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How to Install League Of Legends on Ubuntu 14.04

If you are fan of League of Legends, then this is an opportunity for you to test run League of Legends. Note that LOL is supported on PlayOnLinux if you are a linux user. League of Legends is a fast-paced, competitive online game that blends the speed and intensity of an RTS with RPG elements.

I will be focusing on the installation of League of Legends on Ubuntu 14.04 64bit OS using a Virtualbox since its just for a test purpose. Its also important to note that while this is just for a test purpose, attention should be paid on how League of Legends performs on an intel graphics card.

League Of Legends


First Install PlayOnLinux

– Run the following commands to install both wine and plaonlinux

--------- Add the Repository ---------
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa

--------- Update Repository ---------
sudo apt-get update 

--------- Install Wine ---------
sudo apt-get install wine1.7 winetricks 

--------- Get PlayOnLinux Key ---------
wget -q "http://deb.playonlinux.com/public.gpg" -O- | sudo apt-key add - 

--------- Download List ---------
sudo wget http://deb.playonlinux.com/playonlinux_trusty.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list 

--------- Update Repository ---------
sudo apt-get update

--------- Install POL ---------
sudo apt-get install playonlinux

Install required dependencies

sudo apt-get install mesa-utils mono-complete

Begin Install og League of Legends

– Open PlayOnLinux > click Install > search ‘League of legends’ > then select the game and click the ‘Install’ button

– On welcome screen, click Next

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– Select ‘Download the program’ > click Next

– Click Install to install both Wine Mono package & Gecko package. Next note the warning message and click Next


– On the games install Shield wizard screen > click Next > Accept the License > Select Complete > Leave default install folder > Click Install to begin installation

– After install is finished, note to uncheck the box ‘Launch League of Legends’ as earlier warned

Install TuxLoL

– TuxLoL is required to patch the mipmaps issues with Wine since its not able to handle textures smaller than one block

cd ~

wget https://bitbucket.org/Xargoth/tuxlol/downloads/tuxlol-0.1-dd62ba8-bin.tar.gz

tar -xvf tuxlol-0.1-dd62ba8-bin.tar.gz

cd tuxlol-0.1-dd62ba8-bin

mono tuxlol.exe patch --dir /home/[username here]/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/LeagueOfLegends/drive_c/Riot\ Games/League\ of\ Legends/

Note: You’ll have to reapply this patch every-time you update League Of Legends

– Start the Game, wait for it to update. Note that this bit would take some time

– When the update is completed, you will notice the play button is now Active.

– Now sign-in with your account and enjoy the game 🙂


– If you notice the in game item store icons are big, as sited by Culnamo, follow steps below to fix this

cd /home/[username here]/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/LeagueOfLegends/drive_c/Riot\ Games/League\ of\ Legends/RADS/solutions/lol_game_client_sln/releases/[0.0.0.XXX]/deploy/DATA/menu/hud

– Open the file corresponding to the resolution you play with. For example hud1680x1050.ini

Add these lines and save:




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