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C2lhu Saturday 3 April 2010 at 19:32

Hello, I am sure many of you would like to play League Of Legends on Linux.. This is a new game (just got out of beta some weeks ago) so wine has problems running it. There are some attempts to play it but it seems they all stuck on launching the 3d part of the game..It installs fine..

I wonder if any of you has tryied tweaking some parameters with advanced wine conf plugin and maybe has had any success in playing it...
DirtyNerd Sunday 4 April 2010 at 10:28

Play Heroes Of Newerth, Its a stand alone DotA clone with amazing graphics and its free as its in the open beta phase, + its natively supported by linux.

Edited by DirtyNerd

Dr Phil Sunday 4 April 2010 at 19:29
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(Free as in free beer, but nor free as in free speech!)
C2lhu Friday 9 April 2010 at 0:06

thx man I'll give it a try :)
razcasar Sunday 15 August 2010 at 14:15

Since HoN began to cost money the people need league of legends, besides, lol is more entertaining
Auth3ntic0 Monday 16 August 2010 at 9:30

Since HoN began to cost money the people need league of legends, besides, lol is more entertaining

Quote from razcasar

And much easier to play and more user friendly than Heroes of Newerth. Will keep an eye on this topic. ;-)
Oculus Monday 20 September 2010 at 12:45

Any news about this one? I'd really love to see this game one day on PoL. :incertain:
Since it's really a pain due to the face that to actually play this game I have to recompile wine with those few custom patches, it would be such a relief to be able to play it out of the box. :)

Edited by Oculus

caligoanimus Sunday 26 December 2010 at 21:34


I too would love for LoL to be a part of Play On Linux.
rodvil Sunday 2 January 2011 at 5:34

Same here... I would love to play this one!
PNO3000 Thursday 17 February 2011 at 18:05

I have gotten LOL to install and run, however for some reason it will not connect to the server, i have ban working on trying to get this to work for months, however I have yet to have any luck. I have read online that other people have ban able to got it to work using wine alone, but when I follow there instructions it does not end up working, it is possible for someone to ether make a batch file that does all the setup for you or some kind of custom installer? I just don't know enough about linux or wine.
lechatsauvage Tuesday 22 February 2011 at 21:23

I found this on LoL forums. It worked for me on Kubuntu 10.04. The game runs at about 30 fps with some anoying glitches, still playable but not perfectly...

Finally!! A solution!!

Tutorial for making League of Legends run under wine:
You will need:
1) Wine 1.1.44 source tarball
2) winetricks script

in terminal, cd to the folder where you downloaded wine 1.1.44.tar.bz2:

tar xvf Wine-1.1.44.tar.bz2
cd Wine-1.1.44

now we need to dl 2 patches for our wine source:

wget -O up1.patch
wget -O up2.patch

now we patch the wine source

patch -p1 < up1.patch
patch -p1 < up2.patch

both should tell you that it successfully patched your wine. now compile wine:

./configure && make depend && make && sudo make install

now wait, this could take up to 20 minutes on older machines. once installed


this will configure your wine. click yes to install gecko and wait until this is completed.
okay, now navigate wherever you put winetricks, we will need to install several things here:

./winetricks d3dx9
./winetricks vcrun2005
./winetricks adobeair
./winetricks ie6

if all install successfully, you should be able to then navigate to the folder and run lol.launcher.exe

wine lol.launcher.exe

Create a practice game and enjoy. It is glitchy and most likely unplayable, but it is the first step at making this work. Thanks to all the people at wine and users for taking the time to do this.

NOTE: This was done under Slackware Linux 13.


Edited by lechatsauvage

naab Wednesday 13 June 2012 at 19:38

Just to add something to the previous post.

now wait, this could take up to 20 minutes on older machines. once installed


To avoid the 20 minutes.

./configure && make -j 8 depend && make -j 8 && sudo make install

-j arg allow parallelism on the make command, and then reduce the time by 8 (actually depends on the number of processors and such, but still more effective than a simple make).

Edited by naab

petch Wednesday 13 June 2012 at 20:44

Or even faster, use the install script in Testing category.
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