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My first impression is that Wine is a simulated Windows environment which uses free (and presumably open source) libraries as an alternative to Microsoft's proprietary libraries. Those libraries produce the same input and output, yet use alternative means to process the data. This would explain why there is very little performance hit. Yes, that is ...


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I received the same message after updating to 14.04 as well, and I'm just as curious to know why the nvidia-331 update package must be removed for WINE to work. In my case, this is not even an option, as it would break my current setup with switchable graphics. Hopefully, more information regarding this will emerge sooner or later. For now, however, there ...


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Ubuntu comes with wine, it's just not one of the packages that's installed by default. You use the software centre to install it (here is a link). Ubuntu has come with Wine 1.4 since 12.04 and before that had Wine 1.2, but Ubuntu 14.04 is set to include Wine 1.6. Xubuntu is just Ubuntu with a different set of packages installed by default which modify the ...


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Try running export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib32:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH If you're running 64-bit Ubuntu it searches the 64 libraries first, then fails and closes. This will instruct it to search the 32 library first. This is how I solved the issue with Civilization 4.


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The top answer in the page you linked to should contain enough information about how to do this. A .desktop file is one of many files in /usr/share/applications containing the information about software applications which should be launchable in the desktop environment. Note: this is for applications that will be made available to all users. Naturally, ...



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