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Ok so I have jumped the ship from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 10.10(I think it's that version), I am enjoying ot so far. However, I need help with two specific things.

I have a game that I always play(Guildwars) that can be played on Linux with WINE. However, I have a 64 bit Ubuntu. Is there any other compatibility tool like WINE that works on 64 bit Ubuntu?

Also, is any anti-virus needed for Ubuntu? If so what ones do you suggest.

Finally, are there any really good pieces of software that I can get from their software center?

EDIT: Oh yeah, is there any way to get the advanced graphics to work? When I attempt to get them to work it comes up saying it isn't available.
Edited by Juganot - 4/5/11 at 11:23am
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I have a game that I always play(Guildwars) that can be played on Linux with WINE. However, I have a 64 bit Ubuntu. Is there any other compatibility tool like WINE that works on 64 bit Ubuntu?
Wine64.

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Also, is any anti-virus needed for Ubuntu? If so what ones do you suggest.
lol, you don't need any kind of AV with Linux
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Thanks for the suggestion. However, when I search for Wine64 on Ubuntu software nothing comes up but I have and complicated instructions have come up. Do you have any idea where I can safely download it?
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Any know where I can get Wine64?
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You don't want 64-bit Wine unless you're trying to run a 64-bit Windows program. You most likely want 32-bit Wine, which is easy enough to find in the Software Center.
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You don't want 64-bit Wine unless you're trying to run a 64-bit Windows program. You most likely want 32-bit Wine, which is easy enough to find in the Software Center.
O.o for some reason just when I looked now it allows me to download it. However, the last time I checked it stated that I couldn't run it on Ubuntu 64bit.
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You can easily install ia32-libs and run any 32 bit applications.
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Yeah I am installing it now.

I am now just attempting to find out how to install flash player. I downloaded the beta for linux off http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flas...10_square.html but I get this message whenever I double click the extracted file. "Could not display *file path*/libflashplayer.so there is no application installed for shared library files.

I suspect I need to place the .so file where googlechrome is located. The problem is I have no idea how to locate it.
Edited by Juganot - 4/5/11 at 12:48pm
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You should be able to get it from the Ubuntu Software Center.
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Yeah I am installing it now.

I am now just attempting to find out how to install flash player. I downloaded the beta for linux off http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flas...10_square.html but I get this message whenever I double click the extracted file. "Could not display *file path*/libflashplayer.so there is no application installed for shared library files.

I suspect I need to place the .so file where googlechrome is located. The problem is I have no idea how to locate it.
Don't attempt to use 64-bit Flash. It's utterly broken. See the Linux Software Guide in my sig.
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