How to make Scrivener and Scapple work on Linux and Wine

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:

  1. Open the terminal window (Ctrl+Alt+T)
  2. wine uninstaller
  3. Add/remove programs window will open. Uninstall Mono and close the window
  4. sudo apt-get install winetricks
  5. winetricks --force dotnet452

When you start Scrivener or Scapple after this, the license activation component should work.