Playing Counter Strike 1.6 with Qubes-Whonix

Today out of fun experimental inside Whonix , i installed counter strike 1.6 :smile:

steps to install & play :

  • enable 32bit architecture

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386

  • add packages signing keys

wget -nc

sudo apt-key add Release.key
  • Next add the repository to /etc/apt/sources.list

deb stretch main

  • update the repos

sudo apt update

  • then install winehq (i installed the stable version)

sudo apt-get install --install-recommends winehq-stable

  • install microsoft fonts

sudo apt install ttf-mscorefonts-installer

  • Download counter strike 1.6 , i have download it from here (http only)

(you can download it from anywhere you like)

  • right click on the .exe of cs 1.6 and choose “open with Wine Windows Program Loader”

  • let wine install wine-mono , then choose anywhere to install the game for you (i have installed it in /home/user/Desktop)

  • Enjoy! …

i wasnt sure its going to work , but here is it:

  • Conclusion

Dont enjoy too much , here are some issues:

1- Mouse is not stable at all in the game (you cant even move)
2- You cant change options , once you do that the game will crush
3- once the game crush or shutdown you cant open it again (you need to install it again)
4- you cant connect to outside server (needs open ports)

Overall it was Nice Experience!!

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I am a Qubes-Whonix user.
Do other games work with the same procedure?
I want to play games on my Qubes-Whonix too. But I don’t feel like my lenovo X230 can run games satisfactorily.
What hardware are you using?

many games do work with wine, or games for linux directly but the
question is in virtualization world and specially in qubes that wont be
done anywhere near easy.

you need high capability PC for this (your PC not one of them),
knowledge in qubes (specially where you will add a GPU support if
needed), knowledge in firewall/needed open ports, a supported game over
Tor (if you gonna play it online), and since over Tor it can be laggish
due to multi nodes connection in Tor design (mean also high ping)…

kzlz via Whonix Forum:

Hardware support is unspecific to Whonix. That is entirely up to Qubes.