World Machine Instructions for Debian 11 (Linux)

Just tried this today, and the World Machine application has performed flawlessly so far using wine. Easy setup, although your milage may vary.

Start on

Run all commands shown on the page above to install the stable branch. I’ve repeated them here for convenience.

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
sudo mkdir -pm755 /etc/apt/keyrings
sudo wget -O /etc/apt/keyrings/winehq-archive.key
sudo wget -NP /etc/apt/sources.list.d/
sudo apt update
sudo apt install --install-recommends winehq-stable

Download the latest World Machine installer from their website.

Open Terminal and navigate to the downloads folder (cd ~/Downloads), then run the following command assuming the installer is called “WM4031_Basic.exe”. I downloaded the basic version for simplicity, but it’s the same process with the professional version of the installer:

wine WM4031_Basic.exe

Go through the normal install steps as you would for a Windows software installer, leaving all settings as default.

After installation, run world machine from your application launcher, or choose it from the Wine category in your Applications folder.

I can’t really offer detailed support if this doesn’t work for you, but wanted to pass along these steps since it was a smooth experience today.


This is so cool! :o

Thank you for sharing your insights. Now if only WM could run on MacOS (though the RAM limit would be a problem/cost a lot).