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How to Install Wine on Ubuntu GamePack 18.04 from UALinux

Wine is pre-installed in Ubuntu GamePack 18.04, and my test installation included the latest version of Wine Staging. The procedure in this document will enable switching to the latest version of Wine Stable or Wine Development, or returning to Wine Staging.

Check installed architectures

Verify 64-bit architecture. The following command should respond with "amd64".

$ dpkg --print-architecture

See if 32-bit architecture is installed. The following command should respond with "i386".

$ dpkg --print-foreign-architectures

If "i386" is not displayed, execute the following.

$ sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386

Recheck with

$ dpkg --print-foreign-architectures

Add the WineHQ Ubuntu repository.

Get and install the repository key.

$ wget -nc

$ sudo -H gpg -o /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/winehq.key.gpg --dearmor winehq.key

Add the repository.

$ sudo apt-add-repository 'deb bionic main'

Update the package database.

$ sudo apt update

Install Wine

The next command will install Wine Stable. If you prefer Wine Development or Wine Staging, replace winehq-stable with either winehq-devel or with winehq-staging.

$ sudo apt install --install-recommends winehq-stable

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Verify the installation succeeded.

$ wine --version