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Other than the default install of WINE from the Ubuntu repo, is there anything else I should do in order to run a game? Should I use something like winetricks or is that unnecessary? I really just want to run some 3D and 2D games with the minimum amount of fuss.

  • Could you give an example of which games you are trying to play? – Gerret Aug 21 '16 at 18:52
  • winetricks is a realy helpfull tool you should consider installing since i dont think you want to search and recompile all windows files your self. And for wine there is a good tutorial on the ubuntu forum wiki.ubuntuusers.de/Wine – GEnGEr Aug 22 '16 at 11:46
  • @Gerret nothing too fancy or new, some old stuff like Black and White, Civ3, Alpha Centauri, (new) Shadowrun, some emulators that didn't get Linux ports or open source. – warsong Aug 23 '16 at 11:15
  • @warsong Btw there are some Linux-Distributionens where wine is already installed and good to go (Manjaro also has steam by default) gl and hf – GEnGEr Aug 23 '16 at 12:46
  • I highly recommend using PlayOnLinux, which is a frontend for WINE/WINEtricks. It will install games for you with the proper settings and versions of WINE automagically. – Fambida Sep 3 '16 at 11:27

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