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How to setup a Minecraft server on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

There is more than one way to skin a cat. So here is one way to put up a Minecraft server for you and your buddies to play on. This solution assumes you will be hosting the server on your local LAN, and therefore will need to transverse a NAT if you are to make the server available across the WAN (i.e. if you want your buddies to be able to connect to your server from their own LANs).

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(How to launch a *.msi file) wine: Bad EXE format for *.msi

I’m running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. After installing Wine-1.2.2 (type wine –version to check) via sudo apt-get install wine within a CLI terminal, I tried to install a *.msi file via the following syntax:

~$ wine install.msi

Unfortunately, this produced the following error message to be displayed:

~$ wine: Bad EXE format for Z:homeziffstarinstall.msi

The solution, to install *.msi files in Wine, is to use the msiexec program. The appropriate syntax to launch a *.msi file is as follows:

~$ wine msiexec /i install.msi
~$ wine start install.msi