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Installing and running games

I install game after game through Wine but not one game will play after installation. Do I need to install more apps or do games just not work on Ubuntu 12.04?

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    You need to specify which games you are talking about to get any help. – reverendj1 Jul 26 '12 at 21:05

It requires some configuration through Wine to make it function. To be honest Wine doesn't emulate them that well and is likely a waste of your time. Wine is mainly for utilities on linux.

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    While it's true that Wine doesn't tend to work as well as Windows for gaming and some games don't work on it at all, quite a few games and other non-"utility" programs run quite well with Wine, as documented here. Here's one example among many. – Eliah Kagan Jul 24 '12 at 20:12
  • What configurations do I need to do and is there an alternative to use to get my games to run? – Clint Jul 24 '12 at 20:12
  • @Clint You'd have to ask specifically about a particular game, to get an answer to that. As Marcel's answer says, the Wine Application Database often contains specific information about how to get particular games and other programs working. – Eliah Kagan Jul 24 '12 at 20:55
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    "Why do you people accept a down voted answer?" can be asked as well. – JMCF125 Aug 30 '13 at 10:53
  • I have played many games that work beautifully with wine.Counter Strike:Condition Zero, CS1.6, Left4Dead2 and many more – akabhirav Apr 29 '14 at 6:31

http://appdb.winehq.org/ has an extensive list of games and apps that work with wine. Any games that are listed as platinum or gold for your version are worth trying out.


Some examples of games that work on wine with minimal configuration (according to the appdb, the site Marcel's answer mentions):

  • StarCraft I
  • Guild Wars
  • Left 4 Dead
  • Counter-Strike
  • The Sims 3
  • Warcraft III The Frozen Throne
  • Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars
  • Bioshock 1.0
  • Portal
  • Portal 2

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