Once again I appreciate your help Jazzking.
I have tried placing the file from my Downloads folder to the desktop then using the Terminal commands to install but that did not succeed. As well, I tried re-downloading Savage xr from the older source that you suggested. At the source I did find that there were a lot of 'file not found' or dead URL redirects.
One thing that I have noticed is that when I choose to Open the file: Wine seems to spawn and then the message:'There is no Windows program configured to open this type of file.' appears in a little Windows-esque box. Is this maybe a clue to the trouble with installing?
I will attempt to update Wine after I post this.