Secure Download Manager

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Full Version string: v3.21.5092.657 (P2827956).  This is the latest version of Secure Download Manager as of January 13, 2015.

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Version: v3.21.5092.657
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.33

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  • Application Installation (win32 prefix only; see notes for required prerequisites.  Also, caveats during installation may apply, read notes below if you get a "Bad EXE Format" error when running the msi file)
  • Application Running (see notes for details)
  • Software Downloads (see notes for details)

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Refer to all notes and How-Tos to get this working and usable.

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CurrentUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 13 20151.7.33Yes Yes GoldThomas W. 

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HowTo / Notes

Secure Download Manager Wine Prefix Compatibility Warning

Secure Download Manager will not work on a 64-bit Wine Prefix.  If you are on a 64-bit Wine Prefix, you must create a 32-bit Wine Prefix to use Secure Download Manager.  See this page for how to make a 32-bit Wine prefix on a 64-bit environment.

All other how-to and note documents here are written assuming you have acknowledged this fact and made a 32-bit Wine Prefix.

"What if I'm on a 32-bit environment?"

Good news for you: you don't have to have as long a command line commands if your only Wine prefix is 32bit, or you don't have a 64-bit architecture.  (because then you can only use 32bit)

You can remove the WINEARCH and WINEPREFIX portions of the commands here, then, if this is the case.  The rest of the commands themselves will still be needed.

Prerequisites and Installation Steps (32-bit prefix only)

This guide assumes you are on a 64-bit system and are using a 32-bit Wine prefix, per the warning note.  All commands should be run in the command line interface.

First, Secure Download Manager has some prerequisites you'll need to install.  You'll need to install 'msxml3', 'ie6', and 'ie8'.  These commands will work for what you need, but need to be run on the command line:

 WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.wine32 winetricks msxml3
 WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.wine32 winetricks ie6
 WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.wine32 winetricks ie8

The 'msxml3' and 'ie6' commands will instruct you to download the files manually from two sources and then copy them to specific directories, and you must do this.  After doing that, you have to rerun the winetricks commands.

Next, we have to install the Secure Download Manager.  (The assumption is you downloaded SDM_EN.msi from the site and saved it in ~/Downloads.)  Use this command:

 WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.wine32 wine ~/Downloads/SDM_EN.msi

If you get a "Bad EXE format" error, then use this command instead, as it forces the MSI to be opened by the msiexec program:

 WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.wine32 wine msiexec /i ~/Downloads/SDM_EN.msi 

When prompted to select where to install the software, I recommend using C:\SDM as the path.  (for simplicity of use later)

Secure Download Manager should now be installed.

System Stability Note

Unfortunately, Secure Download Manager inside of Wine will use a lot of system resources.

You may encounter brief or temporary lockups of the system as a result of higher resource usage by the downloader.  The more downloads you have running in Secure Download Manager at once, the more frequent the lockups will be.

You may also have other applications run somewhat sluggishly, so you should try and use Secure Download Manager on its own and let it use the resources of your system without other applications trying to use the same resources. 

Using Secure Download Manager (32-bit Prefix Only)

This note assumes you are on a 64-bit system and using a 32-bit Wine prefix, per the warning note.  This note also assumes that you installed Secure Download Manager in C:\SDM within your 32-bit Prefix.

All commands on this note should be run in the Command Line.  This how-to also assumes that you have downloaded a SDX file which would contain the order for the downloads.  (This is usually a long string of numbers with .sdx at the end)

To use SDM to download the files from the .sdx order file, you will need to use the following command syntax in the command line:

 WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.wine32 wine ~/.wine32/drive_c/SDM/e-academy\ Inc/SecureDownloadManager/SecureDownloadManager.exe /path/to/the/file.sdx

This will then cause a lot of debug output, which you can ignore for this case.  You will then have a nice popup window with the order and you can then use the application as you normally would in Windows, defining the download location and then downloading the software to wherever you choose on your computer, and it will do so flawlessly.


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