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    How To: Steam Counter-Strike Source Edgy WINE

    I followed a howto guide over at linux-gamers.net (I think) but I found that it was rather incomplete and at times gave me wrong commands but I ended up able to get Steam installed and run Counter-Strike Source through WINE on my Ubuntu Edgy box. My specs are: 1.7ghz 512 MB ram and a Radeon 9600 64mb graphics card(using fglrx)-- all wrapped into a sexy little IBM T42. Below is the quick run through of how I did it, the full version is on my blog: http://t42buntu.blogspot.com

    1. Download WINE

    sudo apt-get install wine


    2. Run WINE setup--

    wine setup


    3. Download Tahoma font and put it in your wine fonts folder:

    cp Tahoma.ttf /home/USERNAME/.wine/drive_c/windows/fonts


    4. Download Steam the go to the directory and install it

    wine SteamInstaller.exe


    (Note I just took a break to test out my CSS on Linux, and after a few trial and errors i figured it out and got onto a server and played it! So, IT WORKS!) 5.During the steam install just use all the same options/answers you would use in a windows environment-- at some point it will prompt you that it needs to install a Mozilla Gecko plugin? just say yes and it will do it's own thing.
    6. When the installer finishes open up a terminal and do the following to launch steam:

    cd /home/USER/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Steam
    WINEDEBUG="fixme-all" wine steam.exe


    This will launch steam while hiding any outputs from wine, thus running your game faster.
    7. When steam launched I couldnt type my name in the login/password boxes without first right clicking in the login field then left clicking. After this I could login as normal.
    8. Now that you're ready to launch your game you will want to make sure that all other windows besides the steam "My Games" window are minimized or closed.
    9. Double click "Counter Strike Source" and as soon as it says "preparing" click the x button on the steam window with "My Games List" or it will interfere with the game.
    10. The game should be running fairly close to normal now, you ay be warned that you're video is wierd and that it's using software mode, but even on my 1.7 Ghz 512mb ram 64mb Radeon 9600 the game was more than playable.



    I will be fidiling around with all the settings later so check the blog for updates on it.

    I hope this helps someone.
    -Snype

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    Re: How To: Steam Counter-Strike Source Edgy WINE

    Im new to Linux and i dont know too much i just needed an operating system and my friend recomended Ubuntu. Anywho ive installed Wine but I can't run the wine setup.when i put it in the terminal "wine setup" it does nothing. Please help because i miss playing CS.

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    Re: How To: Steam Counter-Strike Source Edgy WINE

    If you simply run "wine steaminstaller.exe" it will set up a wine environment automatically and run the installer. The command "winecfg" beforehand will open a configuration gui if you want to edit some things. Setting up drive paths for cdroms is one important task (though not needed for steam) you may want to do.


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    Re: How To: Steam Counter-Strike Source Edgy WINE

    I think I have the whole Wine thing down. I think. I need to install tahoma, I've downloaded it but when i try and put it in the file shown "home/John/.wine/..." in my "john" file theres no ".wine" file to send the tahoma font to. and when I search the comp for the file in general to see if its located elsewhere it cant find it. It's like certain files have yet to be created.
    Last edited by dogwi11hunt; November 25th, 2006 at 01:24 PM.

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    Re: How To: Steam Counter-Strike Source Edgy WINE

    Quote Originally Posted by dogwi11hunt View Post
    I think I have the whole Wine thing down. I think. I need to install tahoma, I've downloaded it but when i try and put it in the file shown "home/John/.wine/..." in my "john" file theres no ".wine" file to send the tahoma font to. and when I search the comp for the file in general to see if its located elsewhere it cant find it.
    That means you haven't done a winecfg at the terminal window just do that and you get a .wine dir =)

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    Re: How To: Steam Counter-Strike Source Edgy WINE

    Well i have ran the wine configuration in the terminal. and the window popped up and i clicked on the audio tab and this came up in the terminal after the window auto matically closed "Creating link /home/john/.kde/socket-john-desktop.
    can't create mcop directory" id imagine thats not good? it didn't say anything about .wine and its not that i cant run steam because ive gotten it to start but you cant see anything, which id imagine is from not having tahoma font which i thought i had. So then i tried to put on the font again and it didn't detect the "/.wine/..." directory and i remember reading you need to run wine for it to make that directory. So if im correct i need to find out how to run wine, to create that directory, just so i can put on tahoma.
    Last edited by dogwi11hunt; November 25th, 2006 at 02:10 PM.

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    Re: How To: Steam Counter-Strike Source Edgy WINE

    Quote Originally Posted by dogwi11hunt View Post
    Im new to Linux and i dont know too much i just needed an operating system and my friend recomended Ubuntu. Anywho ive installed Wine but I can't run the wine setup.when i put it in the terminal "wine setup" it does nothing. Please help because i miss playing CS.
    have you done a

    Code:
    $ winecfg
    ??

    If so just browser to your steam folder and dubbel klick on the steaminstaller.exe and it should start by it self

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    Re: How To: Steam Counter-Strike Source Edgy WINE

    I'm having a problem with Steam, maybe you can help.

    I followed the instructions for getting the Tahoma font, and it's sitting in my fonts directory and everything, but Steam still runs without any words.

    I even tried it with a different Tahoma.ttf, but that didn't do anything. Any advice?

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    Re: How To: Steam Counter-Strike Source Edgy WINE

    Has anyone been able to use the backup function in Steam? I created a backup of game files inside Windows and moved it over to Linux and put it in the same folder it was in in Windows. However, when I run it (steambackup.exe) with Wine, Wine tells me that it cannot launch the external program "c:/program files\steam/steam.exe" and a look at the cli shows that Wine produced the error "err:exec:SHELL_ExecuteW cannot set directory L"C:\\PROG~FBU\\Steam\\Backups\\Disk_1\\c:/program files/steam""

    EDIT: Well, I got around the problem by creating a folder c:, then "program files", then "steam" and copying steam.exe there. It had to update steam again and I'll just copy the game files up to the original directory once it installs the game files.
    Last edited by Jarn; January 9th, 2007 at 03:10 AM.

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    Re: How To: Steam Counter-Strike Source Edgy WINE

    hmm.
    running the following, like you said:
    Quote Originally Posted by the OP
    6. When the installer finishes open up a terminal and do the following to launch steam:

    cd /home/USER/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Steam
    WINEDEBUG="fixme-all" wine steam.exe
    returns: "wine: could not load L"c:\\windows\\system32\\steam.exe": Module not found"

    [edit]note: i also tried WINEDEBUG="-all" wine steam.exe", to no avail.
    Last edited by mailbox; January 11th, 2007 at 03:20 AM. Reason: added more info

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