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Has anyone gotten this game to run on Wine? I haven't been able to get it to work. I don't know much about(near nothing) using terminal and commands. I think I'm having trouble because it's an msi.file. It would be nice if someone could post a step by step tutorial if it they got it to work. Thanks in advance

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I've just finished installing the game on Wine and everything except the textures work well enough to play, but sometimes it crashes for no reason. I'm using wine version 1.5.22 on a 32 bit Ubuntu Installation. Here's how I installed Warframe:

1. Install libgnutls

Installing libgnutls seems to help with the launcher, but I haven't tested it thoroughly yet. In Ubuntu run the following command in a bash shell:

$ sudo apt-get install libgnutls28

You will be prompted for your sudo password.

2. Create a new wine prefix.

This is optional on 32 bit Intel installations, but it's generally a good idea anyway. If you want to use your default wine prefix (~/.wine/) on a 32 bit Intel Installaion, leave out the WINEPREFIX="..." part of the following commands. You can also choose any directory you want, but ~/.local/share/wineprefixes seem like the convention. In a bash shell, type the following command to set up a new 32 bit wine prefix:

$ WINEPREFIX="$HOME/.local/share/wineprefixes/Warframe" WINEARCH="win32" wineboot

3. Install wininet

You can easily install wininet using winetricks. If you don't already have winetricks installed or downloaded somewhere, you can use the following command in Ubuntu:

$ sudo apt-get install winetricks

Once installed, use winetricks to install wininet into your Warframe wine prefix:

$ WINEPREFIX="$HOME/.local/share/wineprefixes/Warframe" winetricks wininet

4. Download & run the Warframe installer

Once completed, change to the directory you downloaded to using the "cd" command and run the following command in a bash terminal, or just enter the full path to the installer. The file should be called Warframe.msi

$ WINEPREFIX="$HOME/.local/share/wineprefixes/Warframe" wine msiexec /i Warframe.msi

I chose ~/My Games/Warframe as the install folder when prompted, but you can probably choose any folder. The installer will correctly (to the best of my knowledge) take care of the DirectX installation, which is usually somewhat of a pain.

The installation process should create a desktop file on your desktop, which will allow you to run the launcher and play the game. A .lnk file will also be created, which you can safely delete.

5. Other ideas

Disabling "DOF / Motion Blur" in the display settings seems to improve graphics quality and frame rate a good amount.

Lowering "Shadow Quality" and "Texture Memory" will always improve frame rate for any game in any environment.

Running in window mode will also make it much easier to use Unity while playing, otherwise the graphics and mouse/keyboard control will tend to go haywire when switching to and from the game.

You should try changing different settings to see how they affect performance for you.

Let me know if you have any issues and I'll try to get back to you. I hope this helps, have fun.

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