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Then install wine. Follow your distro's instructions on searching for packages and install a package called wine (many distros use synaptic, though some use different package or program managers).
There are also linux games you can install. You can do a google search for "linux games", or install a program such as djl which can download and install some games for you. Please remember that the instructions for downloading and installing games are specific to the flavor of linux you are using. Its a better idea to ask around at your distro's message boards for recommendations for linux games and instructions for installing them.
You are probably doing it wrong. To install wine, go to System -> Administration -> "Synaptic Package Manager" and search for 'wine'. Then mark it for installation and click on accept. Ubuntu will download and install it for you.
The method it looks like you are trying to use is called "compiling", which is a advanced way to install packages and not recommended for newbies.
Last edited by Zero Angel; 07-21-2010 at 04:11 AM.