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LOP failure: Wine Crash, .NET needed, and Steam stuck

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afd_rulez Thursday 17 July 2014 at 3:46

I'm trying to install a game (Magicka) and I'm always facing three problems every time I retry installing the game.
First the installer installs Wine (1.5.20) and extract it. Then I choose installing the Magicka steam version.
1st problem:
the next step is installing .NET Framework 2.0, which appears for half a second, which is followed by the error message in the installer:

Error in POL_Wine
Wine seems to have crashed
If your program is running, just ignore this message

I press next and continue. I don't know if I should take this error seriously.

2nd problem:
installer starts installing many items: XNA 3.1, .NET Framework 2.0, .NET Framework 2.0 SP1, .NET Framework 2.0 SP2, .NET Framework 3.0 ..etc
at one point, a new box appears with the message:
You must first install Microsoft .NET Framwork 2.0SP1 before installing or reparing this product
I press OK, and the program continues.

3rd problem:
eventually the installer finishes, and displays a normal message saying:
When Magicka download by steam finished,

Do NOT click on Play.
Close completely the Steam interface,
so that the installation script can continue

which is fine. I press next. and Steam starts updating in a new window.
The window for update then becomes stuck on updating steam at a certain point (eg 19,232 of 119,323 KB) which continues for hours.

Other problems:
In some of the hundred times I restarted the process, a couple of times the process stopped completely. This happened to two files, Steam.exe and Update.exe. The message:
The program [choose from above].exe has encountered a serious problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Thank you for the help.

New to this, and Loving it.