[Wine] Re: How do I run a 32 bit windows game on a 64 bit ubuntu machin

dimesio wineforum-user at winehq.org
Mon Oct 17 15:24:53 CDT 2011

jobsworth6912 wrote:
> I tried wine about 5 years ago and it totally corrupted my system.
> I partitioned my hard drive into 2, C: and D:
> I installed Windows XP on C: and Ubuntu 9 on D:.
> I installed wine on Ubuntu and tried to install my game which destroyed C:.

I gather you tried to install it to your Windows partition. Don't make the same mistake again. http://wiki.winehq.org/FAQ#head-497f1a295d53dd3444f211df2b13312c7767afa2

> I run Ubuntu 11.04 64 bit on a 64 bit amd pc
> and with wine my game does not work.
> Something about a page fault on a 32 bit instruction.

People run 32 bit Wine in 64 bit systems all the time, and unless you built Wine yourself, that's what you are doing.  Ubuntu only provides 32 bit packages. You may be missing a 32 bit library, though. Post terminal output.

You didn't say what Wine version. If it's not the latest development release, upgrade.

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