[GUIDE] How to get the Liquidsky client running on Ubuntu Linux


Hi all,

I noticed that the Linux install instructions on the LiquidSky Website are not working anymore for a while now...
So i want to share how i got the Linux client working on a Ubuntu Linux Machine.
This should work also with Ubuntu spin offs that are based on the Gnome Desktop (GTK) (not tested with KDE/QT)

(1) Make sure you got wine installed on you machine, i got the Wine version from the official Wine staging PPA, because i wanted all the new features and performance optimizations what the new Wine has to offer.

The terminal commands to install wine:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wine/wine-builds
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install --install-recommends wine-staging
sudo apt-get install winehq-staging

(2) Give Wine the extra kick under the butt, that (might) help to squeeze extra graphical performance out of it.

In terminal type winecfg and execute it.

Go to the Staging tab and enable Enable_CSMT for better graphic performance and click the Apply button, and close the window.


(3) Download the Windows Client and save it somewhere you have write access to (example: your home directory)

Download link: https://cdn.liquidsky.tv/assets/liquidsky.exe

(4) Run the Client file you downloaded and have fun :slight_smile:

Used to work, now it doesn't
Installing liquid sky on linux

After reading your post, i was finally able to install LiquidSky windows client on Linux Debian Wheezy 7.8 32 bits with KDE desktop. I tried everything like installing linux client (which doesn't work because require GNOME desktop), installing windows client through PlayOnLinux with differents Wine versions that make the client crash and, installing windows client with the supported version of Wine on Debian Wheezy (which is 1.4) that make the client crash too. At the end, i went to Wine official website to install the latest version (wine-2.1 Staging) from their repository, and now works perfect.

The terminal commands to install wine on Debian (can be found on https://wiki.winehq.org/Debian):

  • First, enable 32 bit packages:
    sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
  • Then install key which was used to sign packages:
    wget https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/Release.key
    sudo apt-key add Release.key
  • Next add the repository to /etc/apt/sources.list
    deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/debian/ DISTRO main
  • with DISTRO being either wheezy, jessie, stretch or sid
  • Add the repository to /etc/apt/sources.list
    deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/ oldstable main
  • Update packages:
    sudo apt-get update
  • Then install the staging branch package:
    sudo apt-get install --install-recommends winehq-staging
  • WineHQ does not at present package wine-gecko or wine-mono. When creating a new wine prefix, you will be asked if you want to download those components. For best compatibility, it is recommended to click Yes.

After that, is possible to run liquidsky.exe with Wine like you did.