I have been asked many times how to install windows applications onto Ubuntu / other distros of Linux.
I have decided to post how to install Game Maker 8.1.
1. To install the latest wine. (http://www.winehq.org/)
Open Synaptic Package manager and select Repositories from the menu.
This brings up Software Sources - Select Other Software, add the PPA Repository key.
2. Open the terminal and make sure you remove the old version of wine if it's installed already.
sudo apt-get purge wine && sudo apt-get remove wine && sudo apt-get update
Otherwise just type:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install wine
3. winetricks comes with the new version of wine so this is what you need to install.
In the terminal type:
New window select the following:
comctl32 comdlg32ocx d3dx10 d3dx9_39 d3dx9_40 dinput8 directplay dotnet20 ie8 mfc42 mono210 riched30 msscript wsh56js msxml4 vcrun6sp6 wmp10
Now there are some extra dlls installed these can be useful to install a whole range of other apps like winamp5.
4. Now install GameMaker-Installer-8.1.exe
You may need to change the file permissions first for the exe.
Edited by X-Seti, 17 July 2011 - 04:44 PM.