I want to play some Windows-only steam games without having to reboot into Windows every time. But when I install Wine it uninstalls my FGLRX driver software, keeping me from playing games at all.
I've looked around and there seem to be workarounds, but they all mention using complex console commands and manual file-edits, and I'm afraid I'll mess something up.
I would greatly appreciate it if someone did a step-by-step explanation of the process in plain English or simply provided something I could install to fix it.


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    1.) I don't know the fglrx version, but if it's helpful it says "Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI]: Tahiti PRO [Radeon HD 7950/8950 OEM / R9 280], and I'm trying to apply it through the Additional Drivers section of Software & Updates. When I change it to either fglrx or fglrx-updates the loading bar gets stuck, and if I uninstall wine, change the driver, then reinstall it, it says I need to uninstall the proprietary driver to install wine. 2.) Wine is version 1.6.2. 3.)Red Faction Guerrilla, for example. – Ben Apr 25 '15 at 14:12
  • Are you sure fglrx's package is still incompatible with wine? As far as I know, this has been fixed with 15.04. – Léo Lam Apr 25 '15 at 14:32
  • When I try to change the driver, It gets stuck... It isn't fixed :( – Ben Apr 25 '15 at 17:42
  • In this case, you'll have to use a workaround as described in this question. Yes − it is a workaround involving the terminal and manual file edits, but it is a step-by-step guide and isn't really that complicated if you take time to follow the guide. – Léo Lam Apr 26 '15 at 9:01
  • When I try to open the "control" file, gedit locks up, then after a while it loads [this](). – Ben Apr 26 '15 at 11:40

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