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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 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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I would recommend installing PC Steam on your Mac. Using Wine, it allows you to download PC versions of your games and run them regularly through Wine. I've attempted this for Torchlight II, but YMMV depending on the game. First, install winetricks and Steam dependencies: Save http://www.kegel.com/wine/winetricks as a file named winetricks, in ~/wine/bin ...


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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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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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I downloaded the Diablo II installer from the Blizzard site and was able to install it under Wine 1.3.15 on Ubuntu 11.04 without issues. If you run into issues while using CDs, don't forget that you can add your game serial number to a Battle.net account and download it. One annoying issue was holding ctrl would move the window instead of showing all ...


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Still not working under Fedora? Hmm. Make sure you regedit .NET install key out of the right wineprefix. Using winetricks GUI, that means selecting the right radio button, if it isn't the default one. Also double check if it's the correct registry key you're editing out.


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A friend of mine has made good experiences with running it with wine under Linux and WineHQ gives it a "Gold" rating.


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I found a temporary fix for this, but if anyone has a real answer to the problem, I will select it as answer. World of Warcraft I found that changing the game resolution settings either in game or by the configuration file don't actually change the game resolution but my desktop resolution. The result is that most of the game interface is now off screen ...


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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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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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Unless you've modified the default values for your Wine and WoW install, the path should be: ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/World\ of\ Warcraft/Interface/AddOns/ ~ being your home folder. Perhaps you won't need backslashes before spaces if you're using a graphical file explorer. Once you've found this, there should be no differences with the Windows ...


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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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The WineHQ application compatibility database has some information here: http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=application&iId=74 The retail version seems to work well. http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=49 What works Everything (Gameplay, videos, loggin in, battle.net) Sound works better after ...


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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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Unfortunately, I don't believe Steam for OS X will let you even download a Windows app you buy through Steam. I suppose you could drag and drop the game files, and then restore the game from the copied files, but I'm not sure whether that works between platforms. And because Steam usually tries to launch all Steam games itself (at least on Windows), I ...


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Running software using the ION processor will require extra software. Windows 7 Nvidia supplies Optimus. On linux there's a project called Bumblebee. To recap the several sources on the web for 64bit Oneiric: Install LOTRO roughly following the howto sudo apt-get install wine winetricks export WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.wine-lotro winetricks vcrun2008 winetricks ...


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There's a mono port of the engine called Linaria, have a look at that.


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One problem I had with this (with nearly identical symptoms), was that I didn't keep close enough track of where all the stuff I was installing was going. In particular, Winetricks installs (well did for me, anyway) Steam in its own wineprefix. I was installing my dependencies to the default one. Once I fixed it (by adding ...


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The installer uses Pando Media Booster and suffers from Wine bug 22152 -> http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=22152 Start the installer as follows: $ GC_DONT_GC=1 wine ./SDGO_130212.exe I also advise to use a newer Wine version from 1.5.x branch (check with your distro/google how to get it). 1.4.1 (stable) is very old. Regards


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EDIT: I have found out that, unfortunately, no one has been able to get the Unity3D Web Player to run under Wine and there is no native version of the Web Player. I'm afraid it is impossible to get it to run under Linux for the time being. If you have other things installed in your .wine folder, try making a new, clean Wineprefix to do the install in, so ...


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I found that the "servers are too busy" message was thrown basically any time an error prevented the game (Borderlands 2 in my case) from launching. It was certainly not in any way related to the Steam servers, and pretty unfortunate that it so misleadingly masks some specific problem with the system. After much trial and error, based on clues on the Wine ...


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Third party programs that try to interpret an OS will ALWAYS be problematic. I would suggest asking for help on a forum specific to that Wineskin wrapper you are using. Or set up a dual boot for windows and use the second OS as your game OS until Mac gets more support.


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Dont use wine. use PlayOnLinux sudo apt-get install playonlinux It's an easier way to install anything for linux that wasn't made for linux. It was recently updated to support Skyrim.


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Even if it could be technically possible, you can't be logged on the same Steam account at the same time in two different clients, and I imagine that you wouldn't have two accounts with games split around. Running games on wine would also be game-dependant more than steam-dependant since each game has it's own requirements and prerequisites, therefore some ...


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It's always a good idea to check up on the WineHQ page for apps you're trying to run in Wine, they often have tips, tricks, or at least bug reports about little problems like this. The WineHQ page for Team Fortress 2 might mention at least one of your problems: Team Fortress 2 is Dark and doesn't show the menu correctly. This bug is related with ...


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Sounds like your install issue is related to the game disc itself. According to WineHQ, D2: LOD runs on Ubuntu 11.04 with a platinum rating (Which indicates "Applications which install and run flawlessly on an out-of-the-box Wine installation"). Vanilla D2 gets a similar rating running on Ubuntu 10.04. It sounds like you have your original CD Key so I ...



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