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Starcraft 2 with Wine 1.7.44; Cannot type

I just followed this link. and installed starcraft 2 on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. The game starts with no problems. But when it comes to naming my character, I am unable to type any characters into the ...
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How to get a mouse pointer in full screen steam games?

Yesterday I installed an app that makes steam run in full screen right from the log-in screen. I'm using the "steam-login" app but now, whenever I open a game, the mouse pointer is missing. It still ...
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Where can I find native linux games? [on hold]

I don't know where to look for games for Ubuntu with the exception of Steam. Can you please give me a list of native games? I know I can install Windows games via Wine but I want them native. I've ...
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Steam downloads always stop

Whenever I try to download a game with Steam on Ubuntu 15.04, the download speed will go from 600kb/s-2mb/s to -1kb/s. I've noticed it's usually once the download hits the 30-40mb mark. For example, I ...
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How do I install Game Maker

I went to a page that claimed to have sucessfully installed Gamemaker ( the old version 8.1 legacy program by Mark Overmarrs. However despite doing the following (after first seeing if WINE would do ...
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Steam not detecting mouse

So yesterday I installed an app that let's me run steam in full screen right from the log-in screen. Can't remember the name of the app but now whenever I open a game the mouse pointer is missing. It ...
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Can't get OpenGL to work, Games crash on launch, AMD Radeon 6670, Issues with driver?

So, I got Ubuntu yesterday, and enthusiastically started to install all my linux supported steam games. Only about two of them worked, and the rest crashed instantly back to steam without error ...
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How to install Panda3D game engine?

I'd like to get started with the Panda3D game engine, but I can't find any tutorials on setting it up on Linux. How can I can set up the engine on Ubuntu 14.04? Or could anyone point me in the right ...
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Can't Launch Steam No Errors In terminal (Ubuntu 1.404)

I am suddenly unable to launch steam or any steam titles in Ubuntu 14.04. If I try to launch from the console I get > Running Steam on ubuntu 14.04 64-bit STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled > ...
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Dota 2 Reborn Beta Not Working

I use Version 15.04 Ubuntu. I have no problems wıth usage of Dota 2 but Dota 2 Reborn. It crashes after I see its logo on screen. The game's logs are in the below Game update: AppID 570 "Dota 2", ...
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Additional mouse buttons (4 and 5) not working when using Steam, but function in Unity?

I am trying to figure out a problem with my Mouse buttons. When playing games under Steam I am unable to map buttons 4 and 5 of my Logitech G5 mouse for use in the game. These buttons work fine under ...
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PC unable to load on Ubuntu [duplicate]

I am trying to download a game from i win.com, the game requires windows. How can I download a game using Ubuntu if the game is a microsoft download. I saved the file and tried to open in firefox. The ...
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Can I play a 'not available for Linux' game on Steam using Wine or PlayOnLinux?

I bought a games bundle which has games that are both available and not available for Linux. I understand that to play the available games for Linux I only have to download Steam and voilà. But is it ...
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Upgrading to 14.10 causes Dota to (sometimes) crash my computer?

So I was on Ubuntu 14.04 for a while and was perfectly happy with it, except that my mic was a little bit weird about when it wanted to work or not. I asked a question about it on AskUbuntu, and then ...
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Dota 2 Reborn: Optimize fps?

Radeon 7950 GPU, driver=fglrx_pci . The dota 2 reborn source 2 mode greatly increased my fps(from 20-30 in source to 40-60 in source 2). It seems playable now, but I'd like it to be 60 stable. What ...
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How can I start Steam with a cron job?

How can I start Steam using a cron job? I've tried just putting steam in cron, but it does not work. I've tried some odd stuff that I don't understand like DISPLAY=:0.0 steam %U but that does not ...
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Why are my games so slow through WINE?

Discovering I needed Wine to run anything Windows-based. I discovered I'd need DirectX to do anything significant, which in turn needed .NET framework. Using this ...
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How to install road-rash game into linux? how to install registry files manually into wine?

How to install old road rash game into wine and manually edit registry. I try it by following way but i unable to fix it. Provide simple step by step guide for it. I read:- ...
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Going to re-install ubuntu, how to backup my steam

My Ubuntu is now a mess.. after I switch my graphic card driver to fglrx (I don't really understand what is it) its really mess my whole computer, so i need to re-install my Ubuntu.. therefore, I need ...
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What will happen with my windows based games?

I am planning on installing Ubuntu but I'm not sure if the windows based games that i already have will carry over (ex. Battlefield 4, Call Of Duty Advanced Warfare, and Grand Theft Auto 5)
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BigFishGames client can't connect to internet

I'm running Wine, and PlayOnLinux. I have an internet connection, or I wouldn't have been able to install either, download the client, or post here. I downloaded the BigFishGames client, and ...
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Slow internet issues on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a 2012 Macbook Pro. I'm getting some internet issues; more specifically very high ping when playing video games, League of Legends most noticeably. I have OS X and Windows ...
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Heroes of Newerth on 15.04

i tried to run this game on Kubuntu 15.04 (i used to play it two years back) but i cant seem to do that. When i try to ./hon-x86_64 it spits this error: ./hon-x86_64: ...
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14.04 — Rock Candy XBox 360 controller not detected

I just switched from a lifetime of using Windows to Ubuntu. Wiped out my entire computer and made a linux-only computer (to force myself to learn). So far, Ubuntu is a lot of fun and very ...
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Mapping mouse buttons with a generic mouse

I own a generic mouse I bought on eBay that worked well on any version of Windows with about anything, from games to regular applications, all buttons could be mapped with no issues and no extra ...
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How do I install tuxLoL on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

I installed League of Legends on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. It installed, but when I click the launcher, I get an immediate bug splat. I'm following instructions how to fix this problem but this one came up ...
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Radeon HD 6850 VMware 3D Support?

I'm a new Ubuntu user (new to all of linux actually). I've installed Ubuntu 11.10 x64 and have been enjoying it, but I wanted to see how it would perform using VMware for small time gaming since I ...
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Can't get Gamemaker 8.1 to install on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Tried a method that was listed on Here. But it did not work for me despite being careful with syntax and repeated attempts at the code lines. Will try again and see what happens.
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How to fix battle.net ui

I'm using Ubutu 14.04 I've installed Diablo 3 and thus battle.net launcher with playonlinux from my cd as well but this is how it looks like http://imgur.com/c8CR3SQ The UI is split in half ...
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How do I install OpenMW?

OpenMW seems like a great game, and it reboots a classic, but What is it exactly, and how do I Install it?
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How to run patching program as sudo with Wine?

I've recently installed Wine on my Ubuntu 14.04. When I'm trying to patch a game I get the following error: Please run the patching program again with full administrative rights! So I tried to run ...
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USB Gaming mouse not working

I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my system earlier today and everything went smooth except for this part: My mouse is not working in Ubuntu. It is a Zalman ZM-401R gaming mouse and it does not work ...
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Can I get Directx 10/11 working on Ubuntu 14.04 or higher?

I have been searching the internet for a while now looking for a way to install and get directx 10/11 working in Ubuntu so that I can play games that need directx 10/11, like Just Cause 2, and a lot ...
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How do I auto-restart my server after it crashes?

I have a vps running debian 7 x86. I have installed wine in it and I am hosting a halo server on it. Some times, some maps cause the server to crash, and it takes a lot of time to open the VPS and run ...
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[14.10]Garbled/Glitched sound on some Steam games

On particular games (such as Prison Architect, Kung Fury Street Rage, Besiege), at random interval the sound is glitched, transforming into "pixel-like" garbled sound. I've looked into tsched=0 for ...
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Random Source Games Stop Working After Kernel Update

I am a noob of Xubuntu (and Linux) for 2 months, and I have been relying on my brother who is a fluent user of Linux. I have downloaded and installed the latest kernel update, ...
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Flash game software alternative

On windows I could use something like Flash CS4 to create a game - I'm looking for a Linux native alternative that I can use to create a flash game preferably with actionscript, I'm pretty new to ...
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[14.10]Some Steam games won't startup, gameoverlayrenderer.so error

I'm using an Intel HD Graphics card. Since some days, for an unknown reason, some Steam games won't start up, including Half-Life and Garry's Mod. Here's the shell output with Half-Life : Game ...
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How to disable touchpad while running full screen applications / games?

Laptop support in Ubuntu is rather disappointing. It's like Ubuntu and Kubuntu are two different worlds. Is there a script to disable touchpad while running full screen applications? I tried to write ...
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Playonlinux - Emulate a virtual desktop

I'm using PlayOnLinux on Ubuntu 14.04 + Gnome and I followed the answer to this question on how to play games on a window, rather than on full screen. However, changing the wine config to emulate a ...
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Why can't I download Steam?

I recently started gaming on my Ubuntu laptop and made a Steam account. I went to the Ubuntu Software Center and tried to download the Steam application. But the problem is, it won't let me download. ...
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Launching csgo via steam with optirun or primusrun?

I've gotten optirun and primusrun to work with glxgears and also with launching Counter-Strike: Global Offensive(csgo) straight from the executable file: ...
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Alice Madness Returns freezes without warnings

Alright, I have looked up everything for this game and the result is always the same, the game opens and the loading screen shows the swinging key until it freezes, there is no loading text just the ...
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Images and text distorting after playing a game, any idea how to fix?

Completely new to Ubuntu, so please feel free to assume I know how to do almost nothing. Basically, after playing a game in Steam (I've tried this with Crypt of the Necrodancer and Faster Than ...
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Why is Ubuntu not as fast when it was freshly installed?

When I freshly installed Ubuntu on my laptop, it was blazing fast, but now it is very slow.... Games like TF2, MInecraft, DOTA 2, where working fine for like, 1 month, severe lag and lag spikes ...
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Installation Fail: Steam

Tried to install steam and the terminal keeps throwing up this password confirmation. I type in the password I set and it starts "..............." then ends with" The following packages have unmet ...
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Sims 3 Launcher will not work

I recently installed Sims 3 and all it's expansions and I've been having problems with the launcher. The game works perfectly when I open it up from the .Wine Program Files but the launcher will not ...
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PlayonLinux issues with game installation

Trying to install and run AOE III using PlayonLinux-Wine loader. After manually selecting the file (installer) and activating, it initiates but then throws up an error message
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Lower mouse sensitivity below minimum?

I have a gaming mouse and it's way too high sensitivity in Ubuntu compared to Windows. The output of xinput list gives me: Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ...
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Patching LoL with TuxLoL

I seem to have exactly the same issue as Guga had in this question. I was recieving the same message "invalid Directory." But in this case, I have removed all spaces from the path name. I have no ...