Connecting, playing games.
What does not
One must be careful of the menus - if a menu is open (say, to choose one of the automatically translated greetings for your opponent) when a popup is displayed (say, to choose the time settings for the match) input focus is lost and cannot be regained by any X application until going to a text console and killing Wine. Maybe this is an issue on Windows too, I don't know.
What was not tested
While technically it has issues (lectures don't seem to work, be careful of the menus) if you just want to have good games of Go online, it works very well as long as you're careful.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 9.x "Stretch" x86_64||Oct 18 2017||2.19||No, but has workaround||Yes||Yes||Gold||Patrick Holthuizen|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Mar 11 2017||2.3||Yes||Yes||Gold||Adrian Petrescu|
|Show||Linux Mint 18.1||Jan 29 2017||2.0||Yes||Yes||Gold||drew|
|Show||Mac OS X 10.11 "El Capitan"||Jan 01 2016||1.8||Yes||Yes||Silver||Paul Kunysch|
|Show||Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Oct 26 2015||1.7.50||No||Not installable||Garbage||an anonymous user|
Although Tygem will run just fine in a default en_US locale, you will get much more aesthetically pleasant results by running it in a Korean one. This isn't just because the various Korean/Japanese/Chinese usernames will actually show up properly, but also because a lot of the buttons and dialogs were sized expecting the somewhat-wider CJK fonts even for English text. Everything just looks a lot more polished in the Korean locale.
With that in mind, here are the steps to be taken: