Ubuntu – Is it possible to install the Sims 3 on Ubuntu 13.04

13.04

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 on an iMac. I have all the specific requirements to play the game, as I have done on this mac before. I'm just wondering if it's possible to run it on Ubuntu?

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  • First you need to follow this guide: How to install and configure Wine?

    After that you need to look for the components The Sims 3 needs to install. I already posted a review for it in WineHQ DB. You also need to check if you have the hardware requirements for it. For information about this see: http://www.thesims3.com/game/systemreq Lastly, the winetricks components I had installed when I tested to see if the Sims 3 was working (Not all of them are needed) were:

    cyrex@cyrex:~$ winetricks list-installed
    amstream
    d3dcompiler_43
    d3dx10
    d3dx11_42
    d3dx11_43
    d3dx9_26
    d3dx9_28
    d3dx9_31
    d3dx9_35
    d3dx9_36
    d3dx9_39
    d3dx9_42
    d3dx9_43
    d3dx9
    devenum
    dirac
    directmusic
    directplay
    directx9
    dmsynth
    dotnet20
    dotnet40
    dsound
    ffdshow
    icodecs
    l3codecx
    mfc42
    mspatcha
    msscript
    msvcirt
    physx
    quartz
    vcrun2008
    vcrun2010
    vcrun6sp6
    vcrun6
    winhttp
    wininet
    wsh56vb
    wsh57
    xact_jun2010
    xact
    xinput
    xna40
    

    The game works perfectly. I recommend running the game from the terminal first to see what the game needs (If there is anything it needs, it will tell you through the terminal, for example "Missing .NET Framework 4.0). The game also works best with Windows 7 selected on the winecfg application. It also works with Windows XP but I feel it looks or runs faster on Windows 7.

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