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



Some 32-bit applications, like games, require graphics acceleration.

If the proprietary Nvidia driver is used,
install the libraries for the i386 architecture:

sudo apt install nvidia-driver-libs:i386

If the generic GL library is used,
install the library for the i386 architecture:

sudo apt install libgl1:i386


The following command installs 32-bit and 64-bit variants of wine:

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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