Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Counter-Strike (Steam) on ArchLinux via Wine

get the required base package available at archlinux
sudo pacman -S --noconfirm wine winetricks
sudo pacman -S --noconfirm wine_gecko wine-mono q4wine
try to get "steam" installed the proper way
winetricks steam
if the above command fails the next two commands shall do the job, although you'll need to download aria2.exe (and unzip) and maybe SteamInstall.msi (if not found)

msiexec /i ~/.cache/winetricks/steam/SteamInstall.msi
wine arial32.exe /Q
now the system is ready to run Steam Client, try following script to run it (otherwise there might be some font not displaying or other issues)
export WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.steam
export WINEDEBUG=-all
nice -n 19 wine ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files\ \(x86\)/Steam/Steam.exe -no-dwrite
using it you can start your Steam Client, then it's common way as other platforms to log-in to your Steam Account and install Counter Strike or any other game you play