- Install the game in windows - Copy the gamefiles to the Linux partition - Play !!
What does not
- the launcher that updates and installs the game.
What was not tested
after the install work around, I have just created a character and walked around a bit went to the inn and rested, bought an item, opened a chest and took an item, that's it. seemed to work perfectly for the several seconds I tested it fore. but more tests need to be done.
you must install the game on a windows system first and copy the 00766 directory(Baldur's Gate install directory) to the linux partition. than you must install Wine 1.5.20 or grater, mesa driver to 9.0, install Graphic Drivers for your system. For a 64 bit OS (I was running Fedora 18 kernel version 3.7.2-201.fc18.x86_64 at the time of my initial test) I have installed 32 bit libraries to support 32 bit applications. I had the error "err:winediag:SECUR32_initNTLMSP ntlm_auth was not found or is outdated. Make sure that ntlm_auth >= 3.0.25 is in your path. Usually, you can find it in the winbind package of your distribution." whitch I fixed by installing Samba, I have found the fix here: http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=19444&iTestingId=63699&bShowAll=true in the section "Steam client crash when authenticating user. ". and error "libGL error: failed to load driver: swrast", to fix this I installed 32 bit nvidia libs with the command "yum install xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.i686"
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||May 18 2013||1.5.29||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
|Show||Gentoo Linux||Feb 13 2013||1.5.23||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Jirik|
|Show||Fedora 17 x86_64||Mar 03 2013||1.5.22||Yes||Yes||Gold||wilbefast|
|Current||Fedora 18 x86_64||Jan 17 2013||1.5.20||No, but has workaround||Yes||Bronze||sam|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 03 2013||1.5.20||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|