I first read this question and was able to install Wine as follows:

brew install homebrew/cask-versions/wine-devel

I then downloaded the 64 bit version of Notepad++ here and attempted to install it as follows:

wine64 install npp.8.1.4.Installer.x64.exe //1. didn't work
wine64 npp.8.1.4.Installer.x64.exe //2. didn't work

What am I missing?

The error messages are as follows:

Error 1:

001b:err:ntoskrnl:ZwLoadDriver failed to create driver L"\\Registry\\Machine\\System\\CurrentControlSet\\Services\\wineusb": c0000142
000f:fixme:service:scmdatabase_autostart_services Auto-start service L"wineusb" failed to start: 1114
0009:err:module:__wine_process_init L"C:\\windows\\system32\\install.exe" not found

Error 2:

0031:err:module:__wine_process_init L"Z:\\Users\\j\\Downloads\\npp.8.1.4.Installer.x64.exe" not supported on this system
  • Have you tried with the zip or 7z version of Notepad++ ?? - I think you should be able to just open Notepad++ directlly from the unzipped folder. Commented Sep 8, 2021 at 13:13
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    And another issue that you also need to be aware of: "Wine won't work on macOS Catalina 10.15" wiki.winehq.org/MacOS Commented Sep 8, 2021 at 13:18


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