"Summary: If you've come to Linux Ubuntu from Windows, you
probably left behind a few favorite computer games. You may already
know that Wine can help you play them again; in some cases,
however, the solution is less than perfect.That's where this
tutorial can help.
"There are times when, as a Linux user who does not have a
Windows-based operating system installed, you would like to play
your favorite Windows game in a Linux environment using Wine.
Sadly, in most cases, the game will run under less
optimal/desirable conditions than when it is executed under Windows
"This means that the games will be plague with a lot of
technical issues. These can include:
* Uncontrollable/undesirable game lag
* Inappropriate game colors
* Bad sound or no sound at all
* A very slow game overall; not just lag, but a slowdown that
affects the frames, mouse speed, and more."