My younger brother spent this last weekend with me and planted the bug (as little brothers are apt to do) of playing video games again. It has been quite some time since I have played many games, but he’s all about Guild Wars these days, so I set off to get it running in Wine. Luckily, on a 3D accelerated video card, the whole process is very simple.
We’ll need to run this in Wine, of course, as there is not (yet?) a native release for Linux. To install Wine we can use the following command (or click the package name link below):
sudo aptitude install wine
Once you have Wine installed you can download and install Guild Wars using the network installation method. This will require you download a small executable which will download the required game peices.
This will download the game requirements and eventually put you at a login screen. You’ll need to login with your Guild Wars username and password. This process will also create a listing in your Applications Menu and a Desktop icon to start the game.
After you’re logged in and all the files are downloaded you’ll be ready to start playing. I’ve been playing the last few days on Ubuntu 9.04 and everything is running smoothly.