They are Billions

Application Details:

Version: Steam
License: Retail
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.7

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What works

The game itself.

What does not

The game crashes unless certain steps are taken before running it.


See extra comments for full details on how to install the game and actually get it running.

What was not tested

Didn't finish the game, but did lose a few matches.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

I followed these steps to get it up and running:

export WINEPREFIX=~/wine/prefixes/billions
export WINEARCH=win32
# Set windows to XP
# Set a virtual desktop (no sure if necesary)
winetricks steam
# Install the game via Steam
winetricks -q vcrun2017 dotnet40 gdiplus
# Find SlimDXRuntime.msi:
wine msiexec /i $(find $WINEPREFIX -name SlimDXRuntime.msi)
# See above about where to find this. It threw an error but worked anyway for me.
wine dotNetFx471_Full_x86_x64_Slim.exe
wine regedit
# Add the key that Mystic mentioned above.
# Add "api-ms-win-core-xstate-l2-1-0" as native-only override
# Remove "InstallScripts" data from 'C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\appmanifest_644930.acf'
# cd into the game directory
wine TheyAreBillions_x86.exe

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 18 20194.7No, but has workaround Yes YesSilverTap 
ShowGentoo LinuxDec 15 20183.21-stagingNo, but has workaround Yes YesGoldDavid Philippi 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Aug 21 20183.13-stagingYes Yes YesGarbagenonamethanks 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64Jan 30 20183.0Yes No NoGarbageAdrian Heine 
ShowmacOS 10.13 "High Sierra"Jan 19 20183.0-rc6No Not installable NoGarbageJeremy Gaul 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

Install They are Billions in Wine on Linux

Credit goes to Esuri, go to the forum post here

Dot Net FX 4.71

Many test results say "See above where to find this", referencing dotNetFx471_Full_x86_x64_Slim.exe. This file can be found here, inside the old directory.


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