PlayOnLinux allows you to easily install into Linux games and programs that are designed for Windows. In PlayOnLinux has a list of games and programs that are guaranteed tested and should work (in fact it may be a bit wrong). The list of games in PlayOnLinux is very large. You can choose from the list the desired game and install it. To install you certainly need the archive to the game (disc, iso image). PlayOnLinux automatically performs all the necessary settings and you just have to install the game as you would in Windows. Under each game in PlayOnLinux is created its configuration is Wine, specifically suitable for her.
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What are PlayOnLinux's features?
Here is a non-exhaustive list of the interesting points to know:
- You don't have to own a Windows® license to use PlayOnLinux.
- PlayOnLinux is based on Wine, and so profits from all its features yet it keeps the user from having to deal with its complexity.
- PlayOnLinux is free software.
- PlayOnLinux uses Bash and Python.
Nevertheless, PlayOnLinux has some bugs, as every piece of software:
- Occasional performance decrease (image may be less fluid and graphics less detailed).
- Not all games are supported. Nevertheless, you can use our manual installation module.
You can install the game which is not in the list. To do this, the program has the option to Install the program manually. Before installing, you will be able to make a few preliminary settings (for example, to install the library). Next to start the installer of the game. With this method of installation, you may need to do any additional steps for configuring or installing the dependencies.
In the tab "Install programs" you can find all those libraries that previously had to be put through winetricks. Frankly, that work in the console with winetricks I like more. The fact is that PlayOnLinux hides, in the bad sense of the word, their actions on installing libraries, but I have often had problems and the output window "ops something went wrong" does not suit me. It was more than once that winetricks train puts library, and PlayOnLinux, for example, when you install dotnet35 begins to deflate 300 megabyte Service Pack 3 for MS Windows XP and a lot of dependencies, and eventually ends with his "yikes".
This place is "Install software" I don't like, but thanks to POL scripts probably will not often be required.
The "display" tab allows you to set various options regarding the graphics and rendering algorithms. It is very convenient.
But I would like the article to end on another note. WINE and all its graphical incarnation is all well and kowtow to developers, BUT thanks to Valve, who ported Steam client to Linux, more and more games can be run without bothering with WINE.
My impression from Valve Steam Linux every day rosier and rosier.
Installation into Linux Mint 13/14/15/16/17/17.1:
sudo apt-get install playonlinux
To install the latest version of PlayOnLinux download the deb package from the official site and install it.
or use noobslab repository
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/apps sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install playonlinux