Codeweavers Crssover has a bottle for AdiIRC which installs all the necessary dependencies for .NET 4.5, seems to work pretty good on both MacOS and Linux.


Installing AdiIRC in Wine on 64 bit Ubuntu and OS X.

Wine is a Windows compatibility layer which allows you to run many Windows programs on Linux/OS X.

Winetricks is a script to help you install various Windows components and programs.

AdiIRC does NOT work in mono.

Install Wine

On Ubuntu/Debian Type:

apt-get install wine

On OS X type:

# If homebrew is not installed, type
/usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL" 

# Then install Wine through homebrew
brew install wine

Create a 32 bit Wine prefix

Wine does not allow running 64 bit .NET applications, so you must create a 32 bit wine folder.


WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.wine32 winecfg

Download Winetricks


chmod +x winetricks

Install .NET using Winetricks

If you downloaded the 32 bit .NET 2.0 version of AdiIRC (recommended) type:

WINEPREFIX=~/.wine32 ./winetricks dotnet20

If you downloaded the 32 bit .NET 4.5 version of AdiIRC (not recommended) type:

WINEPREFIX=~/.wine32 ./winetricks dotnet45

Run AdiIRC with Wine

After .NET is installed, you should be able to run AdiIRC by typing:

WINEPREFIX=~/.wine32 wine AdiIRC.exe

Wine themes

It's possible to skin Wine/Windows programs to look more native in a Linux environment, check for examples.

Headless wine

There has been some success running Wine headless using xvfb through screen.

WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.wine32 screen xvfb-run wine AdiIRC.exe