How to Play Geometry Dash on Ubuntu

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This Instructable is on playing Geometry Dash on Ubuntu. Geometry Dash is not supported in Linux, so you will need to use Windows emulator called WINE (Wine Is Not An Emulator). I searched for guides, but could find none, so I decided to try to get it to work. This is super easy, and will only take about 15 minutes, depending on your internet connection. You will need:

PC running Ubuntu 16.0.4 (Earlier releases are fine too!)



Geometry Dash (Windows version) game in a folder uncompressed

That is all you will need!

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Step 1: Install WINE

Go to the Ubuntu Software program, and search the keyword "wine". There should be at least two options-Configure Wine, and Winetricks. You only need to install Winetricks, but installing Configure Wine is also useful because it gives you more control over the WINE software, although you only need to use the Winetricks software to play Geometry Dash.

Step 2: Install Winetricks Packages

You need to install Microsoft C++ Run time libraries and other stuff, and then you can start playing. When you start Winetricks, it should update and show you a menu. Pick the option that says "Select the default wineprefix" and click "OK". Next, in the window that appears, select "Install a Windows DLL or component". It should take you to a menu of packages to install. Select the following in the picture, then click "OK".

Step 3: Play Geometry Dash!!!

You are all set to go! You can now open up the Geometry Dash application and it will appear in the WINE window. You can play levels, make levels, sync your account, and do all of the stuff you usually do on a Windows PC! WINE is not just for Geometry Dash though. You can run other Windows programs through it; just make sure you install the right packages if you want to run the program. You may learn more about WINE from it's website:

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    1 year ago

    It worked...... but the music wont load

    and it stopped working.....

    1 reply

    Reply 1 year ago

    Sorry to hear about that. I would suggest checking that all components are installed. Also, I wrote this a while ago, and I know that Linux got updated as well as Geometry Dash itself. I only have the older version, so you might have to do some poking around to get it to work. Good luck!


    Answer 1 year ago

    What can you not install? WINE, or the prerequisites required to run Geometry Dash? Try checking your internet connection, running as root, or update your system. If Geometry Dash won't run, that's because the components required for the game to run are not installed yet.