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Configure Wine Ubuntu For Running Windows Based Games

If you've come to Linux Ubuntu from Windows, you probably left behind a few favorite computer games. You may already know that Wine can help you play them again; in some cases, however, the solution is less than perfect.That's where this tutorial can help.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
  1. Configure Wine Ubuntu For Running Windows Based Games
  2. Does Wine Support the Game?
  3. Optimizing a Windows Game in Wine
  4. Implementing the Wine Recommendations for the Game
  5. Configuring Wine for Gaming: Important Note
By: Codex-M
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August 04, 2010

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There are times when, as a Linux user who does not have a Windows-based operating system installed, you would like to play your favorite Windows game in a Linux environment using Wine. Sadly, in most cases, the game will run under less optimal/desirable conditions than when it is executed under Windows environment.

This means that the games will be plague with a lot of technical issues. These can include:

  • Uncontrollable/undesirable game lag
  • Inappropriate game colors
  • Bad sound or no sound at all
  • A very slow game overall; not just lag, but a slowdown that affects the frames, mouse speed, and more. 

This tutorial will be aimed at beginners or intermediate users of a Linux Ubuntu Wine installation. The goal is to help them achieve the best gaming experience of running Windows games in Linux without having to deal with terminal commands.

Not all games are guaranteed to work with this tutorial, but what is presented here are useful technical troubleshooting processes that the user should go through to optimize gaming conditions in Linux Wine.

If you are not familiar with Wine, you can find it at the link. You can also find installation procedures here if you are using Ubuntu.



 
 
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