What to do after installing wine-platform-runtime?

Hi, I’m still new on linux and I’m trying to run windows installer from an independent source (not popular app like 7-zip, etc.) So I’ve installed wine-platform-runtime (link download) on my PC:

elementary OS 5.1.7 Hera
Built on Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS - 64 bit

Now what do I do next? I have an app called hots_setup.exe (link download) but when I click the exe file, there is no option to use Wine.

Any help would be appreciated.


As the description of that snap says, it intended to support a set of other snaps containing Windows software so that they don’t all have to include their own copy of Wine. Usually snapd would automatically install the wine-platform-runtime snap when you install one of the dependent snaps.

It doesn’t sound like it is intended as a general purpose Wine installation ready to run arbitrary executables. You might have better luck with the distro packaged version of Wine if that’s your goal.

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Oh got it. Thanks for the explanation. I’ll look for tutorials to install distro packaged wine.

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