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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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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I have a HP Mini 311 running an outdated version of the Nvidia drivers (The recomended from the additional drivers option), alongside my Ubuntu 12.04.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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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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Color became weird after running a game in Wine?

Alright, so, I'm not entirely sure how to explain this... Screenshots don't show anything wrong, and Skype friends on screen share say it looks fine. But restarting fixes it. (For the most part (more ...
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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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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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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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Release mouse from Warcraft 3 windowed mode on Wine

I'm playing Warcraft 3 - The Frozen Throne on Wine with windowed mode (Virtual desktop), the problem is that the mouse is grabbed on the window and I can't move it to the desktop or to other windows. ...
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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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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 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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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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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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Mounting iso images to play on wine

I would very much like to be able to mount iso images on my file system while getting wine to detect them as if they were real cd/dvd images inside the cd/dvd drive. As of this day I haven't been able ...
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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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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 ...
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Fonts not visible in Far Cry 1 with Wine

I recently installed Far Cry 1 (5 CD retail) under Wine using this tutorial on my Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit. My Pc specs are as follows: Integrated graphics: Intel G33 openGL version: 1.4 Ram: 2GB DDR2 ...
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Steam refuses to launch on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm using an Ubuntu Acer laptop, and I installed steam about two months ago, having no problems whatsoever. Now, when I try to launch steam, nothing happens. Even the desktop icons for my games are ...
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Unable to run games via Wine

Games does not working on ubuntu via Wine, but when I try to run games via Wine on other linux distributions (e.g. OpenSUSE), it works.I don't get any errors when I run the game,but it doesn't ...
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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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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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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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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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Problem with installing pc game Rome Total War on Ubuntu via Wine

Need your help. Sorry for my explanation, I'm only beginner using Ubuntu. I have problem installing "Rome Total war" via Wine on my computer. I've installed the following on my Wine: corefonts ...
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Error installing needed libraries for Steam

So I installed Steam from the steampowered.com download. Now that Steam's installed, when I try to run it I get the following: Steam needs to install these additional packages: ...
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Installing Braid

Some time ago I bought the game Braid from the Ubuntu Software Center, but in Ubuntu 14.10 I has been removed and I cannot install it anymore. It is still listed in the Ubuntu Apps Directory, but only ...
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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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Installing Steam games to SD card uninstall at shut down

I'm new to Ubuntu and I want to run steam games from my SD card on Unity. I have a 32 Gigabyte SD card and I was able to install all of my games onto it. But when I shut down my computer, all of my ...
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I've got an error when i'm going to start to play 'Bully: Scholarship Edition'

When I launch the game I can see main menu of one. But a window with error is showed after I press 'Story' in this menu. Here is the error: Unhandled exception: unimplemented function ...
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running windows and linux steam games all in one

Hi I want to be able to play steam games that only run on windows. The way I have done this by running a windows version of steam with playonlinux. now the problem is my laptop... it's pretty crap ...
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PS3 Left Joystick & FPS problem: moves both character & camera

So, this has been a weird issue for me...let me preface this by saying that I've installed xboxdrv & jstest, and that my PS3 controller has worked in the past on games with a top-down perspective. ...
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Steam game stuck after lunching

ALTITUDE launches perfectly, but get stuck in login.. and it stays like that, i'm new in ubunut i'll ty to answer what i can , in graphics it says Gallium 0.4 on AMD TURKS
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Games launched from Steam in Ubuntu are grouped with the other Steam windows

When I launch a game with Steam the game window is automatically grouped with the other Steam windows. I'd like the game windows to have they're own icon in the pager and dock, seperate from the ...
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Torchlight Black Screen and doesn't show up

When I open it in full screen I get a black screen that covers whole screen,in windowed mode middle of screen.Here is a video: https://copy.com/fvrGw7QIJ8Z0 Terminal Output: ...
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Payday 2 WINE problems

So I'm wanting to play Payday 2. Which I do successfully but I have some problems. The first one is that when I try to type something in chat it crashes and exits the game. I type the message into the ...
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How do I run Space Engineers with windows version of steam?

I am new to Linux (I installed it about 3 weeks ago) and I am having a heck of a time trying to get Space Engineers (a Steam game) to run. It is windows only, so I have been attempting to use wine. I ...
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How does one run Unity 3D (the full free version) in Ubuntu Studio?

How does one install Unity 3D (the full free version) on Ubuntu? I have tried to run the program through Wine 64-bit, and I get this message every time: Error initializing license system. Please ...
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Archive Manager Error

I'm trying to use Game Boy emulators on my laptop, but every time I try opening up the Game Boy emulator, this thing called Archive Manager keeps telling me "An error occurred while trying to load the ...
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Just installed 14.04 to my laptop but cant open a game that i played on my old ubuntu14.04 pc

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop, but i cant play a game called Don't Starve, but i could play it on my old Pc with Ubuntu 14.04. I installed drivers too. What can i do ? Hardware and ...
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GuitarBots - Firefox/Wine - UnityWebPlayer

I've been trying to use unity web player in this website: guitarbots.com. I'm running mozilla firefox 29.0 in wine 1.6.1. After I installed the unity plugin I got this error message. I'v been looking ...
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Gaming on Ubuntu 14.04

A few days ago I got DayZ Standalone... not knowing it's hard to get it installed on Linux... So here I am asking how to install and play DayZ Standalone on Ubuntu 14.04. PC specs: OS: Linux: ...
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How to play games on Nvidia Card in Ununtu 14.04

I want to play only games on Nvidia Graphics Card and render my desktop with Intel Grphics Card. How do I add application profiles to Nvidia X server settings.
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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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Minecraft Framerate Drop after 5 minutes

I installed 13.10 last night on a Dell Precision M6500 and I was amazed that I could get ~50 FPS, but then after about 5 minutes, it took a sudden drop to about 2 FPS. This happens every time and ...
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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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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 ...