Help a Newbie with several Programs
So I just installed Ubuntu 11.10 and I spent today restoring files from my back ups (from windows 7). I game quite a bit so I'm wondering a few things. First I will list the programs that I used frequently with windows. I would like to know if it's reasonable for me to try and get them or an equivalent program working or if I should just go back to Windows.
*Steam is... where I probably will need the most help, the rest I can probably figure out as I need to
CCleaner (apparently not needed)
Core Temp (my laptop tends to have a problem with heat)
Defraggler (also not needed apparently)
7zip (I got the ubuntu version from the software center)
Morrowind (can apparently run trhough WINE although I have not tested yet)
Oblivion (same as morrowind)
(The following are the mods I had installed, if I need to I can manually copy over the files from another computer)
-Oblivion Citadel Door
-Knights of the Nine
-Unkillabel Master Trainers
(I'm not sure if Oblivion Mod manager works or if I there is an equivalant program)
-Omod Color Map 1.1
-OMOD Darnified UI
-OMOD Qarl TP3 Full 1.3
-OMOD UOP mods patch v15
Daemon Tools (or some other virtual disc drive)
Launchy (installed and working)
Libre Office (comes default)
Fable TLC (yet to test but should work with wine)
-Deus Ex: Human Revolution
-Realm of the Mad God
-Splinter Cell Conviction
-Half Life 2
-Half Life 2: Lost Coast
VLC (installed and working)
Minecraft (installed and working)
ISO Burner (or some equivalent disc burner)
So with steam I ran into a few problems which is what I spent the last few hours trying to figure out.
I downloaded the steam installer.msi from steampowered and that ran and installed. I then found winetricks and found installing steam under install apps there. So I'm unsure if that is more stable or just a convenient place to find the .msi. Then I tried to install Borderlands. I did so through steam and it downloaded all the data then when I tried to play it says that it cannot connect to my cloud saves and then if I click OK it says that it can't start right now (sorry I can't remember the exact phrasing of the error) I then deleted it to try and install steam through winetricks and then borderlands. It installed steam a second time (not sure if it just overwrote the old one or put it somewhere else) Then went to winetricks to install borderlands (steam specific) and it started installing steam again. that's when I said screw it I'll ask for help.
TLDR: I'm a newbie struggling to install many windows specific programs through wine, should I just go back to windows or can someone help me?