Hey, welcome to the new and improved tutorial.
This tutorial will be easy!

Go to and install the latest Wine development (Might have better fixes). If you want the stable version, go ahead. I am using the development version.

After installing, use the same terminal you used and open wine using this code: WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.wine winecfg

Next, we need to install the latest winetricks so you can have an easier time doing things. So what you want to do is go to the winetricks github and install it according to its instructions. Very easy. All you have to do is copy and paste. See this link:

Just one more thing you'd want to download since one particular thing keeps bugging. First, go ahead and try to install Riched30 from winetricks. If you don't know how to open it. Just open a terminal and type in winetricks then press enter. It will pop open the GUI.

Go to the download component or dll selection, and attempt to install Riched30. If it doesn't work, you need to download it manually: (Should now work on recent winetricks release!)

After that, go to the home folder. Right click and show hidden files if your distrobution as that feature. If not, just add /.cache.

OK, once you access that folder; click on .winetricks. You will see a riched30 folder. Copy and paste that file you downloaded and replace the old one. Now, try again using winetricks to install that. It will work. Stay on winetricks, we need more things.

Alright. All the hard part is over. Now it's the easy stuff. You need to get Wsh57, VCRun2013, Internet Explorer 8, GDIPLus_WinXP, Ogg, Ole32. You will get a nearly perfect BYOND experience. You are welcome!
Note: If you want a seperate prefix for BYOND in case you play a lot of games with web based stuff that needs winit and the http which ends up breaking BYOND, then just do this

WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.byond winecfg

and then make a gaming one:

WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.gaming winecfg
Any way to run it on hardware mode?
What do you mean run on hardware mode? I don't believe there is a such feature on Wine as to it doesn't need anything extra. It uses your hardware already.
If you're talking about BYOND just go to the pager>preferences>Games>Use graphic hardware.

In response to Audio freak XD
Games won't load in hardware mode is what I'm saying. Well. They load. But you can't do/see the map.
What distirbution are you using? The tutorial is more for Ubuntu based OSes.

All libraries should work on any supported linux OS. And I am still have no idea what you're talking about (not to so sound rude). You just open and play BYOND. There's honestly nothing else you need to do. Perhaps you're talking about some sort of winetrick settings. However, it's not necessary regardless. It works well with default settings. My games run perfectly. :)
In response to Audio freak XD
BYOND's hardware mode.
That works out of the box when you follow this tutorial unless for some odd reason you don't have the correct graphic card driver installed. Surely, it isn't an issue with wine but the distro.

I am using a computer that uses intel, and that as always worked well on Ubuntu based distros.
I think he's talking about the AMD issue, however.
I used to have a computer that had AMD. I just installed the correct driver, and my issues were resolved afterwards. So look into that.

It was AMD catalyst I installed from synaptic package manager. Hope this helps you.
The riched30 verb has been fixed and no longer needs the workaround. Now this will suffice:

# Update winetricks, just in case
# optionally set WINEPREFIX, recommended
winetricks riched30 wsh57 vcrun2013 ie8 gdiplus_winxp ogg ole32

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