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Install Diablo 3 on Ubuntu

With the release of Diablo 3, many Ubuntu users want to know… will it even work on Ubuntu? The answer in short is – YES!

The easiest way to install Diablo III on Ubuntu is to use PlayOnLinux and use the download option from Blizzard. More info here:

http://www.playonlinux.com/en/commentaires-1043.html

If you dont yet have PlayOnLinux installed on your Ubuntu computer, install it via the instructions here for your version of Ubuntu: http://www.playonlinux.com/en/download.html

That is the easy way to install Diablo 3 on Ubuntu.

There is another way, and that is to directly use the disc and install via WINE. The Beta of Diablo 3 worked great on Ubuntu and so does the official release. More info here on tips to install Diablo 3 on Ubuntu with WINE…

http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=application&iId=13484

If you dont have WINE installed on Ubuntu you can install it via the terminal by inputing these commands…

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install wine1.5

We will be testing this out in the next day and will update the site with new info.

Addendum: Before spending the time installing Diablo III on Ubuntu, check out the System Requirements first:

Minimum:

Processor: Dual Core with 2.1 GHz
Memory: 2 GB System RAM
Hard Disk Space: 10 GB
Video Card: 512 MB Radeon 3870 / GeForce 8800 GTX
Additional: Keyboard/mouse or gamepad required Internet Connection required for online activation

Recommended:

Processor: Dual Core with 3 GHz
Memory: 4 GB System RAM
Hard Disk Space: 12 GB
Video Card: 1024 MB Radeon 4890 / GeForce GTX 260

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