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Stoyan Petkov
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Stoyan Petkov  

Hello Community.

Simply follow Wine's recommended steps https://wiki.winehq.org/Ubuntu.

None of the provided solutions here helped me achieve it.

Once you are done with the steps on their site, just double click your .exe. Wine will recognize it, will download some additional required stuff and will get you to the setup screen, just like it was a Windows.

I hope this will save you time.

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linux80s
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linux80s  

Hi Linux friends,

I can run MT4 via Wine (staging, 2.4 version) on my Ubuntu Xenial without a problem.

Now I wanted to install the MT5. First I got stuck with the "debugger" problem. This was solved by using these:

WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=/home/myname/.wine32 wineboot
WINEPREFIX=/home/myname/.wine32 wine start /unix  mt5setup.exe

Well, MT5 is up and running, but there are some issues.

1./ I cannot change the color property in Inputs tab of indicators. Nothing happens when I double-click on it, ie. the color dialog box doesn't appear.

2./ In MetaEditor, the code hints don't highlight the current tag by bold font. See the attached example picture: no bold font.

3./ In MetaEditor there are less font types, than in the MT4's MetaEditor.

Can you help me to solve these? Thanks

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linux80s
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linux80s  
Any help?
Marco vd Heijden
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Marco vd Heijden  

The Tooltips in MetaTrader are problematic under Linux/wine.

Also problems with fonts occur please install the MS-Core fonts package.

linux80s
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linux80s  
Marco vd Heijden:

The Tooltips in MetaTrader are problematic under Linux/wine.

Also problems with fonts occur please install the MS-Core fonts package.

MS-fonts are installed and they work in MT4 well, but not in MT5.

I don't understand why are there less fonts in MT5 than in MT4, since both of them are using the same Wine? Maybe I am wrong and they are using different fonts?

In MT4-MetaEditor the font is bold in the tooltips for the current variable, in MT5-MetaEditor it is just normal, not bold. Hard to see which is the current one.

Also, can you give any solution for the color-dialog problem?

My first impression is MT5 is a big backward/fallback compared to MT4 under Linux.

I hope there is solution for these problems.

Marco vd Heijden
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Marco vd Heijden  

Yes the solution is to just use it.

Have been doing that for many years.

In my case it's the way around, MT5 shows fonts that MT4 will not show.

This is related to ASCII symbols like arrows and etc.

But as long as i can read what's there, i don't have any problem with it.

If you want a fully operational terminal, use windows.

linux80s
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linux80s  
Marco vd Heijden:

Yes the solution is to just use it.

Have been doing that for many years.

In my case it's the way around, MT5 shows fonts that MT4 will not show.

This is related to ASCII symbols like arrows and etc.

But as long as i can read what's there, i don't have any problem with it.

If you want a fully operational terminal, use windows.

Font-problem is real problem, but can be ignored.

But, what about the color-dialog problem? Have you experienced this? Solution?

kypa
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kypa  

You can install fonts, also you need to set them in winecfg or the linux configs.

Install wine-staging from winehq.org, Xenial repositories are outdated.

linux80s
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linux80s  
kypa:

You can install fonts, also you need to set them in winecfg or the linux configs.

Install wine-staging from winehq.org, Xenial repositories are outdated.

OK, font problem solved! I was silly, forgot that there are 2 different Wine folders (wine and .wine32), so I copied the fonts into the .wine32 too. Now it is OK.


But, what about the color-dialog problem? Have you experienced this? Solution?

linux80s
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linux80s  

Guys, can anyone reflect to the color-settings problem?


Furthermore, I got this message in MT5's Journal tab:

"You are using 32-bit version of the program, please switch to 64-bit for best performance".

Is it possible to solve this?

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