Roblox Studio, the development environment for creating Roblox online games, is designed for Windows and macOS. However, there are some workarounds you can try to run Roblox on Linux using compatibility layers or emulators. One common method is to use a compatibility layer called Wine. Wine allows you to run some Windows applications on Linux. So, let’s see how we can install Roblox on Linux using Wine.
Here are the important prerequisites before the installation of Roblox on Linux.
As we mentioned above, if you are ready to join Roblox as a Linux user, you should install the Wine application, because this gaming platform is not supported by the Linux operating system.
To install Wine on Linux follow the instructions and steps below:
1- Open your web browser and search the Wine website.
2- Then on the official page click on Download:
3- Choose the appropriate option for your operating system. In this section, we will choose the Linux version of Ubuntu:
4- The page you see above gives you the instructions you need to follow to download the repository and install the wine program.
Note that the instructions vary depending on your system. We have considered Ubuntu in this section.
5- Now, open a terminal on the Linux window:
6- If you are using a 64-bit system, you must enter the corresponding command in the terminal and press enter:
sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
7- Run the following command to download and add the related repository key:
sudo mkdir -pm755 /etc/apt/keyrings sudo wget -O /etc/apt/keyrings/winehq-archive.key https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/winehq.key
8- Now run the following command to download wineHQ source files for Ubuntu version:
sudo wget -NP /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/dists/jammy/winehq-jammy.sources
9- Use the following command and make sure the packages in the repositories are up-to-date:
sudo apt update
10- Finally, Execute the command below to install the stable version of Wine:
sudo apt install --install-recommends winehq-stable
This may take some while, so be patient.
Follow the steps below carefully to install Roblox on your Linux system.
1- Open your browser and search the Roblox Website.
2- Here is the page that you should sign in or if you don’t have an account, go to the Sign Up And Start Having Fun and enter your personal information:
3- Now that you are signed in, it is time to select any of the Roblox experiences:
4- Click on the green icon to play:
5- As the final step, the program will ask you to download the app. So, click on Download and Install Roblox option:
Now that you have both Wine and Roblox downloaded, you can start installing Roblox. Follow the instructions below:
1- You should open the file manager.
2- Refer to the Downloads folder or any folder where your Roblox is located. Then go to the RobloxPlayerLauncher and right-click on this option.
3- Click on Open With and then Open With “Wine Windows Program Loader”:
4- In this section, the installation wizard will start to install Roblox. So follow the instructions:
5- As you finish the installation, you will encounter the Roblox Play icon on your Linux desktop.
6- Select this icon to start the game. But you have to login with the account you created before:
Here are some Common problems about installing Roblox on Linux and the way to solve them:
1-Users might face difficulties installing Wine on their Linux distribution.
Refer to the official WineHQ website for the most up-to-date installation instructions for your specific distribution. This often involves adding the Wine repository and installing it through your package manager.
2- Roblox may not run smoothly or may have compatibility issues with certain versions of Wine.
Check the WineHQ AppDB (Application Database) to see if there are any known issues or workarounds for running Roblox with specific Wine versions. Experiment with different Wine versions to find the one that works best.
3- Roblox may require certain libraries or dependencies that are not installed on your system.
Check the Wine documentation for any recommended dependencies for running Windows applications. Install these dependencies using your distribution’s package manager.
In conclusion, installing Roblox on Linux can be done using Wine or by using a Linux distribution like Ubuntu that has a Roblox package. However, it may come with compatibility issues and performance limitations, leading to a less optimal gaming experience compared to Windows. Join this online and amazing wold and enjoy! Leave a comment if you have any questions.
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