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  1. #1
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    Can't install Sketchup

    PROBLEM SOLVED

    Hello all,

    For several days I'm trying to install Sketchup 8, but without success.
    My system: Ubuntu 12.04 (with alternative GUI), Wine 1.4.1. and Winetricks.

    Installation using Winetricks doesn't work: every time I get an error message saying the checksum doesn't match.
    (By the way, when I try to install vcrun2005, I get a similar error message.)

    On another forum I found instructions for installation using Playonlinux. Unfortunately that doesn't work either, because Sketchup is removed from the list of supported programs.

    Who can help?
    Thanks in advance.

    Hans

    PROBLEM SOLVED
    Last edited by hansmex; October 27th, 2012 at 10:48 PM. Reason: Problem solved

  2. #2
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    Re: Can't install Sketchup

    Hi Hans,
    Can you share your solution ?
    I'm trying to install SketchUp 8 via the latest Wine 1.5.20 and Winetricks on 12.04 with Gnome classic gui, but without any luck so far.
    Regards
    John
    It's like doing jigsaw puzzles in the dark.

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    Re: Can't install Sketchup

    Strange, but I too have now seemed to have solved it !
    Having downloaded the latest versions of wine and sketchup I thought it would be plain sailing.
    However, having got stuck, I opened Applications/Wine/winetricks, chose the option - "Install an app" and selected Sketchup from the list, even though I knew it was installed already.
    Winetricks downloaded GoogleSketchUp8WEN.exe (or something like that), and at the end of a normal looking install, there it was.
    Amazing !

    And it even appears to work !!!

    John
    Last edited by grey1beard; January 1st, 2013 at 10:19 PM. Reason: typo
    It's like doing jigsaw puzzles in the dark.

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