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How do I create a 32-bit Wine prefix on Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit?

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Thank you very much. I used it for Unity3D. Because Unity3D only work on 32-bit. –  NullException Oct 14 at 19:06

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To create a 32-bit WINE prefix on a 64-bit Ubuntu system, you need to open a terminal and run the following command:

WINEPREFIX='/home/username/prefix32' WINEARCH='win32' wine 'wineboot'
  • Where WINEPREFIX is the directory for the prefix
  • This directory must not already exist or you will get an error! Please do not manually create it in Nautilus or with mkdir./
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thx! I have been fighting with this for a week :(, the message could be more specific.. –  Aquarius Power Apr 30 '13 at 19:23
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This Is how I did it not for me the above answer did not work

so first I deleted the wine folder with this command

rm -r ~/.wine

if it will tell you that directory is not empty just write sudo in front

your commend should look something like this

sudo rm -r ~/.wine

and then created 32 bit prefix with this command

WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.wine winecfg

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First, you shouldn't have to write sudo in the front. Also, this will delete the entire virtual windows drive. –  shelvacu May 3 at 8:14
    
That's not correct answer, because u're deleting 64bit version. You just have to create another PREFIX in order to have them both. –  Heihachi Oct 16 at 10:40

I was running into the same issue.

First enter su to run as a super user, and then type WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.wine winecfg

It should start to download the drivers necessary. I believe this issue is due to a problem occurring during the normal download. For me it my internet dropped as it was originally downloading the drivers.

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You do never need to run wine as root! –  user877329 Aug 28 at 6:21

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