Installing MEGA Link Downloader via WINE

  1. Install the latest WINE stable build from your local package manager. In my case, (elementaryOS/Ubuntu/Debian variant) that would be: sudo apt install wine-stable

  2. Install Winetricks: sudo apt install winetricks

  3. Open Winetricks and follow the prompts below.

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  4. It may show you an error saying these warnings:

    dotnet40 does not yet fully work or install on wine. Caveat emptor.

    Mono does not appear to be installed.

    Running /usr/bin/wineserver -w. This will hang until all wine processes in prefix=/home/sprite-1/.wine terminate

    But that's fine. Just click OK and continue through these.

  5. The setup for .NET 4.0 should start to load up.

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  6. Just install it normally and after the installation is completely done, open up the MEGA Link Downloader installer with WINE.

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  7. Proceed with installation as normal. You don't need to check the "Create a desktop shortcut" option in the setup.

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    A text file should open up after installation. Just close it.

  8. Lastly, go to ~/.local/share/applications/wine/Programs/MEGA Link Downloader/ and delete "Uninstall MEGA Link Downloader.desktop" so the uninstaller doesn't show up in your app list.

  9. You're done!

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What works? What doesn't work?

  • ☑ Of course downloading works.
  • ☑ Automatic clipboard detection.
  • ☑ Logging into MEGA account.
  • ☑ Configuration of download folder and temp folder.
  • ☑ Simultaneous downloads.
  • ☑ Max connection numbers.
  • ☒ Interface rendering is a little broken.
  • ☒ Tray icon doesn't integrate with the system.
  • ☒ Resizing the window will completely mess up the column layout. (This can be fixed by closing and reopening the app.)

That's pretty much it!