Angry Birds needs no introduction. It was the most popular game in 2010 in Android, IOS, and Symbian App stores. Its an arcade game featuring a very “angry” war between birds and pigs !! Although primarily released for mobile phones, Rovio (the creators of Angry Birds) released a desktop edition of the game. The game features 100+ levels and sustains never ending excitement. But it is released only for the Windows platform. But do not worry Ubuntu users !! You can play it perfectly well under wine. Here is a screenshot :

Angry Birds running under WINE on Ubuntu 10.10

How to setup ?

  • Get a desktop version of angry birds for $4.99 here.
  • Install latest wine

To play Angry Birds perfectly well you need latest wine version 1.3.x. So first you have to add the wine ppa to your sources list.

Go to System > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager > Preferences > Repositories > Other Software.

Click the “Add” button and paste ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa in the text box. Click “Add Source”.

Click th “Reload” button and search for wine 1.3 and install the package.

  • Now run your Angry Birds installer as you do on Windows. ( Right click on exe file and run with wine ).

So what are you waiting for ?? Declare your allegiance with the Angry Birds and launch your war with the Pigs !!!

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Last Updated on July 22, 2014

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