View Full Version : [ubuntu] How to install a windows game on Ubuntu

June 22nd, 2009, 02:46 AM

I'm VERY VERY new to Ubuntu, as in last night. I've read some forums on how to install games that are compatible on Windows, but they're not really clear. I actually installed the game by using WINE, but it won't start up or anything. I was wondering if anyone could tell me a simple way to install the game, or to solve my problem.

Thanks alot!

Hyper Tails
June 22nd, 2009, 02:47 AM
just to let you know that some games don't work in ubuntu with wine.

what game are you trying to install anyway?

June 22nd, 2009, 02:50 AM
Ragnarok Online, private server, and on the forums I asked the same question and they said it was able to work. I am able to load the launcher for the actual game, but every time I go to log in it fails to connect. I made sure the server wasn't down, so I don't know what could be causing it to not connect.

June 22nd, 2009, 03:10 PM
You should go to winehq (http://winehq.org) and check their app section to see what people say about that game

Remember this is a per game issue and a wine issue not so a Ubuntu or a general linux problem. Some games run somes dont, that depends on a lot of issues.

June 22nd, 2009, 03:14 PM
Here is the Ubuntu gaming website that has a lot of info on linux gaming for Ubuntu:
This may not be exactly what you are looking for. But there a lot of good games that run under linux.