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:
First of all I have added the official Wine repository (URL: Index of /repositories/Emulators:/Wine/openSUSE_11.2) to my repositories using Yast.
After this, I have launched the Software Manager tool and I have installed the last version available (1.1.40-1.1)
I have set the sound configuration of Wine using the winecfg
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
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
I have downloaded the installation program of MT4 (MT4_setup.exe) from the broker site.
I have moved to the directory containing the setup program and I have typed the following command through terminal:
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:
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!
I have copied all the directory where Metatrader4 was installed on windows (something like c:\programs\Alpari metatrader) in my home directory.
I have copied the mfc42.dll
inside that directory too.
I have opened the terminal window and I have moved to that directory.
Finally I have launched the command
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?