I was installing Wine 2.0 on Ubuntu 17.10 but I was wondering if I have to install 32-bit windows program or 64-bit if I use Ubuntu 64-bit.

  • The answer is "It depends on the way you configured Wine" Default is to match the system architecture, but Wine actually recommends setting up a 32-bit wine environment and use 32bit apps, as 64bit apps tend to have some... issues...
    – Thomas Ward
    Feb 5, 2018 at 20:42

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WINE installs both architectures. So you can make 32-bit and 64-Bit prefixes. However, 32-bit is better supported by WINE.

Thus in most cases, the 32-bit version of the windows programs have a better success rate than the 64-bit versions. That said, it does not mean that 64-bit versions won't work.

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