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

Installing from Steam, Or Other Directory, and prerequisites.

What does not

Problems installing Game, most likely due to newer DirectX, and missing dependencies from Dot-net 4 and 4.7.1.
I Tested on Wine 3.0rc, but could not get past a repeating black screen.  Identical instructions were used so additional testing may reveal a working config.

I also Tested on Wine 2 Staging, with a working 32bit version.  Identical instructions were used so additional testing may reveal a working config.


What was not tested

Other Release versions of Wine 3.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

# Variations of this guide were used with Wine 3 and could not get past a repeating black screen, works for Wine 2 Staging.

#Credit to the WinHQ Forum users here, with some adjustments 
export WINEPREFIX=~/wine/prefixes/billions
# Create a prefix 
export WINEARCH=win32
# Set to 32 bit mode, more testing needed for 64
# Set Wine to XP
winetricks steam 
# Install the game via Steam (if using steam), otherwise install with installer or copy over

winetricks -q vcrun2017 dotnet40 gdiplus
#Install Visual Studio runtime '17, Dotnet 4.0 and GDI+
# 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
# Install Dot Net 4.7.1
wine regedit
# The previous installer clears this key for some reason.
# Add the key HKLOCAL\Software\Microsoft\.NetFramework\InstallRoot
# Value = 'c:\\Windows\\Microsoft.Net\\Framework\\
# Add "api-ms-win-core-xstate-l2-1-0" as native-only override
# api-ms-win-core-winrt-roparameterizediid-l1-1-0 (native, builtin)
# gdiplus (builtin)
# mscoree (native)
# vcomp140 (Native, builtin)
# With Steam, Remove "InstallScripts" data from 'C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\appmanifest_644930.acf'
# cd into the game directory to run, crashes outside.
wine TheyAreBillions_x86.exe

#This was recreated from a fresh prefix to test this guide and worked first time on Wine 2 Staging.

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 
CurrentmacOS 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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