After trying to install Diablo 3 on my Hackintosh from and original DVD an failing (it installed fine but the game won't start), I decided to look for an Ubuntu solution. This is when I learned about PlayOnLinux, a Wine graphic user interface that makes installation of Windows programs very easy. So here's a VERY EASY guide to install Diablo 3 on Ubuntu with online installation files.
- Make sure your game is correctly registered in your Battle.net account
- Download the Diable 3 Game Client (for Windows) from that same account
- Open the Ubuntu Software Center
- Search for PlayOnLinux and install it (this might take a while)
- Start PlayOnLinux, and complete the basic configuration steps (mostly automatic)
- Click on the Install button, and select the Testing category in the menu on the left
- Select Diablo 3, click install, and follow the instructions
- Complete the download/install process
- You're done! Enjoy Diablo 3 on Ubuntu!
Note: I had a little resolution glitch when first started the game. Changing the resolution from the login screen inside the game fixed it.
Other note: the guys at PlayOnLinux say they will support the DVD install method soon.
If you're using Ubuntu 12.04, and experience the connection error #3007 over and over, here's a solution that seems to work. Before connection, open a terminal and type this command:
echo 0|sudo tee /proc/sys/kernel/yama/ptrace_scope
This solution comes from that thread in PlayOnLinux forums. Please let us know if it works for you or not.
You just installed or updated to Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin), and now you realize you need correction tools for a language that didn't come by default? Follow these very simple steps, and you'll be ready to go in a matter of minutes.
Make sure you have sudo access
First, you need to make sure you have administrator (sudo) rights on your system (which you most probably have if you installed it yourself). If you are not sure you have sudo access on your system, try the following:
- Open a terminal (can be done from the Dash Home menu)
- Type the command written below (it updates APT's local package index and is totally inoffensive)
- The command will ask for the sudo password, enter your usual password
- If you have sudo access, you should see a list of package update URLs go through the terminal window
- If you don't have access, find who does! (sorry, we can't really help you here)
sudo apt-get update
Install dictionary packages
Two packages must be installed. The first is the dictionary itself, the second will add correct hyphenation patterns to LibreOffice's corrector. Examples here are for French, but you only need to change the last part (fr) for the language of your choice. For example: sp for Spanish, or de for German.
sudo apt-get install myspell-fr sudo apt-get install hyphen-fr
Thesaurus (synonyms and antonyms) for your language
If you are interested in having thesaurus features for your newly installed language, you only need to install one package:
sudo apt-get install mythes-fr
The shortcut to access thesaurus in LibreOffice is CTRL+F7.
Change the default language for all documents
Now that you have installed a new dictionary (and maybe more correction tools), you probably want to change the default language/dictionary for new documents you will create. Here's how to do that:
- Open Writer
- From the top menu go to: Tools / Options. A new windows will open
- In the left menu of this new window, go to: Language Settings / Languages
- Look for Default languages for documents, and just under it, choose your preferred language
- Take a look at the other options above if you want to
- Close the Options windows
- You should see the language you have just selected at the center-left of Writer's bottom toolbar