To install 32-bit software on Linux Mint 64-bit you generally need to install additional 32-bit system libraries (the software will complain about missing system libraries). On previous releases of Linux Mint you could install the package ia32-libs or ia32-libs-multiarch, which would install about 250 common 32-bit system libraries for you in one go. Rather convenient These packages were no longer available on Linux Mint 16 RC, due to these having been removed for some reason from the Ubuntu package base used, but the ia32-libs package has been added by Clem to the Linux Mint 16 repository.
Just install the package ia32-libs from the Software Manager to get common 32-bit system libraries installed that you generally need to run 32-bit software on Linux Mint 64-bit.
Alternative: Though not as convenient, you can install about the same 250 common 32-bit system libraries with the below command. It is one command, though wrapped across multiple lines here. Copy the entire piece of text (or gibberish to some ) to your terminal and run it. You should be asked to provide your password, do so. Note that on the terminal you will get no visual feedback while typing a password. It should tell you it will install around 250 new packages.
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apt install bluez-alsa:i386 gstreamer0.10-plugins-base:i386 gstreamer0.10-plugins-good:i386 gtk2-engines:i386 gtk2-engines-murrine:i386 gtk2-engines-oxygen:i386 gtk2-engines-pixbuf:i386 gvfs:i386 ibus-gtk:i386 libacl1:i386 libaio1:i386 libao4:i386 libasound2:i386 libasound2-plugins:i386 libasyncns0:i386 libattr1:i386 libaudio2:i386 libcanberra-gtk-module:i386 libcap2:i386 libcapi20-3:i386 libcups2:i386 libcupsimage2:i386 libcurl3:i386 libdbus-glib-1-2:i386 libesd0:i386 libfontconfig1:i386 libfreetype6:i386 libgail-common:i386 libgconf-2-4:i386 libgdbm3:i386 libgettextpo0:i386 libglapi-mesa:i386 libglu1-mesa:i386 libgphoto2-6:i386 libgphoto2-port10:i386 libgtk2.0-0:i386 libmpg123-0:i386 libncursesw5:i386 libnspr4:i386 libnss3:i386 libodbc1:i386 libopenal1:i386 libpulse-mainloop-glib0:i386 libpulsedsp:i386 libqt4-dbus:i386 libqt4-network:i386 libqt4-opengl:i386 libqt4-qt3support:i386 libqt4-script:i386 libqt4-scripttools:i386 libqt4-sql:i386 libqt4-svg:i386 libqt4-test:i386 libqt4-xml:i386 libqt4-xmlpatterns:i386 libqtcore4:i386 libqtgui4:i386 libqtwebkit4:i386 librsvg2-common:i386 libsane:i386 libsdl-image1.2:i386 libsdl-mixer1.2:i386 libsdl-net1.2:i386 libsdl-ttf2.0-0:i386 libsdl1.2debian:i386 libsqlite3-0:i386 libssl0.9.8:i386 libssl1.0.0:i386 libstdc++5:i386 libstdc++6:i386 libxaw7:i386 libxml2:i386 libxp6:i386 libxslt1.1:i386 libxss1:i386 libxtst6:i386 odbcinst1debian2:i386 xaw3dg:i386 libgl1-mesa-dri:i386 libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 libpam-winbind:i386
That's it! You should be able to install and run most 32-bit software now.
Credit to El Zoido who on the blog commented with a link on how to fix this.