[Wine] Football Manager Live with Wine

Austin English austinenglish at gmail.com
Wed May 13 12:11:44 CDT 2009

On Wed, May 13, 2009 at 12:01 PM, Jeromek <wineforum-user at winehq.org> wrote:
> Hi !
> First of all I have to advise you that I don't speak english as well as I whish. So, be lenient.
> I installed Ubuntu 9.04 on my laptop one month ago. I didn't make any changes, I used it with default settings. I managed to install Football Manager Live (FML) and it worked perfectly ! I installed wine (by apt-get - didn't make any changes either) and then ran the setup.exe from the official site.
> One week ago, I downloaded and installed on my laptop Windows 7 RC. FML worked perfectly too on this operating system but I realized that Windows 7 is a monster. Louder than Vista...
> So, I decided to reinstall Ubuntu 9.04 ! Once again, I didn't make any changes and try to install FML exactly the same way. But this time, it doesn't work at all and I didn't manage to understand why ! I have an error message "Unable to connect to the Football Manager Live auto download server. Please check your internet connection".
> I read a lot to understand where the problem could be from.
> I installed firefox.exe and installed it with wine to check if wine was unable to connect to internet. But I was able to surf on the net from firefox using wine.
> I disabled the firewall (iptables -F). Doesn't work.

> I downloaded winetricks and installed all (dotnet, directx, ...). Doesn't work.

Please don't do that. Winetricks isn't meant to be used as a wide
sweeping measure, but only piece by piece, for what you need.

That said, does 'winetricks wininet' help? Can you post the terminal output?


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