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[Issue][Wine] Wine1.5.5-SAI FreeType Font Library Missing

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xtigerlilly Monday 22 June 2020 at 23:51

I have yet to find an answer for this issue, so I am making a new post.  Any help would be greatly appriciated.

I am trying to install paint tool sai on Arch Linux.  The program will work without error when running it with the regular System Wine version.  However, I must use Wine1.5.5-SAI to get pen pressure working properly, and in this case I recieve the error "cannot find the FreeType font library," and the program crashes.  I have tried to uninstall and re-install freetype2, freetype2-demos, freetype2-docs, lib32-freetype2, and wine-staging, (as reccomended by current online solutions) but I still recieve the same error.

Linux Version:  Arch Linux, Kernel-Linux 5.7.4-arch1-1, Architecture-x86-64

POL Version: 4.3.4

Computer Specs: Lenovo Yoga c940, Memory-11.3GB, Processor-Intel Core i7-1065G7, Graphics-Mesa Intel Iris(R) Plus Graphics (ICL GT2)

Debug Log:

[06/22/20 15:41:54] - Running wine-1.5.5-SAI sai.exe (Working directory : /home/lillydanae/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/sai/drive_c/PaintToolSAI)
Wine cannot find the FreeType font library.  To enable Wine to
use TrueType fonts please install a version of FreeType greater than
or equal to 2.0.5.

Thank you!

Dadu042 Tuesday 23 June 2020 at 14:18

Do a search on 'freetype' in:

xtigerlilly Tuesday 23 June 2020 at 19:32


Do a search on 'freetype' in:


 I have tried to re-install freetype2  and lib32-freetype2 via pacman on Arch Linux.  Is there something else I need to do? 

Also, the problem only occurs when I am using the SAI version of Wine. 

Thanks for your help

Dadu042 Wednesday 24 June 2020 at 8:39

> Is there something else I need to do? 


Edited by Dadu042