There is a new awesome game called "Ace of Spades", that is similar to Minecraft. However, it seems to be only available on Windows.

How can I play it under Ubuntu? Please answer with a step by step guide if you manage to get it running.

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  • Go to the software center and install wine (or by clicking here)

  • Go to www.ace-spades.com or the download link listed above and download the installer.

  • Double-clicking on the installer should just run it. If not, try right clicking and select "open with Wine" or "open with Wine Windows Program Loader".

  • Let the installer run, it should just do everything automatically for you.



Ace of Spades can connect to a server through one of two ways. The second method is much more reliable and helps you get around the server problems that many users seem to experience.

  • Install any windows web-browser through WINE. Go to here and simply click on the server you want to join. The rest should work as normally under windows. This should be possible with a native Linux browser, but it involves setting the association between the browser and 'client.exe' manually and I haven't been able to get it to work just yet.

  • Launch the program via command line: In a terminal(Press Ctrl + Alt + T) type wine '/home/USER/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Ace of Spades/client.exe' -aos://####### Replace USER with your username and ###### with the server number you want to join. The server number can be found on www. Ace-spades. Com by right clicking on a server name and choosing "Copy Link Location". This can be pasted to replace the entire aos: //##### argument.


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    Hee hee, I wrote that. I was very confused when I saw this at first. – zookalicious Apr 14 '11 at 15:23

You need wine. You can get it from software center. More info here: http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=23208&iTestingId=62800

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