I'm using Linux Mint 18 Sarah MATE 32 bit and I'm trying to download Game Maker Studio off of Wine 1.6.2. It was named "GMStudio-Installer-1.4.1763.exe".

At first the installation process went perfectly, but Game Maker Studio didn't work.

Then Wine wasn't working anymore. So I uninstalled it and reinstalled Wine. Then I tried it again but it said (exactly):

Installation failed.

This software requires Windows Framework 3.5.* or higher

No version of Windows Framework is installed.

Please update your computer at https://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/.

Now I can't install anything off of Wine anymore. I looked up what to do on WineHQ, but no luck.

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Run the following command as root:

rm -r /home/[enter your username here]/.wine

This will remove the entire Wine system.

Now reinstall Wine. This will depend on your package manager.

Finally, rebuild Wine by running winecfg as your normal user.

  • It said rm: cannot remove 'home/[EXPLICIT CONTENT]/.wine': No such file in directory
    – CrimzicZ
    Dec 27, 2016 at 21:18
  • @CrimzicZ Then just try reinstalling Wine (and maybe Mono, it's the mono-devel package), then run winecfg to reset it. Dec 27, 2016 at 21:19
  • there is no such thing as "mono-devel package" when I looked up Wine in the Software Manager... -_-
    – CrimzicZ
    Dec 27, 2016 at 21:25
  • @CrimzicZ Really? Have you tried installing "mono-devel" through the terminal? Open it up and type in "sudo apt-get install mono-devel". You should still try the above steps anyway. Dec 27, 2016 at 21:29
  • wait doing winecfg really helped thx prob dont need help now but keep on here just in case ;)
    – CrimzicZ
    Dec 27, 2016 at 21:30

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