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Is there any way to run this on Ubuntu? Either through WINE or a virtual machine? Can anyone help? Some people claim to have this running on ArchLinux but I'm not smart enough to manage that. I'd give my left arm to be able to run this on Ubuntu rather than having to dual boot /sigh

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To be honest I've been running Win7 on my machine before now so I'm not sure. I'm going to try a virtual Win7 and see if that works, but I'm doubtful :( I'll post back here once I've tried it. EDIT: sorry, I couldn't work out how to post in a comment, might be because I answered from my main computer rather than my laptop (which I posted my question on). Regardless I have since installed Win7 on VirtualBox (the one from the VB website, not the one in Software Centre) and it appears to be working! A few graphical issues and it's a little slow, but frankly I'm over the moon! Thanks for the help! – eversilentone Sep 2 '11 at 11:14
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It wont run with wine, look at this.

You can intall a virtualization software (Virtualbox for example), create a virtual machine, install Windows on it and then install the game.

See this How to set up a virtual machine with VirtualBox

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Thanks for the comment - I've tried running it through VirtualBox on Windows XP but after the launcher it just idles (and you can only log in to the game via the launcher). It updates and everything but nothing happens after I've entered my user and pass. – eversilentone Sep 1 '11 at 21:04
That's weird. Can you install it in a "true" Windows XP installation? – desgua Sep 2 '11 at 0:03

Maybe using Windows XP isn't the best idea. The Windows 8 Developer Preview is downloadable for free; you would probably be better off to use that with VirtualBox. Seems to work for me(Though I haven't tried logging in. I don't suspect that to be a problem though).

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