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Old 01-15-2013, 08:45 AM   #1
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Angry Why can't i download steam on Wine?


I've been trying for hours to download and use wine on ubuntu 12.04 so that i can be able to install and play black ops cd that i have. i have downloaded 1.4 wine package from and wine is installed on my pc but everytime i try to open steam.exe nothing happens. I have tried both use and open in wine downloader buttons. Do i have to use 1.5 wine package for ubuntu 12.04 and if yes where do i downloaded from? because i tried downloading it on but it's unstable yet.

I would appreciate if you help me to use wine and play black ops which is compatible only with vista, xp and 7.

thanks for your support.
Old 01-15-2013, 08:50 AM   #2
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If you are using Ubuntu go here: Installing Steam in Ubuntu and more here Steam under Linux

Here is more info on a native Linux client:

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Old 01-15-2013, 09:32 AM   #3
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I'm unable to install wine gecko.
Old 01-15-2013, 09:40 AM   #4
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I got this message when i tried to open wine for windows programs

"Wine could not find a Gecko package which is needed for applictaions embedding HTML to work correctly. Wine can automatically download and install it for you.

Note: it is recommended to use your distribution's packages instead. See for details.


ubuntu 12.04, windows 7, wineinstall

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