Here you can download the current WACUP (Winamp Community Update Project) Preview build from December 31 2020 which is a snapshot of the work being done on WACUP with the intention to update it on average once a month until WACUP is finally out of initial beta testing.

If you are interested in getting more involved and using newer builds than are provided then you may consider becoming a beta tester.

As this is pre-release software there can be issues which can be reported in the preview discussion forum with all applicable information about how the issue happened and most importantly how to reproduce it so it can be fixed - your help is what makes the software better.

Download WACUP
Full Preview
Build v1.0.18.6840

Changelog: December 31 2020
Preview Forum Thread: view here
Filesize: 6.83 MiB (7166653 bytes)
SHA256: AF3EA4CA7A6C9BFEF63DF57829D0BB1F9E68B284D695216FB2488103B7E18F41
Install Requirements: view here
VirusTotal Results: view here
False Positive Issues: view here

Installer Notes: It is best to install the WACUP preview into a separate directory from your existing Winamp install (if applicable) which the installer will inform you about. The portable installer will do this by default whereas the normal installer provides a number of options depending on if there are prior WACUP / Winamp installs present or not. Later on it will be supported to install WACUP over the top of an existing Winamp 5.66/5.666 install without issue.

Supporting WACUP: There are a number of ways to support this project be it financially or otherwise. So if you like it then please do let others know about WACUP :)

Download WACUP
Portable Preview
Build v1.0.18.6840

Changelog: December 31 2020
Preview Forum Thread: view here
Filesize: 6.83 MiB (7166319 bytes)
SHA256: 1A70DCF1168D48BE0E2EE3C42D091D416BEBADA4D7E85E632EC3FF70F1848DCB
Install Requirements: view here
VirusTotal Results: view here
False Positive Issues: view here

Portable Installer Notes: This version of the installer includes everything the standard installer offers but only allows for creating &/or updating an existing portable WACUP install. It can also be useful for when you are not able to make a standard install (e.g. due to limited user access permission issues). This will also prevent the WACUP install created from attempting to integrate with the OS for things like file association handling to ensure that it is portable :) To uninstall an unmodified portable WACUP install then you can just delete the folder which will remove everything including it's settings & any custom data stored within that folder.

Note: Redistribution of the installers on alternative sites is not permitted and instead you should link to this page. If not then this makes it hard to otherwise get a true sense of download numbers & I probably should call out the sites that don't adhere by this request but the internet sucks at times!


Install requirements:

Windows 7 is the minimum version of Windows supported as this is a reasonable base level to support despite it & other versions of Windows having gone end of life versus development resources available (aka just myself).

A processor (CPU) which has SSE2 support will be required as even though most of the code created for WACUP will not be able to benefit from this processor feature, for certain aspects it will and that is why it's considered a requirement.


False Positive Issues:

If you're having issues with downloading & running the WACUP installer due to it being blocked by your anti-virus / malware protection software then please see here for more information about commonly seen false positive detections & how you can resolve the issue if you're happy that it is a false positive (e.g. allowing it to be run & to gain the trust needed to allow it through such checks).

Alternatively there's numerous ways to contact me & let me know about the issue or have a chat to answer any questions you might have about the safety of using WACUP.