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    Default Wine and Metatrader 4: how I did it

    Hello to everybody,

    I need to use the Metatrader trading platform very often, so I have checked the option to use it on my OpenSUSE 11.2 via Wine emulator.
    Looking at the forum of wine users I have found that some people are running MT4 without particular problems, but other people can not.

    I was following the "official" way to install Wine and then MT4 on linux but doesn't work. This what I have done:


    1. First of all I have added the official Wine repository (URL: Index of /repositories/Emulators:/Wine/openSUSE_11.2) to my repositories using Yast.
    2. After this, I have launched the Software Manager tool and I have installed the last version available (1.1.40-1.1)
    3. I have set the sound configuration of Wine using the winecfg command
    4. As suggested in many forums, I have copied all of the fonts contained in my old Windows XP (C:\windows\fonts\) in the windows\fonts directory of wine
    5. Again, as suggested in many forums, I have copied all mfc4*.dll files (5 files in c:\windows\system32) in the same directory of the wine installation
    6. I have downloaded the installation program of MT4 (MT4_setup.exe) from the broker site.
    7. I have moved to the directory containing the setup program and I have typed the following command through terminal:
      Code:
      wine MT4_setup.exe


    Okay, what is the result? The result is... doesnt works... I mean: installation starts regularly, goes well, but at the end the installation process block itself. I stay for ten minutes observing picture below



    I wait, wait, wait but nothing more happens. On the terminal window I see the following message:
    Code:
    fixme:sfc:SfcIsFileProtected ((nil), L"C:\\Program Files\\MetaTrader - Alpari UK\\sounds\\alert.wav") stub
    So, the only thing that I can do is to abort installation pressing the Cancel button... I have repeated this process many times, but nothing changes.

    After this, I have thinked to a new approach... and this works!

    1. I have copied all the directory where Metatrader4 was installed on windows (something like c:\programs\Alpari metatrader) in my home directory.
    2. I have copied the mfc42.dll inside that directory too.
    3. I have opened the terminal window and I have moved to that directory.
    4. Finally I have launched the command
      Code:
      wine terminal.exe
      and it works!


    I'm really surprised, why Wine can run the program without problems but cannot run the installer for that program??? Is a mistery for me...
    But, more than this, the big issue in my solution is that one must have a pre-existing Metatrader installation on Windows before using the program under linux... sigh...

    Somebody knows how to run the installer for Metatrader without it blocks?

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    Default Re: Wine and Metatrader 4: how I did it

    could you please upload the windows fonts and dll files?

    I've a vista on my laptop and XP but it isn't install on this system yet

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    Default Re: Wine and Metatrader 4: how I did it

    Hello,

    here is the link to the DLLs (but you need only the mfc42.dll file):

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    and here there is the link to the fonts (40 Mb!):

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    I have uploaded all of the files to Rapidshare, please note that files will be deleted after 60 days and/or 10 downloads.

    Hope this helps

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