Steam games and wine problems
location: linuxquestions.com - date: December 21, 2008
I have had this working on other linux distros, but am now trying out Slackware for the first time, and am having trouble getting anything to work really, so I will start here with Steam games not working.
Steam launches fine for me, but whenever i try to launch a game, nothing happens, it shows the preparing to launch window, then it just closes and the game never starts ...anyways, here is the output from console
Games running slowly on Ubuntu 12.04 and Wine
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 17, 2013
I am loving Ubuntu, especially because I can get Steam to work on Wine! But I have noticed that some of my Steam games don't seem to like running on Wine, and I am wondering if it could be a Graphics card problem? The games install and load up fine, no problems at all, but when I try to play, they run very slowly! I had been told by a friend that because I have an ATI Graphics Card I would be better off running the OpenSource driver rather than the Proprietary driver, and I'm starting to wonder if he is right, since at the moment I am using the proprietary driver from the ATI site. So a couple of questions then:
1. Do you think using the OpenSource driver would make a difference to my speed issues?
2. If so, could someone point me towards a guide that would show me how to install the OpenSource drivers?
Ubuntu + Crossover Games + Steam
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: June 30, 2011
I've been using Wine to run Steam forever and it works passably well. However, there are several games I've been unable to play and so I just downloaded the most recent demo of Crossover Games in the hopes that it might be able to get some of these games working.
However, I'm stumped as to how one installs Steam games from Crossover Games. When the crossover games interface seems to require that you either select a disc, a folder, or an installation file, but if you want to install a Steam game, you won't necessarily have any of these?
Am I missing something?
How to Run steam games installed in windows on Ubuntu
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: December 24, 2009
I googled around and found no solutions for running my steam games which are installed in my windows partition in Ubuntu, basically I wanted to share the same installation between linux and windows. It was surprising how simple it actually is, so I'm posting about it here in case someone is searching with no results, and doesn't have enough HDD to just reinstall the same game in his Ubuntu partition.
1- Boot in windows, install steam and install your games
2- Boot into Linux, and install steam.
3- Go to C:\Program Files or wherever you installed your windows steam, right click on your steam folder and click "Make link"
4- Cut and paste the "Link to Steam" file into ~./wine/drive_c/Program\ Files
5- Delete your Linux steam folder, rename "Link to Steam" to "Steam".
Now just run steam via wine, I tested it with my TF2 installation, and it worked fine. (Don't forget the -dxlevel 81 launch option for TF2)
trying to run Red Alert 2 through WINE ubuntu 10.10
location: linuxquestions.com - date: December 16, 2011
ive been trying to get this game to work for some time now...ive lurked upon many other forums and got pretty close i think...where as i open the file go to the properties to the SETUP.EXE driver...in the "open with" tab i could tell it to run through wine...no problem...however, in the permissions tab i cant check off the box to "allow executing file as program" it gives me this
"Sorry, could not change the permissions of "Setup.exe": Error setting permissions: Read-only file system"
when i go owner access where it says its read-only...i try to change it to read and write and get the exact same error message...
ive also seen a few forums saying i need to install the game in windows first...but i dont have windows on my computer....just as a disclaimer
is there anything i can do?
Games on wine in ubuntu
location: linuxquestions.com - date: October 23, 2010
I am running ubuntu v.10
and I have not had any problems doing that.
Everything worked fine.
Then I tried to install some games using wine
and they alle crashed when running them.
Then I tried some native linux games like
the ones from idsoft like doom95 and Quake 3
and they all could not run .......
I am currently on a pc with windows xp pro sp3
and I have a dual boot on my big c drive......
So I have still windows installed .
So I played all the games in windows and
no problems at all.
I have also had graphics problem too like
black and white screen suddenly and a
game movie that stalled and stuttered.....
So I read some other forums where somebody had
the same problems and the answer was to buy
a new graphics card.......
Is this true ?
I have ati 3d graphics card and it seemed odd
that the only games that crashed were the big 3d
games but the smaller linux games worked great with
no graphics problems........
So should i buy a
Unable to run games on Ubuntu 11.04 via Wine/PlayOnLinux
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: September 29, 2011
Hey guys. I have managed to install several games on my lapot.. Limbo,SpaceMarines,Starcraft2 etc. But everytime I try to launch it I keep getting an error. It goes somewhere along the lines of This Programs requires DirectX 9.0 to run. how do I fix this? I mean doesn't wine come with OpenGL and is able to re-create the same environment as drectx?
uninstalling through wine ubuntu
location: linuxquestions.com - date: October 24, 2010
I had previously installed a game and thought I had uninstalled everything for the game but after uninstalling wine as well I realized that there was still a program left behind and that not all the wine files were gone either.
I am very beginner and I don't even know where the application would be located in my file system. I just really want to get rid of wine and everything attached to it.
I was actually sort of experimenting and hoping to use wine and play the game...but I think I am in much too over my head.
I hope that is enough information. I am not very computer literate, so I must apologize for the flimsy description.
Successful installations of games using Wine on Ubuntu and Lubuntu
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: August 18, 2010
Do you have any success stories about installing any Windows games by using Wine on Ubuntu 10.04?
I have now successfully installed Lubuntu and Ubuntu o all related families computers except one. It all works just fine and everybody thinks it's just so cool - look and feel is awesome! Programs that they need is also installed and works fine, all happy - ...except one.
I'm trying to convince my "last computer" (my son) to at least try a dual boot but it always ends up in a discussion about the lack of cool games. I've tried Battle of Wesnoth and that is ok but not as cool as the latest games on other operating systems and friends game consoles.
Trouble Running Games using Wine on Ubuntu 10.10
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: November 8, 2010
I'm having some trouble running the following games on Ubuntu 10.10 using wine:
Counter-strike source/Half Life 2
Warcraft 3/Frozen Throne
The games run, but very very slowly (unplayable). I managed to get Counter Strike 1.6 to work fine by setting the renderer to be 'Software' under the videos options, but the other games have no such option (that I'm aware of).
I'd never tried CSS or Half-Life 2 before with wine, but both worked fine in Windows and War3/FT worked before I upgraded Ubuntu to 10.10.
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