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Just installled unbuntu, 3 problems. Video Card-Wine/FF14- 2nd monitor

just installed Ubuntu. I was kind of hoping things would go a bit smoother. Seems like there aren't any really good guides for beginners on how to make your way around things with this operating ...
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Can we run games like plants vs. zombie on ubuntu 15.04?

I have researched options like Android studio and Chrome Altered version but none of the is helpful. While installing Studio,I can practically run but could get much as it required some repository ...
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Vivid / Poor performance on Football Manager 2014

When I launch a new game, I only have one star for performance, even for 1 league only, despite a good configuration for this (i don't want 3D view of matches): Xubuntu Vivid x64 / Intel Celeron ...
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Ubuntu graphics look terrible with games (dota 2)

In Dota 2, the grahpics of the game look pixelated and awful. The resolution is the same as windows and all the settings appear to be on high, but the game looks like a ps2 game. I am running with ...
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Using multiple keyboards for multiplayer games?

I often play some games with a friend of mine that use single-screen or split-screen multiplayer, with arrow keys controlling player 1 and WASD keys controlling player 2. I have an extra keyboard ...
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PlayOnLinux does not show my application in the list of installed

I recently installed Hearthstone, and let me play with it. But when i closed battle.net client and game, the installation window was running. It was waiting for the installation's end. I close this ...
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Vegastrike sound on 14.04

having a lot of trouble with VS on 14.04. I've install VS, along with all the other packages (music, data, speech), and it starts perfectly. However, there is absolutely no sound at all. I've ran ...
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Xbox 360 gamepad controller left and right analog sticks not working properly in FPS games

With most other games, my Razer Onza controller works fine but when trying to use it with a FPS game I ALWAYS have problems with one or more of the Axis controlled by the left or right analog sticks. ...
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How to prevent screen tear with VSync on games with radeon free driver?

In 3d games like Kerbal Space Program and Shadow Warrior, it is visible a horizontal tear, even when VSync is enabled in the games options. I have tried multiple values for "vblank_mode" in ~/.drirc ...
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How to download game on linux ubuntu from a CD

So I have a Bookworm Adventures CD and earlier today when I put it in, all I get are files. Nothing to install. Nothing to even play. I've been searching for hours please help.
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Is there a kdegames package alternative in 15.04

The package kdegames is no longer available in Ubuntu 15.04. Is there an alternative to the kdegames package in Ubuntu 15.04? Prior to release 15.04, this package included a suite of KDE games, ...
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How to run 32 bit game on 64 bit system?

I want to play Mount and Blade: Warband with my friends, but when I open the game, it just glitches out my computer and forces me to restart my computer. On a reddit post I found, it says that "Also, ...
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QJoypad profile switch on program close

I've just started playing with qjoypad on my ubuntu HTPC. I like it because it lets me use my xbox controller as a mouse, and switch profiles. I've read that xboxdrv lets you do the same, but I've ...
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Achieve bare-metal virtualization (hypervisor) without vt-d?

What I'm trying to achieve is a bare-metal virtualization of Windows on my Ubuntu machine. I'd be mainly using it for graphical and processor demanding tasks (gaming, 3d rendering, etc), so normal ...
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Dual display settings problem

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 with dual displays in an extended display configuration. When I play any of several games both displays go to clone configuration and must be manually reset after the program ...
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Does Steam install games to the / (root) partition? [duplicate]

As far as I know, Steam (and pretty much every other application) is installed to the "/" partition. If that's the case, why is such a small "/" partition recommended? Couldn't one or two Steam ...
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Steam client GUI rendering glitch (flickering, weird overlay). Also affects Strife game

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a Macbook 2,1 with 4gb RAM (about 3gb usable). All other games run fine, but the Steam client itself renders all wonky, and Strife has the same problem as Steam. Links ...
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Logitech g520 in Wow

Anyone know how to get the extra buttons working in WoW on a Logitech g520? I am running Ubuntu 14.10 and WoW in wine 1.7.39. I have tried installing the software from Logitech with wine, but it ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a sager like gaming laptop

Smaller question version: - How to boot Ubuntu Desktop into shell without X? - Or how to install Ubuntu with default drivers, without nouveaux, bumblebee and nvidia* ? Longer quest version with ...
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Minecraft won't launch due to error in launcher

Today Minecraft stopped working and I could not launch it. Here is the launcher: [09:00:11] [Client thread/INFO]: Setting user:<br/> [09:00:11] [Client thread/INFO]: (Session ID is ...
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can anybody please tell me EXACTLY how to run a windows game on linux? [duplicate]

I have got the wineprefix 64bit but it seems like its just not the good one and it needs the wineprefix for 32bit? and I havo to install dotnet but it doesnt want to install...
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Team Fortress 2 displays black screen on Ubuntu 14.04

I can run Team Fortress 2 on Ubuntu 14.04, however the screen is black when I run the game. I can hear the music in the background so the issue seems to be with the graphics. This is what I got from ...
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Is there any other way to play windows games on ubuntu?

I tried using wine but it makes the gameplay lag too much. I don't want to go back to windows just to play games. I love ubuntu way too much. So can anyone tell me any methods to play games on my ...
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When will Opengl 4.1+ come to Intel HD Haswell for Linux?

I have been enjoying gaming on Linux for the past year, and using Linux as my only system for many prior years. My primary hardware in use is a small laptop with an integrated Intel HD 4400 chip, ...
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Why interface lags a lot when writing to disk and try play games

Ubuntu 14.10 with open drivers (not tested with catalyst) lag when I write data to external USB disk. And if I run Team Fortress 2 the interface lag hard - some mouse movements ignored, keyboard ...
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Ubuntu 12.04-Wine-Hearthstone/battle.net installing CRASH/FREEZING?

OK guys so I'm new to Ubuntu I couldn't run 14.04 but i finally got 12.04 up and running 100% so I was learning how to install hearthstone on Ubuntu and everything was going perfect from the guide I ...
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Troubles with xboxdrv and PPSSPP

This is my first question here and I'm kinda nervous. Hahahaha So, let's straight to the question. I'm trying to use xboxdrv with my wireless xbox 360 controller. I'm having troubles with detection ...
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How to set up an old PC to run a gaming server and have people connect it?

For starters, I am extremely new to the ubuntu community and even with UNIX itself... I have managed to wipe an old gaming computer, stack it with some ram, install ubuntu desktop 14.04, and from ...
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Gaming macros on ubuntu

I've been able to run League of Legends on wine, and now i'm trying to associate macros to my mouse buttons. I've used xbindkeys+xte to simulate keystrokes. For example: # Press mouse button 1, will ...
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Error while loading shared libraries: libopenal.so.1 (Game 'pacapong' in Ubuntu 14.10)

I downloaded the game pacapong for Linux and tried to run the executable, which results in the error: $ ./runner ./runner: error while loading shared libraries: libopenal.so.1: cannot open shared ...
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Using IPEGA bluetooth gamepad with STEAM @ LINUX

I have successfuly paired gamepad IPEGA PG-9025 (bluetooth) with my notebook (UBUNTU 14.10) IPEGA PG-9025 can handle 4 diferent device modes when pairing, but only one makes sense for STEAM gaming - ...
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Can I run files from Ubuntu in Mint? [migrated]

I was wondering, since recently I've decided I want to move from Ubuntu 14.04 to XFCE mint linux, if games installed in Ubuntu will run in Mint? I've copied my home folder onto an external hard drive, ...
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Game similar to Dig it?

anyone know a game like Dig it! http://store.steampowered.com/app/311910/ for linux? or a truck simulator or construction machines? Thanks. ps: sorry my english.
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Rhythmbox syncing windows games sound files. Any way to use windows media player on ubuntu?

I've PC with dual OS , windows and Ubuntu. I installed windows for games, also i installed lots of games in windows. Except gaming i do every work on Ubuntu so i spend more time on Ubuntu. Now problem ...
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Can't Install DeSmuME on Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS

I want to play DS on my laptop. But when I try to install DeSmuME it says that the package is broken. xxx@xxx-IdeaPad-S210:~$ sudo apt-get install desmume [sudo] password for xxx: Reading package ...
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Half-Life 1 menus not appearing (Linux Version)

This is not the wine version of the game, it is through the linux version of steam. Whenever I load up the original Half-Life game I do not get any menus. I have tried using -soft as a Launch Option ...
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I'm certain Ubuntu doesn't recognise that I have two GPUs

The possible duplicate is regarding multiple monitor setups and intergrated GPUs, so it's unfortunately not at all relevant. I use two GeForce GTX 780 Phantom GPUs, and I've never had a trouble ...
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Can't play attack on titan game after installing Pipelight instead of Unity Web Player

I tried to play attack on titan(online game) which uses unity player in windows. So I tried to install pipe-light as given in the link How to install unity web player on Ubuntu 14.04? but the game ...
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Xorg freezing durring games, NVIDIA Stereo 3D

Problem: In games, the screen will freeze up and repeat sounds over and over. If I switch desktops sometimes it will allow me to escape, I have this same error on Cinnamon, LXDE, LXQT, XFCE, and i3 ...
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Wine changing screen resolution, game stays in original resolution

When I start Stalker in Wine it will change the Desktop resolution to a much lower value. Normal is 1920x1080. The game itself does not even fit on the screen completely at that point. Here is a ...
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Bioshock 1/Playonlinux - can't turn 360°

I'm trying to play this game through PlayOnLinux, the graphic and the sound got no problem. However, I can not make the character turn 360°. I saw in WineHQ that this is a problem of an old version ...
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STEAM games crashes on LENOVO Z50 70 with DUAL GRAPHICS (intel+nvidia)

Problem Lot of steam games doesnt work at all on my notebook or simply crashes. Propably graphics driver problem ... thank you for any advice. Note 1: What is bumblebee, does it help in my ...
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TuxLoL says that the directory is in incorrect

me@adrian-Ubuntu:~/tuxlol-0.1-dd62ba8-bin$ mono tuxlol.exe patch --dir "~/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/LeagueOfLegends/drive_c/Riot\ Games/League\ of\ Legends/" The specified directory is invalid. ...
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Superhot won't run

I've downloaded a prototype of a game called superhot here. I've extracted it, and downloaded the plugins mentioned in a similar question here, but no joy. When i click on the .x86 file, I get ...
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OpenGL not working on a graphics card with openGL

I have the MSI Radeon r9 280 Gaming OC edition which supports OpenGL 2.0 (I think, I don't know much about openGL) When I try to launch any Steam games, they crash and display this error: System ...
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Christmas Shopper Simulator on Linux/Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr [duplicate]

I want to try playing a game that I've seen a lot of videos on. It is called Christmas Shopper Simulator. I got the .msi file from the site, and tried to run it using Wine Windows Program Loader. ...
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Elgato game capture HD on Ubuntu 14.04

I wish to begin recording videos using the elgato game capture HD on a PS4. However, i have heard various problems with its use in Linux, so i have a few questions. Firstly, do i have to use the ...
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Steam Terminal Packages Not Loading

I'm loving that Steam now has 700+ games on Linux, and downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 and am now really trying to switch to this as much as I can, away from Windows (except for a few games like League, Elite ...
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wine and DiRT 3

I wanted to play steam dirt 3 on wine and it says A manually patched version of wine is mandatory (Bug 33034 ) or the game will show the "Checking Content..." screen forever. I did the other bugs on ...
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Starcraft 2 freezing up

When I am playing Starcraft 2 in custom games it will regularly freeze up, during this time I can move the mouse and play the A.I. in Starcraft with other people, What is going on? I am using Wine ...