Roblox is not just a game but a whole universe that the Roblox community has created over time. Although it is officially available for Windows 10, macOS, Amazon store, Android, and Xbox One, is it possible to install Roblox on Linux such as Ubuntu somehow? Well, the answer is Yes. We can test it using Wine but some glitches would be there depending upon the system. Nevertheless, in our usage of Roblox on Ubuntu 20.04, it worked perfectly fine…
In Roblox, we can play one of the thousands of mini-games or create our own. There are no limits to your creativity. The graphic style of Roblox is based on Lego bricks o Minecraft, but in principle, Roblox is more similar to the module system of Gameglobe, a 3D game kit that has already been shut off by Square Enix just after few years of launch. The selection of games ranges from shooters and platformers to puzzles and RPGs. Design your own characters, conditions to win, challenges, in the short whole virtual world according to your own ideas.
Roblox is generally free to use but extra features need to be purchased such as avatar costumes and more…
- Install Roblox Game on Ubuntu 20.04/18.04 LTS Linux
- 1. Add Wine GPG key and repo
- 2. Run system update
- 3. Install Wine HQ on Ubuntu Linux
- 4. Download Roblox Studio & Player launcher for Windows
- 5. Install Roblox with Wine on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
- 6. Start the Studio installation Wizard
- 7. Allow Launching Roblox Linux Desktop icon
- 8. Start this Virtual world Game
- 9. Login
- 10. Uninstallation
Install Roblox Game on Ubuntu 20.04/18.04 LTS Linux
As it is a Windows program, thus to install it on Linux, we have only one option that is using Wine HQ, thus we won’t give any guarantee that it will work perfectly on your system, however, give it a shot just because it worked fine in our case.
The steps are given here will also work for the previous versions of Ubuntu such as 19.04/18.04/17.04/16.04 including Linux Mint.
1. Add Wine GPG key and repo
To install Wine HQ’s latest version on your Ubuntu 20.04 LTs Linux, first, add its GPG key, and then using the second command get the repository of Wine on your system.
wget -O - https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/winehq.key | sudo apt-key add - sudo apt-add-repository https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/
Also, enable 32-bit Artchetecute support:
sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
2. Run system update
To make sure our system has successfully recognized the newly added repository, run the system update command to rebuild the repo’s cache.
sudo apt update
3. Install Wine HQ on Ubuntu Linux
Now, install Wine HQ, a Windows program loader for Linux operating systems.
sudo apt install --install-recommends winehq-stable
4. Download Roblox Studio & Player launcher for Windows
We cannot download Roblox setup directly from the official website where it is available only in AppxBundle or UWP app format that only can be installed using the Microsoft store on Windows 10 or 8. Thus, here we will download Windows 7 version from some third-party websites such as Filehorse. (Don’t worry it will automatically get updated to the latest version once installed). You can use any other website as well. Here is the link to get the Roblox executable file on your Linux. Once the downloading is completed, you will get the RobloxLauncher.exe file in your Linux Download directory.
5. Install Roblox with Wine on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
Now, simply right-click on the executable file and select “Open with Other Application” and then go for the app “Wine Windows Program Loader“.
6. Start the Studio installation Wizard
Before installing Roblox on Ubuntu Linux, the Wine will ask you to install Gecko and Mono installer for your system. Do that. Once the process is completed, the system will start the Roblox installation wizard and also upgrade the older version to the latest available one.
7. Allow Launching Roblox Linux Desktop icon
You will see the game icon on your Ubuntu desktop, to make it executable, right-click the icon and select the option “Allow Launching”.
8. Start this Virtual world Game
Double click on its shortcut icon to start the Roblox game on your Ubuntu 20.04 Linux.
When it asks you to log in, do that to use it further, the new users can simply create a new account.
In case you want to remove Roblox from Ubuntu then open the command terminal and type:
From GUI Wine Program removing window select Roblox and click the Modify/Remove button.