This guide will explain to you how to run Torchlight in wine under Ubuntu 9.10.
First, you must start a terminal. Next, install wine and do a little customization:
sudo apt-get install wine
sh winetricks vcrun2008 directx9
winecfg, and click on Graphics->Emulate a virtual desktop to let wine emulate a desktop in a window, otherwise torchlight won’t run.
Finally to run the game, type this in the terminal:
wine ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Runic\ Games/Torchlight/Torchlight.exe SAFEMODE=1
Update: Tommie reported that Torchlight wouldn’t run when
SAFEMODE=1 was set, but only without it, so if the game doesn’t start, try this command instead:
wine ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Runic\ Games/Torchlight/Torchlight.exe
This is the method that worked for me, so I hope it works for you to.