Playing Diablo 3 on Ubuntu Made Very Easy!

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.

  1. Make sure your game is correctly registered in your account
  2. Download the Diable 3 Game Client (for Windows) from that same account
  3. Open the Ubuntu Software Center
  4. Search for PlayOnLinux and install it (this might take a while)
  5. Start PlayOnLinux, and complete the basic configuration steps (mostly automatic)
  6. Click on the Install button, and select the Testing category in the menu on the left
  7. Select Diablo 3, click install, and follow the instructions
  8. Complete the download/install process
  9. 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.


  1. Alex

    Easy and simple, even i could do it !
    Thanks Evil coding monkey !

    Da Theb

  2. matt

    FYI: the “echo 0” seemed to do the trick for me on Ubuntu 12.04 – thanks!

  3. Caio

    [FYI: the “echo 0″ seemed to do the trick for me on Ubuntu 12.04 – thanks!]²

  4. Leo

    Oh F3ck! It doesn’t work for me! Any other solution?! I must install some libraries?!

    • Matt

      Please describe your problem, and I’ll try to help. You probably will get more help from the PlayOnLinux forums.

  5. Davidian

    I did exactly as suggested. It installed fine. I get the launcher as well after clicking the icon on my desktop. But when I press play nothing happens. It doesn launch. Running Linux Mint 14 Nadia Cinnamon edition x64. Any suggestions?

    • Matt

      Hi. I’m sorry but I don’t have a clue what the problem could be. I suggest you take a look at PlayOnLinux website. You might find your answer in their documentation or forums.

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