Guild Wars on Wine/Ubuntu
|Warning: Running Guild Wars on a non-Windows operating system, or with any other computer which does not meet the system requirements, is completely unsupported by ArenaNet and NCSoft.|
 Installing Wine on Ubuntu system
Use the following command to install Wine pre-compiled package on Debian system:
sudo apt-get install wine<Enter your password>
Continue on Guild Wars on Wine to complete the GuildWars client installation.
after you install Guild Wars, it doesn't let you minimize the window, or in other words it's like having your background as Guild Wars without your icons.
What you need to do before you start Guild Wars is:
1. right click on your panel - add to panel... - and add the show desktop item
2. after loading Guild Wars if you want to minimize it, hit the minimize button on Guild Wars, then your panel should appear
3. hit the show desktop button you added earlier, and now it's officially minimized
4. to get it back up all you have to do is hit alt-tab and find Guild Wars
 Ubuntu notes
It is recommended that you update your package manager to use the official Wine repositories, if you can. Once you've done this, you can run the command above as usual to get the most recent version of Wine.
If you're comfortable using the command line, the following will install/update your system.
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install wine
From February 23 to 29, 2012, the game didn't work on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS with the standard Wine version that is included in 10.04 (wine 1.2.2). You had to update wine as explain above. It works fine with wine 1.3.37, and at the moment works again with wine 1.2.2