linux. can you explain where to put that script, please?
i already installed wine and downloaded the win version of ableton live 9.
thank you! :)
DJYoshaBYD Sunday 30 June 2013 at 20:08

You need to hit Install, and look through the list for it. Its already in the Install windows list.

For more information on installing apps using PlayOnLinux, please refer to the documentation:

Ronin Dusette
ehijon Sunday 30 June 2013 at 20:47
ehijon Anonymous

ok, thanks :) I downloaded the trial version. in that zip file there is a .msi file.
but playonlinux required me to select a file called "Live Suite 9.exe"
where can i find this file?
DJYoshaBYD Sunday 30 June 2013 at 21:16

Just select the MSI file. It should run it just like with the exe.

Ronin Dusette
ehijon Sunday 30 June 2013 at 21:22
ehijon Anonymous

"Error in POL_Wine
Wine seems to have crashed"
ok thanks for the patience... i'm not a lucky guy... :)
DJYoshaBYD Sunday 30 June 2013 at 21:27

Not a problem.

Are you trying to run the ableton 9 or ableton 8 script? There really shouldnt be any reason that it doesnt work. Let me check something real quick.

Ronin Dusette
DJYoshaBYD Sunday 30 June 2013 at 21:30

Ok, so, I made a change to the script. Close PlayOnLinux completely, let it re-open, remove the virtual drive for ANY previous ableton installation you did (in the Configure window), and try the Ableton 9 install again, chosing the .MSI file.

Ronin Dusette
ehijon Monday 1 July 2013 at 2:04
ehijon Anonymous

i followed your instructions but i have the same log message... Error in POL_Wine.
tomorrow i'll try again :)
DJYoshaBYD Monday 1 July 2013 at 3:24

In order for us to troubleshoot, please read the stickies about how to get your debug output, as we need that to troubleshoot.

Ronin Dusette
Graslandpinguin Friday 1 November 2013 at 18:26
Graslandpinguin Anonymous


I've got the same problem
     "Error in POL_Wine
     Wine seems to have crashed"
when I try to install Ableton Live 9.

Is it possible, that the problem is the x86 architecture in the ableton9 script, since Ableton is a 64bit application? (wild guess..)
Here are some logfiles:
.PlayOnLinux/logs/Ableton\ Live\ 9.log ->
.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/AbletonLive9/playonlinux.log ->

DJYoshaBYD Tuesday 24 December 2013 at 20:09

Its only compatible with the 32-bit version. That is what I tested it with.

Ronin Dusette
subcontext Saturday 1 February 2014 at 3:24
subcontext Anonymous

hey DJYoshaBYD, thanks for the script!

live9.1 installed fine on ubuntustudio 13.10, but...
i get lots of xruns in jack and cpu-use doubles if i check multiprocessor support in live prefs.

reaper for example runs xrun free with same buffersize.

do you have any idea?


DJYoshaBYD Monday 10 February 2014 at 17:35

You cannot use multiprocessor support through wine at this time, to my knowledge. It needs to be the 32-bit version of Ableton, in a 32-bit virtual drive (the script does this by default), and multicpu support on ANY music program through Wine/POL (Reason, Ableton, etc) needs to be disabled. I get great performance when not using multicpu options. My mobilepre usb gets down to 5.5ms (although slightly shaky), but I can run at 6.2ms or so at 192 for the buffer.

Also, it really helps to have real-time access enabled. I believe UbuntuStudio does this by default, but I would still check. Wine and low latency are not perfect, but it gets better and better.

You may also want to try testing Live with a newer version of Wine (installed through POL, changed in the Configure window in POL), as there have been a LOT of releases and TONS of updates, so this issue may actually be corrected in newer versions. :)

Ronin Dusette