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Pipelight

I never thought this would happen, but it did. There finally is a simple way to launch the D&D Character Builder under Linux.

I used to boot Windows in a virtual machine, which always was a nuisance. But now there is a way to launch the Character Builder in Linux browsers.

The problem was that  Wizards of the Coast used Microsoft’s Silverlight to program the Builder. And Silverlight was not available for Linux. It still isn’t available, but with Pipelight there is a way to use it anyway, If I understand it correctly, Pipelight somehow uses Wine to emulate a windows browser in the background and shows the result in your Linux browser. But those technicalities actually don’t matter, because it’s integrated so seamlessly as if it was a native Silverlight plugin.

Probably you’re not interested in these technicalities anyway, so here’s a guide how to install pipelight under Ubuntu.

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