Category: Main Games Ace of Spades

Ace of Spades

Ace of Spades is a team based first person shooter with retro graphics, sandbox building, physics, and open ended strategy based victory.

Choose either Green or Blue and Tunnel, Shoot, Explode, or Sneak your way into the enemy base to secure it's Intel! Use Minecraft-esque building to create your fortifications, towers, and tunnels.

This game is in Beta right now, many of it's bugs are not associated with WINE.


Application Details:

Developer: Ben Aksoy

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For more details and user comments, view the versions of this application

VersionDescriptionLatest RatingLatest Wine version testedTest resultsComments
0.0.8OpenGL version of Ace of Spades not on Steam.Platinum1.6.110
0.21bBeta version 0.21Gold1.3.1720
0.22bBeta version 0.22Silver1.2.320
0.26bBeta version 0.26Gold1.3.1710
0.31bBeta version 0.31Garbage1.3.1820
0.60Released: September 28, 2011Gold1.3.3010
0.70Latest on the site as of Dec 18, 2011Gold1.4-rc120
SteamFull retail version, production release, on SteamPlatinum1.7.370


Go to or the download link listed above and download the installer.

Double-clicking on the installer should just run it. If not, try right clicking and select "open with Wine" or "open with Wine Windows Program Loader".

Let the installer run, it should just do everything automatically for you.




Mac (or non-Gnome Linux):

Launch the program via command line:

For Linux, open a terminal and type everything after the $ symbol:

$ wine '/home/USERNAME/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Ace of Spades/client.exe' -aos://#######

For Mac, open a terminal and type everything after the $ symbol:

$ wine '/Users/USERNAME/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Ace of Spades/client.exe' -aos://#######

Replace USERNAME with your username and ###### with the server number you want to join. The server number can be found on by right clicking on a server name and choosing "Copy Link Location" ( shows you the number directly). This can be pasted to replace the entire aos://##### argument.

Alternatively you may install a Windows web browser through WINE, then you can launch the game like normal by going to  or (I like this one better) and clicking on the name of the server you would like to join.


Linux (Ubuntu and other distributions that use Gnome only):

A much more direct method comes from liam uk (Thanks Liam!). If you have problems with this method for any reason, you can still use the old method listed above under Mac / non-Gnome Linux:

Simply enter the following three commands in a terminal pressing enter after each one (don't include the $ symbol, and replace USERNAME with your username).

$ gconftool-2 --set --type=string /desktop/gnome/url-handlers/aos/command 'wine "/home/USERNAME/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Ace of Spades/client.exe" -"%s"'

$ gconftool-2 --set --type=boolean /desktop/gnome/url-handlers/aos/enabled true

$ gconftool-2 --set --type=boolean /desktop/gnome/url-handlers/aos/needs_terminal false

Then you can launch the game like normal by going to  or (I like this one better) and clicking on the name of the server you would like to join.




- Try changing the hardware acceleration in the wine config audio tab to "Emulation" ( -Josh)

- If for whatever reason that doesn't work, some people have gotten sound working by disabling Pulse Audio or using a version of Wine with Pulse Audio support (See Bug #26775 for details) (-Nils)

Both these fixes have NOT yet been tested by me (final exams) will update here as soon as I have personally tested them and will add new test data :)




The Ace of Spades server can be a little touchy, however several users have reported running servers under WINE with no special configuration needed. The following explanation is just a general guide, and is not really WINE specific, I just thought it would be helpful for those confused about hosting a server in general.

To run a server, you first need to forward your UDP port 32887.This can be notoriously confusing if you have never done this before, but is really not that complex. might be of use to you. If you don't find your router listed:

My Horrible Port Forwarding Blind Guide

- try opening or in your web browser and seeing if that connects you to the router (you might be asked for login information, just google for your routers default password if you don't know it).

- Navigate around for a panel or tab that sounds like "Port Forwarding", "Application Settings", "Application and Games", or something that sounds similar.

- Enter the port to be forwarded and the setting (in this case, port number 32887 and UDP as the setting). Then add the LOCAL ip address of the computer you are hosting the server on.

- If it asks for "local" and "external" ports, just enter 32887 for both values. 

- If you don't know your computers local ip address, open a terminal and type "ifconfig". the local address should look like "inet addr: 192.168.x.x", just input the numbers.

- Once thats done, click "Save Settings" or "Apply Settings".

End Horrible Blind Guide

Now to actually run the server:

- Navigate to your Ace of Spades install folder and launch "server.exe"

- When prompted, enter the number of players you want to allow (more is usually better) and the name of the server.

- It should tell you that the server is running and instruct you to wait a few minutes before trying to connect. 

- Once this is all done, just follow the steps above to "Run the Game" and join your server. People will most likely not join your server unless at least one person is in it, so join for a bit so people know that the server is running.



Good Luck!

UPDATE: Hosting a server might not work for you, however several people have reported to have servers working flawlessly without any special configuration (see comments). I haven't been able to get mine running, but it is clearly possible to do so.