Can anyone supply me with good links on a step-by-step process to run DotA on Ubuntu?

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    You may have better luck with our friends at askubuntu.com :)
    – badp
    Oct 15, 2010 at 10:37

5 Answers 5


Wine works. Install:

sudo apt-get install wine1.7

Wine 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6 will also work.

Then just run Warcraft 3 from the terminal:

wine /path/to/warcraft.exe 

If full screen will not work (happens with default Ubuntu video drivers) - run the game in window mode:

wine /path/to/warcraft.exe -window

To install latest versions of Wine you may need to add wine ppa repository and install like that:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install wine1.7

Actually, you can also install it on VirtualBox or even better vmplayer (more compatible with graphics) and play on Garena or Hamachi online. Here is a video where this is explained.

PS: you need a good video card that supports openGL to run it well


You could also try Heroes of Newerth, which does provide an official Linux version.

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    Playing another game is hardly an acceptable solution
    – Eric
    Jan 27, 2011 at 19:29
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    The second game is practically a port/remake of the first, just to provide some extra context to that answer.
    – GWLlosa
    Jan 27, 2011 at 21:51

You should try playonlinux.


Warcraft 3 doesn't have an official Linux version, but you may have good results trying to run it with something like Cedega, Wine or Crossover Games.

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