How to install DONTFORGET on a Chromebook in 2024

In this guide, we'll walk you through the process of installing DONTFORGET on your Chromebook. DONTFORGET is an engaging indie game that combines elements of RPG and puzzle-solving, offering a unique gaming experience. While Chromebooks are not traditionally known for gaming, with the power of Linux apps, we can expand their capabilities significantly.


Before we begin, it's important to note that this tutorial is specifically for Chromebooks with an Intel or AMD CPU that support Linux Apps. Unfortunately, this method won't work on Chromebooks with an ARM64 architecture CPU.

If you're unsure about your Chromebook's specifications, you can check our list of all currently supported Chromebooks with Linux Apps (Crostini) support.

Step-by-Step Installation Guide

Follow these steps carefully to install DONTFORGET on your Chromebook:

1. Enable Linux Apps

First, we need to enable Linux apps on your Chromebook. Go to your system settings, click on the "About Chrome OS" section on the left panel, and under the developer section, choose to set up Linux.

2. Download the Installation Package

Visit the official DONTFORGET website and download the installation package. Once downloaded, move the installer to the Linux folder in your file manager.

3. Open Terminal and Run Commands

Open a terminal session from your app menu. We'll now run a series of commands to set up the necessary environment for installing and running DONTFORGET. Copy and paste each command, pressing Enter after each one:

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
wget -nc && sudo apt-key add winehq.key
echo "deb bookworm main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/wine_chrome_os_made_simple.list
sudo apt update
sudo apt install --install-recommends winehq-stable winbind
cd DF\ CONNECTED\ v2.7.9c\ \(Windows\) && wine DF\ CONNECTED\ v2.7.9c.exe --disable-framerate-limit

4. Understanding the Commands

Let's break down what these commands do:

  • The first command enables 32-bit architecture support, which is necessary for running many Windows applications through Wine.
  • The next two commands add the Wine repository to your system, allowing you to install the latest version of Wine.
  • We then update the system repositories and install Wine along with its dependencies.
  • The 'winecfg' command launches the Wine configuration tool, which you can use to tweak settings if needed.
  • Finally, we unzip the game files and launch the game using Wine.

Launching the Game

To launch the game in the future, you'll need to run the last command in the terminal each time:

cd DF\ CONNECTED\ v2.7.8b && wine DF\ CONNECTED\ v2.7.8b.exe --disable-framerate-limit


If you encounter any issues during the installation or while running the game, here are a few tips:

  • Ensure your Chromebook is up to date with the latest Chrome OS version.
  • If the game runs slowly, try closing other applications to free up system resources.
  • Some graphical glitches may occur due to running the game through Wine. Adjusting the in-game graphics settings might help.

If you need further assistance, please don't hesitate to leave a comment on our YouTube video, and we'll be happy to help!

Additional Resources

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We hope this guide helps you enjoy DONTFORGET on your Chromebook. Happy gaming!