Playing Warcraft III and DOTA in Linux

June 24, 2008 at 8:45 am 20 comments

Don\'t Celebrate YetAre you one of those people who would almost like to switch over to Ubuntu but just couldn’t because you don’t quite like great open source games such as Glest, Sauerbraten and Tremulous? In today’s post, here’s one more reason for you to do so: Now you can play Warcraft III, Frozen Throne, and also Defense of the Ancients, or more commonly known as DOTA! Ok, so that’s 3 reasons…but since DOTA is just a custom map for Frozen Throne maybe 2 and a half…anyway…let’s get started.

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  • 4. areman  |  June 27, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    grabe.. ubuntu addict ka talaga..
    sige i will give another challenge on you eheheheheh

  • 5. aristot3lis  |  June 29, 2008 at 9:41 am

    nice you are a pro!but can i ask you something?
    can i just find the frozen throne.exe on my windows C: drive and press left clink and run it with wine?should it play?

  • 6. punongbisyonaryo  |  June 29, 2008 at 9:49 am

    Aristot3lis, I believe that should work. I haven’t tried it myself though, but from what I’ve read that’s how a lot of people do it. In fact, for a lot of games in Wine, the installer doesn’t work e.g. Longbow2 and therefore you really have no choice but to copy or run the game directory from a Windows installation.

    Lemme know how it goes so I can note that in the howto.:)

  • 7. punongbisyonaryo  |  July 5, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    areman, I’m just as an Ubuntu addict as you are a Windows addict. Now you wouldn’t want me to call you that, now would you? :))

  • 8. FrostBorn  |  July 8, 2008 at 1:29 pm


    Great post. It’s very helpful.

    I would like to add something to the process. To update to the latest War3 TFT patch and play Dota online on battleNet, you can follow the instructions on the following website:

    You can skip step 1 (as it won’t work), then proceed from step 2 onwards of the installation. Make sure you copy the files into Wine’s C:\ when you do the patching.

    Hope this helps. Happy playing on Battle.Net on Ubuntu!

  • 9. joe colly  |  July 24, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    ey man, very educational. by any chance do you know how to make dreamweaver work in ubuntu?

    tnx bro

  • 10. punongbisyonaryo  |  July 25, 2008 at 11:01 am

    I haven’t tried it yet, but according to it’s supposed to work under Wine. I am using Geany right now for html and php (it’s in the repositories) but you could also try Bluefish, Screem, or other Linux html/php editors.

  • 11. unknown  |  September 1, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    /.wine is not owned by you.

    i just try to running DOTA, how can i solve this wine problem

  • 12. punongbisyonaryo  |  September 2, 2008 at 8:41 pm

    Seems like a permission problem. If you had installed Wine via the repositories or via a .deb package as a normal unprivileged user (which you should have been using), you should be able to run it just fine. You could ad ‘sudo’ before wine, but I’d rather you reinstall wine as a normal user, for safety.

  • 13. sdhihrhdwuhewherw  |  September 16, 2009 at 8:23 am

    dimana bermain warcraft 3 frozen throne

  • 14. Qousay  |  December 27, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    Actually, you can just configure your linux. With the help of wine, you’ll be able to play warcraft under linux. or even DOTA..

  • 15. Qousay  |  December 27, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    Actually, you can just configure your linux. With the help of wine, you’ll be able to play warcraft under linux. or even DOTA..

    see this article: How-to-play-dota-on-linux

  • 16. bandsxbands  |  February 8, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    Virtual Memory sure is becoming cheaper these days. I wonder when we will eventually reach the rate of 1 cent to 1 Gig.I’m still waiting for the day when I will finally be able to afford a 20 terabyte harddrive, haha. But for now I guess I will be content with having a 16 gigabyte Micro SD Card in my R4i.(Posted from Net5s for R4i Nintendo DS.)

  • 17. yulianti  |  July 17, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    thanx for your post.. i’m newbie in DOTA 😀

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