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 April 21, 2014

Comments:
  1. Soumya Mandi

    I like few other games made for windows but which runs perfectly in ubuntu using the wine emulator such as Icy Tower and Pocket Tanks. To add the fun, Pocket Tanks is a 2-player game and can be played effortlessly on LAN :). Both are addictive and of course free!

    • Rohit

      fcourz pocket tanks is classic :)

  2. Ashish Mundhra

    Free for Android and 5$ for Windows .. Unfair ..

    • Kamal @ Daily Techie

      Well, you can’t help it man. Android is coming up big time and to encourage people to buy more Android stuffs these monopoly is kinda inevitable!

  3. Ujjwal Kumar

    nice post… but it’s the first thing one Ubuntu user will do if he wants to run a windows app in ubuntu…
    so nothing special…
    but anyway it good enough for newbies

  4. Peter

    This is the first time I heard about Angry Birds in Ubuntu. It’s nice to know. My laptop’s OS is Ubuntu. I’d like to see how this works in Ubuntu.

  5. Mandeep

    If you’re running Chrome or a recent beta of Firefox (like 6.0) you can play the web version of Angry Birds in any Linux distro without Wine.
    http://chrome.angrybirds.com/

  6. arghyajit

    Good post.I like few other games made for windows but which runs perfectly in ubuntu using the wine emulator such as Icy Tower and Pocket Tanks. To add the fun, Pocket Tanks is a 2-player game and can be played effortlessly on LAN :).

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