Correctly configuring Wine + Winetricks for the Gamelauncher

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Correctly configuring Wine + Winetricks for the Gamelauncher

Post by ubuntunewbie123 » Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:56 pm

Hello everyone!
First of all: I am a newbie to Ubuntu. Just switched from Windows to Ubuntu 19, latest update.

I want to use the Gamelauncher to play Blizzard's games.

So far I did the following:
I installed wine-stable and winetricks via Terminal commands.
I then started the winetricks application from the application overview (the button at the end of the Launchbar from Ubuntu).

I installed corefonts. Then I wanted to install ie8 and vcrun2015.
It returned an error window saying I need to install it via a wine-32-bit prefix.
I then restarted winetricks, chose "Create a new wineprefix", selected 32 bit and clicked ok.
I then went back to the main menu and chose "Select wine-32".
Then I clicked on "Install a Windows DLL or a component" and chose ie8 and vcrun2015 from the list. Upon clicking ok 2 new error windows appear with the following text:
Running /usr/bin/wineserver -w. This will hang until all wine processes in prefix=/home/michael/.local/share/wineprefixes/wine-32 terminate
msls31 install completed, but installed file /home/michael/.local/share/wineprefixes/wine-32/dosdevices/c:/windows/syswow64/msls31.dll not found

I then went to start Terminal, cd'd into my Downloads folder, and entered "wine".

The window appears and I install it in my language (German).
Then the Login window appears. Everything is unuseable, Textboxes are incredibly tiny, buttons are all jammed together without any textlabels, everything is looking like a website without any CSS. I can not get past this window because it is simply unuseable.

Did I do anything wrong? Do I need to startover with a tutorial that actually works maybe?
I did look up many many tutorials on Google, all basicly say the same but nothing seems to work.

Thanks for all your help!
P.S.: If I need to start over, please explain to me how to delete wine, winetricks, all installed things from winetricks and the launcher. Because I don't know how to do this, I am new to Ubuntu and am a Linux beginner in general. :o

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Re: Correctly configuring Wine + Winetricks for the Gamelauncher

Post by lemba » Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:22 am

You can try Lutris:
Works for me :D

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