Wine 4.0.2 comes with Mono, which does not allow the license activation to work. Mono apparently has problems with TLS 1.2, which is required for the license activation component to connect to the server.
The following steps have resolved the problem for me:
- Open the terminal window (Ctrl+Alt+T)
- Add/remove programs window will open. Uninstall Mono and close the window
sudo apt-get install winetricks
winetricks --force dotnet452
When you start Scrivener or Scapple after this, the license activation component should work.