Gernot Walzl


Wine executes Windows applications on Linux.


Most Windows applications (especially older ones) are built for the 32-bit
microprocessor architecture (i386). To execute 32-bit applications,
the underlying operating system needs to support this architecture.
To enable the installation of software packages for the i386 architecture,
execute the following command:

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
sudo apt update



If a 32-bit application requires graphics acceleration, corresponding drivers
need to be installed. The following command installs proprietary Nvidia
drivers for the i386 microprocessor architecture:

sudo apt install nvidia-driver-libs:i386


To install 32-bit and 64-bit variants of wine, execute the following command:

sudo apt install wine wine32:i386 wine64


To execute a 32-bit Windows application, change to the application directory
and call wine with the Windows executable as parameter:

cd '/mnt/ntfs/games/My Game'
wine MyGame.exe

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