[How-To] Install League of Legends on Ubuntu 16.04 and other linux operating systems

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Tutorial on how to install League of Legends on Linux
In this tutorial I used Ubuntu 16.04 LTS but I think it can be used on newer ones and other types of Distributions although the commands are different 😛
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Commands used;
sudo apt-get install wine
sudo apt-get install playonlinux

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  1. Here's a tip: if you want to have better performance, you might want to install nvidia-bumblebee and primus (mainly for laptops that have both a integrated intel card and nvidia graphics card). Search for a guide for your distribution in order to install and configure it directly. What it does is it makes use of nvidia optimus. Which means that if you have a integrated intel graphics card and a dedicated nvidia graphics card, they will work together instead of having to play mainly on your intel graphics card. This way you'll get the full performance of your dedicated graphics card and probably a lot higher fps. Make sure you add primusrun in front of the exec command in your lol desktop file.

    A lot of people don't seem to realize this exists and can boost your performance tremendously…

  2. If your LOL launcher auto crashes before you can even click " Launch" button at top center of it, go to Configure Wine in PLayonlinux, select Libraries" tab, select drop down arrow for " New override for library"…find and select "msvcp140" and leftclick " apply" and " ok" This seemed to be the last thing stopping my LOL launcher from completely working.

    I installed Playonlinux, wine, winetricks, and mscore fonts all from synaptic package manager 9-16-17 hours ago ( yes the playonlinux search for and dowloading of League of Legends still prompts you to install mscore fonts, but so what. In the end, it just works.

    ** note**…
    1. I deleted the autocreated LOL launcher on my Mint's desktop and launched it through PlayOnLInux
    2. Wine staging 2.16 is what I'm currently using without problems.

    Updated takes FOREVER since their servers upstream processing is sooooo sloooow ( 125Mbps downstream/ 25 up where I"m at with 40ms ping or less)

    My system

    Dell inspiron -5558 with core i5 5200u cpu, 8GB of ram, Mint 18.2 cinnamon 64 bit.

    Hope this helped. Shit, getting things to work Linux in which aren't native to it is a pain sometimes.

  3. My stopping at vcrun 2008:

    [POL_Wine] Message: Wine return: 0
    Wine cannot find the FreeType font library. To enable Wine to
    use TrueType fonts please install a version of FreeType greater than
    or equal to 2.0.5.
    http://www.freetype.org
    Wine cannot find the FreeType font library. To enable Wine to
    use TrueType fonts please install a version of FreeType greater than
    or equal to 2.0.5.
    http://www.freetype.org
    err:module:load_builtin_dll failed to load .so lib for builtin L"winex11.drv": libXext.so.6: Não é possivel abrir arquivo de objetos compartilhado: Arquivo ou diretório não encontrado
    err:winediag:nulldrv_CreateWindow Application tried to create a window, but no driver could be loaded.
    err:winediag:nulldrv_CreateWindow Unknown error (127).

    somebody help me

  4. Still having trouble with the 403 error!!! I tried Santi GC 's fix with no luck something about my repertoires being authenticated anyway need help!!!!

    edit: Data from such a repo cant be authenticated…

  5. Hey,
    I was able to successfully install League of Legends new client on Ubuntu 14.04
    Followed the same procedure except my wine is 2.5 staging.
    Installed vcrun2013
    Added two new libraries 1) msvcp140.dll and 2) d3dcompiler_43
    Run playonlinux via terminal
    I do have low fps though. Trying to fix that.
    Hope this helps.

  6. Hey!
    Awesome video! I follow your instructions step-by-step, but I'm having the following problem: when I patch the game, I click on LAUNCH and the patching window disappears. However, nothing else happens, the game is not launching. I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 on Lenovo T61. Any ideas?

  7. My launcher not stopped crashing and I can nothing click above. Furthermore I have a message which says: " League of Legends is soon going to update. You will maybe need law of admistration " Click "OK"; but I can nothing click

    Pls help me

  8. Hi, i'm linux user too, but i have a low pc, i cant try out my questions.
    You install closed nvidia driver for playing lol or other game, or use basic x.org?
    I think closed driver is better, but i dont know

  9. Hi. When I try to install LoL, the installe give me the following:"
    Error in POL_System_wget
    POL_System_wget failed: Server issued an error response
    -2017-04-08 18:14:41 http://l3cdn.riotgames.com/Installer/SingleFileInstall/LeagueOfLegendsBaseEUW.exeResolviendo l3cdn.riotgames.com (l3cdn.riotgames.com)… 209.197.3.7Conectando con l3cdn.riotgames.com (l3cdn.riotgames.com)[209.197.3.7]:80… conectado.Petición HTTP enviada, esperando respuesta… 403 Forbidden2017-04-08 18:14:42 ERROR 403: Forbidden."
    What do i have to do?

  10. Thank you bro, you're god.
    After my younger brother ruin me my pc where it has the windowns I had to use this one that has linux and I never managed to install legue of legends …
    And now with your tururial I can play and continue on my way to the master thanks
    You get a sub
    Thx Dude

  11. Hi! I have a problem. I have ubuntu 14.04,i install the game,he make's update to beta pach lol. And when i give run,he just disseper..and dont start the game for login.. Wtf?

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