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Did you install Steam for Linux? If so you will only be able to play the games that are supported on Linux. You can play the Windows games by installing Steam through Wine. See here for more information The terminal command you are looking for is: sudo apt-get install wine winetricks steam Note that it still may not be possible to play all games on ...


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I recently decompiled the launcher for this very reason, to manage automatic updates for my server wrapper with their new naming convention. I found the file they use to work out what the current version is and the URL to it: https://launchermeta.mojang.com/mc/game/version_manifest.json This file includes the following (as of this answer): "latest": { ...


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Press F11. Be aware that currently (= version 1.2_02) I am experiencing an issue with controlling the GUI with the mouse when coming back from full screen. You might want to maximize the game window instead, for the time being.


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You can add the games to your account under Linux, but none of the games in Humble Bundle 7 support the Steam on Linux beta yet.


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In Windows it works out of the box, but if you install this software the Xbox 360 will display a battery indicator on the screen. In Ubuntu, the Xbox 360 controller works flawlessly with xpad. (I've tried this successfully with a wireless controller) In Mac, I've found a driver here, but I haven't tried it because I don't own a Mac myself.


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Yes. You need to change the print mode to TEXT Linux/OS X users may also use PRINT_MODE:TEXT for primitive ncurses output. [PRINT_MODE:TEXT] This is located in the ./df/data/init/init.txt file.


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I don't have access to Minecraft on Linux at the moment, but that command line looks suspicious. Give this a try: java -Xms512m -Xmx1024m -cp "$HOME/.minecraft/bin/*" -Djava.library.path="$HOME/.minecraft/bin/natives" net.minecraft.client.Minecraft "$USER" If it still isn't working for you, knowing what does happen (error messages, lets you in but has ...


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1) Launch Battle.net 2) Leave the window with the error message open 3) Launch Battle.net again It's a strange workaround, but it worked for me every time so far.


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Useful resources are: Linux Games The Linux Game Tome (unfortunately is down at the moment due to a "big" data failure) Gaming On Linux In addition, the following "not too old" links list about 10-15 RPG games. They are not really reviews but contains a mini description with the list of features 42 Best Free Linux Games 42 More of the Best Free Linux ...


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Update: Steam ISO One could have such an iso with Steam with very little effort. If you would like an iso with a lot more than just Steam added, you will have to wait a little while longer. In the mean time and for your purposes simply installing Steam will suffice. Steam is after all available in the Ubuntu store and automatically installs its own ...


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You can use pendrive to hold savedata, you can use Dropbox, or make a symlink to the windows partition on Linux. For example: ln -s /mnt/windows/Users/Pureferret/.minecraft/saves ~/.minecraft/saves


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DayZ is a mod for ArmA II, which is a Windows only game. You must own and your computer must be capable of playing ArmA II (specifically, its expansion ArmA II: Combined Operations, which includes the main game and a later expansion) in order to play DayZ. So, unfortunately, it cannot be played on a Linux box.


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Steam doesn't use sandboxes. For example, in Windows, Steam games usually save their data in My Documents, Appdata, their own installation folder or Steam's Steam Cloud folder (which syncs back to the online storage service for your saves, configurations and other user data). Some even install other programs, like a multiplayer component's library (e.g.: ...


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I am using Ubuntu too here are a couple of questions and suggestions ... 1) Are you using the open JDK? If you install sun's JDK and run the command sudo update-alternatives --config java and select Sun's JDK. 2) What speed is your processor and how many cores and how much RAM do you have? You might to specficy some command parameters when you run ...


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I am going to assume you're running in the same windowed resolution as you would be fullscreen (i.e. if you run it in 800x600 windowed, you're comparing against 800x600 fullscreen), since that means the game has to render the same image in either case. If you run in a higher resolution for fullscreen, then it seems likely that there's something else going on....


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OpenJDK is not supported by Minecraft. Install Sun's JDK.


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Nethack is alongside many Roguelikes in requiring permadeath - there's no configuration option or other easy way to cheat this system. It's a design decision they made, and there's not a lot of love for "non-permadeath" in the roguelike scene. Backing up your save file between saves can avoid this, which is considered cheating by many roguelike players. ...


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The games are distributed in binary form (without source code), and it's almost certain that those binaries were compiled for x86 platforms. So no, the games won't run on your Galaxy Note. (Even if they were distributed in source form, there's no guarantee that the code doesn't have any x86-specific parts in it.) In addition, despite the operating system ...


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Dota 2 is now supported on Linux! Not only can you now watch games in client on Mac and Linux computers, the complete Dota 2 game is available for Mac and Linux players. Grab it here.


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Get Wine. Wine allows you to run .exe files and consequently lets you run Window applications on Linux. While it's not guaranteed to work for RA2, it's very unlikely that you'd be able to get it to run on Linux using any thing if you can't get it to work with Wine. On the AppDB page, it is reported to have silver/gold status, which means, it will most ...


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I assume "cross-platform" refers to . According to Steam support, you can just install it on windows. What is Steam Play? Steam Play allows you to purchase your games once and play anywhere. Whether you have puchased your Steam Play enabled game on a Mac or PC (both Windows and Linux), you will be able to play on the other platform free of charge. ...


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Steam actually has a built in setting for you to check the FPS of any game. Go into setting and select the In-Game options and change the In-Game FPS counter to whatever position you want. This will then show some small text in one of the corners with the current FPS of the game.


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The folders that need linking are: (for Windows) C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings\Application Data\Zachtronics Industries\SpaceChem ...and: (for Linux and OS X) ~/.local/share/Zachtronics Industries/SpaceChem


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As agent86 said, there is what's akin to a "cheat mode" mode built-in to NetHack largely for testing, but you can certainly use it to play. It's called wizard mode: To get to the wizard mode, you must start the game with the command nethack -D -u wizard. The -D stands for debug and -u name names you wizard, which must be done to enter the wizard mode....


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Yes, actually. Wine will run Steam and DotA 2 (along with other source games, including TF2) fine. There are some particle rendering and lighting issues though. Also, performance varies by desktop environment. XFCE and LXDE have the best track record, where Unity and KDE have the worse. There is also a pulseaudio bug that crashes your game when it tries to ...


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If it is a CD-ROM based game that normally installs on Windows, you may be able to get it installed and working using Wine. Wine is a program that allows the installation and operation of Windows-based applications. I have successfully used it to install and play several games, but I've also failed to get some games working. A very popular addition to ...


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I had the same problem with almost the exact same system. Installing libtxc_dxtn and lib32-libtxc_dxtn fixed it.


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Now is posible to connect two clients, e.g. Linux-native and Wined-steam, in same machine in same os. The dual login is now possible because of Steam Home Streaming feature, the restriction login changes and life goes easier for us. http://store.steampowered.com/streaming/ START STREAMING TODAY 1 Log into Steam on your Windows* PC 2 Log into Steam ...


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As of the time of me writing this answer, there are no ways to tell Steam to open Windows games using Wine. Many people have asked, and want this feature. The only workaround to getting Windows games running in Linux (under Wine) is to run Steam itself inside of Wine. I can understand why this is problematic, but this is the way it was designed. ...



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