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I am Using Linux for the very first time And i have one question. Dunno if it will be answered,but i hope so.. I have fujitsu ah 530 with intergrated video card(INTEL HD) so can i play my fav game on linux? And how to do it?

I installed it via Wine,but when i am starting the game with It,the game windows shows soooo poor,its unplayable,i can take i screenshot.

Here's a screenshot of what I'm experiencing: menus

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It sounds to me like you need to tweak wine. I hear good things about playonlinux. I haven't used either for gaming, but I've seen screenshots of warcraft on linux. – RobotHumans Apr 11 '12 at 11:42
@DarKoza Please try to run the game with Unity2D (session: Ubuntu2D) instead of running with Unity3D, Unity3D uses OpenGL and might the reason why its conflicting with the game. – Bruno Pereira Apr 11 '12 at 11:58
And i have one more question.I think this is the problem Of not displaying the game menu correctly.i went to command line by ctrl alt T and then whore lspci,and in the listing theres no such thing as VGI controller,seems that linux doesn't recognize my video card.. – DarKoza Apr 11 '12 at 12:13
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Try forcing OpenGl mode in the game when you start it.

For a quick test you can just open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+t) and type this to start the game forcing OpenGl

wine ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Warcraft\ III/Frozen\ Throne.exe -opengl

If it works, drop a comment so we can find a more permanent solution

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Back in the day, I remember playing Warcraft III under either Cedega or Wine by using the -opengl flag for this reason - so this is quite likely to work. Alternately it could be the other way around and you might need to force DirectX mode. Try both. – Li-aung Yip Apr 11 '12 at 15:34

As some stated in the comments, both playonlinux and wine says that W3 TFT should run fine under linux (playonlinux docs, wine docs).

I would try to install playonlinux (here) first and see if that helps.

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Ah at last,Thanks.I'm In my world Now -_- Bruno Pereira especially. U're Gr8 Guys. I'm damn happy right Now. Open gl Mode solved It totally, I think that Wc3 Now runs better Than On win 7 LoL :D – DarKoza Apr 11 '12 at 16:04

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