Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I heard a lot about Blizzard banning a lot people who used Wine to run Diablo 3 on Linux. After that I also heard that they actually were cheaters - and that's the only reason of ban.

Can someone tells me if playing D3 on Linux is safe? Game is quite expensive...


share|improve this question

closed as off topic by bodhi.zazen, Mitch, bcbc, Luis Alvarado May 10 '13 at 21:55

Questions on Ask Ubuntu are expected to relate to Ubuntu within the scope defined by the community. Consider editing the question or leaving comments for improvement if you believe the question can be reworded to fit within the scope. Read more about reopening questions here.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

I saw the same thing, Blizzard claims it was cheating. – bodhi.zazen May 10 '13 at 16:52
I was banned after playing on Linux for a week, then took a month break, then played 1 night back on Windows, and next day I was banned. – Populus Sep 24 '13 at 18:46
up vote 1 down vote accepted

Blizzard actually thought about supporting Linux and it may become true this summer:

I was playing Diablo 3 on a free account on Archlinux and they didn't ban me... Many people play World of Warcraft on Linux without any problems since those Blizzard games run better on Linux than on Windows. Is there any reason for banning someone for this actually? If they ever do this because of playing the game on Linux, they are stupid because it's not a reason.

But really after reading some stuff on the Internet: It looks risky...

If your PC is powerful enough you could create a virtual machine in VMware player/Virtualbox (VBox has bad 3D support)

share|improve this answer
That would awesome! I would feel much, much more comfortable. With official support (and without ban-because-we-can-but-we-don't-know-why). Thanks for info! – shardival May 10 '13 at 22:13

I am a Diablo 3 player and so is my brother. We are playing on Ubuntu 13.04 64 Bit using the recommendations found in WINEHQ DIABLO 3

My brothers account was suspended but this lasted 2 days. After it was confirmed the problems with Wine, Blizzard fixed the account and many other accounts that were wrongly detected as cheaters. This is an old problem that is not affecting anyone I know that plays Diablo 3 right now.

Just follow the steps mentioned in:

Or install PlayOnLinux which provides all the requirements needed to have a proper installation for Diablo 3 (Assuming you have the hardware for it):

enter image description here

share|improve this answer
Thanks. Yeah, I manage to run it with help of PlayOnLinux - and it run pretty sweet. Thanks, I'm feeling betetr now - gonna get D3 pretty soon. Thank you! – shardival May 10 '13 at 22:10

Other users have run Diablo 3 with Wine under Linux. However, running Diablo 3 is not supported by Blizzard, so they could at any moment block you or ban you.

So, no, there are no guarantees. Buy games meant for Linux instead.

share|improve this answer
Yeah, I would - but I never heard of good hack'n slash game for Linux. I've tried to run Torchlight 2 on Linux - but I have Steam version, and just can;t manage to run it. – shardival May 10 '13 at 22:15

Don't think it's bannable, they just don't offer any support. On a sidenote, You better have one hell of a setup to run D3 under Wine. And the game is quite a dissapointment :(

share|improve this answer
My PC is 2 years old - and it never was hardcore gaming machine ;) I had poor first impression with D3 - but after spending some time in demo (quite long and all classes) I've changed my mind :) – shardival May 10 '13 at 22:12

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.