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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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Steam has a limited number of games available on its Linux platform. You can visit the Steam Linux store to see which games are available.


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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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It should be possible to play using Wine, as shown on their website 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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Crashes are caused often by: Driver issues, not enough ram, bug in minecraft. Try increasing the amount of ram available to java with these options: -Xms512M -Xmx1024M


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Steam works very well in plain Wine. I actually paid for Crossover games since they provide commercial support and fix reported bugs in supported games extremely fast. Plus they push fixes back into Wine.


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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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Deactivate V-Sync. That happens in any game with Vertical Sync activated.


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This is a little bit tricky. The oddest concept you need to know is that there are two ways to install Steam on Ubuntu. One natively, and one through Wine. THESE WILL NOT RUN THE SAME GAMES. The native Steam version will only let you install games with a native version, and I think you've discovered that does not include HoM&M5. However, the Steam ...


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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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As of 15 Feb 2013, Steam is officially available on Linux!


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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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Have you tried disabling "desktop effects"? This usually works for me if I have panels showing over fullscreen applications. This is under: System > Preferences > Appearance > Visual Effects > None


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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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Update your drivers to the latest version, and also Minecraft. I'm sorry I don't know more about running Minecraft on Ubuntu...


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I'm not sure why you'd need to be frequently unplugging your joystick mid-game, but why not just take a save state, play musical chairs with your usb devices, restart snes9x, and reload your save state?


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All you need to do is go to options-Chat settings- and make sure that chat is on "shown"


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You can execute sh files in a terminal (for example gnome-terminal). To make the file executable (which you already did): chmod +x wom.sh to run the file: ./wom.sh


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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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Update your java too; some minecraft issues are related to buggy java libraries.


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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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My best experience of Age of Empires 1 and 2 was running a Windows 98 WM on VirtualBox. I found Wine acceptable, but the Win 98 VM used so little resources that it was preferable to Wine. You can use an XP VM, but you have to restart explorer.exe after starting the game to resolve a couple of graphics glitches (this is true of a hardware install of XP ...



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