Ubuntu – Wine – Linux Steam for Windows Shows No Text

Alright, so I’ve slowly been abandoning Windows altogether, turning myself into a true computer Hipster. Actually, I don’t really care one way or another, but since Microsoft made Technet worthless, I’ve been slowly changing things over to the Linux world. My home desktop is finally making the switch.

While I don’t do a ton of PC gaming, I occasionally want to play a PC game or two, Therefore, getting Steam (for Windows) working in my Ubuntu environment (with Wine) was a must. Anyway, the install of Steam went without a hitch, however when getting the login window, I got no text, to fix this, I did the following with the Steam Client closed:

Run wine regedit.
Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareValveSteam in the tree on the left.
Look for a DWriteEnable value in the pane on the right. If it doesn’t exist, add it as a DWORD value.
Set DWriteEnable to 0 and exit out of the registry editor.
Your existing launchers should now start Steam with visible text.

I found this fix here: http://askubuntu.com/questions/214361/steam-not-displaying-text-on-wine-1-5-running-on-ubuntu-12-04


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