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How can I install Windows software or games?

Can .exe and .msi files (Windows software) be installed in Ubuntu?
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How to install Flash player on Ubuntu?

Even though I have the latest Adobe Flash player 11.2 for Linux in Firefox - ref: Flash player security doubts - a particular online flash game still requests that I update to the latest flash player....
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How can I install Steam?

How can I install and run Steam on Ubuntu?
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How to install League of Legends in Ubuntu 14.04

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and PlayOnLinux 4.2.2. I managed to get League of Legends almost running perfectly, there are only two problems. The first is that the shop to buy things with IP/RP is just a ...
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What native games are available? [closed]

This question exists because it has historical significance, but it is not considered a good, on-topic question for this site, so please do not use it as evidence that you can ask similar questions ...
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How do I use a gamepad?

I'm planning on buying a game-pad for playing games on emulators (like ZSNES) and I have read a few articles on the net related to some game-pads not working in Linux especially when playing games via ...
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No such file or directory? But the file exists!

I've downloaded a game (Shank) but the bin file doesn't run. The error that is shown when I try to launch the executable is: bash: ./shank-linux-120720110-1-bin: No such file or directory
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Gaming performance difference between Windows and Ubuntu

What are the pros/cons switching from Windows 7/8 to Ubuntu? I mainly develop software and play games. I obviously don't play games on my laptop that's why I give Ubuntu a try. But the whole OS ...
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Sharkoon Drakonia Gaming Mouse doesn't work at all

I've got a new Mouse "Sharkoon Drakonia", a gaming mouse with 11 buttons and high changable resolution. The problem is, that the mouse doesn't work. Only the LEDs are visible, but wether the buttons ...
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How to install World of Warcraft?

I need a tutorial on how to install World of Warcraft for Ubuntu.
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How to install Diablo 2 Lord of Destruction?

I first tried to install Diablo 2 LOD from an iso image using acetone iso. However, after acetone iso mounted the image, it said "Please install the labelled disc". I then tried with Gmount, and, ...
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Reinstall commercial software (e.g. oil rush, steelstorm etc.)

After a reinstall of Ubuntu 12.04 ,it's impossible to install commercial games, e.g Oil Rush. It gives this error: Failed to fetch https://private-ppa.launchpad.net/commercial-ppa-uploaders/oilrush/...
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What 2D/3D engines and game SDKs are available? [closed]

What 2D/3D engines and game development SDKs are available that run natively on Ubuntu? Please limit one engine/sdk per answer - and include why you enjoy the engine/sdk.
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Is there a way to run MS-DOS alongside/within Ubuntu?

Is there a version of MS-DOS that I can add to Ubuntu? I have old MS-DOS games.
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How do I install Half-Life 1 and 2? [duplicate]

How do I install Half-Life 1 and 2 on Ubuntu 12.04 if I already have the game on a Windows installer CD and on Steam. I tried it with Steam, but the game didn't launch. I also tried it on wine with ...
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Are there any games which can train people to learn terminal commands? [closed]

It seems to me learning how to use the terminal is a prerequisite to learning how to use Ubuntu. So I'm trying to figure out the best way to learn. Is there a Quizlet online flash card set out there? ...
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Steam won't open in Ubuntu 15.10

Been trying over and over, but nothing happens. Tried reinstalling Steam along with Ubuntu but that didn't do anything either. Tried other forums with helpful tips but no good. I'm running out of ...
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How to install latest version of Urban Terror on Ubuntu 12.04?

I am new to Ubuntu. Please tell me how to install the latest version of Urban Terror. Step by step answer would be great.
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Will Ubuntu allow me to play games like I do in Windows?

I was wondering if Ubuntu would let me play games like a Windows7 computer would. ie:Team Fortress 2, Minecraft, etc
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Is there a way to get Team Fortress 2 working?

Team Fortress 2 is now free to play! Is there an easy way to get a copy working on Ubuntu Natty?
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How to start a PlayOnLinux game windowed

I am using PlayOnLinux 4.1.1 under Ubuntu 13.04 The game I am trying to run is Heroes of Might and Magic III Complete. It runs perfectly well in fullscreen mode, but I want to run it in windowed ...
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How to play Diablo III on Ubuntu?

Is it possible to play Diablo 3 on Ubuntu? What should I install to play D3 with good graphics? How can I get an Nvidia video card to work well with Diablo III?
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How do I run Dwarf Fortress?

I have downloaded Dwarf Fortress, and I believe I've collected all the required files. However, when I click on the df file, it asks me some things, I click on "Run," and nothing happens. The game ...
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Where can I find websites that list games for Ubuntu? [closed]

This question is present as a matter of historical interest. While you are encouraged to help maintain its answers, please understand that "big list" questions are not generally allowed on AskUbuntu ...
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The connection of Wine and PlayOnLinux

I'm about to install wine on my new ubuntu 10.10 installation, however I can't determaine if I should install Wine or PlayOnLinux. I've already read over the following page http://wiki.winehq.org/...
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How do I Install 0 A.D.?

What is 0 A.D. and how can I install it on Ubuntu?
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How do I run Angry Birds?

I see that there is an HTML version of Angry Birds. How do I use it? I'd also like to have the icon on my launcher so I can run it as it's own application.
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How can I remove all default installed games?

I want to remove all the games that are installed by default. How can I do it all at once?
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Typing tutor games with good playablity

Are there any linux typing tutor games which are enjoyable games in their own right? I'm a computer professional, but have never learned to type properly. I also don't want my kids to pick up my bad ...
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How do I install mupen64plus?

I'm new to Ubuntu and Linux and I just downloaded mupen64plus 1.99.5 and it came as a *.tar.gz file. I found some guides about how to install a .tar.gz file with the terminal but it doesn't work. How ...
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Why screen resolution remains 640x480 when I close a game?

I played Lugaru, the game went in Full screen mode, but when I closed the game, the screen resolution was still 640x480. It happened with Neighbours From Hell also, using Wine, and well... Almost ...
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How do you configure mupen64plus controls?

I installed mupen64plus from the repositories using Synaptic. I like the emulator (for the most part, a couple of graphics glitches on TLOZ Ocarina of Time), especially its performance on my old ...
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How to setup Dual Shock 4 controller with Ubuntu 13.10?

I got my first ever NAS box with Ubuntu, installed Steam and got invited to the game streaming beta! In order to improve the experience I got a dual shock 4 controller. I know it's possible to play ...
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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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How can I change focus when a game locks it?

I am playing Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory, and when I play it in windowed mode, I can't change focus from the game to something else (Alt+Tab doesn't work).
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What's the best chess program for a beginner?

Pychess wouldn't work for me and after trying other software I settled for Eboard. I can play a basic game with it but the interface is intimidating and there appears to be no documentation. Is there ...
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How do I run a game with a .x86 extension

Can anyone help me run the game cs portable, I used to play this all the time on windows?? it's free and the download link is here, the download link is in the bottom of his profile description. The ...
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HIB Games (Aquaria & Penumbra) cannot find libGL.so.1 even though it exists

I'm trying to play some Humble Indie Bundle (HIB) games, but I'm getting errors with Aquaria and Penumbra: Overture that are related to the libGL.so.1 file. Aquaria gives this error on launch: ...
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GTA IV under Wine/PlayOnLinux

I have tried playing GTA IV on PoL and Wine without luck. It works with every other game I have tried, including World of Tanks, Portal, Portal 2, Half-Life, BioShock, World of Warcraft, Garry's mod ...
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Ubuntu cant open .deb files - how can I correct this?

I've downloaded Ubuntu because my Windows 7 kept showing a black screen with a cursor on it and and wouldn't boot up properly. So I thought that maybe Linux would work. It worked perfectly but I can'...
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How DirectX friendly is Ubuntu?

I use Steam and I have nearly 200 games for it http://steamcommunity.com/id/avalanch07/games?tab=all How compatible or friendly is Ubuntu with DirectX? Also keep in mind that several of my favorite ...
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TuxLoL patch on Play on Linux: invalid directory

I am following this howto described by renatov to install LoL on ubuntu 14.04 I did as shown in the same tutorial i think.. so i get to the patching part: mono tuxlol.exe patch --dir "~/....
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Can I play windows game using wine and/or through steam?

When I download Wine to play Windows games, will I also be able to play those Windows games through Steam? I'm very new to ubuntu and I would need an advise in this regard.
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StarCraft II Ubuntu 14.04 installation for a noob

I followed some online instructions for installing StarCraft II from Installing StarCraft II on Ubuntu 14.04 and then it was trying to download eurofixi.exe from an FTP site and not getting any ...
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Steam won't launch Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Just as the title says, I can't get it to open at the moment. Details: I'm using an Nvidia card, and when Ubuntu was freshly installed on my laptop, I could download and install both Steam and Nvidia ...
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Installing and running games

I installed some classic games, one being Starcraft, and when attempting to open and play the game with Wine, all I get is the option to Play Starcraft. Once I select the option, nothing happens. The ...
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Problems with games on-line in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I am using ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and used to play games that now suddenly I cannot play, Those games are: LEGEND ON LINE and LEAGUE OF ANGELS via facebook games. Before install 14.04 LTS i can play these ...
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Installing tar.gz when there is no configure file

I've downloaded a tar.gz for the game Solar 2, and extracted it. Frustratingly, there is no configure file for it, nor is there an INSTALL or a README file. If I skip straight to the "make" command, ...
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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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MyCraft download error

Hi I purchased and attempted to download MyCraft, but there was an error in the download. No option to attempt another download, just offer to buy again. Suggestions?