OCTGN on non Windows systems

Kelly Elton edited this page Sep 10, 2017 · 24 revisions

Warning, this no longer works and needs to be updated

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With 3.1+ versions of OCTGN, it's possible to run it on non-Windows systems using Wine, Winetricks, and native dotnet.
The install only takes a few minutes if you are a bit familiar with the command line.
This page will try to help you through it step by step but some parts might be different for your distro.


wine 1.5.29+ (download here)
winetricks svn826+ (comes bundled with wine)

Mac OSX 10.5.3+:
wine 1.5.29+ (1.5.5+ if you install X11/XQuartz)
winetricks svn826+
(both are available via MacPorts, Fink, or Brew. Preferably not Brew.)
XCode is likely a requirement, as well, since most packages will have to be built.

Mac OSX 10.7+:
Some form of samba, for its winbind implementation, as Apple dropped it starting on 10.7. There's some packaged options, or use MacPorts/fink/brew

Install wine.

Follow the guide on the wine website on how to download the wine 1.5 beta.


sudo port install wine-devel winetricks

If you need samba:

sudo port install samba3

After install:
Do not install mono. Make sure you set it up as a 32 bit prefix:

WINEARCH=win32 winecfg

Optionally (preferrably), put it in its own prefix:

WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.wine-octgn winecfg

Set up dependencies:

WINEPREFIX=~/.wine-octgn winetricks -q vcrun2010 dotnet40

Install octgn.

Go to http://www.octgn.net and download the latest version. Run the install with wine from the terminal:


When that completes you should be able to start octgn:

WINEPREFIX=~/.wine-octgn wine ~/OCTGN/OCTGN/OCTGN.exe

If it starts go to options and disable hardware acceleration for a much smoother operation of the program.


WINEPREFIX=~/.wine-octgn wine explorer /desktop=octgn,1440x900 ~/OCTGN/OCTGN/OCTGN.exe

Or make it permanent by setting it in winecfg.

  • Unusable/blank interfaces on first-run can also be mitigated by using virtual desktop so you can disable acceleration once you're in. Worst case scenario: Edit an existing, or create a bare config file with acceleration disabled.
  "UseHardwareRendering": false
  • After the loading screen, if you have an unusable and black window, you can change the SSL configuration to fix it by setting the "IgnoreSSLCertificates" to "true".
  "IgnoreSSLCertificates": true
  • Having mono installed in the same prefix will break things. If you did install it, uninstall with
WINEPREFIX=~/.wine-octgn wine uninstaller --remove '{E45D8920-A758-4088-B6C6-31DBB276992E}'

before installing dotnet40. If you've already installed dotnet40, you can add --force to reinstall it:

WINEPREFIX=~/.wine-octgn winetricks --force dotnet40

Or just wipe the prefix and start over:

rm -rf ~/.wine-octgn

#Related Issues

Old notes

At the moment only games hosted from the server work. (Needs testing; unsure if still true)

You might have to install a file called gacutil.exe and its config file to the winetricks cache to get .net to work property. I will include this link at a later point.(But google is your friend here). Deprecated. Wine 1.5.5+ and Winetricks svn826+ fixes this.

#Play on Linux / Play on Mac script At the moment it works only in linux due to dotnet40 and vcrun2010 issues on mac.


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