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There is no best way to do it, as such. Both Steam and Wine are ever-changing, and today's best method might break tomorrow*. People have reported that Steam works with just standard Wine. Install Wine from the Software Center (or click the shopping bag icon). Right click the installer executable, go to Properties → Permissions and check Allow ...


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There is currently a subset of Steam's entire collection available on Linux (viewable on the Featured Linux Games page), however Valve is making a concerted push toward Linux as the OS of choice for gaming, meaning that more will follow. There are two reasons for this push to Linux, They believe Microsoft's Windows 8 is a catastrophe They (and a few third ...


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There is a bug with Steam under Wine, where the overlay causes some games to crash. To prevent this, Winetricks installs Steam with one library override: gameoverlayrenderer.dll (disabled) Which, naturally, disables the Steam overlay, and the in-game functions it provides, such as screenshotting. To change this, open winecfg in the proper wineprefix ...


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In addition to Wine, WineTricks helps really much. It installs all the required drivers, libraries and frameworks into Wine. Steam Games on Linux website contains Wine configuration and things you need to install (including WineTricks for some games) to play different Steam games. I successfully played Alien Swarm and Half-Life 2 Deathmatch, though they ...


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From what I can see, the report states Null Pointer Exceptions for both OpenGL and the Texture Pack. To me this suggests that you may not have OpenGL installed (or not correctly configured) - perhaps you're missing a video driver for you particular graphics hardware. Ensure that your video card drivers are installed and/or up to date. For AMD and Nvidia ...


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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 the server is running mods, it's possible that new players aren't given the ability to publicly chat until they've "proven" themselves. (Though it does seem odd.) Check the server's web page, if it has one, or try contacting the server admins out-of-game to check whether this is the case. If you're allowed, you can also post the server's address and ...


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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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Since the only way to run Terraria on Ubuntu is through WINE as Ben Brocka and lunboks have suggested, I will answer your actual question, assuming that you are using WINE and if you are not, I would suggest that you revise your question to provide more information about your setup. While I'm sure you knew this if you backed up your files, but to provide ...


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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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Here's what the Valve Developer Community has to say on the subject. One "easy" method of installing Steam is with Play On Linux. First download the latest version of PoL and install it. Then run it by typing: "playonlinux" in the console and click on "installer", select "jeu" or "game" and next, select steam, next, say yes for all next steps, and here ...


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The intel driver was rewritten in a lot of parts when KMS (kernel mode setting) was introduced. Since then it has been very flaky, I've seen a few notebooks with intel graphics that did not even work anymore on newer linux distributions, that did work perfectly fine in older ones. You should check with glxinfo if you're really using the intel driver. You ...


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I don't know much about Ubuntu, but several similar reports suggest that this is a problem with Nautilus in 11.04 and nothing to do with Minecraft. Unfortunately, not much is offered in the way of advice, beyond sudo killall nautilus after the crash to get things working again. General troubleshooting may still help, however: Ensure your drivers ...


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i have the same problem in ubuntu 14.04 problem solved win7 download: http://www.mediafire.com/download/2mqdj6bcpjaez01/fix+cs+1.6.rar and put file into the folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\Half-Life


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As you suspected, you will need to use an application like WINE. You can also use PlayOnLinux (which is actually based on WINE) which is designed to make it easier to play Windows games. As it happens, GTA IV is listed as a supported game. You can get instructions on how to download the program from their site here. Simply select your distribution ...


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In Windows, you can control whether the game itself is full-screen or not with the game.cfg file, located in /League of Legends/Config/game.cfg. (This file may not exist if the game has never been launched.) The file is structured as a standard .ini file. The section in question is [General] and the settings are WindowMode, Width, and Height. To make the ...


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I upgraded to Ubuntu 13, deleted, re-installed Elder Scrolls via PlayOnLinux. I left my external keyboard and mouse unplugged during the entire install process, under the premise it might be treating them as a gamepad. No special tweaks required. It works! Mouse etc fully functional. I recommend "medium" settings with no anti-aliasing for best ...


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The lockups are a hardware problem. My old ATI Radion HD 2400 Pro now looks like it's dying in Windows, so the lock-ups under Ubuntu were likely a combination of a progressing hardware fault in the card, differences in ATI's Linux graphics drivers, and Minecraft being demanding of graphics cards. And minecraft linked with steam still works in windows.


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hard to say if you didn't provide more details (versions, mods, etc.), but most often this is client problem rather than server. Please try to backup your MC binnaries and download them again (you should enable "Force Update" option before login or simply delete these files, maybe 2nd is better). While you'll be playing please press F3 and watch memory usage ...


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Those messages from dmesg are the most important factors here. It appears your fglrx drivers are either outdated or broken/misconfigured. If there are fglrx updates, I'd get them (note that the fglrx version in the repositories isn't nearly as up-to-date as the one from ATi's website - but that one requires a little more work to install than the one from ...


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I've had exactly the same problem it was to do with my keyboard mapping in Ubuntu, not with Minecraft itself. Whilst minecraft only accepts "return" to send chat messages for some reason my laptops return key was mapped to "kp_enter" - which meant it functioned correctly for everything else, but not minecraft. I used this guide on remapping keys and now it ...


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I had solved the problem. Looks like the problem was with my led button to increase the sound, over the keybord. Ubuntu detects it as a input device. Xmoto try to detect the input devices to able joysticks so this " Running sudo ln -s /dev/input/js0 /dev/js1 and sudo ln -s /dev/input/js1 /dev/js0 solves the problem to me. js0 device is my led ...


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It looks like your video setup hasn't been configured for less-than-normal desktop resolutions. Modern implementations of X will do a fairly decent job of automatically determining the largest resolution that your monitor will do, and setting that, even without a config file. However, when another program wants to take over the root screen and set a new ...



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