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Advice on Ubuntu or similiar For Diablo 3

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May 11, 2012 3:17:51 PM

Hey there. :hello:  I used ubuntu a while back but for school i needed to hop back on windows7. With that said i got a bit of a list im gonna throw together of things id like to know before i dive in.


First and for-most has some one already gotten diablo3 beta to work on Ubuntu?

I have a gtx550 ti, an intel i5 and 8 gigs of ram all on a p55 le. I know ill take a performance hit but will i be able to play at medium - high gfx.

Also how many spotify clients are there? (implying that there are some)

Also i dont want to pirate any programs. So how much will crossover or preferably a one time payment program. Cost?

Also how up to date are the graphics drivers from ubuntu? (Last time i had a radeon) I have a nvidia now so i think ill be better right?

Also Can i partition my 1 tb hd to install ubuntu on it? Id like to be able to just clean it manually than wipe it.

Also are there any other os's like ubuntu? If so can you link me to them.


Thanks for all your help in advance.
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May 11, 2012 4:12:24 PM

I'm going to go out on a limb and say you shouldn't expect to play Diablo on Ubuntu. You'll need to run it under WINE, and the general rule of thumb is the newer the game, the less likely it will be to run, but D3 using less current technology (DX9) might work in your favor. You will take a performance hit due to running under WINE, probably a pronounced one. Even best case scenario. The first challenge with a game under WINE is "will it run" (as in will it load without crashing and allow you to enter the game, not actually play or enjoy anything) and you work from there.

If you want to play on high settings with solid performance and no issues just stop now and stay with Windows.

There is just 1 Spotify client: the Spotify client. The .deb works very well. It works pretty well under WINE.

Why would you want to buy Crossover? It's just WINE with a GUI. Even if you go to their website and search for the titles supported it just spits out the information from the WINE site. :lol: 

NVIDIA tends to offer fairly good, current driver support.

Sure, you can partition your HD. Be aware that if there's already data on it you of course run the risk of damaging all the data in the resize. Just have backups and be prepared for potential downtime.

There are tons of OS like Ubuntu. There are Ubuntu "children" like Mint, and of course Ubuntu's "parent" Debian, and plenty of siblings.

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a b $ Windows 7
May 11, 2012 4:27:46 PM
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Yes there are many like ubuntu. large list is here: http://distrowatch.com/

spotify has no official linux client, but a preview is available
http://www.spotify.com/us/download/previews/
there are also native open source clients.
despotify http://despotify.se/

Both ATI and Nvidia proprietary graphics drivers are reasonably stable and working these days under linux.

Yes you can partition your Harddrive for linux.

Diablo III also looks like it works under wine
http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=applic...
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May 11, 2012 4:30:21 PM

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May 11, 2012 4:32:41 PM

Beautifully done thank you sir.

Also im kinda leaning towards just reinstalling windows but tbh i dont even wanna do that. Go any sugesstions to get a wipe of all key files i.e. old drivers.
Im also thinking about partitioning my drive and just loading ubuntu on the new partition.
May 11, 2012 4:36:38 PM

wombat_tg said:

If you want to play on high settings with solid performance and no issues just stop now and stay with Windows.

I think im going to to be honest.

Could you link me to a quick way to install win 7 pro with a thumb drive? I have a legit key.

Edit: My main concern is that i used to run an ati card and i think even after all this tiem the drivers are still there fuckign with things. Even after ive gone and obliterated there registry entries.
a b $ Windows 7
May 11, 2012 5:06:23 PM

Windows has an official tool: http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/html/pbPage...
There are other methods too, but this one works for sure.

Even if you decide to install windows, there is no harm in *also* installing linux and trying diablo III on wine when it it released. just make sure linux is installed after.
pretty good documentation of why this is easier (and how to fix things if you didnt): https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WindowsDualBoot

By the way, video of diablo III beta on wine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wE1QLBDhQ98
The fact that it works *before* the game is officially released is wonderful news!
May 11, 2012 5:16:00 PM

skittle said:
Windows has an official tool: http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/html/pbPage...
There are other methods too, but this one works for sure.

Even if you decide to install windows, there is no harm in *also* installing linux and trying diablo III on wine when it it released. just make sure linux is installed after.
pretty good documentation of why this is easier (and how to fix things if you didnt): https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WindowsDualBoot

By the way, video of diablo III beta on wine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wE1QLBDhQ98
The fact that it works *before* the game is officially released is wonderful news!


Thanks so much!
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