I have no idea why it fails in wine. I also have no idea what you said regarding the dev tab. But I would try opening your playerProfiles.lsb file using the dev tab and see what happens.
If I look for files with the Dev tab it goes looking for .lsb type of files, I can find my playerProfiles.lsb and if I open it I get this, with which I don't know what to do:
While if I use the Load Saved Game tab it looks for "playerProfiles" type of files and can't see anything: