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No matter how much I read I just can't understand how to get wine to work.

I'm trying to play Heroes 3. I currently have Wine 1.5.18 installed on ubuntu 12.10 64-bit, and i have a rar file with the files from an installed copy of the heroes 3 game in it (not the installer). This copy of the already-installed game has worked on every computer I tried after extracting, but I have no idea what to do with it on linux.

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what does "(not install)" mean? What is this file - is it the installer, or is it a copy of the installed game, or what? –  Jim Salter Nov 24 '12 at 21:45
    
@JimSalter It's a 写opy of the installed game. –  Nescio Nov 25 '12 at 12:48
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you@yourpc:~$ sudo apt-get install unrar-free
you@yourpc:~$ unrar-free heroes3.rar

You should now be able to browse into the folder created when you unrar'ed the file, and double-click the .EXE file for Heroes and have it open in Wine.

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