Using the Zeus IDE on Linux

The steps below show how to install and run latest version of the Zeus IDE on Linux using Wine.

Thanks goes out to Keith Willis, a long time Zeus user, for preparing these instructions.

NOTE: In the instructions below lines prefixed by the # character represent user comments describing what is being run and what actions need to be taken.

1. Installing Wine

# Note: I'm installing on Ubuntu 14.04, ie. "trusty"
apt-add-repository 'deb trusty main'
# Note: If you get a WineHQ "public key not available error" then run: apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys <KEY>; apt-get update
apt-get update
apt-get install --install-recommends winehq-stable

2. Configuring Wine

export WINEPREFIX=~/.wine32
# Select a 32bit Wine architecture
export WINEARCH=win32
# Create a new Wine Profile
wine winecfg
    #=> Select the Windows 7 option

3. Installing VC Runtime 2015 (installing "winetricks" beforehand)

export WINEPREFIX=~/.wine32
export WINEARCH=win32
mkdir -p "/home//Downloads/winetricks"
cd "/home//Downloads/winetricks"
wget ""
chmod a+x ./winetricks
        #=> Select the default wine prefix option
            #=> Install a Windows DLL or component
                #=> Select the vcrun2015 option

4. Installing the Zeus IDE

export WINEPREFIX=~/.wine32
export WINEARCH=win32
# Path to where you extracted the Zeus Zip archive. Note: Replace <user> with your user name
cd "/home//Downloads/Zeus IDE/zeus-beta"
# This will also install Mono and Gecko
wine ./setup.exe

5. Launching the Zeus IDE (from terminal)

# Run Zeus IDE (no hangups). Note: Replace <user> with your user name
export WINEPREFIX=~/.wine32; export WINEARCH=win32; nohup wine "/home/<user>/.wine32/drive_c/Program Files/Zeus/zeus.exe" &

Latest Version: Zeus 3.99b
Released: 29th January 2024