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How to Get Roblox Running on Ubuntu

Roblox does not have a native Linux or Ubuntu client. However, there are workarounds to run Windows applications on Linux using tools like Wine. Here’s a step-by-step guide to attempt getting Roblox running on Ubuntu using Wine:

1. Installing Wine:

  1. Open a terminal.
  2. First, make sure your system packages are up-to-date by running:
    sudo apt update
    sudo apt upgrade
  3. Install Wine:
    sudo apt install wine64 wine32

2. Download Roblox:

  1. Go to the official Roblox website using a web browser and download the Windows .exe installer for Roblox.

3. Install Roblox with Wine:

  1. Navigate to the directory where you’ve downloaded the Roblox .exe file.
  2. In the terminal, run the following command to start the installation with Wine:
    wine setup_roblox.exe

    Replace setup_roblox.exe with the exact name of the Roblox installer you downloaded if it’s different.

  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to install Roblox.

4. Launch Roblox:

  1. Once installed, you can try launching Roblox using Wine from the terminal. The exact command might vary based on where Wine installed Roblox, but it might look something like:
    wine ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files\ \(x86\)/Roblox/RobloxPlayerLauncher.exe

Please note:

  • Not all features of Roblox might work flawlessly through Wine.
  • Roblox updates could potentially break compatibility with Wine.
  • The Roblox Studio (used for game development) might have its own set of challenges and may not work as well as the player client.
  • Always keep an eye on the Roblox and Wine communities for updates or fixes to any issues you might encounter.

It’s always a good idea to check Roblox and Wine forums or communities for the most recent information and solutions related to running Roblox on Linux.

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