Install Diablo 3 on Ubuntu
Posted by iheartubuntu on Tuesday, May 15, 2012
With the release of Diablo 3, many Ubuntu users want to know... will it even work on Ubuntu? The answer in short is - YES!
The easiest way to install Diablo III on Ubuntu is to use PlayOnLinux and use the download option from Blizzard. More info here:
If you dont yet have PlayOnLinux installed on your Ubuntu computer, install it via the instructions here for your version of Ubuntu: http://www.playonlinux.com/en/download.html
That is the easy way to install Diablo 3 on Ubuntu.
There is another way, and that is to directly use the disc and install via WINE. The Beta of Diablo 3 worked great on Ubuntu and so does the official release. More info here on tips to install Diablo 3 on Ubuntu with WINE...
If you dont have WINE installed on Ubuntu you can install it via the terminal by inputing these commands...
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install wine1.5
We will be testing this out in the next day and will update the site with new info.
Addendum: Before spending the time installing Diablo III on Ubuntu, check out the System Requirements first:
Processor: Dual Core with 2.1 GHz
Memory: 2 GB System RAM
Hard Disk Space: 10 GB
Video Card: 512 MB Radeon 3870 / GeForce 8800 GTX
Additional: Keyboard/mouse or gamepad required Internet Connection required for online activation
Processor: Dual Core with 3 GHz
Memory: 4 GB System RAM
Hard Disk Space: 12 GB
Video Card: 1024 MB Radeon 4890 / GeForce GTX 260