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I've just gone over to ubuntu and need to install SIMS 3 for my daughter. In Windows, it just pops up Run menu, but nothing when I put CD in ubuntu. Any ideas at all.

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The SIMS is great with Play-On-Linux

http://www.playonlinux.com/en

To get the latest developement version, open a terminal and type:

git clone https://github.com/PlayOnLinux/POL-POM-4

For the Oneiric version

Type the following commands:

wget -q "http://deb.playonlinux.com/public.gpg" -O- | sudo apt-key add -
sudo wget http://deb.playonlinux.com/playonlinux_oneiric.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install playonlinux

For the Natty version

Type the following commands:

wget -q "http://deb.playonlinux.com/public.gpg" -O- | sudo apt-key add -
sudo wget http://deb.playonlinux.com/playonlinux_natty.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install playonlinux

DEB file

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You'll have to use wine. After you install it, open the CD folder with the file browser, and open the setup.exe (or whatever is is called) with "wine program launcher".

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