I'm just curious as to whether or not there's an easier way to do this.

I've spent the past few days manually downloading and installing 32 bit libraries in a chroot jail so I can run PCSX2 (I'm on 64 bit natty). I've been literally one-by-one downloading debs and installing with dpkg. Consistently they reveal lists of dependencies sending me back to the repositories. Those dependencies reveal more dependencies. I've made a lot of progress (I think it's just a matter of working on xnest now), but I kind of wish apt-get would just install the i386 versions, from older distros if necessary. Or maybe it will?- I'm too scared to try. I've come so far.

I'm hoping this is just noob behavior on my part and there's an obvious easier way... is there?