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How can I play diablo 3 on playonlinux? Direct3D9 is not available without OpenGL

I have recently encountered a huge problem when installing diablo 3 on playonlinux (PoL). The game launch menu started but when I click on the play button the window close immediately and there is ...
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Ubuntu Nvidia Driver 310.14Beta Stretch OpenGL Feature

I have a HP Mini 311 running an outdated version of the Nvidia drivers (The recomended from the additional drivers option), alongside my Ubuntu 12.04. Now the problem I am running into is the feature ...
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Laptop shuts down immediately upon starting game from Steam

I have just reformatted Ubuntu, and have updated the drivers. Games from Steam crash and the computer shuts down immediately upon loading or starting the game. This happens both on Windows 7 and ...
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Steam “Preparing to Launch” then a crash with all games

I downloaded Team Fortress 2 in Steam (did I really have to say that?), but whenever I try to launch it it says "Preparing to Launch Team Fortress 2", then closes out. No error, no nothing. I'm ...
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Pogo.com games won't work, says outdated java

I am trying to get my Ubuntu 12.04 laptop to be able to run games on pogo.com First none of the games on pogo would work because of outdated flash. Then I learned of google chrome with pep flash and ...
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Poor Gaming Performance in ubuntu

I'm seeing a problem in Ubuntu 12.04 and later. When I boot into a video game like Half Life 2, I get massive lag (FPS drops) and my CPU runs at 100%. My system even lags for games like SuperTuxCart ...
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Puzzle Game QML GridView Animation Problems

I've been working on a puzzle game for Ubuntu Touch and I'm facing some issues with animations. The problem seems to occurs when GridView animations (add, move, remove...) play too fast. Something ...
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Why are there two sink input index generated by pulseaudio?

I'm planning to spawn a thread as I detect a new sink input index in pulseaudio. But when I run some application, I find out that a second sink index for same client is created. The system spawns a ...
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Can I use Ubuntu VDI to run GPU intensive Windows video games?

I have a bunch of kids (5), and a bunch of laptops (total of 7 including mom & dads). My video games (Civ V, Xcom) run pretty slow on our laptops (AMD A quad core, 8GB RAM, 512 MB onboard ATI 512 ...
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Can't run Second life firestorm viewer (32bit) in ubuntu 64 bit

I'm trying to install a Second Life client called Phoenix Viewer. On the first attempt, I got a message about X errors. I searched the net all I could see to fix 32 bit apps and run them under 64 ...
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Can I make a game use FXAA using NVidia application profiles?

I would like to be able to run Team Fortress 2 with FXAA enabled, but the only way I know how is to turn on in NVidia settings "enhance application settings" which effects all games and apps using ...
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How do I change screen resolution in Dosbox through Wine?

My old DOS game (Tomb Raider I) installs and then runs fine with Wine by making use of Dosbox. Everything works (keys, audio, full screen) but I am unable to adjust the resulting screen resolution. ...
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Xorg lag spikes during gameplay

With almost any game I play, be it Minecraft, TF2, World of Goo or windows games running in wine, I get horrible lag spikes (after a shot time playing) that happen about every 15-20 seconds and last ...
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Minecraft runs really weird in Ubuntu 12.10

When I have Vsync on my framerate is capped to 30 instead of 60. Also, when I go fullscreen the mouse seems to have really fast acceleration and the game looks really jumpy. I could run this on ...
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Playing Age of Empires II multiplayer in VirtualBox Over wi fi network

I installed Age of Empires II (Expansion) in VirtualBox (hosting Windows XP). It works great in single player mode. Unfortunately, I tried playing multiplayer via WI-FI which I created on my Ubuntu ...
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How do I install Foldit.tar.gz (specifically)?

NOTE: THIS IS NOT A DUPLICATE QUESTION. It is specific to Foldit.tar.gz and installing this game is done uniquely. There is an askubuntu page answering the question, "How do I install a .tar.gz (or ...
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focus multiple windows at once

I love the game Bzflag. Sadly, my internet connection is slow and I always get kicked because of lag and gitter. I decided to run the game server on localhost and play on it with my brother. But, ...
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Wine + World of Warcraft

I have a 2500k, 20GB of ram, and a AMD HD7970 so hardware resources are a plenty. I am averaging 15-20 fps on a system which would normally get 100 or so fps on windows. I understand I won't get full ...
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Half-Life 2 sound problems

I downloaded half-life 2 on the Linux steam and when I start it, everything works, but the sound. Can you guys help me?
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Launch Steam games without a X Desktop running

I'm using the first, accepted answer to this question to have Steam as an Environment on Login. Steam itself works fine, but when I attempt to start a game, the screen turns black and I have to ...
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Bad OpenGL performance when running the game windowed

I'm playing Dust Racing 2D (https://sourceforge.net/projects/dustrac/) on Ubuntu 13.10. The problem is that the performance is bad when running the game in a window. The fullscreen mode is perfectly ...
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Is there a native Ubuntu version of Mario Forever?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I also have wine. I was hoping that there was some version of Mario Forever that does not require wine. Is there any such version, and if yes, does anyone have a link or ...
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Games stutter on windowed/dual monitor

I've noticed a problem with my Ubuntu 13.10 installation, where games will stutter when I run them windowed and with my second monitor on. Let me elaborate. I have one game running natively, ...
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Installing nvidia drivers on acer aspire v5-573g

I am new to linux in general ( ive just tried it years ago) and as I've seen it for first time - i loved it! The best OS for me but there was a little problem - I am a gamer since i remember myself. ...
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Gaming from windows to Ubuntu

I have thought of building a second PC for running Windows at the same time as Ubuntu for may gaming, I have upgraded parts on my current PC and have the GPU and RAM and the HDD, SDD for the OS, and ...
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WINE & Nvidia resolution

I am having issues running games on Wine. In Ubuntu my native resolution is 1600x900 and I have the Nvidia 3.19 drivers, yet when games load under Wine (version 1.7) they default to 1028x768 ...
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Problem with virtual desktop in wine

I got an issue with the virtual desktop for my wine installation. When is set the resolution for it window size for the width never becomes bigger than 800 px. The actual size of the desktop seems to ...
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Installing Call of duty:Modern Warfare 2 on wine 1.6

i am using ubuntu 13.10, and wine 1.6 i was installing MW2 setup.exe, its showing me this message "Runtime Error (at-1:0): Cannot Import dll:c\users\abhinav\temp\is-I0KMO.tmp\isskin.dll." Please ...
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I have a problem with running the application from Steam (Dont Starve)

Graphics - Ati Radeon 6400m CPU - Core i5 Translation with Google: When I start a game its window opens and closes immediately with no errors or warnings. I tried to switch to the closed drivers ...
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Game doesn't work on full screen because of unity and menu panel

I have a little problem with a game. I install it, i did open it, works on full screen resolution, but i dont know why unity panel and menu panel are still there (i can see them) when game its open. ...
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How do i install Garena Messenger and League of Legends in Ubuntu 12.04?

I have been trying time and time again but they have to be installed separately so they do not work. Additionally, I cannot get it to patch so I can't start the PVP.net client. I have been trying to ...
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Intel Graphics Driver Crash

I have a Lenovo G560 laptop, on which I have played Sims 3 on and off for quite some time. I started playing again and now it goes black then comes back saying my Intel Graphics Driver crashed and ...
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Minecraft menu's and sky are transparent

Ive successfully downloaded minecraft on ubuntu but for some reason, when I open menu's that would be transparent and show something in-game on the other side it shows my desktop faintly instead. Also ...
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I try start up Artemis

I try start up Artemis but I got this respons: Unhandled exception: page fault on read access to 0x00000000 in 32-bit code (0x0041c356). Register dump: CS:0073 SS:007b DS:007b ES:007b FS:0033 GS:003b ...
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Could there be a graphics card in an ubuntu touch dock

So, once I get an ubuntu touch phone that can dock into a kb-mouse-display, I won't need a desktop anymore. Except for playing games. I don't expect the phone to be able to render millions of ...
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Text is too small in Counter-Strike:Source (steam)

The text in CS:S is far too small, it looks like its using the wrong font or something. Is there a way to fix this?
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League of Legends flickering minimap

I’ve recently installed League of Legends using PlayOnLinux and have been patching up it’s performance. I still have one major issue which is that the fog of war on my minimap flickers constantly ...
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Lenovo G570 GPU hangs while playing games

I have a Lenovo G570 Laptop with the following specifications Memory 3.8 GiB Processor Intel® Core™ i5-2450M CPU @ 2.50GHz × 4 Graphics Intel® Sandybridge Mobile OS type 64-bit Disk 1.2 TB Samsung ...
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How to install and run Postal 2 on 13.04

I'm new to linux. I have postal 2 but I don't know how to install it. What file do I need to start?
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Intel Graphics 4500HD- X3 Game (Linux) on Ubuntu 13.04

Yesterday I tried to install X3: Reunion (Linux Distribution) on Ubuntu 13.04 32-bit. My laptop uses the Intel Graphics 4500HD. Ubuntu's driver alternative- installed: Intel® Ironlake Mobile ...
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Neverwinter Nights does not run in 13.04

I installed Neverwinter Nights on this very machine while running 12.10, following the instructions here. Since upgrading to 13.04, nwn hangs when I run it. This is a strace log file generated by my ...
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Will using the same Steam game library folder on both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 create conflicts?

I have Steam installed on Win7 in D:\Games\PC\Steam. I installed Steam on my Ubuntu now and for Half-Life 2: Deatmatch it asked wether to install in the default folder or somewhere else. I chose the ...
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Quadrapassel on ubuntu 11.10

Quadrapassel does not work properly on any version after 11.10, it just got upgraded to gnome games. Is it possible to install 11.10 quadrapassel on newer versions?
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I can't update Ubuntu 12.04

Okay so my problem is, I tried to install Machinarium from a Humble Bundle. I downloaded the .deb and installed it using the Ubuntu Software Centre. Everything seemed to go fine until I got the alert ...
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Fglrx 13.1 weird performance behaviour

Recently I installed Ubuntu 12.04.1 on my laptop with an ATI Radeon HD 5450. The open-source drivers perform well for the desktop environment, but not so with games. I just switched because I thought ...
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Open GL problem, Diablo III problem

I have basically two problems. The first relates to OpenGL and Cairo. I have a strange icons color in cairo. I know it's a problem with Open GL, but I do not know how to set the nvidia control panel ...
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Why does Wurm Online keep crashing?

Everytime I run Wurm Online the game starts up then goes to the loading/splash screen as it connects to the server. It then appears to connect and as I enter the game it crashes and closes the game. ...
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Black screen when trying to play video games

I run a wined version of steam (mostly because most of my steam games aren't avaible on the steam beta yet) and I had problems in the past with this black screen/dim screen but I fixed it, the problem ...
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Slowness initializing Heroes of Newerth

After a fresh boot it works 100%. Then maybe on a 30 day system it can start to take a long time to initialize. It usually goes through all the intro screens without problem. There's a normal time ...
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mouse speed on new X server for game

I used the following script to open the game on new X server. #!/bin/sh export WAR3_PATH="/media/8C2667B026679A4A/Program Files (x86)/Warcraft III Frozen Throne eSK/" X :3 -ac -terminate & # ...